This luxury safari mixes two of Uganda's most exclusive experiences, Kidepo Valley national park and Bwindi's mountain gorillas. We start with the untouched wilderness of Kidepo Valley National Park, the park's location in the far north of Uganda makes it less visited and truly an exclusive experience. Search the savanna for giraffes, lions, leopard and zebra and meet the Karamojong people. The next leg of the journey is an unforgettable gorilla trekking adventure in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Comfortably fly-in to the parks via Entebbe and stay in luxurious lodges.  




Day by day itinerary


Day 1: Fly-in to Kidepo from Entebbe & afternoon game-drive

Leave Entebbe for the secluded Kidepo Valley national park, at the start of your Kidepo and gorillas luxury safari. The flight touches down at the airstrip in Kidepo where you are met by your safari guide and taken to the luxury lodge for check-in. Enjoy lunch at the lodge before heading out on the savanna for our first game-drive. This is the only national park in Uganda where giraffes and zebras are found in the same place. This evenings game-drive takes us to the Narus River valley and good chances of seeing elephants, herds of buffaloes, jackals, Jakson's hartbeest and if we are lucky lions. As the evening comes we return to the lodge for dinner.

Overnight: - Apoka Safari Lodge -


Day 2: Morning game-drive and afternoon Karamojong community visit

After an early breakfast we head back to the savanna for a morning game drive to Kanangorok hot spring. In this area a variety of animals can be seen roaming around including the peculiar looking ostrich. We drive along the tracks to tick off more mammals, birds and beautiful scenery. As the day becomes hotter we head back to the lodge for some relaxation and lunch. In the afternoon it is time for a community visit to the Karamojong people. These largely still live in a traditional manner as cattle-keepers and a visit to their village is an interesting experience. After this cultural exchange it is time to enjoy the views at the lodge summarizing the day's adventures.     

Overnight: - Apoka Safari Lodge -


Day 3: Game-drives and relaxation at the lodge

During this last day in the park we fit in a morning as well as evening game-drive. It is our last chance to search for the big cats lions, cheetah and leopard, hopefully ticking off them all. In-between the game-drives there is time to have lunch at the luxury lodge and relax by the swimming-pool.      

Overnight: - Apoka Safari Lodge -


Day 4: Safari walk & fly from Kidepo Vally National Park to Entebbe

In the morning you head out to explore the park by foot during a safari walk. This is a real close to nature experience. Back at the lodge you enjoy your lunch soaking in the last of the views out over Kidepo Valley national park. After lunch your guide takes you to the airstrip to fly back to Entebbe full of memories from you Kidepo fly-in safari. In Entebbe our representative picks you at the airport and takes you to a luxury hotel in Kampala for the night. 

 Overnight options: Serena hotel - Emin Pasha hotel -


Day 5: Fly-in from Entebbe to Bwindi and relax at the luxurious lodge

Start the second part of your Kidepo and gorillas luxury safari by taking a flight from Entebbe to the south of Uganda and an airstrip close to Bwindi Impenetrable national park (which one depends on choice of accommodation). At the airstrip our guide waits for you with a comfortable car to take you the the lodge. It is a drive offering great views of the mountains as you enter into the home of the Mountain Gorillas. Spend the rest of the day and evening relaxing at the lodge getting ready for tomorrows big adventure.

Overnight options: - Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge  - Mahogany Springs - Gorilla Forest Camp -


Day 6: Gorilla trekking day

After breakfast at the lodge it is time to head to the gorilla trekking starting point. Your guide will take care of all practicalities and you take part in the briefing where you are told about the rules for the meeting with the mountain gorillas. You then walk off into the jungle with a group of up to eight people and a specialized guide to trek to the point where the gorillas are. A search team is always sent out in the early morning to locate the gorillas and lead the trekking guide to that point. Bwindi is a beautiful jungle so the trek is  an experience in itself. When you reach the point where the gorillas are you spend one unforgettable hour with them, hopefully spotting the great silverback, seeing some young members playing and studying these fascinating creatures close up. After the meeting with the gorillas you trek back and are picked up by your guide for the drive back to the lodge to rest.      

 Overnight options: - Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge  - Mahogany Springs - Gorilla Forest Camp -


Day 7: Fly-out, Bwindi-Entebbe

Enjoy  a nice breakfast and soak in the last of the magnificent views of the Misty mountains of Bwindi Impenetrable national park. In time for your flight your guide takes you down to the airstrip and wishes you a safe journey. You leave Bwindi with unforgettable memories of your Kidepo and gorillas luxury safari. Plan for an evening/night flight from Entebbe or add a night to fly the next day.



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