Day1: Meet and Greet at the Airport
Upon arrival at the Entebbe International Airport you will be picked by our driver guide- Having passed immigration and luggage collection please exit the arrival hall and look out for our company driver who will be holding up a signboard with your name. You will then be transferred to your hotel. Overnight: The Boma Guest House
Day2: Domestic Flight to Kidepo Valley National Park
Wake up to an early guided nature walk in the forest. The forest is alive with monkeys, birds, butter flights and much more. After the 2 hour walk, return to the lodge for breakfast, and ready to transfer to the airstrip for your flight to Kidepo national park
Arrive in time for a late lunch. In the evening go for a game drive and sun downer. Return to the lodge for Dinner and overnight, you will be met by staff of our lodge at the airstrip. The drive to the lodge takes only 5 minutes.
Please talk to our lodge managers about the many places you can visit and activities you can do. They will be in the best position to advise you which areas to venture out to for the best game viewing and also weather conditions might cause a change of your itinerary. Let the explorer awake in you and take you to the best locations at the best time! Overnight: Apoka Lodge
Day3: Kidepo Valley National Park game drive and guided walking safari
Game drives and walks at Apoka are directed by nature not time! Take a walking safari along a sandy dry river bed fringed with palm trees, climb to the top of a rocky outcrop and take in the views! We move slowly along isolated tracks to fully appreciate all around us, looking for tracks and signs of the animals movements we can stop at any point to investigate further. We may take a walk to track the lions, or even cheetah, always surrounded by Zebra, Waterbuck, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Warthogs, Patas monkeys and BIG herds of Buffalo.
Afterwards, relax in your outdoor bathtub under the stars, take a dip in the big rock swimming pool overlooking the savannah and a waterhole frequently visited by animals before having dinner at the main building.
In the afternoon go to visit one of the communities, a karamojong manyatta. Get an insight of their daily lives, the way their homes are constructed and much more.
Apoka Safari Lodge is located in the middle of Kidepo Valley National Park. It offers ten big tented rooms with hardwood floors, hot running water (solar heated) and comfy furniture located around a dramatic rocky kopje each with the most astounding views out across the plains to the jagged mountains in the distance. Outdoor bathtubs are carved out of the rock face, the furniture is handmade, the staff is from the local community – the Apoka experience is truly unique, indigenous and natural. While the décor is uncluttered – a minimal aesthetic that uses the dramatic scenery and light as its inspiration and adornment – comfort is de roguery. Oversized armchairs, king size beds, cushions in little private nooks, soft summer weight duvets, Egyptian cotton towels and wonderful fusion cuisine. It is just a short drive from the airstrip to the lodge. From the pool, carved into the rocks, you can observe animals at the below waterhole. Meals are served from a set menu but please do speak with our chef should you have special wishes. Overnight: Apoka Lodge or kidepo savanah lodge.
Day4: Morning game drive optional afternoon
Have Breakfast and enjoy the whole Day at the Lodge, you can speak to the Lodge Manager about activities you wish to engage in at your own Expense or stay at the Lodge and Relax. Overnight: Apoka Lodge or kidepo savanah lodge.
Day5: Domestic Flight to Entebbe
Take a guided walk this morning to check out the plant life, the birds and the wild animals in the park on foot. Back at the lodge, have an early lunch —- before your onward flight back to Entebbe On arrival at Entebbe International Airport and out at the arrivals, proceed to the departures for your outbound flight.
End of safari.