The Trek Africa Tours team is embarking on a familiarization trip to Kidepo National Park in order to gather and provide updated information about the latest tourist attractions, accommodations, security status, and road conditions in the area. As a leading tour operator for gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda, Trek Africa Tours is committed to offering a variety of options for our clients to visit in both countries beyond just gorilla trekking. The trip will take place from March 17th to 21st, 2021 and will begin in Entebbe, then proceed to Kitgum, Kidepo National Park for a two-night stay, and then on to Pianupe Game Reserve. From Pianupe, the team will visit Mbale, home to the mountain Rwenzori, before traveling to Jinja and returning to Entebbe.
During the familiarization trip, the Trek Africa Tours team will be taking photographs and videos of tourist attractions, roads, and lodges to be featured on our website. The recent completion of road construction in the area has significantly reduced the drive time from Entebbe to Kidepo National Park, making it more accessible for visitors. Kidepo National Park was previously voted as the best national park in Africa and is a highly sought-after destination for travelers. In the past, tribal conflicts between the Karamajongo and Itesots may have deterred visitors from coming to the park, but these issues have been resolved with the intervention of the government.
As part of our expansion efforts, Trek Africa Tours is exploring the possibility of offering combined tours that include Murchison Falls National Park, chimpanzee trekking in Budongo, boat cruises on the Nile, game drives in Paraa, Kidepo National Park, Pianupe Game Reserve, Mountain Elgon, and Jinja, the source of the Nile. In order to provide the best possible experiences for our clients, it is necessary for us to tour these areas and gather firsthand information. Upon our return from this trip, we will publish an article detailing our findings and recommendations for these combined tours.