Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Beyond The Well-Traveled Horizon

Looking for somewhere to truly relax? Nga'Moru Wilderness Camp next to Kidepo Valley National Park in northeast Uganda, with its  great food, excellent service, elegant bandas - each with a breathtaking view of the Narus Valley - provides the perfect location to enjoy one of East Africa's best kept secrets. It deserves a few nights stay. 

"This remote national park lies in the far northeast of Uganda, isolated from the rest of the country by the sparsely populated, arid badlands of Karamoja region. Seldom visited by tourists due to the expense and difficulty of getting there, Kidepo is nevertheless one of the most alluring destinations in the country, boasting a strong wilderness atmosphere, rugged mountain scenery and exceptional game viewing and birdwatching." - Bradt Guide to Uganda.

4 nights at Nga'Moru Wilderness Camp - full board
3 days guided game-viewing in a private vehicle
Return flights from Kajjansi in a privately-chartered plane
Only $3,920 per couple*

Departing from Kajjansi Airfield (near Entebbe), fly beyond the well-travelled horizon in the comfort of your own private aircraft. At Kidepo Valley Airfield you'll be met by an experienced guide and transferred to your lodgings. Relax at Nga'Moru Wilderness Camp. The breathtaking view will stay etched in your mind for many years to come. 

Sightings from camp include hartebeest, waterbuck, zebra, giraffe, elephant, lion, and buffalo which regularly graze in the high rocky grounds of Nga'Moru, along with oribi, warthog, and a plethora of bird species - including nine raptors. 

As Nga'Moru is situated next to the park boundary, daily game-viewing from camp is a leisurely affair. Take as many game drives as you wish in our classic game-viewing vehicle, guided by an experienced expert on the park. And Kidepo Valley has a number of species that are not found anywhere else in Uganda. 

"Herds of elephants are common in the Narus Valley, as well as buffaloes, and smaller numbers of common elands, plains zebras, cheetahs and Rothschild's giraffes are easily seen in the shallow valley...Antelopes include Jackson's hartebeest, defassa waterbucks and bohor reedbucks; oribis and both Kirk's and Gunther's dik-diks shelter in dense thickets on stony ridges and olive baboons and patas and vervet monkeys forage over the savanna. Bright's gazelles have recently been seen near Moru Apol and rumours of black rhinos persist around Mt Zulia. The predator list includes Nile crocodiles in the Narus River; lions, leopards, spotted hyenas and bat-eared foxes; caracals stalk striped ground squirrels and ground birds; and hunting dogs have been reported near Mt Lomej." - Watching Wildlife East Africa.

And at the end of each day, there's a spot by the fire to unwind and share safari tales with the other guests at Nga'Moru. Sit back in your camp chair, look up, and gaze into a night sky like no other you've ever seen. Listen for grunting lions, yelping jackals and laughing hyena near camp. 

Big sigh...yes, Nga’Moru certainly is off the beaten track, beyond the prevailing horizons, a restful, isolated wilderness teaming with wildlife, a place where you can truly relax.

To book your a stay at Nga'Moru contact 
Greg Cummings, Manager, Nga'Moru Wilderness Camp
Tel +256 779 829 967; Email gorillalandsafaris@gmail.com

Download the brochure for this offer

* Alcoholic drinks, tips, and park-entrance fees not included