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Get to Know Kidepo Valley National Park

Feel part of nature’s theatre in our open air cinema. Kidepo Valley National Park is an isolated National Park which located in Karamoja region in Northern Uganda. Tucked into the corner of Uganda’s border with Sudan and Kenya, The park offers breathtaking Savannah landscapes, which end in rugged horizon. Kidepo Valley National Park boasts of the best scenery of all the Parks within East African and it consists of sensational mountain and savannah rugged landscapes.

Kidepo Valley National Park has endowed with numerous attractions including bat -eared fox, striped hyena, aardwolf, Ostrich, lion, cheaters and among others animals including the best biggest herd of buffalo within East African National Parks and birdlife species.

Kidepo Valley National Park

What to do in Kidepo Valley National Park

Game Drive in Kidepo Valley National Park

Venture through the park on a game drive in the open Savannah. The game viewing safari offers you over 80 mammal species and 28 of the mammal species are endemic to only the Karamoja region in Uganda. Game viewing in gives you an opportunity to see the big game such as lion, Leopard, African Buffalo, Rothschild Giraffes, the Impala, Eland, Jackson’s Hartebeest, the Cheetah, Topis, Burchell’s Zebra, the Roan Antelope, Oribis, Kobs, Water bucks, Bushbucks, Warthogs, Spotted Hyena etc.

Guided Nature walks in the Park

Get connected to every breathe. Explore the beautiful dramatically landscape of the Park on a guided bush walk. Ostrich trail in Northern side of the Park, River Kidepo trail and among other trail which starches beyond your imagination of your wildlife.

Visit Sand bed along River Kidepo.

Kidepo River is an intermittent sand river found in the northern part of the Park. It stands out because it is lined by Borassus palms, making it look like an oasis in the Sahara. The sand bed experience on River Kidepo can be found around this area and one can enjoy the wilderness experience while listening to the different bird calls.

Visit the Ik people.

The mountain slopes are home to the IK people, the smallest ethnic group in Uganda, with their own unique culture. Visit the Ik people to share and learn their lifestyle.

Bird Watching in the Park

Feel a sense of calmness on a birding tour in Kidepo Valley National Park, get rewarded with a variety of birds such as the famous Ostriches, Abyssinian roller, Verreaux’s eagle, Yellow-billed hornbill, Egyptian vulture, Kori bustard, Pygmy falcon, Karamoja apalis, Jackson’s hornbill among other species.

Best time to visit Kidepo National Park

The best time to visit Kidepo Valley National Park is all year round, located in a semi-arid region and it’s mostly visited during the dry season. The dry season is in June, July, August, mid-September and December, January and February. This is the best time to do game viewing and sighting.

Where to Stay in or outside the Park.

Apoka Safari Lodge.

Apoka safari lodge is a luxury lodge located in Kidepo Valley National Park which offers you stunning view of the Narus River valley in the remote and beautiful Kidepo Valley National Park. Apoka Safari Lodge provides an amazing wildlife comfort experience in a remote and pristine wilderness. The Lodge is a relaxed and in a very remote location of the park which provides a quiet, private and unique fulfilling experience.

Nga’ Moru Camp.

Nga’Moru Camp located in ideal place to relax and view wildlife, many species of which are found nowhere else in Uganda apart from this park. Nga’Moru Camp offers a true bush experience, located on a hill, and the camp offers spectacular views of the Narus Valley and the savannah plains stretching all the way to the Morungole Mountains.

Adere Safari Lodge.

A warm welcome to the amazing lodge. You will love it here. Make your safari memorable, restful, worthwhile and transformational. Whether it is a drive through the vast savannah of Kidepo, a sunset dinner, a late night reading of a book, an early morning watch of the sun as it rises, or a community walk and leisurely walk about, may your time at Adere create beautiful Memories.

How to get to Kidepo National Park

By Road, 705km journey from Kampala via Lira, Kotido. Kaabong and then to Kidepo Valley National Park. Alternatively the 740km journey from Kampala via Mbale, Soroti, Moroto to Kidepo. One will need a good 4X4 vehicle especially during the rainy season.

By flight from Entebbe International Airport to Apoka airstrip, this only takes 2hrs taking on every Wednesday, Friday and Sundays -3 times a week.


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