Kidepo Valley National Park
Kidepo Valley National Park |We are glad to host you at Kidepo Valley National Park – one of the most interesting safari parks we have in the “Pearl of Africa”, though it’s a bit far away from Kampala – the capital city. Kidepo Valley Park is situated at the border of Uganda, Kenya and Sudan, it was gazette in 1962. This park takes up an area of about 1442 square kilometers and has a very majestic landscape that host many natural wonders including the unique stunning wildlife which you may not find anywhere else plus the beautiful savannah plains among others. Kidepo valley national park is famously well known to be the third national park in Uganda with numerous wildlife plus a lot of thrilling safari activities that offers a unique experience with nature.
Wildlife in Kidepo National Park
The park is endowed with over 475 bird species and 77 mammals. The dry season is the perfect time to game viewing here, thus while in your 4×4 safari vehicle an open roof enjoy spotting wonderful wildlife in the park. Kidepo national park features the Narus Valley and this is the only permanent water area in dry times and it is close to Apoka tourism Centre. Many wildlife gather at this particular place to take water and also freshen up which makes game drives around the Narus River extremely rewarding and fascinating.
Kidepo national park is one of the popular birding sites in Uganda where delight unforgettable birding memories and upon arrival in this park, you shall get so amazed and impressed with very many exciting birdlife, here are some of colorful bird species in the park, Red and Yellow barbe, Eagles, Kori bustard, Somali ostrich and many more.
While in the park, you should expect to meet a lot of wildlife like African buffaloes, Rothchid giraffes, caracal, Uganda kobs, Oribis, bat eared fox among others.
Attractions in the park
- Narus valley
- Lomej Hills
- Kidepo valley and kanangorok Hot springs
- Apoka Tourism Centre and many more.
Activities in the Kidepo valley national park
Wildlife viewing in this park is carried out when one is on a game drive experience in a 4×4 safari vehicle as you explore the park. Game drive is usually done the morning, although one can choose to enjoy an evening game drive with accompaniment of a park ranger guide. Particularly, a night game drive offers one an opportunity to see nocturnal animals namely; Bush babies, leopards, jackals and so much more. Delight in a guided game drive to the Narus valley which is situated about 5 kilometers from Apoka Tourism Centre and here, you will be able to see diversity of distinctive wildlife species namely; elephants, zebras, reedbucks, duikers, buffaloes among others.
Kidepo valley national park has over 475 bird species and it is popularly known as one of the great birding sits in Uganda. Kidepo National Park follows Queen Elizabeth Park – the second largest park in Uganda after Murchison falls national park. Interestingly, Kidepo valley National Park is habitat to some unique birdlife namely; Kori bustard, Abyssinian Roller, Purple Heron and so much more.
Hiking and guided nature walks
Hiking and guided nature walks is one of the exciting safaris activities, hiking starts early in the morning and carried out in Lomej hills. The activity is done after total briefing at the park headquarter, while here you will be assigned to an experienced and knowledgeable Park Range guide take you through the hike. You can combine your hike tour with a 2 hours walk at Kidepo valley national park along the banks of the amazing Borassus Palm Forest. A guide nature walk can also be done from Apoka Namamukweny valley.
Where to stay in Kidepo Valley National park.
Excitingly, there is a variety of accommodation choices in and outside the park so it’s always a tourists’ decision to choose what they want. The lodges in the park vary from budget, mid-range to luxury lodges so in that case you can please book your safari accommodation depending on your actual budget. This should be put across that all the lodgings always give out extremely marvelous service and extraordinary care that supplements your adventure and makes you feel at home in the park. Some of lodges include;
- Adere Safari Lodge
- Kidepo Savannah Lodge
- Nga Moru Wilderness Camp
- Apoka Safari Lodge
- Apoka Rest Camp, among others.
A tour to Kidepo national Park can also be customized with also a visit to Mountain Elgon Park or Murchison Falls national park therefore you can feel happy in the double adventure in beautiful Uganda. If you are planning an adventurous tour in this period or any other time, you can please contact our experienced and professional reservation team to take you through about how to make a detailed plan for a very gorgeous safari adventure trip to this particular park. In case you would like to book with us, just simply send us an email on email@example.com or call us directly on +256-775630809 or 0784912876 speak to our customer care personnel.