Uganda Safari, Why you Must visit Kidepo National Park


3rd Africa’s Fascinating Park

Planning a Uganda Safari, Kidepo Valley National Park (KVNP) is one of the hot spots and a miss not. The park lies in the semi-arid valleys of Karamoja in the northern Uganda on the boarder of Uganda with Sudan, and it is Uganda’s most remote park. Few visitors visit this place but the spectacular beauty of the park’s wilderness keep attracting them. Savannah vegetable and over 90 mammal species including bush pigs, buffaloes, zebras, lion, leopard,cheeta, fox, antelopes,and so much more dominates the Kidepo Valley National park. Bird watching is one of the must-do activities at the park since there are rare bird species that are not found in any other place in East Africa like the Black-breasted Barbet and Karamoja Apallis.

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Wildlife At Kidepo Valley National Park
There are over 90 species of mammals at the park including 20 that are not found in any other National park in Uganda. Among these include; carcal, lesser kudu, striped hyena, leopard, lion, beisa oryx,buffalo,zebra, oribis, kongoni, Bat-eared fox,cheetah,grant’s gazalle, Bohor redbuck, Sengal Galago,and many more. The park also has a very rich and diverse reptile fauna. You are guaranteed exceptional game viewing.

Bird Watching
The park is a habitat of a wide variety of rare birds and some of them are as follows: Karamoja apallis, white belied tit, singing bush lark, superb sterling, ostrich, pygmy falcon, African swallow-tailed kite, fox kestrel, and many others. The birds at the park are unique and they are not easily seen in other parts of East Africa.

The most commonly driven route is from Kampala via Kitgum. This is a 650km and it takes reasonable hours on the road though worth it. To Save time, daily scheduled flights are  available.

Accommodation: Most profound is the Luxury Apoka Safari Lodge, designed with an Africa Style, you can be assured of a good rest especially in that part of the Country.

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Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo Valley National Park lies in the rugged, semi arid valleys between Uganda’s borders with Sudan and Kenya, some 700km from Kampala. Gazetted as a national park in 1962, it has a profusion of big game and hosts over 77 mammal species as well as around 475 bird species. Kidepo is Uganda’s most isolated national park, but the few who make the long journey north through the wild frontier region of Karamoja would agree that it is also the most magnificent, for Kidepo ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses. During the dry season, the only permanent water in the park is found in wetlands and remnant pools in the broad Narus Continue Reading →