Uganda Safari, Why you Must visit Kidepo National Park

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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.

Accessibility
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

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Most Spectacular and 3rd Best Africa’s National Park

3rd Africa’s Best National Park as rated by CNN Travel, Kidepo Valley National Park (KVNP) is the most beautiful par with remarkable landscapes, expansive savannah, mountains and valleys. For a true wild safari, Kidepo Valley National Park is the best choice as it hosts a good list of mammals, cheetah, lion, leopard, fox, carcal, hyena, oryx, big herds of buffalo making game viewing so rewarding.

Kidepo Valley National Park is located in Karamoja regions in the northern Uganda on the boarder of Uganda with Sudan.
The park is also inhabited by a variety of rare birds making a birding watching at its best. A list of the birds found here include  ostrich,

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singing bush lark, Karamoja apallis, superb sterling, pygmy falcon, African swallow-tailed kite, fox kestrel, and many others.

Minimum Days for Safari to Kidepo Valley National Park

The Park can be visited at least in four days given its location, usually if traveling by road, it’s advisable to camp in Kitgum to cut on the travelling hours, take a look at a sample safari/trip itinerary by Gorilla & East Africa.

The park can also be visited in 3 days, only if flying. There are scheduled flights to and from the park, this is to avoid long distance driving.

Where to stay

Kidepo Valley National Park has accommodation facilities, the major and most popular being, Apoka Safari Lodge one of the best Lodges in Uganda, Located inside the park offers a perfect wilderness experience with its spectacular views of the park and plains.

Planing to spend a holiday to Africa’s 3rd best National Park, contact us for more information or booking.

Safari options in East Africa

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Safari Options in East Africa
The region is well endowed with the best primeval natural and untamed rawness in Africa for visitors both local and international conservation offering one of the best safari in East Africa.

A Safari in East Africa is a real adventure with its abundant wildlife ranging from Animals such as lions, buffaloes, elephants, leopards and Rhinos, zebras, hippos, giraffes, wildebeests, and antelopes to mention but a few, and the most rare species like the Mountain Gorillas and Golden Monkeys found in Uganda and Rwanda. Read more

Summary of what to see/do  on a Safari in East Africa
• Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat found in Uganda & Rwanda
• Golden Monkeys found in Uganda & Rwanda
• Awesome Chimpanzees mostly found in almost all the East African countries but the highest concentration in Uganda & Rwanda
• The Wildebeest Migration, considered the most dramatic event found only in Masai Mara Kenya and Serengeti in Tanzania
• Game viewing especially the big five and the big cats in Masai Mara, Serengeti, also in Uganda’s National parks like Kidepo Queen Elizabeth & Murchison Falls National parks
• Boat cruises and game viewing aboard on the Nile in Murchison Falls National Park Uganda and Kazinga channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
• White water rafting at the source of River Nile, offering one of the best wild waters in the world
• Beautiful sceneries of the great valleys, Lakes, Rivers and Mountains
• Mountain Hiking, Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya, Mount Rwenzori, Mount Elgon
• Relax at the whte sand beaches in Mombasa & Zanzibar in Kenya & Tanzania