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Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo Valley is in the remote northeast corner of the country. The park has a true wilderness feel and is a great destination for the adventurous traveler. It has excellent wildlife viewing during the Dry season, featuring several species not encountered anywhere else in the country.

Wildlife in Kidepo National Park

Kidepo usually offers excellent lion and elephant sightings. Herds of up to 1,000 buffalo are often encountered. Cheetahs are seen with increasing frequency, and it is home to many dry-country species, among them caracal, aardwolf, kudu and lesser kudu, mountain reedbuck and Guenther’s dik-dik. Five primate species are present, including the local Patas monkey. Lucky visitors might spot the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe.

Best Time for Wildlife Viewing

The best time for wildlife viewing is the middle and end of the Dry season (November to February) when animals concentrate around reliable water sources. During the Wet season (April to August) animals disperse from the valleys and move to higher ground, where they are more difficult to locate.