Kidepo Valley National Park

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The national park KIDEPO Valley

Kidepo Valley National Park, which is hidden in Uganda’s untamed frontier region, may be the country’s most remote national park, yet it nevertheless stands out as one of the country’s best and most untouched wildlife viewing locations. This pristine national park, which is home to a few extinct wildlife species do not present in any other national parks in Uganda, is unquestionably one of the best wilderness regions in Africa. Kidepo is situated near to a few mountainous bodies in the center of a Savannah environment.

Once you step foot in Uganda, you will understand just how many reasons there are to arrange your safari here. This national park is a fantastic place for a cultural path in addition to the spectacular wildlife safari experience, especially for those who want to see the Karamojongs, Acholis, and other outstanding tribes. Nature hikes, birdwatching, and trekking are a few of the other thrilling tourist activities you may enjoy in this environment.

Want to travel to Kidepo? The park can be reached by both road and air. Driving is rewarding, as much of Karamoja, like Kidepo itself, is a vast and unspoiled wilderness. However, road conditions are sometimes poor and a 4WD vehicle is essential. The most usual route passes through Gulu and Kitgum Ideally, travellers should plan to stay overnight in one of these towns or at Chobe, near Karuma in Murchison Falls National Park. Visitors should note that the road mainly in use from Kotido to Kaabong passes via Kanawat not via Losilang as indicated on most maps. Enquire at Kotido for details.

What to do in Kidepo Valley National Park

Hiking and Sightseeing

sightseeing and hiking

There are hiking trails on the Lamoj Mountains within few kilometers from the park headquarters. Visitors can also visit the magnificent Kidepo River Valley, which is covered in forest of Borassus palms but dries up for the majority of the year. Kanangorok Hot Springs, which are only 11 km from the Kidepo River Valley, are also accessible from the Kidepo Valley. This Kidepo Valley National Park’s Mountain and Savannah scenery are both breathtaking.The rugged Napore Nyagia mountain range really constitutes the park’s western boundary; the Narus valley is located inside its southwest region. Stunning Natira and Lokayot Hills separate it from Kidepo Valley in the northeast. The Morungole range, which serves as the park’s southern boundary, is located in South Sudan to the north of the Lotukei Mountains.

Game viewing

There are many different species to see in this park, including the 

Hunting dog, Bat eared Fox, Cheetah, Striped Hyena, Caracal, the aard Wolf, elephants, oribi, Burchell’s zebras, Jackson’s hartebeests, bush pigs, Bohor reed bucks, warthogs, Rothschild giraffes, Defassa water bucks and Cape buffaloes.


Bird Watching

The park is recognized for having an extraordinary range of bird species. Out of the fifty-eight birds of prey that have been identified, fourteen are believed to be endemic to the Kidepo and Karamoja regions.

These include numerous species, such as the Egyptian Vulture, Pygmy Falcon, and Varreaux’s Eagle.

Cultural Entertainment

Cultural Entertainment

The nearby local communities possess teams of cultural entertainers that are normally accessible to offer performances on request. These performers have a wide range of traditional dances as well as songs for example the Emuya of the Nyangia as well as the Naporre ethnic groups along with Larakaraka plus Apiti dances performed by the native Acholi people.