Best Time To Visit Kidepo Valley National Park

Best time to visit Kidepo Valley National Park is the perfect time to see untamed game in Kidepo Valley National Park. The dry season which runs from September to March is the best time (When) to visit Kidepo Valley National Park, though the wet season between April to August  is the best time for birding safari in the park, due to the less hot weather the spectacular landscape. Whereas, July and August are a mixture of both wet and dry season, but with high numbers of people visiting the Park.

Best Time To visit Kidepo Valley National Park


Kidepo Valley National Park is an all year round destination to be visited at anytime, but the best time for wildlife(animal viewing) safari is during the dry months of September, October, November, December, January, February and March. This is because the vegetation is low and sparse making it easier to spot animals. While the permanent water points where many animals are spotted also offer a rewarding safari experience in the Kidepo Valley National Park.

Kidepo Valley National Park is among Uganda’s finest safari destination. It can be visited any time of the year due to the hot-warm climate. Since the park receives little/no rain in September and October, these dry months are the best time to go because, there are fewer bugs, and the risk of malaria is low.

Can I visit Kidepo Valley National Park during the West Season?

Yet April and May are the best months to visit Kidepo valley national park, although the semi arid ecology of the Park offers incredible bird watching opportunities all year round. The Wet season/months which run from April to August are pleasantly less hot and bring beautiful scenery.

Given the fact that Kidepo Valley national Park can be visited during anytime of the year, you can also  book a trip during this wet season, to enjoy discounted accommodation rates for the off season. Bird Watching is also at its best due to the rich, green look of the landscape with abundance of vegetation which makes it incredibly beautiful to see. Most Migratory birds flock into the park

Apart from Birds, chances are that you might see the rivers flowing in the wet season as you enjoy the green nature. However, spotting animals around the water holes will be quite difficult because most of them will be hiding. However, just be ready for muddy roads during the wet season, which makes safaris so tiring.

Note That: Although Kidepo Valley National Park, is good to visit during the dry season, December January and February remain the hottest and driest months with too much dust. Whereas, April and May are the worst months for wildlife viewing because of the wet, muddy and slippery nature of the game drive tracks.