Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo Valley National Park is located in the North-Eastern Part of Uganda, between Kenya-Sudan border, and covering a total area of 1442 square kilometers. It was declared a Uganda National park in 1954

Kidepo Valley National  Park is a Uganda National park that was established in 1954, in the Northeastern part of the country, nestled between  Kenya and Sudan. The park covers a total area of 1,442 square kilometers, with its altitude ranging from 914m above sea level on the valley floor to the 2,750m peak of Morungole Mountain which overlooks the horizon. Its  remote location as well as the rugged terrain nature has led to low visits, hence preserving the Magnificent wilderness. Visiting this region by yourself offers remarkable memories of living in a serene environment, without noise from the outside crowds.

All You Need To Know About Kidepo Valley National Park

The predominant semi arid National Park, though isolated, still remains an undiscovered African treasure, every adventure enthusiast must explore. The park is endowed with incredible sightings, that cannot be found in other National Parks such as; the wide-open grassland, 475 bird species which are endemic to the Park, seasonal rivers and low mountains and more than 55 mammal species like greater and lesser kudu, eland and cheetah, lions, leopard, elephant.

However,  Kidepo Valley national Park also hosts carnivorous species including the bat-eared fox, aardwolf, striped hyena, caracal, cheetah and hunting dogs, while the  Narus Valley  in the southwest has several animals due to the water source, such as: buffaloes, lions, cheetahs, zebras, giraffes, hartebeest, waterbuck and bushbuck can also be spotted.

The Kidepo Narus rivers glide through the Savannah landscape in the rainy season and disappear in the dry season. Kidepo’s remote location makes it Uganda’s most isolated national park. The low number of visitors has preserved the unique ambience of this untouched wilderness.

How To Get To Kidepo National Park

Kidepo Valley national Park is located in the Northeastern part of Uganda, just close to the Border between Kenya and Sudan. Getting to Kidepo Valley National Park can be by either road or Air.

Both options start from Entebbe/Kampala, though the most convenient, fastest and easiest way is; by direct flight to Kidepo Airport or Apoka Airstrip from Entebbe International Airport or Kajansi Airstrip. While driving for or more than 700km by road to Kidepo Valley National Park is highly rewarding with impressive sights for both the Eastern and Western routes, even when sometimes the condition of the roads are devastatin

Getting To Kidepo Valley National Park

When To Visit Kidepo 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.

Attractions In Kidepo Valley national Par

Despite the challenging conditions  of heavy rains, muddy & slippery trucks during the rainy season, and the dry & dusty  nature of the park during dry season, Kidepo Valley national Park is open throughout the year for all activities.

Apart from Wild game, Kidepo valley national Park has other tourist attractions, that are yet to be dicoverd including: Apoka Tourism Center, Narus Valley, Kidepo valley and kanangorok hot Springs, mount Morungole, Namukweny Valle, Lomej Hills and Lonyili Mountains.

Attractions in Kidepo Valley National Park

Activities In Kidepo Valley national Par

The top activities to do in Kidepo Valley National Park include:Game drives, Guided Nature walks, Bird-Watching, Hiking, and thrilling cultural encounters

With a total area of 1442 km2,  Kidepo Valley National Park consists of Savannah grasslands, woodlands, mountain forests and acacia forest, which form a home to over 86 mammals such as Buffaloes, lions, Elephants, Rothschild Giraffes, Zebras, Bush Pigs, bush bucks Caracal, Jackals, African hunting dogs, Leopards, Zebras, cheetahs, Water bucks among others. The park is also home to over 475 species of birds like; Ostriches, Kori bustard, Karamoja Apalis and many more.

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