Kidepo Valley National Park
Kidepo Valley National Park commonly refereed to as the hidden treasure of the wilderness lies in the rugged, semi arid valleys between Uganda’s borders with Sudan and Kenya, 700km from Kampala. Gazetted as a national park in 1962, it has a profusion of vibrant big game and hosts over 77 mammal species as well as around 475 bird species.
Kidepo valley national park is apparently the most isolated national park situated in northern Uganda – Karamoja sub region that stands out to be one of the best virgin places every wildlife viewer visit in Uganda. The virgin park is undoubtedly among the best wilderness areas in Africa harbouring a couple of extinct species of wildlife that can’t be found anywhere in Uganda’s national park. Set foot in Uganda’s soil as we plan your Uganda safari tour to the north and disco exceptional wildlife safari experience. The park is a great spot for a cultural trail for the karamonjongs, Acholi and other tribes.
Set out to discover an alluring safari destination with great tribes, nature walks, birding and hiking mount Moroto. Kidepo valley national park was gazetted into a national park in 1962 and currently hosts 72 species of mammals and 470 species of birds. The park is situated in kabong district in Northern Uganda.
What to See & Do In Kidepo Valley National Park
Game Drives in kidepo national park is Uganda’s best tourist destinations for game viewing in two places the Narus valley and kidepo valley. The game drives are the most sought activities for any savannah game park. Narus valley is rewarded with permanent water supply which attracts savannah elephants, buffalos, giraffe, Uganda kobs, waterbucks, lions and hippos
Hiking / Nature Walks
Hiking and nature walks are also top activities to do in kidepo valley national. The hikes and walks will take you to the Lomej Mountains which can be reached on foot. The hike takes four hours and starts at 7am. Travelers to kidepo can also hike to the Ik tribe and Morungole Mountains located outside the national park.
Kanangorok Hot spring
Travelers on a Uganda safari tour can relax at the hot spring while viewing the wilderness. Karangoroko hot springs water is about 50°c temperature and is believed to by the people to find healing Kidepo valley has a rich diversity that harbors 500 bird species,600 plant species, 80 mammals and 28 mammals are not recognized anywhere in Uganda’s national parks.
While, we think culture is a dress norm, fun for those eager to learn and discover, The IK people are the local inhabitants of the karamajong in kidepo valley. Travelers on a Uganda safari tour can include a cultural tour of the Ik people which are similar to Masai of kenya and a cultural tour to these people.
A must Visit in Kidepo Valley National Park
Narus valley gives visitors on a game viewing safari to Uganda access to secret spots with large congregation of wildlife species. Travelers on a tour into Uganda monitor wildlife events, elephants, Zebras, Oryx, caracal,Bat eared fox, Uganda kob, and many others. Visitors to Narus valley will have an opportunity to spot their ideal wildlife species of interest on narus Dam watering holes close to Apoka center where mammals come to quench their thirst.