Narus Valley starts from mount Morungole northeast of Apoka traversing the kidepo valley national park plains onto south Sudan in the north. The herbivorous wildlife species in Kidepo valley throng to the Narus valley because of its natural resources. The semi-arid climate conditions in the karamonjong region makes it popular among the karamonjong as watering places and green vegetation for their herd’s livestock. Set Out to discover the natural terrains setting in the Narus valley with the vegetation cover largely grassland red oats, Guinea grass, thatching grass as dominant species. Thorny acacia, sausage trees, desert dates. Travelers on a Uganda safari tour to kidepo will be allured to the Narus valley Oasis where wildlife congregates to cool off the heat from the burning sun.
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.
Bird watching safaris
Bird watching in Kidepo national park wander in the beautiful savannas of the valley on search of unique bird species. The park hosts 56 species in total of which the most common observed include the dark chanting goshawk, Pygmy falcon, tawny eagle, bateleur and many vultures. The beautiful savannas with short grasses make spotting of birds easy at the edges of River Narus. The Ostrich, carmine, Hoopoe Nubian woodpecker, secretary bird, Kori bustard, Abyssinin ground hornbill, Karamoja apalis are some of the bird species that male bird watch a life time memory on a Uganda safari tour. Hiking experience in kidepo valley national park traverses the valley en-route to Morungole mountain ranges exploring the hidden natural beauty of the park.
Kanangorok Hot spring
The Kanangorok hot springs are situated in kidepo valley national park in eastern Uganda. The springs are situated in the northern part of the park beyond kidepo River boarding south Sudan boarder. 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.
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
Bird watching is also a popular as the top most activities to do in kidepo valley national park. The park is a home to over 475 bird species and more are still being discovered for bird watching in kidepo valley. Travelers who come on our safari for birdwatching in kidepo will see the superb Ostrich, AbyssinianRoller, Purple Heron, AbyssinianGroundHornbil, Clapper tons Francolin.
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.
Hiking / Nature Walks activities in kidepo valley National park
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.
Apoka Tourism Centre
Travelers on Uganda safari vacation tour to kidepo valley national park must at all cost visit the Apoka zone center situated in the heart of kidepo with tourist attractions. Apoka pumps blood through the rest and is set in a series of gentle rolling hills in the middle of the wilderness with magnificent views. There are scheduled flights at Apoka airfield that transfer to other Uganda safari destinations. Travelers who visit Uganda can purchase Uganda Travel safari souvenirs items at Apoka zone.
Mount Morungole is situated in the North Eastern part of Uganda in kidepo valley national park boarding the south boundary of kidepo valley. The mountain stands at 2750metres above sea level overlooking the vast kidepo valley and Narus plains of the kidepo valley national park. Mount Morungole is crossed by the kidepo and narus River that nourish the parks wildlife and the natural habitats. Travelers on a Uganda safari vacation will discover the mountain slopes a home to the IK people the smallest ethnic group in Uganda with their unique culture of the north.
Namamukweny is a Nopore karamonjong word meaning a place with no birds or a lonely place with few people. The valley is situated in north eastern Uganda. It’s not true that there are no birds though .There are several bird species found here which include the Crested turaco, Abyssinian roller, Green hood hoopoe, Eastern paradise whydah.
Lamej Hills are a short drive from the headquarters. Uganda safari travelers will be allured with good viewing points for birds and wildlife including mountain reedbuck.
Lanyili Mountain lies between Kitgum and Sudan border. Lonyili Mountain is largely covered in montane forest and a home to primates such as colobus monkeys. You are strongly advised to contact Uganda wildlife authority in case you want to travel to this place because of the bad roads.