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Kidepo Valley National park

Kidepo Valley National Park: lies in the rugged, semi-arid valleys between Uganda’s borders with Sudan and Kenya, some 700km from Kampala. Gazetted as a national park in 1962, it has a profusion of big game and hosts over 77 mammal species as well as around 475 bird species making it second to Queen Elizabeth National Park as the best place to have a Bird Watching Tour. Kidepo is Uganda’s most isolated national park, but the few who make the long journey north region of Karamoja would agree that it is also the most magnificent park. Kidepo also ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses. From Apoka, in the heart of the park, a savannah landscape extends far beyond the gazetted area, towards horizons outlined by distant mountain ranges. During the dry season, the only permanent water in the park is found in wetlands and remnant pools in the broad Narus Valley near Apoka. These seasonal oases, combined with the open, savannah terrain, make the Narus Valley the park’s prime game viewing location.


What to do in Kidepo Valley National Park

Bird watching

Kidepo Valley has a very impressive bird list of over 470 species, the park has the second highest bird record of any Ugandan protected areas after Queen Elizabeth National Park and it’s the best for viewing Northern semi-desert specials .Sixty birds on its list haven’t been recorded in any other Ugandan park and migratory birds are present from November to April.

Games drives

Here are more than eighty (80) different types of mammals which have been seen and recorded inside Kidepo National Park. Within the Narus Valley, there is a large number of oribis, and then Guenther’s Dik diks can frequently be seen inside the dry thorny thickets in the northern section of Kidepo National Park. Other mammals to watch out include; Kongonis, elephants, Waterbucks, Zebras, Buffaloes and much more.


The park has got a lot of lodges, camps & hotels for accommodation ranging from luxury, budget and mid-range and these are available both inside and outside the park. You can book your accommodation through our company and early bookings are advised.


  • Apoka safari lodge


  • Nga’Moru Wilderness Camp


  • Apoka rest camp
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