Where to go, what to do while in Uganda.
KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK
Kidepo is the third largest national park in Uganda. Located in the remote northeastern corner of the country, this isolated National park is a unique one being that it harbors a couple of ‘extinct’ species of wildlife that cannot be found in any other part of the region.
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 472 bird species.
Besides the exceptional wildlife safari experience, this national park is another great spot for a cultural trail especially to those who would like to see the Karamojongs, Acholis plus other great tribes. Some of the other exciting tourism activities in the wilderness of this area include nature walks, birding and hiking.
Attractions/ what to see and do
- Game drives
Kidepo Valley National Park is a game drive heaven. The region has in excess of 80 mammal species. Travelers have the opportunity to spot a wide range of wildlife species including 28 species that are unique to this region.
- Nature Walks
Kidepo National Park is vast. To many travelers, it is a wilderness where you are guaranteed a peace-of-mind walk. Flat plains in scenic landscapes and land features where beautiful wildlife species spread into all corners of the grasslands and mingle at will.
For wilderness photography, the walk through Kidepo Valley National Park and the Lamoj hills in particular is an opportunity to grab bestselling photos.
A dozen out of the 50 birds of prey species in Uganda call this area home. Birding safaris in Kidepo Valley National Park have the possibility of sighting famous Ostriches, Abyssinian roller, Varreaux’s eagle, yellow-billed hornbill, Egyptian vulture, Kori bustard, pygmy falcon, karamoja apalis among many others.