Kidepo National Park, Wildlife Safari Tours in Uganda
Kidepo National park is located in the distant North Eastern Part of Uganda in the Karamoja district. It comprises of rugged Savannah covering an area of 2,750 metres (9,020 ft) with attractions like Mount Morungole, Kidepo and Narus Rivers.
The park is also referred to as Africa’s best Wilderness due to the remarkable Plains, Savannah vegetation and wildlife animals. For all travelers looking to experience the best Wildlife Tours in Uganda should not miss out on visiting the stunning Kidepo National Park in Uganda.
Location of Kidepo National Park
Kidepo National park is located in the North Eastern Part of Uganda in Kaabong District near Karenga. It is 220 kilometers North west of Moroto Town and 520 kilometers North East of Kampala.
How to Get to Kidepo National Park
Kidepo National park is located in the far North Eastern Part of Uganda and travelers can get there by use of both Air and Roads.
Travelers travelling to Kidepo National park can board a direct plane flight or Charter Plane from Kajjansi Airstrip to the Airport at Lomeja close to Kidepo. After, you will transfer to the Park to experience the best Safari Adventures.
You can as well as transfer by road from Entebbe International Airport/ Kampala following four different Routes.
- Two Routes from Kampala through Mbale
- Two other Routes through karuma
Activities at Kidepo National Park
This is the most prominent safari activity carried out in the Park as travelers move from one place to another watching various Wildlife animals wandering around the Savannah Plains. The Park has numerous rocks and savannah Plains on which wildlife wander and these include; lions, elephants, leopard, bush duiker, jackal, bushbuck, bush pig, ostrich, buffalo.
You will also have scenic views at the Kanangorok Hot Springs, stunning terrains, Out Crops and Mountains across South Sudan in at a distance.
Birding is also another Safari Activity carried out in the park and there are numerous bird species that can be seen in the park around Apoka Rest Camp, the fringes of the Narus and Namamukweny Valleys. The Birds to watch include; the Abyssinian Roller, Purple Heron, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill and Clapperton’s Francolin, Little Bee eater.
Yellow-necked Spurfowl, Karamoja Apalis,Ostrich, Eastern Pale Chanting Goshawk, Kori, Superb Starling, Ethiopian Swallow, Pied, Isabelline and Heuglin’s Wheaters, White-bellied and Hartlaub’s Bustards, Pygmy Falcon, Fox Kestrel, Stone Partridge, Clapperton’s, nd Heuglin’s Francolins, Violet-tipped Courser, Black-headed Plover, Four-banded Sand Grouse, African Swallow-tailed Kite. All Birders around the world should not miss out on visiting this remarkable Safari Destination to enjoy the best Birding Experiences.
Cultural Encounters are another safari Activity to carry out in the park as travelers visit the Karamajong People/ Community and the Lorukul Cultural Group situated outside the Park. These are prominently known to graze cattle and they will inform you about their livelihood in the Karamajong Manyattas, granaries and cattle encounters.
Hiking and Nature Walks
Travelers interested in hiking and Nature Walks Adventures will transfer to the Lomej Mountains as well as the Narus Valley where they will see and talk to the IK People Tribe. Walks to the Kidepo River Valley between the banks of borassus palm forest are also taken on.