Kidepo Valley National Park

Most isolated national park in Uganda but still one of the best virgin places for every wildlife viewer to visit while on safari in Uganda

Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo is Uganda’s most isolated national park, but the few who make the long journey north through the wild frontier region of Karamoja would agree that it is also the most magnificent, for Kidepo 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.
 

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.

 

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.

Good To Know

Location

Kaabong District

North-Eastern Region

Altitude (meters)

914 - 2,750

Area (km2)

1,442 km2

Tours
White water rafting is high on many people’s list of things to do while on a trip to Jinja. With some lots of good rapids and a stunning river with high level its superlative, there are some very exhilarating sections with space between to lay back and float along taking in the landscape and enjoying the nature, particularly the many species of birds to be found here.
Visit Queen Elizabeth National Park for a wildlife safari experience where you watch animals on game drive and amazing boat safari on Kazinga Channel.
Challenge the Rwenzori Mountain Range; third highest mountain in Africa. The highest Rwenzoris are permanently snow-capped, and they, along with Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya are the only such in Africa. The Ruwenzoris are often identified with the "Mountains of the Moon" mentioned by Ptolemy.
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