About Kidepo Valley National Park
Kidepo Valley National Park lies northeast of Uganda, bordering the Sudan in the northwest and Kenya in the northeast. The park is an isolated virgin wilderness, crisscrossed with 2 seasonal rivers and a hidden gem waiting to be explored.
The area is a semi-arid region dry for most of the year yet gifted with a varied species of game counting to about 77 mammals and 475 birds. The animals are hosted in the indigenous forests, savanna grasslands, rocks and hilltops.
The park covers 1442 square kilometers or 55 square miles and a remarkable area to view. Drives around the park are exciting, bringing visitor to see dry river bed and river banks lined with borassus palm trees.
In recent years CNN Travel a publication of CNN (cable News Network), a US television of global status listed Kidepo National Park one of the best 10 parks in Africa. Kidepo can be accessed through 4 routes on tar road right from Kampala.
The Road Routes to Kidepo Valley National Park
• From Kampala via lira, Kotido, Kaabong to Kidepo -705km
• Kampala via Mbale, Soroti, Moroto, Kotido, Kaabong to Kidepo -740km
• Journey from Kampala via Mbale. Soroti, Matany, Kotido, Kaabong to kidepo - 780km
• From Kampala through Gulu, Kitgum, to Kidepo – 571km Kidepo by air Chartered aircrafts to kidepo are possible from Kajjansi or Entebbe international airport to Lomej airstrip near the park head quarters
Activities in Kidepo Valley National Park
• Game drives
Game drives along Narus Valley and Katurum Kopje going besides Morungole Mountain range.
• Nature walks
Nature walk around Apoka, community walks bringing visitors to learn about the Karamajong and their nomad cultural life style.
• Mountain hiking
Mountain Hiking to get a great view of Morungole Mountain the highest peak of kidepo.
• Bird watching,
Bird Watching in the morning or afternoon accompanied by experienced local bird guides