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Top activities in Kidepo valley national park

Top activities in Kidepo valley national park  : The most remote and beautiful national park in Uganda is Kidepo Valley National Park, which is situated in the Karamoja district between the country’s borders with Kenya and South Sudan. Over 77 mammal species, including elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards, cheetahs, Uganda kobs, zebras, giraffes, waterbucks, bushbucks, warthogs, Jackson’s hartebeest, and over 476 bird species, may be found in the Kidepo Valley National Park, thee park was established in 1962. During the Uganda wildlife safari, visitors can partake in a variety of intriguing safari activities at Kidepo Valley National Park, including:

Top activities in Kidepo valley national park. 

Game drives.

One of the best safari activities in Kidepo Valley National Park is a game drive, where you may travel around the park in an open pop-up safari car with a knowledgeable driving guide. The Narus valley and the Kidepo valley are the two areas where game drives are conducted perfectly in Kidepo Valley National Park. Early morning game drives are mostly recommended because the animals are more active during this time. Waterbucks, elephants, bushbucks, giraffes, zebras, buffaloes, Uganda kobs, lions, leopards, hyenas, cheetahs, hippos, elands, bohor reedbucks, oribi, Jackson’s hartebeest, and many bird species are just a few of the animals you can see during the game drive.

Bird watching.

After Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park is the best place in Uganda to go bird watching safari because it is home to over 470 recorded bird species, including migratory birds and 28 species from the Somali-Masai and Sudan-guinea savanna biomes. An expert bird guide will help you spot various bird species, including Abyssinian roller, Abyssinian scimitarbill, African Moustached Warbler, D’Arnaud’s barbet, Secretary Bird, Golden pipit, Jackson’s hornbill, Black-breasted Barbet, Purple grenadier, Rose-ringed parakeet, Rufous chatterer, Mosque Swallow, Clappertons Francolin, Karamoja apalis and among others. Bird watching safari in Kidepo Valley National Park can be done either early in the morning or in the evening.

Guided nature walks.

Another intriguing safari activity in Kidepo Valley National area is a guided nature walk, which gives visitors the chance to explore the park on foot while being protected from potential dangers by an armed park ranger and an expert park guide. Short excursions to the Lamoj Mountains, Namamukwenyi Valley, and Kidepo Plains are among the short hikes available in Kidepo Valley National Park. You will get up close and personal with various wildlife species during the guided nature walk, enjoy breathtaking views of the scenery and landscape, view different bird species, see animals like waterbucks, warthogs, and elephants, enjoy the cool breeze, hear sweet bird sounds, and take beautiful pictures, among other things.

Cultural tour.

Kidepo Valley National Park’s cultural tour is a thrilling and adventurous safari activity that allows you to interact with the Karamojong people who reside in the surrounding villages, learn about their culture, tradition, way of life, and dress code, visit their Manyata homes, hear their ancient tales, take in their traditional performances, and visit the museum where they sell their artwork and handicrafts, among other things.

Best time to visit Kidepo valley national park.

The best time to visit Kidepo Valley National Park is during the dry season, which falls in the months of June, July, August, September, December, and January. During this time, there is less rainfall in the park, so the vegetation will be shorter, allowing you to see the various wildlife species clearly. You get the chance to see an abundance of animals during the dry season when many animals congregate around water sources to drink.

Top activities in Kidepo valley national park
Game Drive

The greatest time to go bird watching and see a variety of colourful and migratory bird species is during the months of March through May and October through November, when you can also visit Kidepo Valley National Park.

Where to stay in Kidepo valley national park.

Kidepo Valley National Park offers a variety of accommodation options, including Zebra Safari Lodge, Kidepo Savannah Lodge, Karatunga Safari Camp, Apoka Safari Lodge, Nga Moru Wilderness Camp, Adere Safari Lodge, and Apoka Rest Camp, among others, where you can stay while on a Uganda wildlife safari.

How to get to Kidepo valley national park.

Kidepo Valley National Park is located in northeastern Uganda and is reachable both by road and by air. There are four possible routes while travelling by car, for instance the 10-hour drive from Kampala to the park headquarters through Karuma, Gulu, Kitgum, and so forth.

It takes roughly 12 hours to drive from Kampala to the Kidepo Park headquarters via Karuma, Lira, Kotido, and Kaabong.

It takes roughly 12 hours to drive from Kampala to the park headquarters through Mbale, Sironko, Mororto, Kotido, and Kaabong.

It takes roughly 13 hours to drive from Kampala to the park headquarters via Mbale, Soroti, Moroto, Kotido, and Kaabong.

Kidepo Valley National Park can also be reached by air; to do so, book regular or charter domestic flights with Aero link Uganda or Bar aviation from Entebbe International Airport or Kajjansi Airfield to Apoka Airstrip, from where you can then go by road to the park headquarters.

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