Kidepo Valley is Uganda’s remotest National Park in the far north-east of the country and bears many geographical similarities to the Sudan. This is an area rarely visited by tourists and boasts sweeping savannah plains, rugged mountain scenery and exceptional game viewing & bird watching.
- Travel to one of Uganda’s most alluring, off the beaten track wilderness areas
- Enjoy day & night game drives, as well as bush walks, from the stunning Apoka Safari Lodge
- Great sightings of lion, elephant, buffalo & Rothschild’s giraffe, as well as cheetah & wild dog
- Superb birding with 470 species recorded, 60 of which occur in no other Ugandan park
Five primate species, wild dog, striped hyena, lion, cheetah and a remarkable 17 antelope species occur in Kidepo and more than 470 bird species have been recorded with more than 60 that are not found elsewhere in Uganda. Much of the park is savannah and acacia country with stands of borassus palms, broken by numerous watercourses which are dry for much of the year.
The most rewarding time to visit is during the dry season between December and early April; during the rains of April-May and July-August travel can be difficult and game hard to locate owing to the long grass. Owing to its remote location it is recommended to fly into the park from Entebbe, although improved roads now make it possible to drive there.