Sharing borders with South Sudan and Kenya, Kidepo is Uganda’s most beautiful, remote and least-explored park. Regarded as a hard-to-reach place in northern Uganda because of the poor state of the roads, Kidepo gets fewer visitors than any other grassland park in Uganda. Those who have taken the trouble to get to Kidepo have however been rewarded with phenomenal wildlife sightings and a level of exclusivity that can rarely be got at any cost in neighbouring countries.
Kidepo Valley Park landscapes are never ending and simply take your breath away - and a stillness only broken by the cry from the wild. The sounds of the winds sweeping through the valley, you are amazed that such a place as Kidepo Valley Park even exists.
There is an abundance of wildlife, stunning scenery and an absence of people with no caravans of vehicles meandering down the game tracks.
Apart from huge herds of buffaloes, Kidepo is also endowed with lions, elephants, giraffes, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs, ostriches, stripped hyenas and hunting dogs.Others are antelopes such as eland, bush buck, bush duskier, defassa water buck, bohor reed buck, jackson’s hartebeest and oribi. In addition to the ostriches, it also has plenty of bird life.
Day 1: Depart for Kidepo national park.
Meet and greet and then depart for Kidepo national in the north eastern part of Uganda. Kidepo Valley National Park, one of Uganda’s most spectacular parks, is 1,442 sq km and harbours beautiful scenery unsurpassed in any other park in East Africa. ‘It could not be any better’ is a common comment on the scenery by visitors who often promise and do come back to Kidepo. Tucked into the corner of Uganda’s border with Sudan and Kenya, the park offers breathtaking Savannah landscapes, which end in rugged horizon. A huge latitudinal range and correspondingly wide climatic conditions have evolved an extremely diverse flora. As a result the variety of animal species in the park is equally abundant including many which are found nowhere else in Uganda. Overnight at Apoka Rest Camp,Nga Nga’ Moru Camp or Apoka Safari Lodge
Day 2: Whole day game drive in the park.
Camp After an early breakfast, you have a game and bird watching drive in the park. This park harbors a great diversity of animal species than other parks. Carnivore species unique to Kidepo and Karamoja region include the Bat-eared Fox, Striped Hyena, Aardwolf, Caracal, Cheetah and Hunting Dog. Less common ungulates include the Greater and Lesser Kudu, Chandlers Mountain Reedbuck, Klipspringer, Dikdik and bright Gazelle; Beisa Oryx and Roan Antelope have been severely depleted by poachers in the recent years. Among other large ungulates are Elephant, Burchell’s Zebra, Bush Pig, Warthog, Rothschild Giraffe, Cape Buffalo, Eland, Bush Buck, Bush Duicker, Defassa Water Buck, Bohor Reed Buck, Jackson’s Hartbeest and Oribi. Five species of primate are found in the park of which the Kavirondo Bush Baby is endemic. Carnivores present include Lion, Leopard, and several small cats, Spotted Hyena, Black-backed Jackal and Side-striped Jackal. There are high chances of viewing tree climbing lions that always sit on sauces trees along Narus valley or on rocks just as you enter the Apoka Park Headquarter. The park boasts an extensive avifauna (465 species have been recorded). Of particular interest, the Ostrich and the Kori Bustard are principally associated with arid regions. Kidepo is outstanding for its birds of prey. Of 58 species recorded 14 are believed to be endemic to Kidepo and the Karamoja region. These include Verreaux’s Eagle, Egyptian Vulture and Pygmy Falcon. Also of note are four species of Hornbills; Red-billed, Yellow-billed and Jackson’s Hornbill and these are peculiar to Kidepo, while the Giant Abyssinian Ground Hornbill is quite common. There is however no comprehensive survey in Kidepo and keen visitors stand a good chance of adding to the current list. Later in the evening, you will be entertained by a cultural group from the local community. They have traditional dances like the Emuya of the Naporre and Nyangia ethnic groups, and the Larakaraka and Apiti dances of the Acholi. Overnight at Apoka Rest Camp,Nga Nga’ Moru Camp or Apoka Safari Lodge
Day 3: Departure back to Kampala
On this day, we drive back to Kampala marking the end of our 3 day Uganda Wildlife and Cultural Safari to Kidepo national park.
END OF THE TOUR
Luxury options: Apoka Safari Lodge
Mid range: Nga' Moru Camp
Budget: Apoka Rest Camp
- Return transfer from & to Entebbe Airport
- All Activities in the itinerary i.e Boat rides, game viewing, etc
- Full time English speaking guide
- Meals as indicated ( meals on the trip )
- Admission fee and park entrance permit
- Drinking water, Tea, coffee, snack
- Alcoholic beverage, Laundry, Souvenirs
- Visa fees
- All other items of personal nature bought or used during the trip
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30% for land cost packages
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