Kidepo Valley National Park
Kidepo Valley National Park at 1,442km2 is a massive semi arid plain stretch of land extreme north east on the boundaries between Uganda and her neighbour countries Kenya and South Sudan. It was gazetted a national park in 1962 because of its high quality of and big numbers of wildlife species some not found anywhere else in Uganda. The park boasts of more than 77 mammal species most notable four out of the Big 5 giant mammals of Africa; Lions, elephants, buffalo and leopard. Take a Uganda safari into this extremely beautiful savannah grassland plains, dotted with almost evenly spaced acacia trees and borassus palms and meet very colourful mammals with beautiful colour patterns; cheetah, zebra, giraffe, and leopard at close range. In this national park blessed with magnificent beauty are more than 425 bird species most outstanding the Ostrich; the largest bird on the planet found nowhere else in Uganda.
Kidepo Valley National Park is more than 700km away from Kampala; Uganda’s capital city by road and not close to other urban centres. It is one of those virgin places whose outstanding natural beauty, has been less encroached upon by human activity, is less congested and a place where those who love a laidback lifestyle, nature and adventure get true happiness. Kidepo ranks highly amongst Africa’s wildest places with pure air; free of all pollutants.
Kidepo Valley altitude rises from 914m at Narus and Kidepo riverbeds to the highest point Morungole 2,750m above sea level. It generally a semi arid flat plain that extends beyond eyes can see and one of those rare places of the wild Africa in which wildlife spotting and nature interpretation is less tiresome.
Note the local communities around the park; a pastoral Karamojong people have lived in the wilderness grazing their big herds of domestic animals mutually alongside wild animals. They have all along depended on their domestic animals for all their basic home needs and have less contact with European civilisation. In some way their cultural and traditional activities support wildlife conservation purposes. Take organised safari into their homesteads manyatta in a big way of meet face to face with the core of African civilisation in its raw and natural form.
- Game Drive safaris
- Birding safaris
- Nature walks
- Cultural walks in the local communities.
- Camping safaris