Kidepo valley national park is located in the northern part of Uganda on the border of three countries Uganda Kenya and Sudan, but the largest part of the park is on the Uganda side. its the largest park in all National parks in Uganda with an area of 144kmsq

Kidepo National Park is one of the best parks in Uganda for game drive because of various animals and birds but due to its locational, it receives fewer visitors in the whole year. you need a full day to travel from Kampala to Kidepo and you need a 4x4drive to enjoy the game. Kidepo valley national can be located easily because of the roads to the park were constructed directly to the gate of the park. A place to recover with nature, land, and culture comes together in Karamoja. Kidepo is one of the parks in Uganda with no wet season and it is always fairly dry, animals hide under the trees to cool down during a hot day

How to access Kidepo valley nation park

they are two ways of accessing the park but the most commonly used is by road. Air means of transport are not commonly used because its expensive for most tourists. By road, their two ways to access Kidepo ie Gulu road to kitugumu easier from Kampala, it will take you like 7hrs. The second road is Jinja road-Mbale-Soroti-Moroto and Kotido town but this is the most difficult road because you can’t drive it in one day it needs 2 days. You can use a private jet direct from Entebbe international airport

Is it safe for tourists?

The park is too big but well established with Agood management, they employed many rangers to cater for the tourists in case of any unpredicted animal attach. The tourists do need alot of precautions measures in Kidepo due as compared to other national park. All the routes for the game drive are marked in that self-drive is easier on the Game drive even without aguide

What is there in kidepo for tourists?

Besides the game drive in Kidepo, and bird watching there are very many different activities and sites to Visit in Kidepo valley national park.Kanagoro hot spring, Apoko is the major tourism hub in Kidepo, Different valley i.e Namamukweny valley, Naruse valley, Mt. morungulu, the mountains in Kidepo includes Lonyili and murungule mountain, and Lomeji


Accommodation in Kidepo is easier to get, some of the lodges, guest houses, and campsites are within the park and the rest are outside the park. staying in the accommodation inside you will pay for park entry. but if you are on self-drive

You can camp outside the park and enter inside the park when you’re going for a game drive some of the accommodations in Kidepo Valley National Park areApoka safari Lodge, Kidepo Savannah Lodge, Adera Safari Lodge,Ngamori Wildness Camp

More about Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda’s most remote national park, is a hidden gem teeming with wildlife and suspense. Imagine finding yourself in the heart of this vast wilderness, surrounded by the sounds of lions roaring, elephants trumpeting, and hyenas laughing. You’re on a game drive, your senses on high alert, as you scan the horizon for any sign of movement.

Suddenly, you spot a herd of elephants in the distance. You watch in awe as they graze peacefully, their massive forms dwarfed by the surrounding landscape. But your sense of awe is quickly replaced by suspense as you realize that a group of lions is stalking the herd. Lions stalking elephant herd in Kidepo Valley National Park. You hold your breath as the lions get closer and closer. The elephants are oblivious to the danger lurking nearby, but you can feel the tension in the air.

Finally, the lions make their move.

They burst from the bushes and charge at the elephants. The elephants scatter in all directions, but the lions are relentless. Lions charging at elephant herd in Kidepo Valley National Park

You watch in awe as the lions chase down one of the elephants and bring it to the ground. The other elephants watch in horror, but there is nothing they can do

The lions feast on the elephant carcass, while you watch from a distance, your heart pounding in your chest. This is the raw and untamed beauty of Kidepo Valley National Park.

But the suspense doesn’t end there. Kidepo is home to a variety of other dangerous animals, including cheetahs, hyenas, and buffaloes. You never know what you might encounter on a game drive or hike through the park.

One day, you might be hiking through a lush forest when you hear a rustling sound in the bushes. You turn around and see a leopard staring at you with its piercing green eyes.

Leopard staring at hiker in Kidepo Valley National Park. Another day, you might be on a boat trip on the Kidepo River when you spot a crocodile lurking in the water. You watch in fascination as the crocodile glides silently through the water, its powerful jaws agape.

Crocodile lurking in Kidepo River in Kidepo Valley National Park. Kidepo Valley National Park is a place where you can experience the thrill of the wild. It’s a place where you can see animals in their natural habitat, free from the confines of zoos and safari parks.

But it’s also a place where you need to be aware of your surroundings and take precautions. This is not a place for the faint of hearted.

Here is a summary of a 5 day planned itinerary at Kidepo Valley National Park

Day 1: Arrival at Kidepo Valley. With nature Nest Safaris, you book any available hotel or lodge around the park. There is a variety of options available in and around the park. Check in with your chosen hotel rooms and relax, or head out for an afternoon game drive to spot lions, elephants, giraffes, and other wildlife

Day 2: Wake up early for a morning game drive in the Narus Valley, a hotspot for wildlife sightings. After lunch, visit the Kidepo River and explore the riverine forests

Day 3: Take a full-day game drive to the remote Kanangorok area of the park, where you can see cheetahs, buffaloes, and zebras. On the way back to your lodge, stop at the Namukora Rock Formations for stunning views of the park.

Day 4: Take a guided nature walk through the Apoka Valley, where you can learn about the park’s flora and fauna. In the afternoon, visit the Karamojong people, a semi-nomadic tribe who live on the outskirts of the park

Day 5: Depart from Kidepo.

This itinerary can be customized to fit your interests and budget. For example, if you’re interested in hiking, you can add a hike to the top of the Kidepo Valley Escarpment for stunning views of the park. If you’re on a tight budget, you can camp in the park instead of staying in a lodge. Fun of African culture, be sure to also visit the pastoral karamonjongs, well known to have a preserved way of keeping large herds of cattle

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Additional tips for visitors

  • Be sure to hire a guide with experience in Kidepo Valley National Park.
  • Always be aware of your surroundings and make noise when hiking to avoid surprising animals.
  • Carry insect repellent, sunscreen, and a hat.
  • Bring binoculars and a camera to capture the park’s amazing wildlife.
  • Respect the animals and their habitat.

Are you considering an adventure that will leave you on the edge of your seat?, Kidepo Valley National Park is the place for you. Contact Nature Nest Safaris today to start planning your suspenseful journey to Kidepo Valley National Park.