Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo Valley National Park located in the Karamoja sub-region of northeast Uganda is one of the country’s most spectacular parks. Tucked away in Uganda’s most remote corner some 700km away from Kampala, the park, which covers 557 square miles of rugged savannah, offers probably the most authentic wild game viewing opportunities in East Africa. It is transected by the Kidepo and Narus rivers and has its highest point at the summit of the 2,750 metre high (9,020 feet) Mt Morungole. Owing to its relative isolation, Kidepo represents the country’s most mystical protected wildlife reserve harbouring scenery, flora and fauna rarely found anywhere else in East Africa.
The park has well over 77 species of mammal including the bat-eared fox, striped hyena, aardwolf, caracal and cheetah, in addition to other carnivores such as lions, leopards, and spotted hyenas, and the black-backed and side-striped jackals. Less common ungulates include the greater and lesser kudu, Chandlers Mountain reedbuck, klipspringer and Guenther’s dikdik. Other large ungulates include elephant, Burchell’s zebra, bush pig, warthog, Rothschild’s giraffe, Cape buffalo, eland, bushbuck, bush duiker, Defassa waterbuck, Bohor reedbuck, Jackson’s hartebeest and oribi. Five species of primates are also found in the park including the endemic Kavirondo bush baby.
The park boasts an extensive bird list of 463 species many of which are unique to the Kidepo region including ostrich, kori bustard, secretary bird, carmine, little green and red-throated bee eaters, Abyssinian ground hornbill, Abyssinian roller and Abyssinian scimitar bill, yellow-billed and Jackson’s hornbills and the Karamoja apalis. Kidepo is also notable for its birds of prey such as the Verreaux’s eagle, Egyptian vulture and pygmy falcon.

Key Attractions
Night-time Game Drives
Excellent Guided Walking Safaris
Bird watching
Visits to the local Karamajong community

Accommodation Options
Apoka Rest Camp offers up-market Chalets.
N’ ga Moru Wilderness Camp
There are several additional campsites operated by the Uganda Wildlife Authority near Apoka