Kidepo Valley National Park is found miles away from the hustles of Kampala city, strategically located in the North-Eastern corner of Uganda. The park is a great place to experience for all travelers who nature lovers. The virgin Kidepo valley National Park was gazetted as National Park in 1962 and it was ranked as 3rd best Uganda Safari Park in Africa by CNN in 2017, the park stands on an area 1442 square kilometers dominated by open Savannah terrains, vast plains and mountainous landscape worthy to explore while on a Uganda Safari. Here below, we are more than delighted to present you outstanding reliable information why you should visit Kidepo Valley National Park this Season;
The Picturesque Landscape
On your Uganda roadtrip to this park, you encounter dirt roads as you navigate through the wilderness and these embrace signature of long lasting memories on a Uganda Safari. Game drives take you to explore the vast Savannah plains that allow your sight to reach far beyond the places your feet could take you. Groove on the eye catching scenic views of Mt Morungole that rises above the plains and the open rugged Savannah which fills the terrain of the park.
The People and their authentic Culture
Kidepo Valley National Park is dominated by the Karamoja region and this features two wonderful communities blessed with two people who live in this place namely; the Ik people and the Karamojong. As you these communities, meet and greet with the local natives, enjoy interesting culture, food, customs and livelihood is centered upon this milky graceful being. Both these tribes live in these communities. Exploring their beliefs, partaking in their traditional meals and watching their folklore or participating in their dance is an experiential session worth travelling miles for to Kidepo Valley National Park.
The Hot springs
Kidepo Valley National Park is another great place where you can groove on intriguing hot springs – the “bubbly Kanangorok Hot Springs” – translated to mean the place of black stones simmers away close to the South-Sudan border and is believed to have healing powers for skin diseases. The drive to this beautiful hot springs takes you past the Kidepo river – a seasonal water hole where you encounter stunning wildlife of the park.
There are over 475 colorful bird species that have been recorded thriving in this remote yet beautiful safari park making Kidepo valley National Park another great birder’s haven besides Queen Elizabeth National Park in the realm of bird species. Some birds species found in Kidepo Valley National Park include; specific to the Karamojong region such as the Karamojong Apalis. Other species available for you to tick off your bird list are the Yellowhammer, Verreaux’s Eagle, Pygmy Falcon, Egyptian Vulture, Neoprene, Black-Breasted Barbet and Somali Ostriches among others
The Beautiful Wildlife and Flora
The park is blessed with lots of thrilling wildlife fauna that gives you glimpse experience on your first sight, namely; Zebras, Duikers, Jackson’s hartebeest, Elephants, Lions, Elands, Bat Eared Fox, Geunther’s Dik-Dik, Jackals, Rothschild Giraffes, Striped Hyenas, Klipsinger, Mountain Reedbucks, Buffalo, Defassa Waterbucks, Cheetah, Kongoni, Kobs, Pata Monkeys, Bush Pigs and the only park with Ostriches. The flora includes; Savannah, Borassus palms, Sausage Trees and Acacia. To say that the list is exhaustive would be far from the truth.
What to pack for a Uganda Safari to Kidepo Valley National Park?
- As you get set to explore the amazing Kidepo Valley National Park, you can pack safari gears like;
- Carry along with you light cotton clothes for the heat of day and layers for the cold that comes by night and at dawn.
- A camera to freeze your experience for posterity
- Sunscreen to shield your skin from and enough water to quench your thirst in this arid region are some of the things that should not miss in your Cargo bag.
If you are planning a Uganda Safari to Kidepo Valley National Park this season, we hope the above information guides you to enjoy long-lasting memories in the park. To book with us a roundtrip to Kidepo Valley National Park, simply send us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us now on +256-700135510 to reserve your safari now.