Kidepo’s breathtaking sceneries with huge buffalo herds and its unique , beautiful and virgin angulated hills offer a wonderful experience in Uganda.
Kidepo Valley National Park is a wilderness park, dry, hot and isolated, yet spectacular, magnificent and virgin, waiting to be discovered.
Traversed by large sand rivers, the park is renowned for its distinctive composition of wild game co-existing with the dry mountain forests, open savanna and hilltops capped by rock kopjes.
Enjoy the isolated wilderness dominated by the 2,750 meters Mount Morungole and transected by the Kidepo and great Narus rivers.
Perennial rains may make Kidepo an oasis in the semi-desert, but its tract of rugged savannah is home to 77 mammal species and almost 500 birds.
Game viewing is exciting all year round and so is bird watching, foot safaris and mountain climbing.
Even in the dry season, it is worth to drive just to visit the seasonal Kidepo river and stroll along its 50 meters wide bed of white sand between banks covered with Borassus palm trees.
The 1,442 sq km is located in northern Uganda and borders the Sudan in the north west and Kenya in the north east.
Activities in Kidepo Valley National Park
Game drives can be done along Narus valley as the park’s wildlife congregates here much of the year.
Among the animals in the park we find lions, zebras, elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, warthogs, waterbucks, reedbucks and other species of antelope.
Nature walks can be done at any time of the day and visitors will be able to view different species of animals like elephants, zebras, reed buck and a lot of bird species.
Community walks are one of the ways you can get to know more about the Karamajong lifestyle, culture, dressing style, dancing and the tools used.
The Karamajong are traditionally cattle raiders and hunters; however, through community conservation education, their lifestyle is gradually changing and most of them now know the value of conservation the park.
The Morungole ranges rise from the plains, even at 2,749 m the peak is not easily seen from most vantage points in the Narus valley, to enjoy the hiking and explore the Mount Morungole on foot is necessaries a ranger guide escort.
This activity can be done either in the morning or afternoon and the park has got a variety of birds.
Sand Along river Kidepo
Kidepo River is an intermittent sand river found in the northern part of the park. It stands out because it is lined by Borassus palms, making it look like an oasis in the Sahara.
The sand bed experience on river Kidepo can be very fascinating especially during the dry season. Many bird species can be found around this area and can enjoy the wilderness experience while listening to the different bird calls.