• Kidepo Valley National Park

    Kidepo Valley National Park is located in the north-eastern corner of Uganda. About 600 kilometres from the capital Kampala and on the edge of the South Sudanese border. A long drive from Kampala, where the last part of the road is unpaved. Therefore, you will have to add some extra driving hours to your road trip. Nevertheless, this park is well worth the long drive, because Kidepo Valley National Park is perhaps the most beautiful park in Africa

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Safari, Wildlife, Big Five, Roadtrip (4×4)

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  • COUNTRY
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    Safari, Wildlife, Big Five, Roadtrip (4×4)
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Family friendly
Off the beaten track
Eco friendly

THE REMOTE BEAUTY

The vast plains of the Kidepo and Narus Valley are overshadowed by Mount Morungole and traversed by the Kidepo and Narus Rivers. Depending on the season, the rivers disappear and the rolling green hills turn into dry-looking savannah. An additional advantage: the roaming game is a lot easier to find. Kidepo Valley National Park was awarded one of the best parks in Africa by CNN in 2017. The rugged, semi-arid valleys continue far beyond the park. It feels like you can see infinitely far, because of the hills that give depth to your horizon. The view alternates with thorn acacias, sausage trees (Kigelia Africana), herds of buffalo, and other fairy tale flora and fauna. When you look less far ahead you will soon see red sand or mud roads that you can only tackle with a 4 × 4. This pristine park gives you the feeling that you are completely alone. Moreover, combined with the beautiful surroundings, Kidepo Valley National Park beats the world-famous parks such as Ngorongoro Crater and Kruger National Park.

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WILDLIFE

A painful fact is that poaching in the 1980s has drastically reduced the number of animals in Kidepo Valley National Park. Fortunately, the current figures show an upward trend in the number of animals. With about 450 species of birds and more than 80 species of mammals, you can say that Kidepo Valley National Park is rich in wildlife. For example, there are cheetahs, leopards, lions, roan antelopes, reeds, and waterbuck. The giraffes and elephants protrude high above the grass and are therefore easier to find. Take a Ugandan Steve Backshall from Apoka Tourism Centre to find out exactly how the rest of the wild is moving. These rangers talk passionately about the animals and their motives, about the history of the park and the Karamojong culture.

THE WHAT- CULTURE!?

The Karamojong culture. Yes, Kidepo Valley National Park is located in Karamoja which is inhabited by the Karamojong: indigenous people who adhere to traditional ways of life and resemble the Kenyan and Tanzanian Maasai. When you drive south from the north-eastern Kidepo you pass several sprawling thatched villages. When you reach the town of Moroto you will find Mount Moroto on the right, the highest mountain in the Karamoja district. On the left, you look into a vast savanna landscape with round, simple houses of clay and see colourfully dressed nomads walking around with their cattle.

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