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Kidepo Valley National Park

The park lies in the rugged, semi arid valleys between Uganda’s borders with Sudan and Kenya, some 700km from Kampala. It was demarcated as a national park in 1962, it has a profusion of big game and hosts over 77 mammal species as well as around 475 bird species.


Kidepo is Uganda’s most isolated national park, but this few who make the long journey north through the wild frontier region of Karamoja would agree that it is also the most magnificent, for Kidepo ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses. From Apoka, in the heart of the park, a savannah landscape extends far beyond the gazetted area, towards horizons outlined by distant mountain ranges.

This biologically diverse region also provides shelter to a further 120 mammals, including several primate species such as baboons and chimpanzees, as well as elephants and antelopes. There are around 350 species of birds hosted in this forest, including 23 Albertine Rift endemics. In about 500kms South-west of Kampala.

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Highlights

 

The following are the activities conducted while in Kidepo Valley National Park:

  • Wildlife safaris for example Ostrich, Cheetah, lions giraffe Zebra, Eland topi among others.
  • Visit the Lorokul Cultural group, ancient culture of the Karamojong.
  • Visit traditional homesteads, sample local dishes and hear stories of the folklore of this remote tribe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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