About Kidepo Valley National Park
Kidepo Valley National Park is one of Uganda’s most spectacular and remote parks tucked in the northeastern corner bordering Kenya and South Sudan. The park covers an area of 1,442 square kilometers and has an altitude ranging between 914m and 2750m. Kidepo Valley harbors scenery that is not in any other parks in East Africa. The park has a semi-arid climate with one rainy season in the months of April – September.
The park has two rivers i.e. Narus River and Kidepo River and the two rivers are seasonal. This means that in the dry season they dry out, as such the only water in the park is in the wetlands and remnant pools along the Narus valley. Stroll along the Kidepo River in the dry season and enjoy its 50m bed of white sand between banks covered by Borassus palm trees. You will be surprised to find heavily flowing rivers during the rainy season, such a unique setting, and a ‘beach’ during the dry season.
Best time to visit Kidepo Valley Park
Visitors on a Ugandan safari can visit Kidepo Valley Park at any time of the year. However, the dry season is the best time to visit this Kidepo Valley park for game viewing.
The dry months in Kidepo Valley begin in June, July, August and December, January, February, early March.
How to Get to Kidepo Valley National Park?
Main Safari Attractions in Kidepo Valley National Park
Wildlife in Kibale
Kidepo Valley National Park is one of Africa’s most magnificent wildernesses.
The park boasts of 77 species of mammals including – elephants, Rothschild’s giraffe, Burchell’s Zebra, Oribi, Klipspringer, Bohor Reedbuck, eland, hartebeest, lion, hyena and cheetah, leopard, striped jackals and perhaps Africa’s largest single herd of Cape buffalo – roaming grasslands that extend in all directions towards distant ranges.
Many species in this park are nowhere else in Uganda like Cheetahs, Eland, and Kudu. On occasions, you will see a white-eared Kob from the neighboring South Sudan.
Bird Watching in Kidepo
The park is also rich in birdlife with 465bird species and some of which in Uganda are only in Kidepo valley park and the Karamoja region. In protected areas, Kidepo Valley is next to Queen Elizabeth national park.
The birds to look out for include; Ostrich, Secretary bird, little green bee-eater, Kori bustard, Pygmy falcon, and Karamoja Apalis.
Kidepo is notable for its 58 species of prey including Verreaux’s eagle, Egyptian vulture, and Pygmy falcon, and 14 of these are believed to be endemic to Kidepo and Karamoja region.
POPULAR SAFARI PACKAGES TO KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK
3 Days Uganda Fly-in Tour to Kidepo Valley National Park located in North Eastern Uganda bordering Sudan. In this park, you can go for game drives, cultural visits to kraals, and Karamojong homesteads called Manyattas. View the rolling savannah grasslands and go for Nature walks.
4 Days Road Trip Safari Uganda Kidepo
4 Days Road Trip Safari Uganda to Kidepo Valley National Park located in North Eastern Uganda bordering Sudan. In this park, you can go for game drives, cultural visits to kraals, and Karamojong homesteads called Manyattas. View the rolling savannah grasslands and go for Nature walks.
5 Days Wildlife Safari to Kidepo
5 Days Wildlife Safari to Kidepo Valley National Park is located on Uganda’s border with Sudan and Kenya in the extreme corner in the Northeast of the country. The park comprises rolling savannah grasslands and a rugged spectacular mountain landscape. The park is accessible by road or…