What to Do in Kidepo Valley National Park (Uganda)

What to do in Kidepo Valley National Park Uganda include Wildlife viewing, a series of bird species, valley, & Culture. 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.

Kidepo Valley National Park features unique vegetation as well as two scenic valleys; Valley and Narus. The Kidepo and Narus Rivers are Season Rivers-during the dry season, they dry up and most wildlife are confined in fewer small pools for drinking water. The Narus Valley is one of Kidepo’s iconic points when it comes to game viewing in Kidepo National Park.

It features the vast savanna grassland and exceptional mountain landscape. Beneath the Narus is the Narus River which dries during the dry season and because of its strategic location to Narus Dams which is the only source of water for most wildlife species, it rewards visitors with breathtaking sights over a huge concentration of wildlife species including giraffes, buffaloes, cheetahs, lions, leopards and many more. Kidepo Valley is also ideal for visitors interested in diverse bird species.

Main Activities / What to Do in Kidepo Valley National Park

Game drives 

Kidepo Valley National Park is known for its exceptional game viewing experiences, a reason visitors on Uganda safari consider it a must-visit.

Game drives in this park are best conducted in a comfortable 4×4 safari vehicle with a pop-up roof.

Visitors can choose either the day game drives or night game drives.

Day game drives allow you to see wildlife species like African bush elephants, buffaloes, antelopes, birds, cheetahs, lions, leopards, zebras, giraffes, and many more.

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Bird Watching in Kidepo Valley

Bird Watching Activity

Bird watching activity in Kidepo Valley National Park allows one to identify a variety of bird species including the white-faced scops owl, black-headed plover, yellow-necked spurfowl, eastern pale chanting goshawk, African swallow-tailed kite, ostriches, Nubian woodpecker.

Ruppel’s and Superb starling, little weaver, red-cheeked cordon bleu, yellow-billed shrike, broad-tailed warblers, Clapperton’s francolin, Vinaceous doves, pygmy falcon, white-bellied tit, mouse-colored penduline tit, red-winged lark, red-fronted barbet, little green bee-eater, African gray flycatcher, white-bellied go-away bird.

Cultural Encounter tours

Cultural encounter safaris in Kidepo Valley National Park offer visitors a chance to interact with the IK or Karamojong people in their communities.

The cultural experience here involves exploring more about the unique traditions, cultures, dances, and music performances of the Karamojong and IK.

Cultural Encounters in Kidepo Valley

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Cultural Encounters in Kidepo Valley

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