Wild Safari in Kidepo Valley National Park

Wild Safari in Kidepo Valley National Park : Home to over 77 mammal species and the park offers great opportunities for game viewing. 20 species of predator are present, including lion, leopard, and spotted hyena, Kidepo valley national park is Uganda’s third largest national park, and only Queen Elizabeth National Park contains greater biodiversity than kidepo valley national park but all the rest of the national parks cannot outgrow kidepo valley national parks biodiversity.

Kidepo Valley National Park crows stunning landscapes categorized by expansive plains, rugged mountains, and valleys dotted with acacia trees. The Narus Valley and Kidepo Valley offer magnificent vistas and opportunities for wild life safaris.

kidepo valley national parks currently has the largest numbers of over 470 bird species though 60 of these are recorded in no other national park in Uganda and on addition to the bird species in kidepo valley national parks, kidepo valley national parks is home to an elephant population is over 650, buffalo estimated to exceed 10,000 and 50 Rothschild’s giraffes.

Location of kidepo valley national park

Kidepo Valley National Park is located in the north-east of Uganda, close by the borders of South Sudan and Kenya with an enthralling place of semi-arid savanna, seasonal rivers and low mountains the national park’s landscape extends across 1,442km². Altitudes range from 914m above sea level on the valley floor to the 2,750m peak of Mount Morungole which dominates the horizon.

The remote location of Kidepo Valley National Park makes it Uganda’s most isolated national park and this means that the national park receives low numbers of sightseers and this has preserved the unique ambience of this untouched wilderness.

Yet while on a wild life safari to Kidepo Valley National Park Fortunate sightseers may even see a white-eared kob which is one of the rarest specie in Uganda and also witness Zebra’s graze on the plains and both greater and lesser kudu roam around the thick bush which are all endangered species in that can be found in the national park.

When to visit Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo Valley National Park is accessible all year round, but animals are more difficult to locate during the wet season (April to August) since they leave the valleys for higher ground hence its best to have a wild safari at Kidepo Valley National Park during the dry seasons which run from December to March.

In dry season, there are different kinds of Uganda safari activities such as; Wildlife Walks, game drives among other which all start in the early morning and late afternoon allowing sightseers to witness the different animals such as large buffalo herds, thirsty elephants, and antelope and over 56 species of raptor and for bird loves there are chances to sight see East Africa’s population of Clapperton’s francolin and the rose-ringed parakeet in their most active state and capture memories.

Safari activities at Kidepo Valley National Park

Established in 1962 Kidepo Valley National Park has a lot to offer to all its sightseers and these safari activities are the reasons as to why the national park is one of the must visit destinations in the country these include;

Wild Safari in Kidepo Valley National Park
Game Viewing

Game Safaris: Kidepo Valley National Park offers excellent game safaris opportunities, Guided game drives allow sightseers to explore the park’s diverse habitats and encounter its abundant wildlife, including the chance to spot rare and elusive species such as cheetahs and wild dogs.

Nature Walks: Kidepo Valley National Park offers various hiking trails and nature walks that allow sightseers to explore the parks scenic beauty up close AS they observe the flora and fauna.

Cultural Encounters: Kidepo Valley National Park is situated in an area inhabited by the Karamojong people, who have a rich cultural heritage and traditional pastoralist lifestyle. Cultural encounters with safari guides allow tourists to engage in some activities with the locals including visits to Karamojong communities to learn about their way of life, traditions, and crafts.

These are some of the few safaroi activities that can be experienced while at the national park as a sign to prove the beauty that is held by Kidepo Valley National Park of Uganda.

Accommodation in Kidepo Valley National Park

Currently, there are only two lodges and a government rest camp available in Kidepo Valley National Park and these include; Apoka Safari Lodge which is a luxury lodge perfectly located on a low rise in the middle of the plains ready to provide sightseers with all the necessary services while at the national park.

In conclusion, Wildlife is everywhere when it comes to a wild safari at Kidepo Valley National Park, whether you see zebra or buffalo grazing when the grass is high, or lion lazing in the dry months, you are in a prime position to appreciate the wilderness in all its glory while you wildlife safari kidepo valley national park.

For more information about wildlife safaris at kidepo valley national park one can get in contact with Achieve Global Safaris for bookings and other packages offered at the national park.

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