Kidepo Valley National Park Uganda is located in the extreme North of the country bordering with Sudan and Kenya, Kidepo Valley National Park covers an area of 1,344 square kilometers.
Due to its remote location this park is less visited, but it has the most spectacular scenery of mountains and vast savannah landscapes. The park is home to the Karamojong pastoralists.
Animal species found in the region include; giraffe, ostrich, elephant, cheetah, leopard, kudu, zebra, buffalo, amongst others. It is 840 kilometers from Kampala and although the journey can be tough, taking up to two days, the diverse landscape past makes the journey worthwhile.
There is also a light aircraft airstrip at Akopa. At times of unrest in Sudan, the north section of the park is closed. By Road: Kidepo Valley National Park is about 700 kilometers from Kampala and even if the expedition can be challenging, use about to two days, the great landscape past provides a wonderful the expedition that is worth your expenditure.
Animals & Birds of Kidepo Valley National Park
The park supports a great avifauna. 465 species have been registered. There are also approximately 80 species of mammals of which 28 are not seen elsewhere in the other Ugandan parks.
A number of the wild game in this park comprise of the cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), Leopard (Panthera pardus), Lion (Panthera leo), Bat eared fox (Otocyon megalotis), Caracal (Felis caracal), Striped Hyena (Hyaena hyena), Lesser Kudu (Tragelaphus imberbis, Elephant (loxodanta Africana), Beisa Oryx (Oryx gazelle), Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis), Burch ells Zebra plus a number of Antelopes.
Kidepo Valley Park Highlights
2. Game Drives
3. Scenic views
4. Karamojong Manyattas (The Karamojong or Karimojong, are an ethnic group of agro-pastoral herders living mainly in the north-east of Uganda. Their language is also known as Karamojong or Karimojong, and is part of the Nilo-Saharan language group)