A secret off to find just opened to explore what a magical Africa has to offer, Kidepo Valley national park is located in Uganda at the far end bordering both Kenya and South Sudan. If want to establish whatsoever about the ancient Africa this is a perfect with authentic nature with people inclusive.
The park is positioned amidst people who are considered to be backward always with a narration of not waiting for the Karamojong to develop. Everything within the zone of Kidepo is just beautiful rightly from the people, wider scenery like nowhere in east Africa, various number of wildlife among many other encounters and all are just are authentic.
Kidepo Valley National Park is the 3rd largest park in Uganda covering an area of 1,442sqkm, raised at a lower altitude ranging from 914m to 2750m above sea level. The park can receive over 1000 people each years who go on Uganda safaris to explore this lost African village of wildlife and the entertaining authentic culture of the Karamojong and the Ik people.
Kidepo is Uganda’s most isolated national park, but the 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.
The park boats the largest single herd of up to 4000 buffalos than any other area in East Africa. Game drives offer superb game viewing with high degree of solitude. You can spot lions, cheetahs, leopards, spotted hyenas, giraffes, elephants, zebra, buffalos, cheetah, wild dogs, Aard wolf, black backed and stripe sided jackals, less and greater kudu, Dik dik, many of which are not found in other park of Uganda.
Bird watching is fantastic during nature walks and hiking on foot. You can spot ostrich and Abyssinian ground hornbill, Karamoja apalis and continue to meet the indigenous IK tribes outside the park and learn about the cattle warrior’s traditional culture.