Things to do in Kidepo valley national park in 2022
Things to do in Kidepo valley national park in 2022; Kidepo valley national park is located in northeastern part of Uganda in Karamoja region at the border of Uganda with south Sudan and Kenya. The national park was gazette in 1962 and covers a total areas of 1,442 square kilometers which is comprised of savannah grassland, woodland, tree and shrub steppe which act as habitat for abundant wildlife species including elephants, buffaloes, elands, giraffes, zebras, bush pigs, Jacksons hartebeest, oribi, bushbucks, black backed jackals, spotted hyenas, leopards, lions, cheetahs, hyenas and different bird species.
Things to do in Kidepo valley national park in 2022
Game drives in Kidepo valley national park
Game drive is the major activity in the park which gives tourists an opportunity to explore the park in a comfortable 4 WD pop up safari vehicle with an experienced driver guide who is conversant with different game tracks. Game drives in Kidepo valley national park can either be done very early in the morning or in the afternoon in the Narus valley or Kidepo valley where you will be able to view animals like Uganda kobs, buffaloes, waterbucks, bushbucks, zebras, elephants, giraffes, view predators like lions, leopards, hyenas, cheetahs, elands, bohor reedbucks, oribi, Jackson’s hartebeest among others.
Night game drive in Kidepo valley national park
Kidepo valley national park also offers night game drive where you will explore the park at night with an armed park ranger and spot light torches for clear viewing of nocturnal animals. During the night game drive you will be able to view nocturnal animals like lions, leopards, cheetahs, reedbuck, serval cats, jackals, view hippos feeding among others.
Bird watching in Kidepo valley national park
Kidepo valley national park is a home of 450 recorded bird species including endemic birds, forest birds and migratory bird species. There are various areas for bird watching in Kidepo valley national park such as Apoka rest camp, around the fringes of Narus valley, Namumukweny valley among others. During bird watching, you will be accompanied by an experienced bird guide who will help you to spot different bird species like ostrich, pygmy falcon, Abyssinian ground hornbill, black breasted barbet, purple grenadier, African moustached francolin, rufous chatterer, Ethiopian swallow, superb starling, red billed ox-pecker, marsh tchagra, African grey flycatcher, black coucal, Egyptian vulture, dark chanting goshawk, red winged pytilia, Karamoja apalis, scarlet chested sunbird, greater kestrel among others.
Hiking/nature walks in Kidepo valley national park
This is an interesting activity in Kidepo valley national park where tourists get an opportunity to explore the park on foot accompanied by an experienced park guide and an armed park ranger to protect you from dangerous wild animals. Nature walks in Kidepo valley national park can be done around Apoka rest camp, along Rionomoe trail, around the eastern Kakine circuit, hike the Lomej Mountains among others. During the guided nature walk you will get up-close and personal with animals like giraffes, zebras, waterbucks, Uganda kobs, elephants, buffaloes, listen to sweet sounds of bird species, enjoy the cool breeze, meet the IK people, enjoy the cool breeze, take beautiful pictures among others.
Cultural tours in Kidepo valley national park
This is one of the fascinating activities in Kidepo valley national park where tourists get a chance to interact with the Karamojong and Ik people. During the cultural tour you will be able to learn about the local peoples lifestyle, culture, way of living, traditional way of dressing, visit their manyatta homesteads, museum where they sell traditional items like stools, knives, bows, arrows, jewels, spears, beads, learn how bride price is determined, enjoy their traditional entertainments among others.
Best time to visit Kidepo valley national park in 2022
Kidepo valley national park can be visited anytime throughout the year though the best time is during the dry season also known as the peak season in the months of June, July, August, September, December, January and February. During the dry season there is less rainfall in the national park therefore animals will easily be spotted drinking water along the water bodies and nature walk trails will be dry and passable.
Kidepo valley national park can also be visited during the wet season in the months of March to May and November because that’s the best time for bird watching where bird lovers will be able to view colorful and migratory bird species.
Where to stay in Kidepo valley national park
There are a number of accommodation facilities where you can stay during your safari in Kidepo valley national park. The accommodations range from luxury, midrange, budget and campsites including Apoka safari lodge, Adere safari lodge, Kidepo savannah lodge, Nga moru wilderness camp, Apoka safari camp among others.
How to get to Kidepo valley national park
Kidepo valley national park is located in north eastern part of Uganda and can be accessed by both road and air transport means.
When using road transport means, there are various routes that you can use to access Kidepo valley national park for example the route from Kampala, Karuma, Gulu, Kitgum and then to Kidepo valley national park which takes about 10 hours’ drive.
Route from Kampala, Karuma, Lira, Kotido, Kaabong and then Kidepo national park which takes about 12 hours’ drive.
Route from Kampala, Mbale, Sironko, Moroto, Kotido, Kaabong and then Kidepo national park which takes about 12 hours’ drive.
Route from Kampala, Mbale, Soroti, Moroto, Kotido, Kaabong and then Kidepo national park which takes about 13 hours’ drive.
Kidepo valley national park can also be accessed by air transport means whereby you will book domestic scheduled or charter flights with Aero link Uganda from Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airfield to Apoka airstrip and then connect to Kidepo valley national park. Domestic flights to Kidepo valley national park can be booked by your trusted tour operator.
Kidepo valley national park is the real definition of wilderness and for more information about the things to do in Kidepo valley national park in 2022, you can contact us at Achieve Global Safaris or visit our website page www.kideponationalpark.com for affordable wildlife packages in Kidepo national park and other destinations like Murchison falls national park and Queen Elizabeth national park.