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Kidepo Valley National Park safaris, tours & holiday packages

Uganda's most isolated park

Off the beaten track in the far north of Uganda, Kidepo is a wilderness that's rich in big game and bird species

Kidepo Valley National Park is Uganda’s most isolated national park, but the few who make the long journey north through the wild frontier region of Karamoja agree that it's also the most magnificent, for Kidepo ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses.

It lies in the rough, semi arid valleys between Uganda’s borders with Sudan and Kenya, some 700 kilometres from Kampala. Proclaimed as a national park in 1962, it has an abundance of big game, including 77 mammal species, and some 475 bird species.

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During the dry season, the only permanent water is found in the wetlands and leftover pools in the broad Narus Valley near Apoka in the heart of the park. These seasonal oases, together with the open savannah terrain, make the Narus Valley the park’s prime game viewing location during the dry season.

From Apoka, a savannah landscape extends far beyond the gazetted area, towards horizons outlined by distant mountain ranges. Uganda’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) used to be based on the border with South Sudan but seems to have moved on into the Central African Republic, so perhaps times are changing for Kidepo Valley and more people will venture north.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Kidepo Valley National Park

When is the best time to visit Mount Kenya National Park?

December to March are the sunniest months and perhaps the best time to visit. There are some cloudy periods and rain from March to May, and drizzle from October to early December which may restrict clear views. However, Mount Kenya National… go there.

When is the best time to visit Mokala National Park?

Although wildlife viewing is good throughout the year, the dry winter months of May to September are the best. During this season - animals gather at the waterholes and rivers, making them easier to spot. However, the daytime temperature is… go there.

When is the best time to visit Samburu National Reserve?

The months of December through March and July through October are dry, making them by far the best months to visit the Samburu National Reserve. When the wildlife viewing is at its prime. go there.

When is the best time to visit Tsavo East and West National Park?

May to October is the best time to visit Tsavo East and West National Park. The wildlife is easier to spot - since they gather around the waterhole. go there.

When is the best time to visit Lake Nakuru?

June to October and January to February. The wildebeest migration reaches the Masai Mara in July and remains until October - when they move back to the Serengeti in Tanzania. However, wildlife is easier to spot since the animals gather… go there.

When is the best time to visit Cape Point?

May and October is the best season to visit Cape Point - this time is the best for whale watching. go there.

What is the best time to see the great migration?

The best time to see the wildebeest migration is in August as the herds cross the Nile crocodile infested Mara River, crossing an international border between Kenya and Tanzania. go there.

What types of plugs are used in the Southern and Eastern African countries?

Botswana: Electric plug M 230V and 50Hz Kenya: Electric plug G 240V and 50Hz Malawi: Electrical plug G 230V and 50Hz Mauritius: Electrical plug C & G, 230V and 50Hz Mozambique: Electrical plug C,F,M, 220V and 50Hz Namibia: Electric plug… go there.

What are tented camps in Kenya like?

Kenya has a world of variety when it comes to tented accommodation camps, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to another realm in the bush as your every desire comes try. go there.

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Discover Africa and Carel has put in such an effort for us to experience the annual wildebeest migration, meticulous planning and accurate predictions with logical and the best accommodation options both sides of the Mara River guaranteed us…

Jates and Hil Oettle

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Planning the trip was managed extremely well especially since travel was at a busy time of year and not much notice was given. All communication was by email, and was responded to promptly and efficiently. Different options were provided…

Suzanne McKeen

All details were covered, all staff and food excellent, service was perfect - would highly recommend for sure.

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from United States of America

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