Kidepo Valley National Park lies in the rugged, semi-arid valleys between Uganda’s borders with Sudan and Kenya, some 700km from Kampala. 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.
Of the 77 mammal species in the park, 28 cannot be found elsewhere in Uganda. Lions, Cheetahs, leopards, greater kudu, beisa oryx, can all be found among the various antelopes wandering the plains. There are over 500 bird species in the park. All this make it a very special place in East Africa; and because of its isolated location, there are few visitors. The Karamojong tribes, who live, in the most part, traditionally, add even more wonders to the park.
The rewarding Game Drives are the most attractive activity in Kidepo Valley National Park, but the Karamajong guided Nature and Community Walks are a close second. In addition, many visitors avail themselves of the hiking trails up the mountain to explore some of the diverse vegetation and wildlife that is available. Still others venture along River Kidepo to experience a natural sand river, with all its trimmings. It goes without saying that Kidepo is a bird watcher's paradise where ostrich the largest bird on earth is an often sighting.