The rugged savannah and the natural beauty of Kidepo Valley National Park have a lot to offer the tourists visiting Uganda. Located in the northeastern part of Uganda in the Kaabong district, this national park is enriched with wilderness, with about 475 bird species and more than 77 mammal species, including lions, leopards, and cheetahs, elephants, jackals, waterbucks, and more. This national park brings you a fulfilling vacation with its numerous activities that you can enjoy. Here is a peek at some of the rejuvenating things you can experience here.
With 475 bird species residing in this national park, it’s truly a paradise for bird watchers. The variety of birds, such as savannah birds, migratory birds and endemic birds, makes it one of the best bird-viewing places in Uganda. You can visit the areas of Namamukweny and Narus Valley during the morning or evening game drive to see various birds where the concentration is high. You can spot birds such as the ostrich, black-breasted barbet, Karamoja Apalis, four banded sand grouse, African swallow-tailed kite, pygmy falcon, and African grey flycatcher, Abyssinian ground hornbill, long-tailed nightjar, and many more.
Hiking and Nature Walks
Uganda’s stretch of nature is second to none, and this is highlighted wonderfully in the Kidepo National Park with its beautiful hills and valleys. You can set out for hiking trails in the valleys, where you will encounter wildlife and vegetation along the path of Kidepo Valley. Filled with timeless white sand and palm trees, you can spot a few ostriches while visiting. Indulge in guided nature walks in the areas including Narus valley, Namamukweny valley and Kidepo plains. Guided nature walks start from 7 am, where you can feast your eyes upon the most picturesque sceneries and spot various animals like zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, elephants, waterbucks, reedbucks, and more.
Tourists can enjoy an adventurous game drive that starts in the early morning, around 6 am. You can choose between morning, evening and night drives, as per your convenience. Morning game drives are the most fulfilling as many animals are active during this time. During the drive, you can spot animals such as elephants, Uganda kobs, Oribi, Jackson’s hartebeest, giraffes, zebras, reedbucks and several others. You can also visit the Kanangaro hot springs and bask in the magnificent views of the mountains. Night game drives will give you the opportunity to spot various nocturnal animals such as caracals, aardwolves, hyenas, leopards, cheetahs, and more.
While visiting this national park, you can experience Uganda’s incredible culture. You can interact with the Karamajong people residing in the neighbouring areas and the Ik people living atop the Morungole mountain. You can enrich yourself with their culture, history and lifestyle as you visit their traditional Manyatta homes and rejoice in their music and dances.
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