Are you searching for an unforgettable adventure in Kidepo Valley National Park? This remote and secluded gem of Uganda is packed with exciting activities for visitors to experience. From spectacular wildlife sightings to thrilling outdoor activities, here are the top five must-do activities during your visit:
Endless game drives.
Kidepo Valley National Park offers endless game drives for wildlife enthusiasts. As you explore this stunning park, you may come across majestic animals such as Burchell’s zebras, cheetahs, lions, elephants, leopards, Defassa waterbucks, bushbucks, Cape buffaloes, giant elands, Uganda Kobs, impalas, spotted and striped hyenas, Rothschild giraffes, and Topis. You will also find warthogs in this park, and it is the only park where cheetahs are found.
Meet the native Karamojong culture.
Discover the rich and vibrant culture of the Karamojong people by visiting a nearby community. Here, you can experience traditional dances, appreciate unique clothing and artifacts, sample delicious local cuisine, and gain insight into this ancient culture. Be swept away by the stories and symbols that have been passed down for generations. Immerse yourself in the captivating culture of the Karamojong today.
Try out birding at Apoka area, Narus and Namamkwenyi Valleys.
Kidepo Valley National Park is an ideal destination for bird watching, boasting an impressive 475 species. Apoka Rest Camp, the Southern Narus and Namamkwenyi Valleys are renowned hot spots for sighting species like the Karamoja Apalis, superb starlings, the common ostrich, white-faced scoops owl, Kori bustards, secretary birds, black-breasted barbets, white-bellied go-away bird, yellow-billed shrikes, Scarlet-chested sunbirds, Nubian woodpecker, African Moustached warblers, Ruppell’s starlings, Clapperton’s francolin, Black Coucal, Mosque swallow, Broad-tailed francolins, and Little weavers. A visit to Kidepo will definitely delight any bird enthusiast.
Take a guided bush walk and mountain hikes.
Explore Kidepo Valley National Park in an entirely new way by going on a guided bush walk or mountain hike. Set out from Apoka (the Park Headquarters), preferably with an armed park Ranger, and enjoy the stunning scenes in the Namamkwenyi, Morungole mountain ranges, or Narus Valley. As you navigate the secluded paths, keep your eyes and ears open to spot wildlife from clues like footprints, droppings, and even their sounds! A bush walk or mountain hike promises an exciting and unforgettable wilderness experience.
Go on a photography tour
Capture unforgettably photogenic images at Kidepo Valley National Park, where savannah plains and acacia vegetation provide a stunning backdrop set against seasonal and permanent rivers. Narus Valley, in particular, is renowned for its breathtaking views and abundance of wildlife. Kidepo Valley National Park offers some of the most magnificent landscapes on the African continent – not to be missed.
To get the complete Uganda experience, consider combining your Kidepo Valley safari with Rhino tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, game drives through Murchison Falls National Park, chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest, and even a Mt. Elgon National Park climb or Sipi Falls hike. It’ll be an unforgettable journey!