Kidepo Valley National Park
Kidepo is a jagged, semi-arid valley between Uganda’s borders with Sudan and Kenya covering 1,442km2. Although Kidepo is the most isolated national park, it’s also the most magnificent park with Africa’s finest wildernesses and the two rivers – Kidepo and Narus – which disappear in the dry season, leaving behind traces of pools for the wildlife.
This park is gifted with over 77 mammals and almost 500 bird species recording. From the Apoka, in the core of the park, a savannah landscape extends far beyond the conserved area, towards horizons outlined by distant mountain ranges creating an environs of breathtaking scenery. The pastoral Karamojongs are found around the park with similarities to the Maasai of Kenya, and the IK.
Activities at the True African Wilderness;
Game drive; This is an interesting activity for all visitors as it brings them at a close range to the wildlife. With Escape To Africa experienced guide/ driver enjoy as many game drives as possible. And take as many photos as time permits.
Bird watching; Birding can be done either in the morning or the afternoon with an experienced guide. Be on the look out for the different bird species that are found in the park.
Nature walks; The beauty of the Nature walk in Kidepo is that it can be done at anytime of the day. While on the walk, vistors are able to view different wildlife which include; elephants, Zebras, Reedbucks, Bulbu. At the eastern Kakine Circuit wildlife can be seen up-close; 50 – 70m
Community Walk; Interact with the Karamajong and get to know their lifestyle, culture, dress cord and traditional performances. Unlike the other local communities that are found around the other parks, the Karamajong are relatively native and haven’t embraced modernization. However, with the conservation from Tourism, they are gradually adopting but at a very slow pace.
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