Zebra Safari Lodge – Kidepo is a newly built mid- range accommodation found in Kalukudo Village, Karamoja sub region, Karenga district ,just a stone’s throw away from the famous Kalukudo Gate in Opot Pot Parish in Kidepo valley national park Nort Eastern Part of Uganda.
One can be at the lodge by road from kampala city Via Gulu- Kitgumu taking approximately 8-9 hours’ drive (571 kilometers) or a 2 hour flight with Aero link or bar aviation from Entebbe international airport to the close Apoka airstrip then few minute to be transferred to the lodge. The lodge is convenient and in a perfect base that allows unique glimpse with nature to travellers and tourists who want to explore Ugandan breathtakingly wild game and surrounding landscape.
Zebra Safari Lodge contains 5 spacious and comfortable king size cottages suitable for all types of travellers overlooking the beautiful savannah landscape reflecting African Traditional Building style with Grass Thatched roof and glass slided windows with comfort.
Cottages are well elevated on a raised ground decorated and furnished with private en suite facilities of flushing toilets, bathroom with hot and cold showers, beds wrapped with mosquito nets, hand wash basins, extinguishers, white duvets, dressing mirrors , chairs and tables , free toiletries, complementary bottled water and many more. Cottages have large veranda, private wooden balconies and large sitting areas overlooking the spectacular view of the savannah landscape and surrounding area. Cottages are well equipped with comfortable and spacious beds with queen sized beds. Rooms vary in different size with single beds for individuals, double/twin bed for sharing and family and triple rooming options with different costs ranging from 150$ per night and above , sometime the rate is slightly high than in Low season.
Zebra Safari Lodge – Kidepo offers more services and facilities which include;
A restaurant in the main building that serves different meal types both international and local meals that meet guest’s choice. Meals include. Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can have meals in place of your choice either in the dining, garden or bush overlooking the beautiful landscape and enjoying the morning sunrises especially on bush breakfast served by well trained, friendly and organized staff.
A well-stocked bar with variety of drinks , local ,cocktail , wines, spirits and international beers, you relax in the evening while enjoying sundowners and sip the cocktail or Monktail while overlooking the spectacular view of the beautiful gardens , Mount Views and surrounding area ,
Services ; Free parking space available, Laundry and house- keeping services available , airport pick- ups and drop offs , Excellent and comfortable beds with washed and clean beddings. Massage services and spa available.
WIFI internet hotspot available at the in the main building that enables visitors to keep in touch with their families and friend
Recreational activities available at the hostel includes; community tours , nature walks in the local village, Game drive in the park that will give you a chance to spot wide range of animals.
Kidepo valley national park is found in northern east near kareng in Kaabongo district karamoja region in Uganda. The park occupies the total area of 1,442km squared. The park lies between Uganda’s border with Sudan an Kenya just 700 km from kampala. Kidepo valley national park is rugged savannah, hills and narus valley .it is dominated by dominated by the 2,750 metres Mount Morungole and transected by the Kidepo and Narus rivers. Kidepo valley national park has few different accommodations; budget , mid range and luxury accommodation. The park has various animals over 86 species of which includes; elephants, buffaloes, lion even some tree climbing lions in savannah grounds , zebras both black and white, antelopes, cheetahs ,spotted hyenas etc and 463 different bird species like; the Kori bustard, Abyssinian ground hornbill, secretary bird, ostrich, carmine, yellow-billed and Jackson’s hornbills and some ostriches. March to April is the best time to be in kidepo national park for the variety of animal species migrating to look for food.
Chances are high of spotting the tree climbing lions which usually rest in the branches of the sausage trees close to the Narus Valley or on the rock just as you drive to the Apoka Park Headquarters. The local communities around the park are pastoral karamojongo people which are similar to the masaai of Kenya. While in kidepo you can do different activities which include; game viewing in the vast savannah ,you spot variety of animals like ;herds of cape buffaloes, African elephant ,cheeters ,lions and other animals, hot spring visit in kanangorok and kidepo valley , nature walks in the park community visits in the local village of karamoja(traditional dances), hiking mount morungule, bird watching since the park has different bird species and many more activities