Activities in Kidepo National Park
Activities in Kidepo National Park: Kidepo Valley National Park is among the national parks in Uganda that will offer amazing experiences during your safari experience. The park is a home to a number of rewarding attractions like a numerous bird species some of the endemic species, a number of migratory species making it a number one birding destination when you visit Uganda. You can have the chance to see a number of animal species where you will get to see some of the big five animals in Uganda like the buffaloes, lions, elephants including rare species like the bat eared fox, striped hyena, caracal, cheetah, hunting dog which can be seen when you participate in a number of activities in kidepo valley national park among other rewarding attractions, in the park you will also get to see a number of animal species.
It should also be noted that with a number of safety precautions that have been established to combat covid-19/ coronavirus. Among the different activities that are carried out include; ensuring tourists to put on their masks as they take part in the different activities, maintaining social distance, ensuring tourists to regularly disinfect their cars, using temperature guns to regularly check for any temperature abnormalities among other safety precautions has made kidepo national park one of the safest national parks in Uganda where you will take part in a number of activities without having any worry of contracting the virus while taking part in a number of activities.
Among the activities in Kidepo Valley National Park that you will participate in for a memorable Uganda safari, the game drives are the most rewarding because of a number of rewarding attractions that you will get to see because the park because the park is a home to over 500 bird species, 86 mammal species that can be seen which include; buffaloes, giraffes, bush pig, black headed jackal, bat eared cheetah, caracal, lions, zebras, elephants, giraffes among other mammal species in the park. All of the attractions can be seen along the different tracks in the park. During the drives through the Narus Valley where you will find the permanent water points where you will get to number of animal species can be seen gathering around the water source to quench their thirst from for instance; buffalo and elephant, zebras, giraffes, elephants among other species in the park. Along the Kanangorok Hot Springs where you will see exceptional views of the landscape, through Apoka; you will see Kidepo River where you will see a number of bird species like ostriches and secretary birds that are often seen in the area, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill Clapperton’s Francolin, African King Fisher, four banded sand grouse and many more birds.
Kidepo valley national park is considered one of the best birding destinations in Uganda that will ensure you have an amazing experience during your Uganda safari. With over 300 bird species that can be seen during a number of activities in kidepo national park. There are a number of birding spots in the park where you will get to see rewarding attractions for instance Apoka Rest Camp where you can find a water source which attracts a number of water birds and many other bird species like; the Abyssinian Roller, Purple Heron, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill Clapperton’s Francolin, African King Fisher, four banded sand grouse and so on. Interesting about the activity is the fact that you will get to see a number of rewarding animal species like the elephants, buffaloes quenching their thirst from the water which will offer amazing experiences for an amazing experience during your safari.
There are a number of cultural groups that can be visited when you take part in the cultural tours during your safari in kidepo national park. Some of the communities you will get to visit include the Leopard Village, Muhokya village the Karamajong communities that you will find interesting when you visit the communities. Interesting about the activity is the fact that you will have the chance to understand more about the different communities and their rewarding cultures and many other rewarding features. When you visit the Karamojong, you will see the Manyatta which is the famous building style for the Karamojong people where families build huts in the same area which is a way of bonding with one another. You will also have the chance to understand their unique values like how they carry out cattle rustling because they believe that all the cattle in the world is their gift from God among other interesting features of the cultural groups.
While visiting Kidepo national park, you should not miss out on hiking which is among the rewarding activities in kidepo valley national park. There are a number of different mountains that you can get to hike but among the different mountains, mount Lonyili is the most rewarding because of the number of rewarding views and attractions you’ll get to see during the activity along the different slopes of the mountain. there are a number of montane forests which are a habitat to a number of primate species like the black and white colobus monkey, kavirondo bush baby, red tailed monkeys among other primate species which interesting about the hike is the fact that you will also get to see a rewarding group of people that is the Ik people found along the higher elevations of the mountain. The Ik people are an interesting group of people with unique cultural value that you will get to learn when you visit them with their unique cultural values that will offer authentic experience for a rewarding safari.