Cheetahs in Kidepo
The cheetahs are one of the rare animals that can hardly be seen in any national park but in Uganda they are found in the pearl of Africa hidden treasure in the most remote national park that can’t easily be accessed either.
The park is situated in the north Eastern part of the country. Cheetahs belong to the cat family and can only be found in kidepo national park in Uganda, some years ago there were a lot of fears that the cheetahs might have been extinct from kidepo valley national park but reports have it that they are spotted in the park though not very oftenly.
There were reports from the Uganda wildlife that there about only 20 cheetahs in Kidepo valley national park. therefore something must be done to protect them and their habitat to avoid more extinction there are several non government organizations implementing conservation programs to reduce the poaching activities and over use of animal habitats the best time for viewing cheetahs and other big cats is before sunrise and at sunsets.
However apart from the rare cheetahs, the world’s largest bird can also be sighted in Kidepo in large groups – the ostriches not recorded to be in any other national park in Uganda.