Game Viewing Safaris: Visitors travel to Kidepo valley national park for several reasons but each one takes note of a high collection of wildlife species. The park is home to more than 70 mammal species, some of which are only endemic to Kidepo valley national park in Uganda. Kidepo valley national park has reputation of unique carnivorous mammal species restricted to this habitat; cheetah, striped hyena, caracal, bat-eared for and aardwolf besides other carnivores common in other wildlife areas; lions, leopards, spotted hyenas, black-backed jackals, serval, cats, side-striped jackal, civets amongst others. Some lucky visitors have rammed into a pack of hunting dogs on some occasion. There are unique herbivores as well restricted to Kidepo valley national park; klipspringer, lesser kudu, greater kudu, Chandler’s Mountain reedbuck and Guenther’s dik dik. The elephant, buffalo, Burchell’s zebra, Rothschild’s giraffe, eland, bushbuck, duiker, Bohor reedbuck, Jackson’s hartebeest, waterbuck, Uganda kob, bush pig, warthog, oribi and many others are more common.
Large collections of mammal species may seem scattered in all directions but the most successful game viewing safaris follow particular trends and not merely wander in the wilderness. The time of the day to set out for the safari, different wildlife species prefer different vegetations covers, the habits and characters of game, weather at the time, recent sighting areas, behavior of other game in the same location amongst others are parameters guides use to locate particular game and make successful mammal sightings. Many game viewing safaris traverse the Narus valley because it has the resources most wildlife species crave for; permanent watering holes, fresh grass shortened by constant grazing that allows mammals to monitor the movements of predators. Incidentally, the predators also hang around places where prey is plenty and in Kidepo valley national park, the Narus valley is the ideal spot.
The game viewing safaris explore the Kidepo valley that has astounding landscapes and magical sceneries. The area is dry most part of the year, most mammals shift to areas with water and fresh pasture. To the travelers on tour of Uganda seeking exclusiveness, the Kidepo valley is the territory that never disappoints. The dry sand banks are unique places to mingle in bush picnic, sundowner, sand sports onto game viewing safari. How about exploring a little further onto the Kanangorok hot springs visit natural spa and get a body massage at zero price! These and many others are unique things that sweep visitors off their feet in magic and rank Kidepo valley national park top Uganda safari destination. Morning game viewing safaris start early morning and the visitors who are the wilderness at sunrise have ample time to witness the natural drama. It is appropriate to be in the wilderness late afternoon and witness wildlife wind up the activities of the day.
Night game viewing safaris are opportunities to spot nocturnal wildlife species. Game viewing safaris do not have a specific dressing but basing on weather patterns and experiences, appropriate wear may include pair of safari shorts, short sleeved, light tops in dull color, safari hut, cap, flip-flops in dry season, and safari shoes with strong socks in rainy season, sunglasses and rain gear in rainy season. Carry drinking water, snack, insect repellant, first aid kit, and sun scream. Ranger guides are conversant with the terrain, wildlife trends and know recent places particular species sighted. They are a moving databank about wildlife and sharing their unique wildlife experiences in many ways improves the quality of the game viewing safari. Book a ranger escort at Apoka Tourism office at Non Foreign Residents $20 and East African residents 20,000= for each day game viewing session. Night game drive Non Foreign Residents $100 per vehicle and East African residents 100,000= per vehicle