Top Safari Activities To Do In Kidepo Valley National Park 2024

Kidepo valley national park experience

Top Safari Activities To Do In Kidepo Valley National Park 2024 : Kidepo valley national park Uganda most isolated national park located in north eastern part region in Karamoja district between Uganda’s border with South Sudan and Kenya.  Kidepo valley national park covers a total area of 1,442 square kilometres and it’s a home of over 77 mammal species including elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards, Uganda kobs, giraffes, cheetahs, zebras, elands, reedbucks, waterbucks, oribi among others and over 476 bird species. Kidepo valley national park offers a number of safari activities that visitors can engage in during the safari including,

Top safari activities to do in Kidepo valley national park 2024

Game drives in Kidepo valley national park

Game drive is one of the major activities in Kidepo valley national park where you will be able to explore the park in a comfortable pop up safari vehicle with a professional driver guide. Game drives in kidepo valley national park can either be done very early in the morning when animals are more active, in the afternoon or in the evening when animals are going to their resting areas. During the game drives, you will follow different game drive tracks such as Narus valley, kidepo valley among others where you will be able to view different animals like elephants, buffaloes, zebras, leopards, giraffes, cheetahs, oribi, Jackson’s hartebeest, waterbucks, dik dik, reedbucks, warthogs among others.

Bird watching in Kidepo valley national park

Kidepo valley national park is a home of over 476 recorded bird species including forest birds, savannah birds and migratory bird species which makes it one of the best birding destinations in Uganda. during bird watching, you will be accompanied by an experienced bird guide who will help you to spot different bird species including Ostrich, Secretary Bird, Superb Starling, Vinaceos Dove, Black-headed Plover, Little Green Bee-eater, Yellow-billed Shrike, White-crested Turaco, Red-winged Lark, Karamoja Apalis, Singing Bush Lark, Secretary Bird, African Swallow-tailed Kite, White-bellied Go-away bird, Nubian Woodpecker, White-bellied Tit, Ethiopian Swallow, Four-banded Sand Grouse, Red and Yellow Barbet, Kori Bustard, Dark Chanting Goshawk, Northern Carmine bee-eater, Jackson’s hornbill, Pygmy Falcon, Golden Pipit, Chestnut Weaver among others.

Top Safari Activities To Do In Kidepo Valley National Park 2024
Bird watching in Kidepo valley national park

Nature walks/hiking in kidepo valley national park

Nature walk/hiking is an adventurous activity in Kidepo valley national park where you will be able to explore the park on foot with the company of an experienced park guide and armed ranger guide to protect you from any danger.  During the guided nature walk which can be done around Apoka rest camp, Rionomoe trail, Lomej mountains, Namamukweny valley among others, you will get up-close and personal with different animals like elephants, zebras, reedbucks, giraffes, listen to sweet sounds of bird species singing in tree branches, view colourful butterflies, birds, enjoy the cool and quiet place, take beautiful pictures among others.

Cultural tour in kidepo valley national park

Cultural tour is an exciting activity in Kidepo valley national park where you will be able to interact with the Ik and Karamajong people, learn about their culture, tradition, way of living, lifestyle, listen to their ancient stories, taste their local dishes, enjoy their traditional performances in form of dance and music, buy craft souvenirs among others.

Best time to visit Kidepo valley national park

Kidepo valley national park can be visited anytime throughout the year though the best time is during the dry season in the months of June to September and December to February because during this time there is less or little rainfall in the park therefore access roads and game drive trails will be dry and passable, vegetation in the park will be short which gives you an opportunity to view different animals clearly.

How to get to Kidepo valley national park

Kidepo valley national park is located in the north eastern part of Uganda and can be accessed by air transport means where you will book scheduled or charter domestic flights with Aerolink Uganda from Entebbe international airport to Apoka airstrip and then connect to the park headquarters by road.

Kidepo valley national park can also be accessed by road transport means and when using road transport, there are four routes that you can use to get to kidepo valley national park including,

Route from Kampala via Karuma, Gulu, Kitgum and then to kidepo valley national park which takes about 10 hours’ drive.

Route from Kampala via Karuma, lira, Kotido, Kaabong and then to Kidepo valley national park which takes about 12 hours’ drive and also the most common route used.

Route from Kampala via Mbale, Sironko, Moroto, Kotido, Kaabong and then to Kidepo valley national park which takes about 12 hours’ drive.

Route from Kampala via Mbale, Soroti, Moroto, Kotido, Kaabong and then to kidepo valley national park which takes about 13 hours’ drive.

Where to stay during your safari in Kidepo valley national park  

Kidepo valley national park has a number of accommodation facilities ranging from budget, midrange and luxury where you can stay during your safari including Apoka Safari Lodge, Zebra Safari Lodge, Kidepo Savannah Lodge, Adere Safari Lodge, Apoka Rest Camp, Nga’Moru Wilderness Camp among others.

For more information about the top safari activities to do in Kidepo valley national park 2024, you can reach out to us at Achieve Global Safaris or visit our website for various safari packages.