Kidepo national park is a true gem with a huge abundance of wildlife. It remains a true rendition of tourism in Uganda but remains unknown to many! Kidepo Valley National Park was gazetted into a national park in the year 1962 and currently hosts over 75 species of mammals and 470 species of birds. All these fall in a prime game viewing location. This national park is situated in Kaabong district in Northeastern Uganda.
Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale National Park
Your visit to Kidepo Valley National Park will give you an opportunity to spot Chimpanzees yet amongst others; lions, cheetah, leopard, maneless zebras, kudus, buffalos, Oryx, gazelle, elephants, giraffes, elands, roan antelopes, striped hyenas, jackals, hyenas, zebras, reedbucks, waterbucks, Uganda kobs, Nile crocodiles, duikers, and many others.
Kidepo Valley National Park is vast. It is beautiful and full to the brim with exciting things to see. To many travelers on a tour of Uganda, Kidepo valley national park has exact features of the authentic African wilderness. Flat plains in scenic landscape and land features where beautiful wildlife species spread into all corners of the grasslands and mingle at will. Kidepo valley national park is a less trampled chaste and many travelers on tour into Uganda cannot resist the temptation to wander into the wilderness, explore nature and make personal discoveries. A nature walk into the beautiful Lamoj hills gifts the visitors an opportunity to spot wildlife within the adjacent valleys.
The landscape and land features of Karamoja region and Kidepo Valley National Park in particular are unique from the rest of Uganda. The Karamoja region marks the extreme ends where the arid conditions of North Africa meet grasslands of East Africa. Kidepo Valley national park is an intersection where unique bird species from different geographic zones meet. Kidepo valley national park is an Important Birding Safaris Area in Uganda with close to 450 bird species and a dream Uganda tour destination for bird watching expeditions. A dozen out of the 50 birds of prey species in Uganda are endemic in the Karamoja region. The birding safaris in Kidepo valley national park have high possibilities of sighting famous Ostriches, Abyssinian roller, Verreaux’s eagle, Yellow-billed hornbill, Egyptian vulture, Kori bustard, Pygmy falcon, Karamoja apalis, Jackson’s hornbill and many other species.