Located in the rugged semi-arid valleys along the border of Uganda, Kenya and South Sudan, Kidepo Valley national park are one of the best tourist destinations in East Africa. Hosting over 475 species of birds and over 77 mammal species, Kidepo Valley national park was officially gazetted in 1962. It is about 700km away from Kampala – the capital of Uganda. Irrespective of the isolated nature of Kidepo Valley national park, it ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses. A few visitors drive through the long journey northwards via the wild frontier of the Karamoja region.
Kidepo usually runs short of water during the dry season and the hope of its game always lies in the small oases and open savannah valleys. Animals are fond of converging on these oases in search of water hence making Kidepo a prime game-viewing destination, especially in dry seasons.
Kidepo Valley national park is the most remote safari park in Africa and is recognized for harbouring a number of animals some of which are endemic and restricted to the park in the entire country; including aardwolves, caracal, cheetahs, greater and lesser kudus, bat-eared foxes, to mention but a few. Do not miss the secret of watching the occasional lion without having to travel long distances.
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