Exploring Uganda Most Isolated National Park : Ten national parks in Uganda are home to a wide range of bird species and diverse wildlife. Uganda offers a variety of distinct attractions, ranging from the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains to the Savannah grasslands of Murchison Falls National Park. The number of visitors to these locations varies depending on a number of factors, including accessibility, tourist preferences, and proximity to the capital city.

Kidepo Valley National Park, which is situated in Kaabong District in the northeastern region of the nation and spans approximately 1,442 square kilometres, is the most remote national park in Uganda. The park is located roughly 700 kilometres from Kampala, the capital of Uganda, in the rough, semi-arid valleys that separate Uganda from Sudan and Kenya. Discovering the Most Isolated National Park in Uganda is an incredibly thrilling experience.

Kidepo Valley National Park

In order to protect the animals from hunting and to stop additional bush clearing, the British Colonial Government gazetted the Kidepo area, which had previously been home to farmers and hunters known as Ketebo in the 1800s. The reserve was transformed into a national park in 1962 by Milton Obote’s newly independent Ugandan government.

The floors of the two valley systems formed by the rivers Kidepo and Narus are between 3,000 and 4,000 feet high. The Kanangorok hot spring, which is situated in the northern portion of Kidepo on the border with South Sudan, serves as the park’s permanent water source.

The Kidepo basin and the Narus Valley have different animal populations and types of vegetation. Because of the variations in rainfall, the vegetation in the majority of Kidepo Valley National Park is open tree Savannah.

Exploring Uganda’s Most Isolated National Park

Visits to Kidepo Valley National Park are a reliable means of coming across these and many other rare animal species, which are the subject of most Uganda safari stories. More than 80 animal species can be found in the park, some of which are unique to Uganda and cannot be found in any other national park. The cheetah, bat-eared fox, hunting dogs, striped hyena, roan antelopes, klipspringer, beisa oryx, and other rare animal species can be found in Kidepo. The Kidepo Valley National Park is home to a wide variety of other animal species, such as warthogs, oribi, burchell’s zebras, Jackson’s hartebeests, lions, leopards, cape buffaloes, elands, bush duskier, elephants, bush pigs, bohor reed bucks, rothschild giraffes, and defassa water bucks.

Bird Watching in Kidepo Valley National Park

More than 460 different bird species can be found in Kidepo Valley National Park. Notable species include the kori bustard and ostrich. The Egyptian vulture, pygmy falcon, varreaux’s eagle, abbyssinian ground hornbill, and yellow-billed hornbill are just a few of the bird species found in Kidepo.

Exploring Uganda Most Isolated National Park
Kidepo Giraffes

Where to stay in Kidepo Valley National Park

The Kidepo Valley National Park has several options for accommodation, including the opulent Apoka Safari Lodge, the mid-range Nga’Moru Wilderness Camp, the affordable Apoka Rest Camp, and the luxurious Kidepo Savannah Lodge. Kidepo Valley National Park is hidden, which makes it extremely likely that you will be able to find lodging in one of the park’s lodges. Still, it is a good idea to reserve lodging in advance when organising a Uganda Safari to the Kidepo Valley National Park.

Despite being the most remote Uganda Wildlife Park, Kidepo Valley National Park is still one of the best national parks in all of Africa. For additional information about visiting Uganda’s most remote national park, get in touch with us.

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