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Kidepo Valley National Park is a covering of an area of 1,442km2, Uganda’s most spectacular wilderness, Kidepo valley national park. Gazetted in 1962, same year Uganda got its independence, it is the most authentic of the African wildernesses in Uganda and probably the least visited parks due to the long-haul journey of travel. Kidepo valley is located in the North-Eastern part of Uganda bordering Sudan and Kenya, in the Karamoja region. It lies at an altitude range between 914 m and 2,750 m above sea level. This consideration, combined with the valley’s open, savanna habitat, makes it the park’s prime game viewing location.
Day 1 : Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park
Set off for a hours journey to Kidepo National Park and have a game Drive in the afternoon in the Narus Valley and there you will see numerous buffaloes, zebras, elephants plus giraffes, and if lucky lions, cheetahs plus leopards. In addition, there are numerous bird species along the way. This drive is really slow offering you wonderful opportunities take pictures of animals, birds, trees, butterflies and plants. You will dine and slumber at your lodge.
Day 2 : Morning Game Drive
Have breakfast and brace yourself another thrilling game drive in the vast Savannah of Kidepo Valley intercepted by patches of borassus palm and the rising scenic hills. Enjoy the stunning views of the morning sun shining over the hills of Lomej, the Lotukei Mountains to the north close to the Sudan border, the Morungole range to the southern boundary of Kidepo before the rays strike down to the endless valleys of Kidepo and Narus valley.
Return to the lodge for lunch and unwind a bit before embarking on a drive to Kidepo valley close to south Sudan boarder to visit the hot springs and you can encounter Ostriches within the region although their numbers are highly threatened by poaching by south Sudanese. Dinner and overnight at Apoka Safari lodge/Kidepo savannah lodge as above.
Day 3 : Return Trip to Kampala
After breakfast, we shall have a guided nature walk to see birds for 3 hours before we can embark on a return trip back to Kampala.