KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

Kidepo valley national park covers an area of 1442sq.km and is situated along the border of Uganda with southern Sudan in the northeast in Kaabong district. It borders South Sudan in the North West and Kenya in the north east. It was gazzetted in 1962 and it is a wilderness park with rugged savannah landscape, dry, hot, isolated yet a virgin, traversed by large sand rivers, and dominated by the 2750m Mount Morungole. The park consists of 2 major valley systems of the Kidepo and the Narus valley, and you can also visit the Kanangorok hot springs. Kidepo is one of Africa’s most magnificent wildernesses with the big game favorites, rugged savannah, 475 bird species and 77 mammal species such as African elephants, Maneless Zebra, Rothschild Giraffe, Ostrich, Hartebeest, Hyena, lion, eland, and the largest herds of buffaloes. It is little visited thus visitors should expect to enjoy a high degree of solitude. Kidepo can be accessed using the Kampala - Gulu highway which is approximately 520km by road northeast of Kampala and this can take about 7-8 hours.


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