Chances are you don’t know enough about Kidepo National Park, do you? Located in the
North East of Uganda, over 500km from the capital Kampala is a national park that was once voted the best by CNN.
Getting there of course is no easy feat but good enough you will be consoled by the majesty that is Kidepo.
The park located in Kaabong District hosts a birdwatching variety and an antelope population unique in this area, generally, Kidepo is dry than other Ugandan parks, temperatures in this northern part of Uganda are usually so , so preparations that include gearing up for the heat are in order. But here are some quick things you should know about the park before you plan to come.
1. Ik people
One of the smallest tribes on earth lives there, the Ik people around Mount Murongole have been well documented , so a visit to Kidepo is also a cultural exploration of one of the strangest of tribes you may ever meet.
2. Unique lodges
Accessing Kidepo means relief from sweltering heat and variety of lodging options including Apoka Safari Lodge, Kidepo Safari Lodge among others. Some with raving reviews.
3. Birdwatching plus.
Bird varieties in Kidepo like Ostrich, little bee eater, red and yellow barbet, among others, mean you can double your experience with marvelous bird sights. The park also offers night game drives. In regards to birdwatching timing Safari bookings for example notes,
“The birdlife in Kidepo is good year-round, but at its best from March to April for all the specials and the many migrants. November to February has the least rain, while June to August has more. Rain shouldn’t be too much of a problem in this semi-arid part of the country. Migratory birds are in the valley from November to April. For wildlife viewing, the middle and end of the Dry season (November to February) is best. “
4. Rare Cheetah
Its hard to go wrong visiting Kidepo, the cheetah for example has been mentioned as one of the rare animals you find there, so let’s get talking, plan your trip wit us, consider visiting this amazing park north east of Uganda.
5. Rock- climbing Lions
The lion population in Kidepo has often been sighted as rock climbing, unlike is south west Uganda where lions are the tree-climbing types, explore such unique sights looking visiting Kidepo today.
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