KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

Kidepo, 1.442 sq. kms in size, is among the most spectacular parks in Uganda, though it is not very accessible due to its location in the northeast of the country bordering Sudan and Kenya. It lies at an altitude range between 914 m. and 2.750 m. above sea level. To get to the park, you can book charter flights from Entebbe or you can travel by road through Gulu and Kitgum.

Species. The vegetation is dominated by an open Savannah, with dry mountain forest and acacia forest. The park hosts at least 86 mammal species (elephants, zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, bushpig), including many predators, like black backed jackal, African hunting dog, bat-eared fox, cheetahs, caracals, lions and leopards. There are 17 antelope species. The bird checklist is of 463 species recorded, including 56 raptors, like pygmy falcon, tawny eagle, secretary bird, vultures.

Activities. A number of game drive loops direct visitors to the wildlife viewing locations in the Narus valley in the South West of the Park.