Best Safari Destination in Uganda – Kidepo Valley!
Situated in Northeastern Uganda in the least visited and remote Karamoja region, Kidepo Valley National Park is a virgin park in Uganda.
Kidepo Valley National Park is approximately 557 sq miles with a remarkable and undisturbed eco-systems. While in the Park, there are great views of Mount Morungole and is transected by the Kidepo and Narus rivers. These two are the magic of the park as they expose you to great wildlife encounters which just, invite any travelers on Uganda safari to give it a try.
Though within the arid areas of North Eastern Uganda, perpetual and untimely rains make Kidepo a desert ice. The untouched savannas harbor wide range of wildlife for anyone under taking a safari in Uganda with over 80 species of mammal most of which are only recorded in this area of all the Uganda parks and other protected areas
A burgeoning list of birds recorded make the park among the best for a birding safari including the Ostrich which is a highly sought after on many people doing birding safaris to Uganda and perhaps the whole of Africa, other bird species which are rarities to this area include the Clapperton’s Francolins, Red and Yellow Barbet, Swallow-tailed Kite, Pygmy Falcon, Red Footed Falcon, Rose-ringed Parakeet, Yellow-necked Spurfowl among others.
Game viewing, bird watching, foot safaris and mountain climbing are among the key activates and excitingly all year round, but us being key navigators and offering you the best times of viewing wildlife in Uganda and the other safari destinations we feature, we recommend you come from December to early March. During the dry season, it’s also worth the drive just to visit the seasonal Kidepo river and leisurely walk along its 50m wide bed of white sand between banks covered with magnificent borassus palm trees. We also bring you closer to the cultures of the people living in this area, THE KARIMOJONGS! Come share and learn about these people among the only animists in Uganda. If you are planning a safari to Africa, we advise you put Kidepo valley among the top destinations. Jungle Safaris dares, and having it in mind that the WORLDS REMOTE AREAS ARE GREAT HOMES TO RARE AND THREATENED WILDLIFE SPP! Let’s embrace them and conserve together.