A herd of buffaloes in Kidepo Valley National Park, in North Eastern Uganda.

A herd of buffaloes in Kidepo Valley National Park, in North Eastern Uganda.

Approximately 220 kilometers (140 mi), northwest of Moroto, Kidepo Valley National Park offers the one of the most memorable game viewing experience in East Africa.

The park consists of the two major valley systems of the Kidepo and Narus Rivers, with tepid hotspring as the key source of water in the park. You can spot lions that may be sitting on the valley’s various rocks. Other wildlife includes elephants, leopard, bush duiker, jackal, bushbuck, bush pig, ostrich, buffalo and much more, in the wild Narus Valley.

A Hike to the Lomej Mountains walks through the Narus Vally, where you meet members of the endangered IK tribe and wander the splendid Kidepo River Valley between banks of borassus palm forest.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Kampala-Kidepo National park

Breakfast, be picked from your residence and fly to Kidepo Valley National Park is located in the north-eastern corner of Uganda along the international frontier with South Sudan in Kaabong District. It is 1,442 square kilometres in size. It hosts over 86 mammal species and about 500 bird species. Have lunch on arrival. In the afternoon go for a game drive where you will spot lions, cheetah, leopard, bat-eared fox, giraffe, striped hyena, aardwolf, caracal, lesser kudu, Chandlers Mountain reedbuck, klipspringer, dikdik and bright gazelle, Beisa Oryx and roan antelope among others. Dinner and overnight at the lodge

Day 2: Full day game viewing

You will go for a full day of game viewing and have picnic lunch and you may visit the local communities too and enjoy the culture and the local food. Dinner and overnight at the lodge

Day 3: Kidepo-Kampala

Early breakfast, drive back to the airstrip and fly back to Kampala. Drop off will be at a place of your choice in Kampala or at the airport for your departure flight.