04 Oct Experience a true African wilderness at Kidepo National Park
Africa’s best kept secret and a true African wilderness, Kidepo Valley National Park in North Eastern corner of Uganda borders Kenya and Sudan within the hills of Karamoja and the Nageya valley.
Its Montane forest, grassy plains, open tree savannah, thick miombo-like woodlands and rocky outcrops host a variety of birds including 28 species from the Somali-Masai and Sudan–Guinea Savanna biomes, which are endemic to this area.
With around 480 bird species in total, the park has the second-highest bird record of any Ugandan protected areas after Queen Elizabeth National Park, and supports some of the rarest species in Uganda, such as the Black-breasted Barbet and Karamoja Apalis. The park also boasts around 86 mammal species, and its open savannah landscape provides excellent game viewing.
Features of Kidepo National Park
- Karamojong – meet these pastoral people and learn about their way of life.
Activities at Kidepo National Park
- Karamojong tribal visit.
- Game Drive
- Mountain Hikes
- Nature Walk
What you might see at Kidepo National Park
Animals: Lion, cheetah, leopard, wild dogs, elephant, giraffe, zebra, spotted hyena, buffalo and bat-eared fox.
Birds: Abyssinian Roller, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, Purple Heron, Black-breasted barbet, Carmine Bee-eater, Chestnut Weaver, D’Arnaud’s Barbet, Fox Kestrel, Golden Pipit, Jackson’s Hornbill, Karamoja Apalis, Purple Grenadier, Pygmy Falcon, Red-throated Bee-eater, Rufous Chatterer, White-bellied Go-away Bird and White-eyed Kestrel.
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