Kidepo Valley NP

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About Kidepo Valley National Park

The Kidepo Valley is in a remote corner of the country which is rarely visited by tourists, due to the expense and difficulty in getting there. The park is a true wilderness destination for the adventurous and has excellent wildlife-viewing during the Dry season, featuring several species not encountered anywhere else in the country.

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1442km² / 557mi²
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999-2720m / 3278-8924ft
Pros and Cons
  • Top wildlife-viewing in the Dry season
  • Several antelope and predator species (including cheetah) that don't occur elsewhere in Uganda
  • Excellent birding with many birds of prey
  • Very exclusive with lots of wilderness appeal
  • Very remote and expensive destination

Wildlife

The park has a very impressive mammals list. Twenty species of predator are resident and several don't exist in any other Ugandan park (including cheetah, and black-backed jackal). Lion and leopard also occur. Elephant, Burchell's zebra, buffalo and Rothschild's giraffe are all regularly seen, but black rhino has recently become extinct. Twelve antelope species are present – some of which don't occur anywhere else in the country.
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Scenery

Two valleys (Kidepo valley and Narus valley) on either side of predominantly mountainous terrain dominate the park. Open grassland is interspersed with woodland, rocky outcrops and forest patches.

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By oemebamo from BelgiumBE
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Less game then the other national parks in Uganda, but the remoteness and scenic beauty makes it worth the (long) trip!


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