Best Time to Visit – Kidepo Valley NP

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The prime time to see wildlife in Kidepo Valley NP is during the Dry season (September to March). Kidepo is however located in a semi-arid region and can be visited throughout the year. The Wet season months (April to August) are pleasantly less hot and bring beautiful scenery. Bird watching is at its best at this time as well.

Best Time September to March (Dry season)
High Season September to March (The park rarely gets crowded)
Low Season April, May (Camps and lodges may close)
Best Weather September, October & November (End of the rains and beginning of the Dry season)
Worst Weather December to February (It is very hot and dusty)

September to March Dry Season

  • Wildlife viewing is easier as animals tend to seek out reliable water sources and vegetation thins
  • It is sunny with few cloudy days
  • Skies are hazy and the views are not so great
  • It is very arid and dusty

April to August Wet Season

  • Even though animals are easier to spot in the Dry season, you'll still see a decent amount of wildlife
  • Migratory birds can be found, and birding is at its best
  • The scenery is lush and green, and the air is crisp
  • The heat is less oppressive
  • Animals disperse from the valleys, moving to higher ground where they are more difficult to locate

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