​Getting There – Kidepo Valley NP

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Bradt guidebooks to African destinations, including the guide to Uganda.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Bradt guidebooks to African destinations, including the guide to Uganda.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Bradt guidebook to Uganda.

Philip is the author of the Bradt guidebook to Uganda.

The best way to get to Kidepo Valley National Park is by a scheduled or chartered flight.

It is also possible to drive from Entebbe to Kidepo. There are several routes. The most direct route, through Gulu to Lokumoit Gate, is about 600km/373mi and takes about 10 hours*. The trip can be broken up with an overnight stop at Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch, Chobe Safari Lodge, Gulu or Kitgum. Two longer routes pass through the remote Karamoja subregion, arriving at Nataba Gate. Karamoja was subject to banditry in the past, but it has been considered safe for several years and is a growing center of community-based tourism focused on the small town of Moroto.

Domestic flights are usually booked by your tour operator. They will also arrange for your pick-up from the airport or your hotel in most cases. You will enter Uganda by way of Entebbe International Airport (EBB), which is near the town of Entebbe and 46km/29mi from Kampala, Uganda’s capital.

*Driving times are only a rough indication. You should always consider the possibility of significant delays.

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Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner to see which airlines can take you to Entebbe International Airport (EBB), and what tickets would cost.

Domestic Flights

The following carriers run relatively expensive, but scheduled, domestic flights, which take about 2 hours from Entebbe to Kidepo Valley:

  • Fly Uganda (‘Seat rates’ are applicable for daily flights to all parks)
  • Aerolink (A minimum of four passengers is required)

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Getting There – Uganda page to learn more about passport, visa, COVID-19 and other entry requirements.

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