Getting There – Kidepo Valley NP
The best way to get to Kidepo Valley NP is by a scheduled plane flight. Another option is to go by chartered flight.
It is also possible to drive to Kidepo through the remote Karamoja region. The region has been subject to banditry in the past but is now locally considered safe. There are several routes. The best and most direct route, through Gulu and Kitgum to Lokumoit Gate, takes about 10 hours. The trip can be broken up with an overnight stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Chobe Safari Lodge, Gulu or Kitgum. Two longer routes pass through Karamoja subregion, arriving at Nataba Gate.
Domestic flights between parks are usually scheduled 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.
Please check Skyscanner, or for multiple-destination flights check Expedia, to see which airlines can take you to Entebbe International Airport (EBB), and what tickets would cost.
The following carriers run relatively expensive, but scheduled, domestic flights, which take about two hours from Entebbe to Kidepo Valley:
- Fly Uganda (‘seat rates’ are applicable for daily flights to all parks)
- Aerolink (a minimum of 4 passengers is required)
Please check our Getting There – Uganda page to learn more about passport, visa and other entry requirements.