User Reviews – Kidepo Valley NP

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it was great
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5/5

the weather was quite hot and itdidnt rain. on this adventure i saw a lion basking in the sun and 9 elephants and herds of up to 1000 buffalo

just wow
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5/5

this is not only the best place to see lions in Uganda it is home to cheetahs as well and this is my favorite park ever

i loved we saw lions leopards and a cheetah it was magical
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5/5

amazing soooooooooooooo good

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5/5

My interest was the landscape of Kidepo Valley National Park, and walking through it, rather than viewing wildlife.
This I was able to do in good company - Apoka driver, and probably so much more, James, and Kidepo Valley National Park Ranger Andrew.

True African wilderness natural park.
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4/5

I visited the park during January 2020 together with six others for 2 nights.
We traveled from the capital Kampala by road using a 4WD via Gulu,Kitgum and Kaabong a distance of about 550 kms.
During the game drive, guided by a knowledgeable and amiable ranger Gerald, we spotted; the over 1000 herds of buffalo, hundreds of Zebra, several jacksons heartbeats ( not sure of that spelling though), lions, elephants, giraffes, water bucks, warthogs, oribi and many more. My interest was largely the lions and I was not disappointed we spotted three at two different locations.
The weather was hot (35C) during the day and gets rather cold at night.
A must visit for a nature tour of Uganda.

it was indeed a massively great touring experience along side with nabhermu tours and travel comp.
Overall rating
5/5

the wildlife is so amazing,the weather was convenient for this tour.As for the touring Agency "Nab hermu tours and travel Company",it gave me the best experience than never before because of their hospitality upon their services,i must say they treated me and my friends so well,they provided great transportation and everything else through and i must say this company made our tour excessibely much more fun,i am forever greatful to this company,i look foward to travel with them soon again

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5/5

Kidepo is my highlight of our trip to Uganda. Camping at Kedepo national park is the best!!

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5/5

Few tourists, remote place, wonderful landscape, high density of wildlife, various activities and locations.

Off into the raw nature of the vast landscape of Kidepo Valley National Park
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5/5

Not being a huge fan of wildlife safaris, I asked around which safari park in Uganda was a must-visit during my stay. Although the travel took me quite some time, I didn't regret the trip up north (with a stop in Moroto, Karamojong district) for a second. I had seen beautiful photos of Kidepo Valley NP, but driving towards the entrance of the park along the different villages of Kotido and Kaabong, I was already surprised by the breathtaking scenery. Once we got to the park, I was startled by the beautiful hills on which every now and then groups of animals (e.g., giraffes, antilopes, zebras) could be spotted and the massive mountain range (in South Sudan) could be seen on the background. Since the park, at the time when I visited the Kidepo Valley NP, was not that often visited by tourists, it felt as if my driver, guide and I were dropped into undiscovered land as I only saw other vehicles twice - somewhat magical, I have to admit.

Whereas you might not find a heap of animals on one spot given the huge area Kidepo Valley NP, the scenery of the park makes up for that. Next to that, I would strongly advise to stay for a night at Kidepo Valley NP. The sunset is a-ma-zing, there are so many stars at night you cannot count them, and it's nice to sit with the guides around the campfire (if you're on your own).

Also, my guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and the staff at the Apoka Rest Camp was extremely helpful when I had to arrange my transport for the next morning.

Although maybe not the best park to spot the Big Five in one day - over multiple days that's definitely possible - Kidepo Valley NP is definitely worth the travel regarding the unique nature and scenery of the park. You don't feel like a plain tourist stacked in a safari bus, but you more likely feel like an adventurer exploring new lands. It's simply stunning!

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5/5

Chimpanzees !

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