User Reviews – Kidepo Valley NP

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5/5

Chimpanzees !

Simply amazing- there is no other way to say it.
Overall rating
5/5

This is is certainly the best park in Uganda, with the most wildlife and the elusive wild dog, cheetah and ostrich. Other animals include hyena, lion, leopard, zebra, water buck, buffalo, giraffe, jackals and many more. You learn so much about the tribes here, and the birding was terrific.

Overall rating
5/5

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

True Encounter with Uganda's Virgin Destination
Overall rating
5/5

Kidepo Valley National Park is one of Uganda's most beautiful conservation areas that has not been touched so much hence not suffered much natural alteration. The Karimojong people are the only tribe in Uganda that have not been so much influenced by modern life style to change their Culture and cultural practice.
The national park has most of the animal species with vast open savanna and some bird species that are endemic to the region.

Wildlife and safari at its best!
Overall rating
5/5

Plenty of animals, beautiful sceneries, and the few people we met were very nice and friendly. A campsite on a hilltop was our choice: plenty of stars at night, romantic campfire, wonderful sunset and sunrise, but also very basic facilities, and lions might be around. If you want the more relaxed option, try the mid-range bandas or the upmarket lodge, both at Apoka. Self-drive from Kampala is doable (in dry season, at least), but it's a long, long drive. There are some tour operators from Kampala. Staff at the park is very helpful, you can find a driver, guard or cook if you like.

Overall rating
5/5

There are many species of wildlife. There is a long drive on dirt road before arriving at the park. Quiet a number of bird species.

Overall rating
5/5

If you want to see cats in Uganda - Kidepo is your park. Getting to Kidepo can be a logistical nightmare, most people fly into the park, others brave the drive. The roads, depending on the time of year, can be tricky. It's important to call the park ahead of time to get information on the roads to determine if they are passable. I drove there in a 4x4 and had zero problems. The scenery is astounding, the wildlife - even better. We were lucky enough to stumble upon a pride of lions eating an elephant, we were a mere 7 feet away from them.

An alternative, adventurous safari.
Overall rating
4/5

Many different animals to see, and a very unspoilt view because almost no tourists go there. Besides the rides in our car, we also did a walking trip, which was nice, because it's very different. Our ranger was very professional and a nice and interesting person. We camped in the park and cooked our own food on a fire, which adds to the 'bush vibe', but if you want a lot of comfort it's probably not the best place. Also the (long) journey through the country to get to the park was very interesting in my opinion. If you have time, it's a very good choice.

An alternative, adventurous safari.
Overall rating
4/5

Many different animals to see, and a very unspoilt view because almost no tourists go there. Besides the rides in our car, we also did a walking trip, which was nice, because it's very different. Our ranger was very professional and a nice and interesting person. We camped in the park and cooked our own food on a fire, which adds to the 'bush vibe', but if you want a lot of comfort it's probably not the best place. Also the (long) journey through the country to get to the park was very interesting in my opinion. If you have time, it's a very good choice.

Amazing landscape, all yours to enjoy in splendid solitude.
Overall rating
4/5

Kidepo valley is a fascinating place, there´s a real adventure feel to it. There´s hardly any tourist, so you can enjoy the place pretty much to yourself and your group. The trip to get there is also an amazing route across barely visited areas of the country. The wildlife is not so abundant as in some other parks of East Africa, but in the three days we spent there we got to see at close-up lions, giraffes, giant herds of buffalo and zebras everywhere, among several others. And an elephant who was seating in front of the car , over the only road, and refused to leave, for hours. Great experience, Kidepo.

Average User Rating

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