The Kidepo Valley National Park, established in 1962, is Uganda’s most unspoiled park and one of Africa’s finest savannahs.
It consists of two major river valley systems created by the Kidepo and Narus Rivers which help keep the park lush and verdant for most part of the year. The rivers, however, disappear during the dry season. Narus valley consists of short red oat grass, guinea grass, red thorny acacias, desert dates and many interesting tree species like the distinctively cactus-like Euphorbia candelabrum.
The Kidepo river basin is home to several animal species including lions, cheetahs, leopards, bat-eared foxes, maneless zebras, hyenas, cape buffaloes, bushbucks, bush duikers, reedbucks, Defassa waterbucks, warthogs, Rothschild’s giraffe, oribi, elephants, bush pigs, black-backed and side-striped jackals, kudus and many more.
The 1442 sq. km. Kidepo Park boasts nearly 500 bird species making it a birdwatcher’s paradise. This is also one of the unique places to see the kori bustard, Africa’s largest flying bird as well as birds of prey like Verreaux’s eagle, Egyptian vultures and pygmy falcons.
Finally, you can walk around some of the richest nomadic cultures of Uganda and enjoy unique cultural encounters.