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KIDEPO NATIONAL PARK

5 days Kidepo National Park

This national park lies in the Northern part of Uganda and one can get there using the main Gulu high way right up to Kidepo Valley. Along that route, you cross the Karuma Bridge before Packwach and then continue onwards to Gulu. Kidepo Valley is mainly dry and arid with savannah vegetation but it also lies in the rugged, semi arid valleys between Uganda’s borders with Sudan and Kenya, some 700km from Kampala. Although this national park that houses over 77 mammals and 475 bird species was gazetted as a national park in 1962, the numbers of people going there have not been so many because of the instability in the northern part of the country. Long ago there were very few numbers going to this particular National Park but now many people are trying to discover it and its amazing sights and wonders.

First Day: Drive from Kampala and take the route going to Gulu using the highway via Packwach. You will pass by the Karuma Dam but you will not be allowed to take pictures. Continue onwards via Packwach and you will end up in Kitgum. You will stop in Kitgum town for the first night because the journey is quite long and continue to Kidepo the next day. This whole journey is not less than 7 and a half hours so you need to know that you will be on a long drive this day.

Accommodation; Boma Hotel Kitgum

Second Day; After a nice breakfast, continue your journey to Kidepo National Park which should take not less than 4 hours with minimal stops on the way. On arrival you will have a game drive in the National Park. Be sure to see some animals like giraffes, buffaloes, warthog, elephants, zebras, Jackson Hartebeest, Oribi, antelope and this park also has 475 species of birds. The rare Ostrich, Karamoja Apalis, Kori Bastard, Verreaux’s Eagle, Egyptian Vulture and Pygmy Falcon are some of the birds that you can find there. The bird lovers would probably want to see just more of these. Have lunch and relax for the rest of the evening to kick off the stress of the journey and enjoy the wild.

Accommodation; Apoka Rest Camp (budget) managed by Uganda Wildlife Authority

Nga’Moru Wilderness Camp

Apoka lodge

Third Day; Today you will drive to the border of Uganda and South Sudan and this is one of the best spots for birding. Depending on the season you will also find quite a number of animals cooling off and taking water in the Kidepo River which is surrounded by borussas Palms The river dries up at times in the dry season. Later on in the afternoon you will also visit the Kanangorok hot springs which lie 11 km beyond the Kidepo River and enjoy the scenery on top of the van. Return in the evening and rest.

Accommodation; Apoka Rest Camp (budget) managed by Uganda Wildlife Authority

Nga’Moru Wilderness Camp

Apoka lodge

Fourth Day; Today you visit Gulu town after breakfast and look at a town that is recovering from 20 years of war with the rebels. You can also visit some of the communities and homes of the local people and listen to their stories. Spend the night in Gulu and prepare to return to Kampala the next day.

Accommodation; Acholi Inn

Fifth Day; Depart from Gulu after breakfast and return to Kampala.