Kidepo valley national park is located in the north eastern part of Uganda about 700km form the capital Kampala. Although very beautiful vast and completely unspoiled wilderness which makes it a perfect destination for a Uganda safari, it is isolated and does not have that much tourist traffic.
The park can be accessed by both road and air. If you are planning a Uganda safari trip with Kidepo on your itinerary, your tour operators can make arrangements for whichever means you prefer to use.
After arrival into the country through Entebbe International Airport (EBB) which just 26km from Kampala, there are a number of routes that can be taken to get to Kidepo from Kampala.
By road, there are two routes from Kampala through Mbale and two routes from Kampala through Karuma.
By air, there are charter flights available from Entebbe usually with eagle aviation, Kampala (kajjansi). There are tentative plans to an international airport at Lomeja, so tourists can fly directly from other countries to Kidepo.
Airline and Ticket Information on flights to Uganda, and Kidepo can be found on Skyscanner or Expedia.
Information on passports and visa requirements and any other documentation that may be needed can be sourced from tour operators.
Kidepo valley national park is often called a true African wilderness. It has been ranked third best national park in Africa by CNN. Its vast savannah landscape which is spectacularly lined with distant mountain ranges on the horizon is home to over 77 species of mammals and about 463 bird species some of which can only be found in that park in Uganda.
Wildlife in Kidepo includes: cape buffaloes, Rothschild giraffes, klipspringers, side-stripped jackal, lions, leopards and the bat-eared fox among others. It is also home to five species of primates.
Activities in the park include; guided walks to explore Morungule mountain ranges, game viewing especially in Narus valley, bird watching, visiting hot springs such as Kanangarok, hiking and cultural visits.
The park is a very relevant part of tourism in Uganda, and should be included in all safaris in Uganda by tourist looking to experience Africa at its wildest.