kidepo national park
most isolated park & among Africa’s finest wildernesses
KIDEPO NATIONAL PARK
Kidepo Valley National Park is the most isolated national park lying in the rugged, semi-arid valleys between Uganda’s borders with Sudan and Kenya. Located 700km from Kampala it was gazetted as a national park in 1962 and ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses. With an altitude ranging between 914m and 2,750m above sea level, it has a profusion of big game and hosts over 77 mammal species as well as around 475 bird species. The park contains two rivers – Kidepo and Narus – which disappear in the dry season. The only permanent water in the park during the dry season is found in wetlands and remnant pools in the broad Narus Valley near Apoka. These seasonal oases combined with the open, savannah terrain, make the Narus Valley the park’s prime game viewing location.