Because of its long distance from the Kampala city center, Kidepo national park is a rarely visited national park. Situated north of Uganda between the Kenya, Southern Sudan borders. Kidepo national park comprises of over 1442 km of savannah grassland with abundance of wildlife & plant species. The park comprises of a mountainous landscape with Napore-Nyagia mountain in the west, Narus valley in south west, marking the Sudan border in the north is Lotukei and Morungole mountain ranges.
Kidepo Valley national park is located in Uganda’s northern frontier between the borders of Kenya and Sudan. Kidepo NP at 1442 sq km of savannah and mountain landscapes are home to an abundant variety of wildlife and plant species. The Narus valley is situated in the south west of the park, the Napore-Nyagia mountain range forms the parks western boundary. To the north in Sudan are the Lotukei mountains and the Morungole range marks the parks southern boundary.
Although less visited, the park is very rich in wildlife with over 80 species of mammals out of which 20 species are unique to only Kidepo national park including Cheetah and Caracal, Stripped Hyena, Bat-eared Fox, and Roan Antelope, Besia Oryx, Lesser and Greater Kudu are seldomly seen in the park. Populations of which have been very heavily poached in recent years. Other wildlife species seen include Waterbuck, Eland, Defassa Oribi, Bohor Reedbuck, lions and Hartebeest.
Best Time To Travel
Dry season; December- March, June – September, is the best time to visit Kidepo national park with good road conditions in the dry season; the road are not easy to pass during the rainy season. In addition be best time to spot wildlife like lions, cheetahs
Rainy Season – April, May, October and November comes with tsetse fly infestation
Access Routs by road
- Kampala-Mbale-Soroti-Moroto-Kotido-Kaabong 792
- Kampala-Mbale-Siroko-Moroto-Kotido-Kaabong 740 KMS
- Kampala-Lira-Kotido-Kaabong-Kidepo 705 KMS
When traveling to Kidepo national park, its advised to visit UWA offices for upto date information on road conditions, the best passable route which their staff use to and from Kidepo