Kidepo Valley National park is located in the north eastern side of Uganda and is one of the least visited National Park. This is mainly due to the fact that this beautiful national park has been for a longtime been had to access. Having done a familiarization tour to Kidepo Valley National Park to find out Kidepo attractions, kidepo Lodges and how best to get there, Encounter Africa safaris is glad to inform you that we have now extended our operations to Kidepo National Park.
Kidepo Attractions (Wildlife in Narus and Kidepo Valley)
Kidepo attractions include abundant wildlife in this side of the country. Kidepo National Park was voted the best national park in Africa due to abundant wildlife. For those that endure the long drive to enjoy kidepo attractions will tell you there is nowhere on planet earth you can see big herds of buffaloes than kidepo Valley National Park. Kidepo has some of the best game drives in East Africa mostly in the narus valley where hundreds of buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, antelopes normally come to drink water. The long drive from Kampala to the Park is rewarded by such an experience. To enjoy the gifts of Kidepo attractions, Encounter Africa safaris recommends a minimum of 4 days tour. For those interested in hot springs and ostriches, Kidepo Valley is the place to be. Kidepo attractions are in two valleys of Narus and Kidepo. Narus valley is popular for mammals and Kidepo valley is popular for hot springs and birds including the giant Ostrich which has been hunted by the local people and the neighboring Sudanese.
Kidepo attractions (Karamanjogo and IK people)
Kidepo attractions cannot be completed enjoyed without talking about the Karimajongo and the Ik people. The IK is a minority ethnic group that live in mountains around Kidepo valley National Park. There are a population of about 1000 people and are fruit gatherers. During your Kidepo tour, one needs to spend a day to visit this ethnic group and learn more about their way of living. Besides the IK, we have the Karimajong who are predominately cattle keepers and pastoralists who wonder from one place to another in search for water and pasture. They live in popular manyatas.
Encounter Africa safaris tailors Kidepo safaris to include the above mentioned Kidepo attractions so kindly contact us for affordable quotes to do driving or fly in safaris to Kidepo Valley National Park.