Apoka Safari Lodge
Apoka is the only lodge in the Kidepo National Park. Beautifully furnished with locally made furnishings, excellent for game drives.
One of the continent’s great wildernesses, Kidepo National Park is set deep in the north of the country in a delightfully remote area of savannah landscape which stretches as far as the eye can see, with a distant outline of mountain ranges. Contrasting heavily with the luscious bamboo and swamp forests of Bwindi, this mainly semi-arid park is a great place to enjoy typical African game viewing in Uganda and may be combined with other destinations and parks for a truly varied itinerary.
Situated between the borders of Kenya and Sudan, this park is tucked away in the north-eastern corner of the country in the province of Karamoja, approximately 700 kilometres from Kampala. Covering an area of 1,442 square kilometres, the park was established in 1954 and is predominantly semi-arid, with some wide open grassland. The pristine yet rugged park terrains may be less visited than other areas but this means your experience will be much more authentic and away from the tourist crowds.
There are many carnivorous species that are unique to the Kidepo and Karamoja regions within Uganda, including the bat-eared fox, aardwolf, striped hyena, caracal, cheetah and hunting dog. The Narus Valley in the southwest is the area with the highest concentration of animals and birds due to the water source and you may see buffalo, lion, cheetah, zebra, giraffe (it is the only of Uganda’s parks where giraffe and zebra can be seen), hartebeest, waterbuck and bushbuck. During the dry season, the plains can be quite arid and animals tend to head to the woodland of Narus valley between March and April.
Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to Uganda. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.