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.
The range of activities to enjoy in Kidepo includes game drives, hiking trails around Morungole Mountain, visits to the Kanangorok hot springs and nature and bird walks. The nomadic lifestyle around Karenga and Kapedo can also be witnessed.