- On December 6, 2017
- In safari
Kidepo National Park Uganda
Kidepo Valley National Park’s lush landscapes offer “the best of Uganda” hence making it Uganda’s wildest park. The word “Kidepo” is a Karamojong word meaning to pick from down.
Kidepo has been ranked as the third best national park in Africa hence won an international accolade from the CNN Travel site. The awarding was based on the uniquely huge herds of wildlife like the True African king of the Jungle “The African Lion”, African Buffaloes, Cheetahs, Ostriches and Giraffes.
Kidepo Valley National Park is located in the extreme North East of Uganda covering an area of 1442Km² bordering South Sudan in the North West and Kenya in the North East. Kidepo National Park habitats the great Karamojong warriors and one of Africa’s smallest ethnic tribe the IK, that are believed to have wandered through much of East Africa and came from Ethiopia hundreds of years ago praying to ancient gods.
IK tribe bares a culture like that of some tribe from as far as southern Egypt so it’s believed to be like a museum with great historical information, cultural information and ecological information that anyone would like to discover as part of the tour package from the Kidepo region.
Kidepo Valley National Park bares up to 500 bird species and over 77 different mammals that roam the Savannah and it’s impressive collection of fauna. It’s the only park where you stand a chance of encountering all these species. Hence making the best of Uganda.
Kidepo Valley National Park bares the Kanangorok Hot Springs, the unexpected attraction that are located in a walk able distance away from the Uganda – South Sudan border. Kidepo valley national park contains a seasonal river that runs through it during heavy rains and flashes floods through out the park. Which later disappears leaving water marks of sand that harbor some water beneath it, hence being dug out by some animals like the baboons for drinking. Hence attracting several animals to stay around Kidepo Valley which has led to an increase in numbers of tourists visiting the area hence making it up to 7000 from 2000.