Where To Stay In Kidepo Valley National Park : Kidepo valley national park is located in Kaboong district in the Northern region of Uganda covering a total surface area of about 1442 square kilometers and it stands at an elevated area of about 900 to 1200meters above the sea level. Kidepo valley national park derived its name from a word “AKIDEP” which means, “to pick up” in the English language. More so, this national park is famously known and commonly visited because it is considered to be among the top birding destinations in the country hence attracting a large number of population of people to visit the park. Kidepo valley national park was first gazette as game reserve by the British colonial government and it was later established as a national park in 1962 after the downfall of the former Ugandan President who was named as Sir Apollo Milton Obote.

Exploring through Kidepo valley national park blesses tourists with great opportunities to enjoy the beautiful landscapes and spot stunning water bodies like; River Kidepo and the Narus Valley. And touring around this park also gives you opportunities to engage in several interesting activities like; bird watching due to the fact that it is a home to over 450 bird species and therefore tourists more especially the bird lovers can be able to sight see at birds like; the yellow-billed shrike, broad tailed warbler, the black breasted barbet, yellow-rumped seedeater, black coucal, ostrich, clapperton’s francolin, verreaux’s eagle, pygmy falcon, karamoja apalis, Egyptian vulture among others. more so, this game park is a good destination to go for game viewing activities because it is a home to many wildlife species such as; it harbours around 77 mammal species like; buffalos, bush duikers, leopards, buffalos, jackals, bush pigs, bush bucks and many others that tourist can see hence which makes them have a satisfying adventurous safari. However, there are other more activities that individuals can do such as; game drives which are commonly done in two sessions and that is in the morning and evening, guided nature walks where they are always accompanied with park guides whose major role is to lead tourists through different trail due to the fact that they are well familiar with many parts in the park, visit the Lorukul cultural group, community visits and cultural encounters which gives them chances to interact with the local people and get to learn about their history and how they leave their daily lifestyle, hiking and many others.

The Uganda Wildlife Authority, which is responsible for protecting and conserving all the national parks in the country, is managing Kidepo valley national park and there are so many tourist attractions within the park, which attract many tourist to visit hence contributing a lot towards the development of the country. Therefore, some of these attractions include; Mount Morungole noted to be standing at an elevated area of about 2750 meters above the sea level, kidepo valley, the Kanangorok hot springs, the Narus valley, Lomej hills among others.

Where to stay in Kidepo National park.

In kidepo national park there are many accommodation facilities where tourists can go for their rest after having a long day however these lodging facilities are ranged and put in different classes such as; from mid-range, budget and luxury hence giving a chance to tourists choose where to according to where it matches with their budget and their preferences. In addition, some of these lodges include;

Apoka Safari lodge.

Apoka safari lodge is situated at the heart of Kidepo valley national park, which contains around 10 luxurious rooms, 6 double rooms, and 4 twin rooms. And these rooms at this lodge are self-contained with en-suite bathrooms which have both cold and warm showers, flushing toilets with free toiletries, large towels, king size beds, hand woven carpets, comfortable king size beds, outdoor bathtub, stylish robes, a private balcony where they chill and relax as they capture classic views of the national park and many others. more so, guests at this Uganda safari lodge are offered with amenities and services such as; free Wi-Fi which is always available hence helping individuals to maintain clear communications with their people at home, a good restaurant which serves guests with breakfast that is normally served in the rooms, delicious meals of lunch and dinner that are always either international and local, a free parking, outdoor infinity swimming pool, a well-stocked bar and lounge, football pitch where tourists can go to play, a 24 hour room service which enables tourists to be attended to at any time they are in need of services, a 24 hour tight security which shows that this safari lodge empathizes the safety of their guests and many others.

Where To Stay In Kidepo Valley National Park
Apoka Safari Lodge

 Kidepo Savannah lodge.

Kidepo savanna lodge is situated with the outskirts of the game park in the village and it is ranged as a luxury safari lodge which has self-contained rooms that have en-suite bathrooms, comfortable beds, flushing toilets and many other.

And apart from the mentioned above lodges, there are many more other accommodation facilities where tourists can opt to stay and some of these include; Kakine self catering campsite, Nga Moru wilderness camp, Apoka rest camp and Adere safari lodge which is also ranged as a luxury lodge that has around 17 cottages.

Contact our trusted tour operators for more information about where to stay while in Kidepo valley national park and Book with our tours and travel companies such as; Achieve Global safaris who offer the best tour packages while on your safari in Uganda.

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