Having being ranked the best Uganda safari destination by CNN, what do you actually see in Kidepo? Being a vast savannah plain, it definitely can’t run out of tourist attraction options though they could be a few but worth taking up
What to see in Kidepo Valley National park on a Uganda safari
This park has a variety of attractions that provoke tourists to endure the long distance to the distant plains on their Uganda wildlife safari tours that include;
Wildlife in Kidepo Valley National Park Uganda
There’s a profusion of wildlife with over 77 mammal species 24 of them endemics to this park. These include the fastest land animal-the cheetah, Bat-eared fox, carcal and klipspringer.
There’s also big game in the park like the lions, Elephants, Maneless, Burchell’s Zebras that move along North west Kenya and South Sudan. The giraffe, striped Hyenas, Eland, Hartebeest and rare Kavirondo bush baby and the patas monkey will fill your sight too with beautiful memories.
Probably Africa’s largest single herd of Buffalo is sighted on a wildlife safari in Uganda’s Kidepo valley national park.
Bird species in Kidepo Valley National Park Uganda
Uganda Birding Safari lovers are blessed with a tune of birds that add up to more than 475 species ranking the park as the second national park with diverse bird species.
Some of the birds certainly seen in Kidepo include the Black-breasted Barbet and Karamoja Apallis that are endemic to this park. The silver bird and small bands of yellow-billed birds are frequent on the thorn trees of the open wilderness. The Vinaceous Dove, Hoopoe, Nubian wood pecker, Ruppels Kori bustard, secretary bird, ground hornbill and the red-throated Bee eaters and superb starling too do beautify the sky vast open wilderness.
The Ostrich also known as the pink-necked ostrich or East African ostrich (largest living bird species) is only found in Kidepo valley national park in Uganda.
Kanangorok hot springs
Kanangorok hot springs in the northern part of the park beyond Kidepo river is one of the magical spots to sit nearby and relax on your Uganda tour. The hot spring is in the middle of the park, with about 500 C heat, hot enough to boil an egg. It is also believed by the locals to have healing powers.
Mountains in Kidepo
Mountain Morungole (2750m) is housed by the true African wilderness, with rocky hills towering high with an astonishing sight. The rocky outcrops are populated with monkeys and baboons facing the vast silent plains.
Cultures within Kidepo Valley
Within the park live the IK and Karamojong people with their rich unique culture. Visiting their homes is the only way to get the most out of your safari in Kidepo Valley, what you see there is what you can’t ever see anywhere else in Uganda. Taking a cultural safari to Kenya is the only other way to meet similar cultures among the Masai people.
If you didn’t know what to see in Kidepo, now you know therefore don’t have any options, just plan your safari and have the best African experience.