June 22, 2024

Exciting Activities to Enjoy On Safari In Kidepo Valley

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Kidepo Valley National Park is not only the one of the most magnificent parks in Uganda but it also has one of the high ranking  wilderness destinations in Africa. It also has a high return rate due to the fact that visitors to the park can’t seem to get enough of it. You can find over 77 mammals in this park include the largest herd of cape buffaloes you’ll will see anywhere in Africa Other resident species include around 475 bird species, second only to Queen Elizabeth plus about  692 plant species to add to the magnificent landscapes and Karamajong homesteads that dot the outskirts of the park.
Planning to visit Uganda for a safari in Kidepo valley park, below are some of the most exciting things to do for a better experience of the wildlife and culture.
Game Viewing
A game drive through the vast savannah plains can captivate you with unique animals to this park like the striped hyenas, cheetahs, aardwolf, Chandler’s mountain reedbuck together with lions, leopards, elephants, zebras, side-striped jackals and buffalos. A scenic drive through the arid Kidepo valley can take you through some outstanding landscapes to the Kanangorok hot springs, a place where ostriches usually seen.
Bird Watching
Birding in Kidepo is quite an exceptional experience due the diversity of birds found there. Some of the most sought after birds in Africa to look out for are the Karamoja apalis and the black-breasted barbet Abyssinian Roller and other birds like the Abyssinian ground hornbill, Clapperton’s Francolin and Purple Heron which can only be found in Kidepo valley park.
Nature Walks/ Hiking
A walk along the impressive Kidepo river valley can take you through attractive beautiful borassus palm forest. Guided walks can also be taken to the Narus valley and the Namamkweny valley. Longer hikes to the Lamej mountains can be done in 4 hours and also pre arranged hikes outside the park to Morungole mountains can give you the opportunity to meet the remote IK tribe who are said to have links to cultures in Southern Egypt.
Cultural Encounters
Get chance to encounter the infamous Karamajong pastrolists in their very own homesteads on a guided community visit. You will learn about their culture, way of life and also get chance to dance and interact with them. You can also make a journey to the Acholi land before or after the Kidepo safari expedition.
With all the above exciting things to do on a Kidepo safari adventure , you definitely need  to add this destination to the list of must visit places when on holiday in Uganda. For bookings or inquiries, you can send an email to booking@tristarafricaskimmersafaris.com or call us now on +256-758 540071.