Explore Lake Mburo National Park
About 700 kilometers from Kampala, Kidepo Valley National Park is located in the rocky, semi-arid regions between Uganda’s borders with Sudan and Kenya. It was established as a national park in 1962 and is home to over 77 animal species, 475 bird species, and an abundance of large game.
Kidepo is the most remote national park in Uganda, but many who undertake the lengthy trek through Karamoja, Africa’s untamed frontier region, would agree that it is also the most gorgeous. Kidepo is one of the best wilderness areas in the continent. A savannah environment stretches from Apoka, in the center of the park, well beyond the gazetted area, in the direction of vistas framed by distant mountain ranges. The park’s wetlands and remaining lakes in the expansive Narus Valley close to Apoka are the sole sources of permanent water throughout the dry season. The Narus Valley is the best place to see wildlife in the park due to these periodic oasis and the wide, savannah environment.