Kidepo Attractions

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“Brief History “

Brief history

Kidepo Valley National park is located in the north eastern side of Uganda and is one of the least visited National Park. This is mainly due to the fact that this beautiful national park has been for a longtime been inaccessible due to the insurgency in northern part of Uganda and the presence karimajong armed warriors who neighbour the park. But with the end of rebellion in northern Uganda in 2005 and a successful disarmament of all karimajong warriors by the Ugandan army, peace has returned to the area and kidepo again is open to the world. Having done a familiarization tour to Kidepo Valley National Park to find out Kidepo attractions, kidepo Lodges and how best to get there, Africa gorilla vacations is glad to inform you that we have now extended our operations to Kidepo National Park.


Kidepo attractions include abundant wildlife in this side of the country. Kidepo National Park was voted the best national park in Africa due to abundant wildlife. For those that can endure the long drive to enjoy kidepo attractions will tell you there is nowhere on planet earth you can see big herds of buffaloes than kidepo Valley National Park. Kidepo has some of the best game drives in East Africa mostly in the narus valley where hundreds of buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, zebras, antelopes normally come to drink water. The long drive from Kampala to the Park is rewarded by such an experience. To enjoy the gifts of Kidepo attractions, africa gorilla vacations recommends a minimum of 4 days tour. For those interested in hot springs and ostriches, Kidepo Valley is the place to be. Kidepo attractions are in two valleys of Narus and Kidepo. Narus valley is popular for mammals and Kidepo valley is popular for hot springs and birds including the giant Ostrich which has been hunted by the local people and the neighboring Sudanese.

Kidepo attractions (Karimanjog and IK people)

Kidepo attractions cannot be completely enjoyed without talking about the Karimajong and the Ik people. The IK is a minority ethnic group that live in mountains around Kidepo valley National Park. There are a population of about 1000 people and are fruit gatherers. During your Kidepo tour, one needs to spend a day to visit this ethnic group and learn more about their way of living. Besides the IK, we have the Karimajong who are predominately cattle keepers and pastoralists who wonder from one place to another in search for water and pasture. They live in popular homesteads known as manyatas.

Africa gorilla vacations tailor make Kidepo safaris to include the above mentioned Kidepo attractions so kindly contact us for affordable quotes to do driving or fly in safaris to Kidepo Valley National Park.

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