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This remote national park has over 70 species of mammal with notable species such as eland, greater kudu and cheetah which are found nowhere else in Uganda.

Kidepo Valley National Park is arguably the best place in Uganda to see lions and large herds of buffalo, as well as zebras and giraffe. The perennial rains transform the park into a lush, verdant refuge, which attracts more than 450 bird species with around 20 species believed to be endemic to the region. Birds to keep an eye out for are ostrich, Karamoja apalis, red-throated bee-eater, Verreaux’s eagle, Kori bustard and pygmy falcon.

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Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: cheetah, eland, lion, red-throated bee-eater, ostrich
  • Where: Karamoja Region, Uganda

Wildlife trips

This wildlife location is featured in the following itinerary:

Best of Uganda

Uganda is a land full of stunning landscapes and remarkable wildlife. This itinerary begins in the mists of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in search of mountain gorillas, and culminates in a relaxing stay on the tranquil shores of Lake Victoria, with wildlife highlights such as lion, leopard, elephant and chimpanzee in between.

  • When to go: Dec-Oct
  • Duration inc. flights: 13 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £7,245 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
Suggested accommodation is shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Apoka Safari Lodge

Situated in the heart of the Kidepo Valley National Park in northeast Uganda, Apoka Safari Lodge sits in a stunning location with breathtaking views across the savannah plains and distant mountains. The lodge has ten spacious canvas rooms and a rock swimming pool, which overlooks a waterhole.