Flying Tour To Kidepo National Park

Arranging the trip to Kidepo valley national park requires you the tourists/client to make an advanced booking such that you don't miss services like flights, accommodation, and park activities.

Arranging Flying Safari To Kidepo National Park Uganda

Can you arrange a flying safari to Kidepo national park Uganda? Yes, Africa adventure vacations organizes tour packages tailored to meet the customers’ needs and expectations basing on your budget with guidance from our professional tour consultants who are on standby to reply to you with any Inquiry you make via our websites. Arranging a flying safari to Kidepo valley national park necessitates you to choose a reputable company with specialized knowledge and experience in organizing safari travel trips. Kidepo valley national park is famous for a fly-in safari and you can spend all days you want in the park depending on your interests.

About Kidepo Valley National Park in Uganda

Kidepo valley national park is the most exciting national park found in the North-Eastern part of Uganda at the border with South Sudan and the Republic of Kenya. Kidepo park covers an area of 1442 square kilometers comprised of majorly grassland savannah vegetation providing beautiful views of seasonal Kidepo Valley River, Narus Valley, and the popular mount Morungole in the park. Kidepo park is not yet explored much by very many visitors simply because it was far from Entebbe international airport to Kidepo but now with the availability of scheduled domestic flights from Entebbe airport to Kidepo and the availability of well-constructed tarmac roads from Kampala, tom Kidepo has made Kidepo valley National Park so closer to the visitors and the capital city of Kampala. Kidepo valley national park was gazetted as the national park in 1958 to prevent encroachment and poaching from local communities who were used to clearing the busses and park forests. The gazetting of the park came with the displacement of the people who were affected by the famine and later some moved to the nearby countries of Sudan and Kenya while others organized themselves and started living in small isolated groups. The communities of the people living here include the Ik people and Karamajong communities around Kidepo. The protection of the park and gazetting see the park biodiversity increasing with over 80 mammal species of which 28 are endemic to the region with over 450 bird species and this has made it easy for good birding spot for birders.

Flights and when to travel to Kidepo Valley National Park

The flights to Kidepo valley national park are operated by Aerolink and Kampala Executive Aviation are the most reliable ones these provide scheduled flights from Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airfield to Kidepo valley National park. The flight to Kidepo takes about an hour to find yourself to this favorable destination.  The flights have got scheduled times when they leave Entebbe to Kidepo and when they leave Kidepo back to Kampala. For example, if the departure is at 1230hrs, the client/passenger should arrive one hour before the takeoff. Some of these flights sometimes operate a connecting flight as one can land in Pakuba or Bugungu airstrips in Murchison falls national park to pick up other clients heading to Kidepo Valley national park. The scheduled flights to Kidepo valley national park carry a minimum of only four people and in case your 3 you will have to pay for an extra seat to make it four for the flight to take off. It is important to note that sometimes the weather can lead to a delayed flight to Kidepo but they will always communicate just in case there are weather incidences. Scheduled flights to Kidepo valley National park are there on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday which means that if you wish to book a domestic flight to Kidepo valley national park, you should mark these days and this timetable as well favors you to do to Kidepo for 4, fi5 and 3 days depending on the time you have to spend in the park. Chartered flights are also available for hires and these can enable you to fly to Kidepo Valley National depending on the anytime day you want however this comes with the costs and once you can afford the charter then you are free to fly.

Where to stay during a flying safari in Kidepo valley National Park

Most of the best accommodation facilities found in Kidepo valley national park are located just one hour away from the airstrip and all these here come as luxury accommodation facilities however the luxury accommodation facilities in and around Kidepo are not many but Apoka safari lodge is the solution for visitors interested in having luxury accommodation facilities. Some of the accommodation facilities on midrange include Adere Safari Lodge, Kidepo Savannah Lodge, and Nga Moru Wilderness Camp. Apoka UWA Bandas provides the best budget accommodation facilities where you can stay while in Kidepo National Park. However, here, you will need to carry your food as there is no provision of meals.

Booking a flying safari to Kidepo Valley National Park

Arranging the trip to Kidepo valley national park requires you the tourists/client to make an advanced booking such that you don’t miss services like flights, accommodation, and park activities. The fact that no many service providers are doing these service, for us at Africa Adventure Vacations we come in to provide our best services to you to ensure that you get the best out of your trip to Kidepo Valley National Park by securing you advanced booking of services such as accommodation, vehicles for an airport transfer, domestic flights and the exceptional guides for the trip safari.

Best time to book a flying safari to Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo Valley National Park is open for all visitors throughout the year and this means that visitors can book a safari to Kidepo valley National park anytime. However, the best time to travel to Kidepo valley national park is during the dry season in June up to September and December to February. This is like that dry conditions in Kidepo valley national park force animals to stay near the water sources and this provides good grounds to tourists to view a variety of wildlife as they are trying to rush or when they are at the water collection points in the park trying to drink or cooling themselves.

At Africa adventure Vacations, we recommend that Visitors to Kidepo Valley National Park spend at least four days as you visit one of the beautiful sites of the park and enjoy several activities provided within the park. It is the only park in Uganda where you can see cheetahs, ostriches. Leopards, Lions as compared to their visibility in other parks. When booking for the safari trip for Kidepo Valley National park, remember to consider the services of four by four vehicles /land cruiser for the safari trip to Kidepo Valley National Park especially when navigating to

Activities in Kidepo Valley National Park.

Game drive safaris in Kidepo:

Kidepo valley national park is one of the best destinations in Uganda where you can go and do the most exciting game drives. The park is not disappointing with its numerous several wildlife to watch. There are over 80 mammal species to watch of which 28 can only be found in the Karamoja region.  The fact that the topography is flat provides opportunities for sighting the wildlife so easily. Travelers can do both mornings, afternoon-evening, or night game drives to see the nocturnal animals. While on game drive safaris, you will be able to spot different animals including Uganda kobs, striped hyenas, Orbis, reedbucks, zebras, buffaloes, duikers, crocodiles, leopards, and cheetahs, Kudus, among others. Kidepo Valley National park is one of the diverse national parks in Uganda where seeing the animals is very easy.

Cultural experiences in Kidepo:

The culture of the indigenous local community around Kidepo valley national park is the best one for u to be associated with it. One of the most outstanding is the cultural practices of the Karamajong culture who are herdsmen and who believed that all of the cows belong to the Karamajong. These tribes live the traditional life of nomadic pastoralism where they could wander from one place to another looking for water and pastures for their animals. The cattle herders live in small homesteads Manyattas.  The Karamajong keep large heads of cattle the number of herds you have determines the amount of wealth. You can visit Karamajong worriers to have to experience the culture of the Karamajong people .the fee you pay goes back to the communities in form of providing clean water through constructing boreholes since the region is in a dry area, water scarcity is the major problem.

Ik people of Kidepo valley National Park

This is a unique tribe that stays in the further end of the park in the north, these people are traditionally occupying the Morungole mountain ranges.  The Ik people were later resettled when the park gazetted. Kidepo is a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site because of housing different endangered species of animals and the culture of the people. These people live in huts and they are hunters, bee-keepers, and fruit gazers. They lived the lifestyle of hunters, fruit gatherers, leaves and roots, and beekeepers and they live in polygamous marriages associated with high tendencies of child marriages.

Birding watching in Kidepo National Park

Kidepo valley national park features various bird species with the best grounds or terrain favoring birdwatchers for this fantastic activity. Kidepo Valley National Park features 450 bird’s species in the park and this has made it a wonderful destination for bird watching, the most common birds spotted in Kidepo Valley National Park include the secretary bird, the Pygmy Falcon, Kori Bustard, Egyptian Vulture, Crews, owls Karamoja Apalis among others. Visitors can as well participate in other activities in Kidepo valley national park such as guided nature walks, and tours to the hot springs.

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