Best time to visit Kidepo valley national park

Kidepo Valley National park is the least visited park in Uganda but with the most untamed wildness, it's one of the best National Park where you will see most of the wild animals and bird species at ease without struggles

Best time to visit and tour Kidepo Valley National park

Best time to visit and tour Kidepo Valley National park: would you like to take a visit for safaris to Kidepo valley national park to explore the true Africa wildness? Kidepo valley national park is situated in northeastern Uganda just about 700 kilometers drive from Uganda’s capital city Kampala. Kidepo Valley National park is the least visited park in Uganda but with the most untamed wildness, it’s one of the best National Park where you will see most of the wild animals and bird species at ease without struggles.

You might ask yourself then why the park is least visited yet it features most of the wildlife species that cannot even be found in any other park in Uganda. There are several reasons attributed to this cause and these include; Kidepo National Park is located far away from city center Kampala and one would need to travel for about 700 kilometers to access the park when the roads were not tarmacked and this would deter most of the visitors. Another reason was that those days the park was not fully marketed as it is now and the accommodation facilities especially luxury were hardly found.  However, due to increased facilities and marketing, both national and international, most visitors find it convenient now to access the park and see the wonders of the world.

If you are wherever you are in the world and you would wish to know when the best time e is you think is convenient for you to visit Kidepo Valley National Park here is the best answer for you.

Like any destination park in Uganda, Kidepo valley national park can be conveniently and best be visited during the dry season of the year. This is the best time for game drives and even animals tend to concentrate on only the remaining water points especially in the Narus valley. The dry season happens during July, August, and mid-September. The rainy season makes animals move far distances in the wild as compared to the dry season. The month of July and September are the hottest with temperatures sometimes goes to an average of 27.5°C considering daily variations from 21.5°C to 34°C making it very hot and dusty.

Kidepo valley national park can be visited during the short rain spells or months which slate September to December while using the powerful four-by-four safari vehicle for conformability and its ability to navigate different difficult destination areas.

During the dry season visits, visitors will enjoy very many wild animals concentrating on remaining water points this is because Water becomes scarce, so wildlife viewing is easier as animals tend to seek out consistent water sources and vegetation thins.  The sunshine here is too much with a clear sky, also the scenic views may not be clear because of the misty conditions. The pass ways tend to be dusty and arid.

During the wet season, however, which happens in April to May and September to November you will be able to see clear views of pristine wildlife, birding activity, and safaris are done best during this season or period curtsey of migratory birds can also be seen however wildlife species such as animals tend to move away from the valleys to drier areas making it sometimes hard to sight animals during the rainy season.

The fact that you can now tell when is the best time to visit Kidepo Valley National park, just make your travel arrangements as we welcome you to the true Africa’s wildness.

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