Getting to Kidepo

Access Kidepo Valley National Park by air and road transport

Getting to Kidepo Valley National Park

Getting to Kidepo Valley National Park:  Kidepo National park is situated in the Kaabong district in the Northeastern Uganda Karamoja region. The park also is bisected by the border of Uganda and the Republic of Kenya and therefore you can use Kenya or Uganda to get to Kidepo valley National park.

Kidepo valley national park is one of the parks in Uganda with a credible attraction that would leave you not the same in terms of enriching you with a travel experience. The park is home to over seventy-five (75) mammal species of which 28 species can only be found in Kidepo and not any other park in Uganda and this is the strength of Kidepo national park in terms of attractiveness and uniqueness. Kidepo National Park is characterized by savannah grasslands which are uncovered with forest bushes spotted and these have provided conditions for different species such cheetah, duikers, elands, bushbucks, warthogs, Bohor reedbucks, spotted hyenas, leopards, black-backed jackal, Beisa Oryx among others.

The park also has a variety of several bird species and it has been reported that over 475 bird species are recorded in Kidepo Valley National park. Most common bird species sighted in Kidepo by visitors include yellow-billed shrike, white belled tit, little green bee-eaters, Kori bustard, ostrich, Karamoja Apalis, standard winged nightjars, pygmy falcon, African grey flycatcher, superb starling, black-breasted barbet, black-headed plover, among others. The presence of such bird species has made the park to be ranked the second destination for birding in Uganda.

You need to know how you can get to Kidepo Valley National Park for your trip through a local tourism operator or travel agency like Africa Adventure vacations and here we provide you with detailed information on how best you get to this magnificence park without any difficulty.

Visitors can get to Kidepo valley national park by both air and road transport systems. Indeed, the best way to get to Kidepo is by use of available scheduled flights however you can also drive to the park using several routes th6at are interesting though quite long.

By using road transport, visitors can drive directly to the Lokumoit gate via Gulu which is about ten hours drive. With this route, you will see amazing destinations as it is characterized by adventurous stopovers which include Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino tracking and Murchison falls national park which is the largest and most visited national park in Uganda. Most visitors decide to stray for overnight in Kitgum or Gulu and proceed to Kidepo the next morning.

Visitors can also opt for using eastern routes to Kidepo as they pass through Mbale, Sironko, Moroto, Kotido, Kaabong and then to Kidepo national park which is 740km and takes about 12 hours’ drive Another route is driving from Kampala via Mbale, Soroti, While using this route you can spend an overnight in the towns of Kotido and continue to the park the next morning. Road transport to the park is a bit tiresome but so much rewarding with a lot of attractions. From Kampala to Kaabong the roads are tarmacked and passable.

You can also get to Kidepo national park using public means of transport that pass through the areas of Jinja, Mbale, Soroti, Moroto, and Kotido town from Kampala which is about 14 hours. This means that you can travel for the whole day to get to Kidepo using public transport. Buses can be got from Kampala buss however, it is better to use the services of tour operators instead of using the public transport which disturbs sometimes as it is characterized with delays and sometimes cannot deliver to the park headquarters.

Visitors can also use domestic flights to connect to Kidepo valley national park. Aero link Uganda limited operates scheduled and chartered flights to Kidepo valley national park-based from Entebbe airport or Kajjansi airfield to Apoka airstrip. You will reach the Park by using air flying to Kidepo Valley national park is the best option especially for visitors who don’t like traveling long distances. You can book a flight by contacting Aero link Uganda limited offices or you can pass through Africa adventure vacations and we do for you the whole process of booking to avoid all these hustles.

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