In northern region of Uganda at the far horn neighboring Kenya and South Sudan is the Kidepo Valley National Park. Africa’s unbeatable nature rewarding region which defied the prevailing globalization and held reckless to ancient values. Everything to encounter on a visit to Kidepo Valley National Park is validly authentic right from people, to nature, and many other considerations makes this a unique feature of adoration.
Thanks to a great author who named Kidepo Valley National Park “THE TRUE AFRICAN WILDERNESS”. This is Africa intact, some call it “Africa as it is”, but all descriptions are not enough thoroughly explained about Kidepo. The Park is as beautiful as it’s well known as Africa’s most remote National Park considering how hard to traverse and reach the park on a road trip.
A Uganda safari journey to Kidepo Valley National Park is so rewarding, even before reaching the park the much en-route encounters is an amazing view of the wider open with possibilities for glance of the aged half naked men along the drive.
Much of the roundabout of this wildness qualified it for the nominations in the World Travel Awards 2021 under the category of the best National Parks in Africa. However, the accolades were scooped Tanzania’s magical Serengeti National Park which has been crowned for now 3 consecutive times. But as well being seen on the list of nomine featuring other African parks including Central Kalahari Game Reserve (Botswana), Etosha National Park (Namibia), Kruger National Park (South Africa) and Masai Mara National Reserve (Kenya).
Kidepo valley National Park besides the World Travel Awards has attained a number of global recognitions as a special tourist destination. The Park was again nominated by the same WTA organization in 2013, that same year CNN listed Kidepo the 3rd among the list of 10 best National Park on the African continent.
Feature which makes Kidepo Valley National Park very special in Africa
Remotest National Park
Kidepo Valley National Park is Africa’s remotest parks, no any other can compare it. It’s a reason why many travelers decide taking an adventure to the park, besides the abundant wildlife, and rich cultural destination, the Karamojong region is a perfect loner’s corners. For travelers who wish for a tourist destination not so much crowded by tourists should not hesitate taking on an adventure here. Accessing the park by road is a one battle as it’s recommended not to take a single drive from Kampala to the park on either route. One must have to drive even on off the beaten paths to reach the park.
Authentic Africa (still Africa)
Everything in this northern circuit is real and original, which Africa do you mean? Some are asking such a question. The Africa of traditional practices in use, people of all ages not used to wear clothes, traditional cattle raring, all these can be witnessed along the way driving especially if one gets an opportunity of using the Kabongo Moroto road is an amazing try.
The Karamojong holding unto the ancient life also a rose a saying “we shall not wait for the Karamojong’s to develop”. Which authentic park have you visited that holds the true features of Africa, it’s not even in Tanzania or South Africa but Kidepo is just awaiting to make you witness the true African wildness.
Widest wildness single view
A park where one can pranks that widest game viewing is only Kidepo Valley National. Though the park is located in the plain valleys of Kidepo and Narus Valleys but there is a wider and broad view which cannot be encountered anywhere else in Africa. And this is very perfect when it comes to wildlife viewing, remember Kidepo is among the largest populated parks with wildlife in Uganda of endless list.
Things to do in Kidepo Valley National Park
Things to do on a safari journey to Kidepo Valley National Park is the most rewarding. The journey has a lot of considerations right from your set in Kampala using either routes of Eastern or Northern routes. A travel advice when driving to Kidepo on the ongoing and returning routes set enough time to quite a number of engagements.
On reaching the park optimize chances of watching the big five include of Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en-route, game viewing among the views includes giraffes, buffaloes, kudus, zebras, antelopes, lions, leopards, cheetahs, ostriches, wild dogs, hyena among many, several birds, insects. Other things to do include cultural tours visiting communities and local home stays and mountain hiking.
Naming Kidepo valley was not by mistake but what it holds deserves the park to upend as Africa’s outstanding destination. Take your time to organize and traverse through the northern circuit explore the Africa’s only remaining reality.