East Africa’s Kidepo Valley Park remote unvisited becoming Famous
Experience the 3rd Best Wildlife Park in Africa according to CNN
An African Wildlife without the crowds – Less than 10 new visitors per day
African Safari Enthusiast are discovering Uganda’s hidden Pearl – Kidepo Valley National Park in northeastern Uganda, one of the few places in Africa where you feel you are all alone – Africa as it used to be. Kidepo Valley Park remote unvisited, off the beaten Safari Tourist Path
Kidepo Valley Park is a Wildlife Reserve like no other East Africa – If Uganda is Africa without the crowds than Kidepo Valley Par feels like visitors are on a journey of Discovery, going where not many have gone before or are going, but soon will be since the word is getting out about this remote park in northeastern part of Uganda bordering South Sudan and Kenya
Visitors to this remote park simply cannot believe that such a park still exists in Africa – where you go on a game drive and see no other vehicles – only an abundance of wildlife, birds and the rugged and stunning scenic wonders that are Kidepo Valley National Park.
Kidepo Valley Park is a vast savanna park – there are places where it reminds of you of the Masai Mara or the Serengeti but this remote park is framed by rugged, jagged mountains, a virtual Eden, filled with abundant wildlife.
Buffaloes in the thousands and Elephants in the hundreds…simply amazing. Lions found sleeping the day away up in the trees, cheetahs, leopards, Ostriches, Rothschild Giraffes, antelopes, simply a park of extreme, rugged beauty, that will leave you breathless
Things are changing about Kidepo Valley National Park – the word is getting out and more and more visitors either will take the long drive to the park with a Ugandan Tour Company such as ourselves or book a fly-in safari which though lower in price than in the olden days, still costs a bit money compared to other parks.
CNN Travel – named Kidepo Valley Park as one of the best parks in all of Africa – that is saying something and here is what they wrote CNN Travel – named Kidepo Valley Park as
3. Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda 3. Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda
Best for: Spectacular landscapes and great buffalo herds. With sprawling savannah and soaring mountains, Kidepo National Park might be the most picturesque park in Africa.
Sharing borders with Sudan and Kenya’s Northern Frontier District, it is Uganda’s most beautiful, remote and least-explored park. Kidepo was once the playground of the late president Idi Amin and you can still visit the haunting ruins of a lodge that could just as easily have been designed as a massive bunker.
Those who take the trouble to get here are rewarded with phenomenal wildlife sightings and a level of exclusivity that can rarely be had at any cost in neighboring countries.
Yes, it is a bit of trouble or cost in getting to Kidepo Valley National Park – but as CNN wrote “are rewarded with phenomenal wildlife sightings and a level of exclusivity that can rarely be had at any cost in neighboring countries.
Neighboring countries are Kenya and Tanzania where most go leaving Kidepo Valley Park to those who want something out of the ordinary, want to explore and discover a park that is one of East Africa’s most remote and unvisited – and those few, those visitors to the park are not disappointed – in fact many want to come back and visit Kidepo Valley Park again in the future.
Kidepo Valley Park remote unvisited celebrated its 50th Birthday as a National Park in Uganda and yet in those 50 years few have seen and discovered it compared to Murchison Falls or Queen Elizabeth Park. Those who came and come each month love it – even seasoned travel writers get excited when coming to Kidepo Valley Park and are taken back by what they find.
Here is what notable Travel Writers have said about Kidepo Valley Park
- Stephen Cunliffe who writes for Africa Geographic and Travel Africa wrote about Kidepo Valley Park calling it “A Long Forgotten Eden
- Tim Bewer who writes for Lonely Planet Guide Books wrote “Blissfully remote and stunningly gorgeous
- Mark Eveleigh who writes for CNN Traveler, Travel Africa and Africa Geographic wrote “In my book a definite candidate for BEST PARK IN AFRICA!
Most discerning African Travelers have been to the common Safari areas of Africa – but even those discerning travelers have not yet been to Kidepo Valley Park remote, unvisited, which in our book is the best park in Africa, remote and unvisited , Africa without the crowds and who know for how much longer.
The word on Kidepo Valley Park is out and is getting out , it is not going to remain Africa’s unvisited and remote park – with road improvement – ease of flying into the park – more and more visitors will come , the next thing someone will resurrect the Lodge that Idi Amin liked which was under reconstruction, presently there are only four ways of staying – camp and bring in your own food, use Uganda Wildlife Authority bandas (African style cabins), stay at the up-market luxury Apoka Safari Lodge in the heart of the park or just outside of the park at Nga’ Moru Wilderness Camp which is moderately priced for Kidepo. Drive or fly-in – it is going to cost a bit more and take more time if you drive – but well worth it.
Another moderately priced lodge is being built just outside of the Park and it should be ready by the end of the year.
Kidepo Valley Lodge – Remote and Unvisited, for how much longer? Today it is still Africa without the Crowds..
Kidepo Valley National Park- still remote and unvisited – for how much longer – all one can say is that requests for a safari there are coming in weekly, several of them, where it used to be monthly – the reasons are simple. More people are finding out about this remote Park. The roads have been and are being improved and flying there is becoming easier….enjoy your visit to Kidepo Valley National Park
I f you are interested in including Kidepo Valley Park in a Safari with us – please let us know
“If I have ever seen magic, it has been in Africa.” John Hemingway, African Journeys
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