Discover the African Wild as it was over 50 years ago – Today in Kidepo Valley Park – Uganda
Experience Wild Africa as it used to be found today in Kidepo Valley Park – rugged scenery – abundant wildlife
Africa as it used to be – an Africa you read about in Karen Blixen’s “Out of Africa” or in the writings of Ernest Hemingway or Winston Churchill. The answer is “Yes” and it is found in the Pearl of Africa – Uganda in East Africa’s most remote and least visited Wildlife Park – Kidepo Valley National Park.
Here is what CNN said about Kidepo Valley Park as it named it the 3rd best park in all of Africa.
“Spectacular landscapes and great buffalo herds. With sprawling savanna and soaring mountains, Kidepo National Park might be the most picturesque park in Africa.
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.”
Stephen Cunliffe from Africa Geographic called it “A long forgotten Eden.”
Few Visitors come here due to its remoteness, the cost of getting here if you fly but those who do, find Africa as it used to be.
Discover it in Kidepo Valley Park. Raw, Untamed, Wild, where Warrior – Nomad Herders live out their traditions and ways, the Karamajong People, Where you can climb the Morungole Mountains and visit some of the original people of the area – the Ik Tribe.
There is the Wild Africa as it used to be – It is still found today in and around Kidepo Valley Park – The Africa as you imagine it only Better, a wildlife park that few get to see and experience, but those who do find it the Most Amazing Park in all of Africa.
There is still an Africa as it used to be – the Africa of over 50 years ago – even as far back as Karen Blixen, Ernest Hemingway, and others. There is a Lost Eden to discovered and explored, a wildlife park with less than 10 new visitors per day. Africa as you might imagine it but rarely find except when you visit one of the most remote and least visited parks in all of Africa – Kidepo Valley National Park in Uganda.
Kidepo Valley Park has been called the “Wild West of Uganda” – home to the Karamojong Nomad – Warrior – Herdsman who live in the 21st century yet to their past clinging to their traditions and ways of old. You can visit them while on Safari in Kidepo Valley Park in one of their Manyatta’s – traditional villages that are found on their way to the park and around the park.
The rugged beauty of Kidepo Valley Park is amazing, especially the Morungole Mountains that you can climb with its panoramic views into Kenya’s vast Rift Valley, the place where Ik people live who were the first people in the Kidepo Valley area long before the Karamojong People came to the area from Ethiopia. Yes, Kidepo Valley Park is in the 21st Century – the Africa that you imagined, but only better.
See Africa as it used to be – Discover it in Kidepo Valley Park, yes it is takes more effort in reaching, if you fly it takes more money, if you drive on a safari with us, it takes more time, but what awaits is worth every Dollar or Shilling, the experience of Wild untamed Africa as it was 50 years ago is well worth your effort and expense of reaching and visiting Kidepo Valley Park in Uganda unlike other parks in Africa, Lions (including Tree-Climbing ones) are thriving and growing in numbers, where are vast Buffalo Herds, Elephants, Rothschild Giraffes, Zebras, Antelopes including the large Eland and rare Roan Antelopes are found. Ostriches and Birds of Prey, Leopards, Cheetahs and other cats are found. Kidepo Valley Park is even home to the rare “Pygmy Nile Crocodile” rarely seen by visitors to the park.
Imagine going on a Wildlife Game Drive and seeing no other vehicle, no other people something that gives you the feeling that you are all alone in African Wilderness – Africa like is not found elsewhere, the Africa of 50 years ago – the Africa that used to be but still can be found in Kidepo Valley Park in Uganda one of the few remnants of the Africa described by Karen Blixen in her book “Out of Africa.”
It is time for you to put Uganda, to put Kidepo Valley Park not only on your bucket list but to visit Kidepo Valley Park with us a Safari that takes you back in time to the African Wild as it used to be and still is in Kidepo Valley Park.
There is an Africa as it used to be:
It is found in the heart of Africa, in its Pearl – Uganda and it is Kidepo Valley Park.
The Africa of Ernest Hemingway, Winston Churchill, and Karen Blixen. Wild – untamed – less than 10 visitors a day, it is the African Wilderness without the crowds of the Masai Mara or Kruger National Park, it is Africa as it used to be. It takes a special effort to get here, but there are extraordinary rewards.
Kabiza Wilderness Safaris – we not only know Uganda and Rwanda we have explored Kidepo Valley Park ourselves to find for our clients the best experiential activities in, near and on the way to the park.
Our Kidepo Valley Safaris are beyond canned tours, are off of the beaten path, with an emphasis on the experiential, the experience in this ruggedly scenic and remote park.
Letter of a Kidepo Valley Park Traveler in 1992:
Cut off from the familiar in a Ugandan national park
Kidepo Valley National Park, in north east Uganda, is where I headed with my family in 1992. We were lucky enough to spend four nights there, in rugged savannah country dominated by Mount Morungole and studded with rocky outcrops.
Kidepo is in an area of Uganda fringed by the borders of Kenya and South Sudan – and it is very remote. A vehicle went ahead from Kampala (nearly 450 miles (725km) from Kidepo), laden with fuel, water, beer and soft drinks, while we chartered a small plane, packed with basic provisions, for an amazing flight over swamps to the national park.
Cut off from our familiar world, we walked in the bush, never saw another human being and were overwhelmed by the breathtaking landscapes, the huge skies and the unforgettable sunsets. It was a truly unique experience.
Patricia Kettle, Surrey
If you like to visit Kidepo Valley Park on Safari with us – please contact us.