Why did CNN Pick Kidepo Valley Park as a Top Destination in Africa?

Posted by on February 24, 2019

CNN calls  Kidepo Valley Park a Top Destination in Africa

Kidepo Valley Park as a Top Destination in Africa-Number 3 Park in Africa according to CNN


 Why did CNN Pick Kidepo Valley Park as a Top Destination in Africa? – Discover What CNN Calls Kidepo Valley Park a Hidden Gem and a Top Destination in Africa – Kidepo Valley National Park was also named as one of the best Parks in all of Africa.

African Safari Enthusiast, like CNN, are discovering Uganda’s hidden Pearl – Kidepo Valley National Park in the remote northeastern corner called Karamoja in Uganda/ One of the few places in Africa where you feel you are all alone with less than 20 new visitors each day – Africa as it once was and can still be found in  Kidepo Valley Park, one of the few parks in East Africa that is definitely off the beaten Safari Tourist Path.

Kidepo Valley Park is a one of a kind Wildlife Park in East Africa, it has been called a long lost Eden as it has been called is experiential Africa – wildlife game drives, hikes in and outside of the park, Cultural encounters with tribes such as the Karamojong and Ik People who hold on to their ancient and traditional ways- Kidepo Valley should be on your Bucket List for Destinations to visit in Africa.


Why did CNN Pick Kidepo Valley Park as a Top Destination in Africa? Here is what CNN said:
“Kidepo Valley National Park might be the most beautiful park in all Africa. With the sweeping plains of Kidepo and Narus Valleys overshadowed by the brooding mountainscape of Mount Morungole (the sacred peak of the mysterious Ik people,) this park has huge appeal just for the scenery alone.
Tag on incredible animal sightings and tiny visitor numbers, and you have a winner.
The voracious Kidepo lions prey on roving herds of more than 4,000 buffalo (the total population in the park is said to be about 13,000) and you will often see herds of elephants moving majestically along the valleys.
The park’s isolation is off-putting for many, but the 12-hour road trip from Kampala, Uganda’s capital, (or a fairly expensive private charter flight) is a small price to pay to discover one of Africa’s genuine hidden gems.”

 Kidepo Valley Park as a Top Destination in Africa, a Wildlife Reserve like no other Africa – Visitors to this remote park simply cannot believe that such a park still exists.  A place where you go on a game drive and see no other vehicle – only an abundance of wildlife, birds and the rugged and stunning scenic wonders that make up Kidepo Valley National Park.

Buffaloes in the thousands and Elephants in the hundreds roam here…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.

Add on top of that the people who live in this area in their traditional manner, the Karamojong and the Ik People and you have Authentic Africa.  Africa as you imagine it to be only better.


CNN Travel – simply likes Kidepo Valley Park


 Kidepo Valley – Karamoja Region in Uganda

 Kidepo Valley Park as a Top Destination in Africa is Best known for Spectacular landscapes and great buffalo herds. With sprawling savanna 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 “You are rewarded with phenomenal wildlife sightings and a level of exclusivity that can rarely be had at any cost in neighboring countries.

What others have said about Kidepo Valley Park:

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 Brewer who writes for Lonely Planet Guide Books wrote “Blissfully remote and stunningly gorgeous
  • Mark Eveleigh who writes for CNN Traveler, Travel Africa – Africa Geographic wrote “In my book a definite candidate for BEST PARK IN AFRICA!
  • Süddeutsche Zeitung – Munch Germany:  A destination for Explorers with few other visitors
  • Wanderlust Movement Magazine:  African Bloggers picked the park as the Number Park to Visit in Africa.
  • The German respected Forum Magazine called Kidepo Valley Park – the most untouched and unvisited park in the world.

 Kidepo Valley Park remote – unvisited – Africa without the crowds, where you can experience in the 21st Century what used to be Africa in the Wild,  The Africa written about by Karen Blixen and Ernest Hemingway.  The Africa that many still long for but few find.

Kidepo Valley Park is simply a rare place, a one of a kind park not only in East Africa but in all of Africa, some say in the world.

Kidepo Valley Park is remote, unvisited, it is the African Wild without the Crowds unlike any other park in Uganda, even any other park in Africa.

Kidepo Valley Park can’t be compared to the Masai Mara, Kruger National Park, less than 20 visitors a day.  If you want to find Africa that Ernest Hemingway fell in love with than Kidepo Valley Park is the African Wildlife Park for you.

We will get you there and back – just ask us.


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