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Game viewing and wilderness Scenery.
Uganda’s finest wilderness lies in the farthest corner of wild Karamoja. Elephants, Buffaloes, Lions, Giraffes, Zebras, Elands, Hartebeests, Hyenas, and Cheetah (etc) roam rolling grasslands that extend in all directions towards distant mountain ranges.
Just about every Ugandan we spoke to absolutely loves the park. Kidepo is about as far north as you can get in Uganda and lies right next to Sudan and Kenya. It takes about nine hours to get to from Kampala, making the park isolated.
Its isolation is many visitors dream as they will have almost the entire park to themselves to see some of the 77 different species of mammals. The park is best visited during the dry season when animals flock to the few watering holes near Apoka.
Narus Valley and the seasonal Kidepo River lined with borassus palms and acacia trees
The Narus Valley is a major source of water and pasture for grazers and a hunting ground for carnivores. Here, You can see Elephants, Zebras, Giraffes, Eland, Buffaloes, Hyenas and Lions. Special birds in the park include the Ostrich, Kori Bustard, Karamoja Apalis, Verreaux’s Eagle, Pygmy Falcon & the Egyptian Vulture. The seasonal Kidepo river is lined with a riverine “forest” of Borassus Palms and Acacia trees along a sand bed river. This is a prime spot for Dwarf Crocodiles. The park also boosts of atleast 80 species of mammals recorded, 28 of which are not known to appear in any other national park in Uganda as well as 486 bird species including the famous Ostrich.
Rare endemic regional and globally threatened species of wildlife
These include; the Ostrich, Eland, Roan Antelope, Greater and Lesser Kudu, Dikdik, African wild dog, Leopard, Bat-eared fox, Stripped Hyena, Aardwolf, Caracal and Cheetah. The Beisa Oryx, Roan Antelope and the Bright Gazelle have been greatly reduced in number through poaching
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