Hiking and Sightseeing in Kidepo
Hikings are conducted on Lamoj Mountains just few kilometers from the Park’s headquarters. Visitors too visit the marvelous Kidepo Valley for its stunning exhibits of Borassus palm forests, the valley’s wide flat bed is dried out in some seasons of the year.
From this valley, you can as well visit the Kanangorok Hot springs which are situated about 11km from the Kidepo river. Other striking attractions in the Park suitable for hiking include towering mountains, rolling hills together with the savannah landscapes.
Heading over to the south western part of the Park, you find the Narus valley and the western boundary is formed by the rocky Napore Nyagia mountain range.
Natira plus Lokayot hills split the Kidepo valley in the north east and then to the north are the Morungole ranges which represent the southern border of Kidepo Valley National Park.
Game viewing in Kidepo
Various species to sight within the park on a game drive are: the elands, bush duskier, bush bucks, lions, side-striped jackals, leopards, black-backed jackals, Hunting dog, Bat-eared Fox, Cheetah, Striped Hyena, Caracal, the aard Wolf, elephants, oribi, burchell’s zebras, Jackson’s hartebeests, bush pigs, bohor reed buck, warthogs, rothschild giraffes, defassa water bucks, cape buffaloes, various small cats along with spotted hyenas.
Bird Watching in Kidepo
Kidepo is renowned for unique and exceptional variety of birds. Of the fifty eight recorded birds, fourteen are specifically endemic to Kidepo Valley National Park and Karamoja region.
Some of these species include the pygmy Falcon, Verreaux’s Eagle plus the Egyptian Vulture, in addition to many other sighted species.
Nearby local communities consists of local cultural entertainers who are always available to offer performances on request. These performers have diverse range of traditional dances and songs to impress you including the Naporre ethnic groups, Emuya of the Nyangia together with Larakaraka and Apiti dances which are performed by the Acholi people.