Kidepo Valley, Uganda
Kidepo Valley National Park is located in semi-arid, rugged valleys between Uganda and south Sudan's borders in the north west. It is only 5km from Kenya's eastern border, which is approximately 700km from Kampala. It was designated a national park in 1962. It is home to a variety of big game as well as more than 77 mammal species.
Kidepo is Uganda’s most remote national park. But those who travel north through the frontier region of Karamoja will agree that it is also one of the most beautiful in Africa. Kidepo is a wilderness among the best in Africa. A savannah landscape extends from Apoka in the middle of the park to distant mountain ranges.
The only water that is permanent in the park during dry seasons can be found in the wetlands and remnant pools of the Narus Valley, near Apoka. These seasonal oases, combined with the open, savannah terrain, make the Narus Valley the park's prime game viewing location especially with its dense populations of Lion,Buffalos,Elephant and many similar ungulates.