Kidepo Valley National Park is found at the bordered by Sudan to North and Kenya to the East covering an area of 1,442 sq km.
It is one of the most spectacular parks with a scenery that is no doubt the most eye catching in all the protected areas in Africa.
It has a variety of 80 mammal species like the Bat-eared Fox, Caracal, hunting Dog, both the Greater and Lesser Kudu among others.
It is home to 465 bird species, 58 of which are raptors and among the 58, 14 are only found in Kidepo valley National Park e.g African
Swallow-tailed Kite, Lammergeier, Verreaux's Eagle, Pygmy Falcon, Eleonora's Falcon, to mention but a few. Other species include the
Stone Partridge, Clapperton's Francolin, Quail-plover, White-bellied and Hartlaub's Bustards, Black-faced and Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse,
Eastern Yellow-billed, Red-billed and Jackson's Hornbills, Black-breasted Barbet, Pink-breasted Lark, Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Lark,
Golden Pipit, Red-pate and Rock-loving Cisticola, the globally vulnarable and RARE Karamoja Apalis, Amethyst Sunbird, Taita Fiscal,
Emin's Shrike, Three-streaked Tchagra, Grey-capped Social-Weaver, White-headed and White-billed Buffalo-Weavers, Black-cheeked Waxbill,
Eastern Paradise-Whydah and Yellow-rumped Seedeater among others.
If you know the Masai, Karamoja area where Kidepo Valley National Park is found is inhabited by their casines the Karamajong. Their
lives centred on cattle just like the Masai, they still live a very simple life style. For your eyes only: Whether a cow is in the US or
Australia, it belongs to a Karamajong. Just like their Masai casines, the Karamajong too have the love for colorful clothing.
The magnificent scenery makes one lose a Heart beat. When you get into the valley, you will be surrounded by the Morongole Mts, Napore
ranges, Kalenga and Kidi Rwot rocks. A visit to the manyattas (Karamajong homestead) will give you a big lesson about the Karamajongs
traditional ways like every man carrying his own one legged stool(Kicolong) everywhere he goes, the dancing, jewelery among others.
There are numerous places of accomodation like, Apoka Lodge, Ngamoru Wilderness Lodge and Apoka Rest Camp. Kidepo Valley National Park is accessed
both by road and by air. By road, you can use the Gulu- Kitgum road. You can use the Mbale-Soroti-Kotido-Kabong route. However a 4wd is recommended
because the road conditions are sometimes terrible.