We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
You added Apoka Safari Lodge to your Saves list
Kidepo Valley National Park | 15 Binayomba Road, Bugolobi, PO Box 23825, Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda
Hotel amenities
Apoka Safari Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Kidepo Valley National Park
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

40 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    34
    4
    0
    2
    0
See reviews for
14
13
1
2
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (11)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (40)
  • Mar-May only
    (13)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (12)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (8)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (7)
All months
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The location of the lodge is mindblowing - the buffalos litterally walk through your bathroom - and it could be the most amazing place on earth, if the management would be appropriate respectively the treatment of guests would match the incredible high prize. Service staff is nice and friendly, but you have to ask, beg or fight for everything (e.g.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
WildplacesAfrica, General Manager at Apoka Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear opaulus2014, Thank-you for taking the time to review Apoka Safari Lodge. All feedback is essential to us. The brunch and dinner were introduced at the ongoing request of guests who felt that eating before a game activity was too early and eating both breakfast and lunch was too much after a game activity. There should be more flexibility for... More

Greyton, South Africa
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My wife and I have spent nearly two years on Safari over the past 16 years, and this by far the best lodge we have ever stayed in we have now visited 4 times! The lodge itself has by far the most friendly and helpful staff we have ever come across, the food is superb, Raymond does a remarkable job... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kampala, Uganda
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

finally, after travelling for many years in Uganda, we made it up to Kidepo National Park. And we did it the "hard" way by driving from KLA with a stopover in Gulu. Count approx. 10 hours in total but its worth every minute! This is the most beautiful and remote part of Uganda i have ever seen, the nature is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
43 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We spent almost a month traveling in Tanzania and Uganda, and Kidepo national park and Apoka Safari Lodge are still my most favorite places of our entire stay. I won't go on and on about the incredible rooms, the amazing staff, and delicious food. You can read that on other reviews. We were as some have said the only guests... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Monduli, Tanzania
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
26 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Apoka Lodge is located in Kidepo National Park, one of the most beautiful and remote parts of Uganda..... actually Uganda has many beautiful places, but this north eastern corner of the country, very close to the border with South Sudan, has a wild and isolated beauty about it, which is quite unique. We felt as if we had the park... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

What can I say - Apoka Lodge is by far the most spectacular African lodge I have ever visited. It has all the prerequisite high-end safari lodge attributes - a beautiful common area with sweeping views of land and wildlife, great food, beautiful enormous private cottages surrounded by wildlife, stunning pool, attentive service. We went on the recommendation of some... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Jose, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Kidepo Valley National Park is one of those fine wines that few have the pleasant opportunity to enjoy, but the ones that are able to experience it will never be able to forget that time in their lives. The park itself is beautiful and the fact that it's off of the beaten track makes all of the experiences even more... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kampala, Uganda
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Apoka Safari Lodge is indeed a great blessing to anybody who dares to brave the long rough ride to Kidepo Valley National Park in persuite of True Virgin Wild side of Africa in Uganda the "Pearl of Africa". The long drive to Kidepo is not easy because of the poor road network to this spectacular virgin and i mean virgin... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Oxfordshire
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

A superb safari experience assisted by knowledgeable and friendly guides (Patrick and Denis). We were pressed for time, but they were able to take us straight to the three things we had said we wanted to see - giraffe, elephant and, most memorably, three lion cubs without their mother who was off hunting. The lodge is a stunning location and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
NY
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
46 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This was the most memorable place we visited in Uganda. It was a beautiful setting and it felt like we had the savannah all to ourselves. Baby zebra, warthogs and other animals outside our cabana, you could watch them from the shower. Everyone was incredibly knowledgeable, friendly and helpful - and the food was the best we had on the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Apoka Safari Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Apoka Safari Lodge

Address: Kidepo Valley National Park | 15 Binayomba Road, Bugolobi, PO Box 23825, Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Northern Region > Kidepo Valley National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Apoka Hotel Kidepo Valley National Park

74 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (58)
Viewed
Room/suite (9)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (7)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (6)
Viewed
0:48
Videos (1)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Other (28)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (17)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (9)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Near Apoka Safari Lodge

Top-rated Attractions Nearby
Top-rated Restaurants Nearby