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Kidepo Valley National Park | 15 Binayomba Road, Bugolobi, PO Box 23825, Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda
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Apoka Safari Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • 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
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Greyton, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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

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Kampala, Uganda
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Orlando, Florida
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107 reviews 107 reviews
39 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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

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Monduli, Tanzania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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

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San Jose, California
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3 helpful votes 3 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

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Kampala, Uganda
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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

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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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

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112 reviews 112 reviews
47 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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

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Arlington, VA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I could write a novel about our stay there, but I will try to keep it brief. If you are considering going, you must know certain things ahead of time, and you must go knowing there is no way around those things. First, air conditioning - there is none. We went in February, but given its location on the globe,... More

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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): $$$
Also Known As:
Apoka Hotel Kidepo Valley National Park

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When you close your eyes and think of Africa, the landscape you imagine – the jagged hills, the golden grasses, the plains dotted with wildlife, the soft glowing light – is likely to be Kidepo. This is Uganda’s most remote park. Wildlife in Kidepo is abundant.Come and drink in the view, come and feel the lion’s roar in your chest. Come and stay a while. ... more   less 
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