I have been on many safaris in Africa and this was by far the most wonderful accomodation I have ever stayed in.
Imagine yourself, landing in a plan amongst the African bush on a grassy runway, a short drive taking you towards a cluster of lodges grouped together, slightly raised up on a hill, looking out over the savannah. Imagine being accompanied to your luxury accommodation where the huge bed is swooned in mosquito nets, and there are so many comfy looking places to sit you just dont know where to park your bottom. Imagine, opening the door to your bathroom and being slightly annoyed there is no bath to help soak that african dust off you, only to find another door and, voila! There is the biggest tub possible, inviting you in just outside your lodge, from where you can sit and become a prune all day as you watch the world, and the animals go by. Then imagine, the most wonderful swimming pool you have ever seen, set into the rocks, with a pagoda for the shade seekers and loungers for the sun-deprived, the infinity pool looks out over the land, and being able to get right to the edge allows you to look down at the buffaloes wallowing in the mud just below you. Just up from the pool is the restaurant where we were never disappointed, serving some of the best food in Africa, a particularly impressive feat considering it's isolation! Nothing was too much trouble and my particular favourites were pancakes with maple and bacon or eggs Benedict.
I would give my right arm to go back here, sadly my African tour was more of a once-in-a-lifetime experience, particularly Kidepo, but I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone. Not only is the accommodation outstanding but the game drives too, I have never been somewhere where the guides were so efficient in going out and tracking down game for us to whizz along to, shortly followed by sundowner drinks by rivers or viewpoints.
The staff were all so helpful and there was nothing they would not do. I lost a dangely earring somewhere between my lodge and where we had had sundowner drinks and they went looking for it until it was found. Amazing!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Apoka Hotel Kidepo Valley National Park