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Kidepo Valley National Park

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Kitgum, Uganda
+256 39 2177904
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Kidepo Bush Camping is the best!

My wife and I drove ourselves from Kampala to Kidepo and camped out at the UWA campsite right in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Clownfish33
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U.S. Embassy, Singapore
Go camping!

The Kidepo Valley National Park is quite unique when you compare it to the other Ugandan National... read more

Reviewed May 4, 2018
Pieter G
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Herzele, Belgium
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Kitgum, Uganda
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I drove ourselves from Kampala to Kidepo and camped out at the UWA campsite right in the middle of the park. An armed ranger spent the night to protect us from the lions we heard roaring not far away. The next morning...More

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Reviewed May 4, 2018

The Kidepo Valley National Park is quite unique when you compare it to the other Ugandan National Parks. This place is perfect for people who want to avoid mass tourism and who don't have the big 5 as a priority (you can spot them all...More

2  Thank Pieter G
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Was there in rainy season, wich is told not to be the best frame to appreciate the valley and the animals due to vegetation. But you can see in the distance, visibility is far better, and climate is wonderful. Still there are animals everywhere.

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Reviewed February 21, 2018

Traveled to the park for an overnight experience. It was stunning, even in the dry season. Upon arrival at the hostel, we stepped out of the van to witness warthogs strolling through the same small parking lot! That evening we watched jackals skulk around and...More

1  Thank ruppertbaird
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Reviewed December 15, 2017

I have been there in November (rainy season), that means it is raining every day, but normally only for an hour in the late afternoon and at night. Maybe that it is different other times of the year, I was neither surprised nor bothered. There...More

Thank truth B
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Reviewed September 14, 2017

We were the only people there. Or so it seemed. Hundreds of square miles. Lush grasslands, the grass being not too long giving excellent visibility. Stay in the park. The Manyatta style round huts are really very good, and the food quite acceptable. A tiny...More

Thank NSTP81
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Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

This is the best park in Uganda, trust me on this i have been to most of them. I wanted to have a memorable Easter holiday. So I chose to visit Murchison falls national park in Masindi district and Kidepo valley national park in kaabong...More

6  Thank Joshua Denzel M
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Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

Hundreds of buffelo's, many elephants, enough zebra's, baboons. We saw in 3 day's lions but no giraffes. Beatifull views on the savanne. Two days is enough for a stay.

1  Thank Jan-Auwke D
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Reviewed February 7, 2017

Kidepo Valley National park is a must visit for tourist wishing to visit Uganda. No wonder is was rated as the 3rd best park in Africa. In August 2016 i happened to take my clients there and they loved it a lot. from the game...More

7  Thank wildexpeditions... S
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Reviewed January 26, 2017

I wouldn't recommend you to go to this park if you have limited time, I chose to come here because I went to see the Karamajong community in Kotido, to make it clear here, when you want to see the Karamajong, make sure you do...More

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Dexygarcia
April 17, 2018|
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Response from PerletteVienne | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I do not think it's easy to go there with a modest budget. I had a car and a driver ( booked with Mapendano, based in Kigali and works with Kifaru travel in Uganda) You could try the campsite. Have a look to UWA... More
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Claudia F
March 2, 2018|
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Response from PerletteVienne | Reviewed this property |
Hello, never go to Nga Moru (outside the park). Horrible experience and this lodge do not accept my driver having meal with me and he must pay his stay ( inacceptable in Uganda). Lodge to expensive for the so poor services... More
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solliden
December 26, 2016|
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Response from Kate H | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are both toilet cubicles and, from memory, about 2 showers in each camp site. I understand that they are meant to be maintained but they hadn't been cleaned in a while before we arrived. I'd bring your own toilet... More
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