Accommodation in Kidepo valley national park. Kidepo valley national park is an isolated protected area located in the remote Karamoja region northeastern Uganda. It is one of the spectacular parks in Uganda with unique and abundant wildlife including mammals such as elephants, buffaloes, bat eared fox, Beisa Oryx, warthogs, Oribi, eland reedbuck, waterbucks, bushbucks, giraffes, zebras, lions, leopards, side striped jackal, spotted hyena, bird species like little green bee- eater, ostrich, Kori bustard, red and yellow barbet, pygmy falcon, Abyssinian ground hornbill, hornbills among others. Kidepo valley national park offers safari activities which visitors on a safari can engage in such as game drives, nature walk, bird watching, cultural encounters, hiking among others.

 

Accommodation in Kidepo valley national park

There are a few number of luxury, mid-range and budget accommodations in Kidepo valley national park including

 

Apoka Safari Lodge

Apoka safari lodge

Apoka safari lodge is an up-market lodge that in located in Kidepo valley national park. The lodge has 10 luxury rooms, 4 twin rooms which accommodate 2 to 4 each and 6 double rooms which accommodate 2 people each. The rooms are designed with natural canvas walls and offer breathtaking views of the savannah vegetation, landscape, wildlife and offer amenities like.

  • En-suite bathrooms with double sinks, shower with hot and cold water
  • Private veranda on each room
  • Sitting room
  • Big hand hewn beds with soft duvets
  • Mosquito nets
  • Hand woven woolen carpet
  • Extra-large towels
  • Dressing gown
Other facilities
  • Swimming pool which is curved out of a big rock overlooking the savannah plains
  • Restaurant which offers three course meals
  • Well stocked bar
  • Laundry services
  • Fireplace
  • Spa
  • Electricity
  • Sitting lounge for relaxation as you enjoy the cool breeze in the environment

 

Kidepo Savannah Lodge

Kidepo Savannah lodge is located on the edge of the park on Kawalokol hill overlooking Narus valley 500 meters away from Kalokudo gate. The name Kawalokol is in Karamojong language meaning cave hill. Due to its location visitors staying at the lodge will have breathtaking views of the vegetation, mount Morungole, Narus valley, animal species like elephants, Oribi, waterbucks, buffaloes, side striped jackal, spotted hyenas, lions, leopards at night, listen to sweat sounds of bird species like African dwarf eagle, fox tail among others.

 

Accommodation facilities

There are 12 safari tents in decks to meet the standards and have a number of amenities like:

  • Private verandas which offers great views of the vegetation
  • 1 double room with 2 single comfortable beds each bed having a mosquito net
  • En-suite bathrooms with hot and cold water
  • Flashing toilets

 

In addition, there are also 9 non-self-contained tents for the budget travelers which are comprised of:

  • 2 single beds or 1 double bed with mosquito nets
  • Bedside table
  • Power outlet for charging electrical equipment’s like phones, cameras
  • Shared bathrooms and flushing toilets
Other facilities at Kidepo Savannah lodge
  • There’s Restaurant which serves two course meals during lunch time and four course meals during dinner.
  • Well stocked bar
  • Spacious lounge for relaxation as you enjoy beautiful views of the park, mount Morungole, Narus valley, animals among others.

 

Adere Safari Lodge

Adere safari lodge is a new luxury lodge located at the edge of Kidepo valley national park a few meters from the main gate. The lodge has 17 cottages with single and double rooms which are designed with natural pristine wood furniture and they contain amenities like:

  • En-suite bathroom with big size bath tab, hot and cold running water
  • flash toilets
Other facilities
  • Restaurant which serves three course meal
  • Swimming pool
  • Football pitch
  • Well stocked bar
  • laundry services

 

Accommodation in Kidepo valley national park

Apoka Rest Camp

Apoka Rest Camp

Apoka rest camp is a budget lodge in Kidepo valley national park that is run and managed by Uganda Wildlife Authority. Therefore it contains 16 self-contained cabins and a hostel offering 14 basic Bandas each comprised of 2 beds, the lodge also offers camping ground where visitors who want to camp can carry their own camping equipment’s, food and drinks.

For visitors planning to stay for long, the staff can prepare food for them upon booking. Those interested in camping need to come with their own tents or hire from the staff at a cost.

 

Nga’moru Wilderness Camp

 

Nga’moru wilderness camp is a mid-range lodge located on the border of Kidepo valley national park 4km from Katarum gate overlooking Narus valley. The lodge offers spectacular views of wildlife, savannah plains, mount Morungole and ideal environment for relaxation.

It’s built in a hill overlooking the stunning Narus Valley offering spectacular view of wildlife. Nga Moru among the Karamojong means “place of stones of rocks”.

The camp has tents that have capacity to sleep upto three people. The tents are raised on wooden platforms that offer good views of animals like ostriches roaming the Narus valley. Apart from tents, there are Bandas (with grass roof) that are self-contained rooms and friendly staff.

Other facilities in the lodge include:
  • A well-manicured garden
  • A bar
  • Restaurant
  • A lounge
  • Laundry services
  • Children pay half the price of adults.

 

Accommodations

3 cabana rooms which accommodate one to four single beds with facilities like en-suite bathrooms which offer hot and cold running water, balcony, and spectacular views of the park.

3 safari tents which accommodate one or two single beds with facilities like en-suite bathrooms, single beds, outdoor shower, balcony and offers spectacular views of Morungole mountain, wildlife, Narus valley among others.

 

Other facilities
  • Well stocked bar
  • Restaurant where they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Laundry services

 

How to get to Kidepo valley national park

Kidepo valley national park is in north eastern Uganda in Kaabong district and one can reach by either road or air transport means. there are several routes via road.

The first route, you drive from Kampala via Karuma, Gulu, Kitgum, Kaabong and lastly reach Kidepo valley national park which takes about 10 hours’ drive.

Secondly, you drive from Kampala via Mbale, Sironko, Moroto, Kotido, Kaabong and proceed to the park which takes about 12 hours’ drive.

Lastly, you can also drive from Kampala via Mbale, Soroti, Moroto, Kotido, Kaabong and finally Kidepo valley national park which takes about 13 hours’ drive.

Therefore each route used has a lot to offer such as beautiful scenery, landscape, Rhino tracking when you use the western route via Karuma among others.

 

Air transport, you can access Kidepo valley national park using air transport by domestic airlines like Aerolink Uganda limited which operate scheduled and chartered flights from Entebbe airport or Kajjansi airfield to Apoka airstrip or Kidepo airport and the flight takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Therefore, while planing your trip to Kidepo Valley National Park, book with with Pamoja Tour and Travel

 

 

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