Kidepo National Park
Kidepo lies in rugged semi-arid valleys amid Uganda’s borders with Sudan and Kenya. It’s about 700 km from Kampala, the capital city of Uganda.
Teeming with a diverse range of Wildlife including 77 species of mammals and over 475 bird species, this protected area was gazzeted as a park in 1962.
Its fauna includes species that are rarely found in any other Ugandan Park. These unusual species include elands, cheetah, greater and lesser kudu.
Besides carnivores like the black-backed and side-stripped jackals, spotted hyenas, leopards and lions, Kidepo is home to larger species like Burchell’s zebra, bush pigs, Rothschild’s giraffe, Cape Buffalos, Bush bucks, elephants, Bush duikers, Defassa waterbuck, Oribi, Jackson’s hartebeest and Bohor reedbucks.
The 475 bird species are the reason why birders don’t want to omit this park while in Uganda. The list includes even the rarely seen species like the Kori bustard, Karamoja Apalis and Ostrich.