Nature walks in Kidepo Valley National Park
Nature walks in Kidepo Valley National Park: Situated in the rugged valleys of the Karamoja region, Kidepo Valley national park is one of the best destinations the offer the real treat of wilderness experience in Africa. It covers an area of 1,442 sq km, with vast savannah grasslands being the major vegetation in the area. This park is associated with several hills, large rocks and mountains at a far distance which offer spectacular views and beautiful backgrounds for photos. Kidepo valley national park has a high concentration of animals and birds and the highlight for travel there by most tourists is to see ostriches and search cheetahs. There are more interesting animals including lions, leopards, giraffes, zebras and many others.
Nature walks in Kidepo Valley national park may also include short hikes to the Lamoj Mountains. They are conducted in the morning starting at around 7:00am and are guided by armed rangers of the park and there are a number of great areas where nature walks are conducted. Tourists meet the ranger guide at Apoka Tourism centre and they move through the trails in the wilderness valleys. One of the best and [popular spots for nature walks is the Narus Valley where a lot of wild animals are often seen. It also offers beautiful sceneries of the landscape and is easy to reach by most visitors. Some of the animals commonly seen in Narus Valley include buffaloes, elephants, waterbucks, warthogs, lions, cheetah and zebras among others.
Other areas that offer great nature walk experiences include the Kidepo plains which lead you to Morungole Mountains. Visitors can also hike to Idi Amin’s dream lodge which he was constructing when he was still president of Uganda but was unable to complete it. Another superb site for nature walks is the Namamukweny Valley where visitors get thrilled by the tranquility of the place. The park established new hiking trails in 2019 for visitors to reach untouched areas and have memorable wilderness walks.