While you're there
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What you'll see there
Covering an area of 1,442 square kilometers, Kidepo Valley National Park is home to an incredible array of wildlife species and a rich cultural heritage.
The park’s diverse landscapes and habitats provide a sanctuary for over 80 mammal species, including predators like lions, cheetahs, and leopards, as well as grazers like buffalos, giraffes, and zebras. Bird watchers will be in heaven, with over 450 species calling Kidepo Valley National Park home. However, the park is not just about the wildlife, but also offers an opportunity to immerse oneself in the unique culture of the Karamojong people, the region’s indigenous inhabitants.
The Karamojong people have a rich and fascinating cultural heritage that is a must-see for visitors to the park. Visitors can learn about the traditional lifestyle, beliefs, and customs of the Karamojong. The Karamojong people are renowned for their exceptional weaving, pottery, and beadwork skills. They are also known for their nomadic pastoralist lifestyle and can be seen herding their cattle across the vast landscapes of Kidepo Valley National Park. Visitors can interact with the friendly and welcoming people, try local dishes, and learn about their crafts. This cultural exchange offers a window into the traditional way of life that has been preserved for centuries.
Aside from cultural tours, visitors can enjoy game drives, guided walks, and bird watching expeditions. The park’s Narus Valley is an excellent place for game viewing, with large herds of elephants, buffalos, and giraffes, and the occasional cheetah sighting. Guided walks offer an intimate experience with nature, with a chance to learn about the plants and animals that call the park home.