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Kidepo Valley National Park

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Kidepo Valley National Park [1] is in north west Uganda. It covers 1436 sq km and borders onto Sudan.

Understand[edit]

the park contains unusual, not often sighted Predators such as the aardwolf, bat-eared fox, caracal, cheetah, hunting dog and striped hyena. the park also contains the usual plains animals such as Lions, leopards, giraffe and other common herbivores. small cats are also found within the park.

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Landscape[edit]

Open tree savannah.

Flora and fauna[edit]

herbivores include elephant, rothschild giraffe, nile buffalo, burchell's zebra, oribi, klipspringer, uganda kob, greater and lesser kudu, warthog, bush pig, topi, grant's gazelle, eland, bushbuck, common duiker, bush duskier, roan antelope, beisa oryx, dik dik, Defassa Waterbuck, jackson's hartbeest, Chandlers Mountain reedbuck and Bohor reedbuck. carnivores include lion, cheetah, leopard, carcal, serval, spotted hyena, stripped hyena, aardwolf, african hunting dogs, black-backed jackal, side-striped jackal and bat eared foxes. primates found in the park include the endemic (found nowhere else) Kavirondo bush baby 465 species of bird have been recorded in the park and 58 of these are birds of prey and 14 of these are endemic to the region.

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By car[edit]

Approx 700km from Kampala.

By plane[edit]

There is a small airstrip about 3km away from the park HQ which chartered planes from Entebbe International Airport fly to.

United Airlines, P.O Box 246000 ph:+256-41-349841/2 (email: [2], fax: +256-41-349843)

Fees/Permits[edit]

Non residents require a permit costing US$20, East African residents one costing US$10.

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Lodging[edit]

  • Apoka Rest Camp - 16 chalets.

See www.uganda-wildlife-photographic-safaris.com for safaris to this park.

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