Kidepo Valley National Park Uganda, Facts, Activities & Attractions
Guide on Kidepo Valley National Park Uganda is all you need to know about this beautiful Kidepo Valley National Park. here we Give you the Latest Information on the Attractions, Activities, Best Time, Location and Accommodation Facilities around the Park.
Dubbed the true African wilderness with its beauty that has mostly gone unnoticed as stated by CNN Travel. Kidepo National Park is a perfect wilderness to visit on any safari in Uganda.
The park is about 1,442 sq. km, hosting about 77 mammal species, 475 bird species several reptiles and flora. The Dik Dik (smallest antelope), cheetahs, ostriches, Karamoja Apalis are endemic to Kidepo Valley National Park.
Kidepo Valley National Park is a 1,442 square kilometers (557 sq. mi) Kidepo Valley National Park is in the Karamoja region in northeast Uganda. Kidepo is rugged savannah, dominated by the 2,750 metres (9,020 ft) Mount Morungole and transected by the Kidepo and Narus rivers.
Kidepo Valley National park is located near Karenga in Kaabong District, in the northeastern corner of Uganda. The park is approximately 220 kilometres (140 mi), by road northwest of Moroto, the largest town in the sub-region. It is approximately 520 kilometres (320 mi), by road, northeast of Kampala, Uganda’s capital and largest city.
The Ketebo or Mening are the inhabitants farmers and hunters who lived in the area since 1800 before it was gazetted as a game reserve by the British colonial government in 1958. The purpose was both to protect the animals from hunting and to prevent further clearing of bush for tsetse fly-control. The eviction of the resident people and the resultant famine, especially the Ketebo people who were forcefully relocated to other areas within Bira such as Napotpot, Kalo Kudo, Namosingo, Loriwo and Naurkori in South Sudan, is cited in contemporary protected area management as an example of the unacceptable consequences of not taking community needs into account when designating reserves.
The newly independent government of Uganda under Milton Obote converted the reserve into the Kidepo Valley National Park in 1962. The first chief warden of the park was Ian Ross, a Briton. In 1972, Paul Ssali, a Ugandan, replaced him. Their handover and training was the subject of the 1974 American documentary film, “The Wild and the Brave.”
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Uganda Safaris Tour Packages
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