Arriving into the Kidepo Valley National Park in the far, far north of Uganda is a little like discovering a secret garden, somewhere known only by a select few who speak about it in hushed tones so that it does not become popular and ruin their secluded escape from the world.
Kidepo Valley was gazetted as a national park in 1962 and still only has one luxury camp, Apoka Safari Lodge with only 10 cottages. With only a couple park rest camps in the area, seeing other vehicles in the park is very few and far between. After spending time in the busier safari parks of East Africa, this is a wonderful exclusive experience. The wide, golden, grass plains form the valley between the distant mountains in Kenya on one side and the Imatong Mountains in South Sudan.
This beautiful lush valley with its grassy plains, rocky outcrops and swampy depressions, sits just below the South Sudan border, so it is for the more adventurous traveller but being in this peaceful place you would never know without looking at a map how close you are to its turbulent neighbour.
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