Best Safari Lodges In Kidepo National Pa

Kidepo Valley National Park is a must-visit destination for all tourists interested in authentic African wilderness experiences. The park is remotely set in the semi-arid area, Northeastern Uganda in Karamoja region. Kidepo is most visited for game/wildlife viewing experiences and what makes it a complete destination is the fact that it features all kinds of accommodation options; budget, midrange and luxury.

Best lodges in Kidepo Valley National Park

  • Apoka Safari Lodge 

Apoka Safari Lodge is with no doubt the best Uganda safari lodge in Kidepo Valley National Park, offering luxury accommodation services. At Apoka, accommodation is at its best and suitably set allowing guests to enjoy a close encounter with different wildlife at a close range as they freely roam around. A night stay at Apoka is all about immersing yourself into the wilderness while you experience the wonders of the true pearl of Africa.

Apoka Safari Lodge is composed of 10 bedrooms, built in handmade wooden materials, bar, swimming pool, lovely lounge, dining area and others. This luxury accommodation is built overviewing the Narus Valley in Kidepo NP. At Apoka, possible experiences to enjoy include community tours, game drives, birding and guided bush walks.

  • Apoka Rest Camp

Apoka Rest Camp is 16 self-contained chalets with about 14 bandas each fitted with 2 beds. The bandas are not self-contained and entirely, the camp provides breakfast, lunch and dinner for in and outdoor dinners. It is a budget accommodation facility with ample camping grounds and is managed by Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA). 

  • Nga’Moru Wilderness Camp 

Located in the far border of Kidepo Valley NP, Nga’Moru Wilderness Camp is suitably located in a rich game area and often, guests can enjoy the roar of lions in the night. It is true African drive from Kampala to Kidepo to experience its wonders while retiring for a night in the finest accommodation option. This is a mid-range facility, and derives its name from Nga’Moru meaning “a place of rock.” 

While at Nga’Moru Wilderness Camp, it is possible to come across different wildlife species including giraffes, cape buffaloes, zebras, and birds like ostriches. This midrange facility is comprised of five luxurious rooms/caravans each fitted with en-suite bathrooms, and veranda overviewing the Narus Valley. 

  • Kidepo Savanna Lodge 

Kidepo Savanna Lodge is both budget and mid-range facility located about 33km from the park edge. It is run by Nature Lodges, a team with good track record when it comes to lodging services in Uganda. Guests have plenty of facilities to be part while at Kidepo Savanna Lodge including comfortable beds, self-contained and non-self-contained camping tents, shared shower outside the tent, balcony for relaxation, fully stocked bar for you to grab some drinks and a restaurant where you can get the best meal.

  • Zebra Safari Lodge 

Zebra Safari Lodge is a short distance from Kalokudo gate in Kidepo. The lodge shares a boundary and overviews the spectacular savanna grassland cover of the park. It is composed of 5 cottages, built on raised ground each featuring a private verandah for you to enjoy excellent views of the savannas. The lodge is fitted with comfortable beds including one king-size bed in all cottages, en-suite bathrooms, 24 hour hot showers, flushing toilets, and there is dining and fully stocked bar.

  • Kara Tunga Safari Camp

Kara Tunga Safari Lodge is a comfortable accommodation perfect for guests in need of where to stay while in Moroto town. From Kidepo Valley NP, Kara Tunga is about 5 hours’ drive. It is comprised of six en-suite safari tents, flushing toilets, solar-heated shower, and more.

Getting to Kidepo

Kidepo NP is approximately 10-12 hours’ drive away from Kampala city. The 2 main routes leading to the park include the Eastern and Northern route. By air, fly from Entebbe airport to Apoka airstrip and connect to your lodge for relaxation. 

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