ACTIVITIES AT KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK
1. GAME DRIVES
Kidepo Valley National Park, with its main two sectors (Narus River Valley and Kidepo River Valley), offers some of the most prolific fauna and flora in Uganda and driving around the park is one of the best ways to get to know it. Game drives can be done in the morning, afternoon or even at night. Even though taking a ranger on the game drive is not compulsory unless you are doing a night game drive or driving to the northern sector of the park (Kidepo Valley), we highly recommend that you hire a ranger from the UWA offices at Apoka. Their vast knowledge of the park and their valuable assistance in case of mechanical problems or getting stuck in the mud will be worth the money. Official rates for hiring a ranger can be found on the UWA webpage, downloaded from this link or seen below. Note that Game Drives are not organized by Nga'Moru Wilderness Camp. And the rates bellow are the official rates set by Uganda Wildlife Authority. All payments must be done to the park, not to Nga'Moru Wilderness Camp.
• Guides for private day game drives are charged per vehicle and game drive.
• Only pre-registered vehicles will undertake night game drives, registration is $200
• Fee includes UWA Ranger guide.
2. NATURE WALKS & BIRD WATCHING
There is no doubt that this is one of the most interesting ways to know Kidepo. Walks of around 2 to 3 hours can be arranged in many different parts of the park. And depending on the visitor’s interests, physical condition or even time of the year (animal movements according to rainfall), the walks can be designed to suit everyone’s desires. All walks inside the park will require hiring a Ranger for your guidance and protection.
Kidepo Valley has an impressive bird list of over 470 species, the second highest diversity in any Ugandan reserve, after QENP only. Birdlife in the park is excellent throughout the year but it is maybe at its best between March and April as many migrant species will also be present.
Note that all walks are not organized by Nga'Moru Wilderness Camp. And the rates bellow are the official rates set by Uganda Wildlife Authority. All payments must be done to the park, not to Nga'Moru Wilderness Camp.
• Fees are per person.
• Rates exclude entrance fees, and other activities.
Alternatively, Nga Moru Wilderness Camp could help you organize a visit to a Karamajong village nearby:
KARAMOJONG VILLAGE VISIT (LORUKUL)
• A guide from our lodge will accompany the group and guide you through the village so you can get the best possible experience.
• Transport to and from the village is not included (must have your own vehicle).
• Duration is approximately 3 to 4 hours. The tour usually departs at 15h30.
• Cost: $20 per person (proceeds go towards funding projects at the village, and costs are to be paid directly [in cash] to Lodge).
OTHER GENERAL NATIONAL PARK FEES (Payable to UWA, not Nga'Moru)
• Fees are valid for 24-hour period.
• Cost to be paid directly to Uganda Wildlife Authority upon arrival to the entrance gate.
• Park fees can be paid in cash – UWA also now accepts payment with some credit cards.