Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo Valley National Park

Explore the most mystical national park of Uganda, Kidepo Valley National Park. Kidepo is still undiscovered by mass tourism and that’s why this unique, quiet, pristine area is a must when going to the north of Uganda. After your visit to the number one national park of Uganda the next destination is Karamoja. You will meet the very friendly Karamojong people, who are still living very traditionally. Our visit to the largest Manyatta in East-Africa, the Nakipelimoru, is absolutely a highlight and an experience you will never forget. Kidepo & Karamoja is one of our top destinations, especially for those who are looking for the real Ugandan adventure.

6 Day round trip
from $ 495,- p.p.

This price is for a minimum of 4 persons

Kidepo Valley National park is located in the far Northern Part of Uganda on the borders of South Sudan and Kenya, it covers 1,442 KM2. Becaue of it’s isolated location it is at the same time the most authentique and untouched National Park in Uganda. Kidepo Valley National park is a mystical place and every visitor dreams of coming back one day….


Entrance fees to the Park
Game drive

Not included

Airline tickets
Food and drinks
  • Safaris Uganda Kidepo Valley National Park
  • Safaris Uganda Kidepo Valley National Park
  • Safaris Uganda Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo Valley National Park

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humidity: 83%
wind: 4m/s S
H 20 • L 17
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This is what you are going to do and see, when you book the 6 day Kidepo Valley National Park round trip in Uganda with Grassrootz

  • Day 1: Kampala – Kitgum

    Today you will leave early in the morning from Kampala to Kitgum. On the way you will stop several times to have lunch and drinks. Our destination today is Fugly’s guesthouse in Kitgum. There will be no program for the evening. Fugly’s has a nice and cozy bar and restaurant to consume dinner and drinks.

  • Day 2: Kitgum - Kidepo Valley National Park

    After breakfast you will leave towards the wonderful world of Kidepo Valley National Park. Our first stop will be at Buffalo Base in Karenga.Buffalo Base is our Community guesthouse located 8 km’s from the main entrance to the park. You will off load your luggage and enjoy Lunch. After lunch you will be going for a game drive to spot the first animals in Kidepo!

  • Day 3: In Kidepo Valley National park

    Today we wake up early for the morning game drive. Lunch will be served in the park. For the afternoon there is no fixed program, but there are a lot of possibilities. For example you can go for another game drive or a guided nature walk or a village walk to one of the surrounding communities.You can as well go on another game drive to try and see even more animals.Dinner will be served at Buffalo Base.

  • Day 4 Kidepo - Kotido

    Today you will leave for Kotido after having breakfast. Depending on the road conditions we can have lunch in Kaabong. After you have arrived in Kotido you will go to the guesthouse and cehck in. After checking in you will visit the largest Manyatta in East-Africa. First you will climb a big rock and have an incredible view over the Nakipelimoru Manyatta. After this climb you will go into the Manyatta and meet the Karamojong people. There are possibilities to have conversations with the people and make pictures. This visit will absolutely be one of the highlights of your trip. In the afternoon you will visit an authentic Karamojong craft shop, which is run by a Dutch woman living in Kotido. After a little rest you will explore the Kotido-town and visit the sliding rock. The sliding rock is a 10 meter long slide from the rocks and very popular by the local people in Kotido

  • Day 5: Kotido - Jinja

    Today will be a day of travel, after brakfast you will leave for Jinja.
    If the roads are good it will take about 6 to 7 hours but it can also take much longe, so you have to prepare yourself for another Adventure!
    In Jinja you will have a nice sleep on the shores of the Mighty River Nile!
    NB: here it is possible to add another day to go for a full day rafting on the Nile!
    extra costs are $125.- per person. This includes the full day rafting and one overnight plus transport to Kampala.

  • Day 6: Jinja - Kampala

    After a well deserved sleep you will travel back to Kampala. There is no program in so we can leave in the morning or after lunch at your own request.

    Save travels!

Rainy season

Kidepo has one long rainy season and one dry season. The rainy sesaon is from march till november, the dry season is from december till the beginning of march.

  • Dear Sander, David, Barbara and everyone at ICU/Grassrootz,

    Indeed it was short, but I had an amazing time. From the trip to Jinja and Mabira forest to the ndere show, it was a great refreshing experience.. even just wasting a few hours at ICU was fun! I hope i get to visit uganda and all of u again.

    Youvan, october 2015
  • “We had a great time in Uganda during 8 days. The scenery is magnificent and varied (hills, craters, savannah, lakes, forests). We were very lucky with the animals since we saw antelope, pumbas, the buffalos, elephants, hippos, crocodiles, and even two lions and a leopard and also hyenas. The accommodations were very nice and comfortable. The activities were very interesting: chimp track; game drive safari; two boat trip; Bunyoni lake (swimming); gorilla track (a group of 16 members with the back silver); walking safari. Our driver-guide, George, was very good: careful, efficient, helpful and available. The final welcome at ICU guesthouse was spotless”

    Family Nihoul
    27 december 2014 – 3 januari 2015 Round trip - Uganda
  • November 2015

    Julian van Oort

    De frisse lucht van de natuur kan je in het begin van de wandeling goed gebruiken om op deze hoogte te acclimatiseren. Eenmaal gewend aan de hoogte beland je op steeds smallere paadjes en voel je je een echte avonturier als het hakmes er aan te pas komt bij de laatste meters naar de Gorilla’s. Dan ben je opeens stil als je ze voor het eerst ziet. Het charisma wat ze uitstralen is prachtig en geeft je een unieke ervaring.

    Gorilla Tracking
  • Wat een ongelooflijke leuke rondreis had je voor ons samengesteld met bezoeken aan zoveel bezienswaardigheden in Oeganda.

    Wat een prachtig land , terecht “The Pearl of Africa “.

    Family Leeksma
  • I loved everything about my trip to Lake Mburo!

    The activities (game drive, boat ride, walking safari) were a lot of fun; the sleeping accommodations at Eagle’s Nest were quaint, hospitable, felt like home, had great food, and the most amazing view; Paul, our guide, was very kind, easy-going, informative, and a joy to be around.

    There’s nothing I disliked about my trip except the fact that I wish it lasted longer.

    Courtney July 2015
    4th July 2015
  • Everything was arranged for me and I had to do nothing a part from relaxing and enjoying.

    All staff were very friendly and helpful.

    Thanks again,


  • In de periode november / december 2014 een trip gemaakt van 3 weken door Oeganda.

    Hierbij gebruik gemaakt van een huurauto van Grassroots, inclusief daktent en chauffeur.Het gebruik van een 4-wheel drive was noodzakelijk, zeker als men van andere routes dan de doorgaande gebruik wilt maken. Ook het eind van de regentijd heeft de nodige modderige wegen opgeleverd, die vragen om een landcruiser.

    Het gebruik van een daktent is zeer goed bevallen.Enerzijds drukt dit de kosten voor overnachtingen die boven gemiddeld duur zijn in Oeganda, Anderzijds geeft dit een zeer aangenaam gevoel van vrijheid & avontuur. Het is leuk om vrij te reizen en rondom de auto je eigen potje te koken. Grassroots levert in deze al het nodige aan kampeerspullen.

    Prima tijd doorgebracht op deze wijze in oeganda.

  • November 2015

    Lisan Berk:

    Gorilla tracking was fantastisch! We hebben gewandeld door een prachtig gebied, de gidsen wisten van alles te vertellen over de groep gorilla’s die wij bezochten en de silverback die vlak langs ons kwam gelopen maakte de hele trip de moeite waard. Verblijven in de Eco-lodge aan Lake Bunyonyi is ook zeker een must. Super vriendelijke Nederlandse gastheer, heerlijk eten, biertjes bij het kampvuur en zwemmen in het prachtige meer. Zeker doen als je even de drukte van Kampala wilt ontvluchten!

    Gorilla Tracking
  • While in Uganda, I used Grassrootz Adventures twice as a tour operator. After an absolutely amazing trip to northern Uganda, I had an excellent experience with them planning and booking a customized trip to western Uganda. Grassrootz Adventures can book accommodation and arrange activities according to your wishes and demands. Everything was well organized, decently priced and the driver they provided was professional and very friendly. He tried very hard to ensure that we had a great trip. I would definitely use their services again and recommend them to anyone planning a trip to Uganda.

    Ms. Kouwenberg
    19 november – 30 november 2014 Adventure travel
  • Our trip to Murchison Falls National Park with Grassrootz was amazing. Our driver, George, was very well acquainted with the park and was therefore able to show us some astonishing sceneries. We were able to see the lions and their cubs resting several times, as well as the elephants, giraffes, hippos, crocodiles, and a big variety of beautiful birds. Thank you grassrootz for this wonderful experience.

    Lieselot Peeters September 2015
  • Hoogtepunten:

    • De beklimming van mount Moroto: behoorlijk pittig maar met een prachtig uitzicht!
    • De indrukwekkende vlakte van Kidepo Valley NP met de bergen aan de randen van het park
    • De geschiedenis van dit stuk Uganda, waar de oude cultuur en de nieuwe ontwikkelingen op een bijzondere manier met elkaar verbonden zijn. Ze dragen nog de oorspronkelijke kleding, maar hoeven niet meer op rooftocht te gaan. Indrukwekkend om de verhalen te horen.
    • Het energieke en gekleurde optreden van de dans- en theatergroep
    • Het bezoek aan de manjatta waar het tot je doordringt onder welke ongelooflijk basale omstandigheden mensen nog steeds kunnen en willen leven.
    • De gastvrijheid van de mensen op alle locaties waar we hebben overnacht
    • De landschappen in het noord-oosten, de vlaktes met de solitaire heuvels en bergen die daar in het landschap neer geplant lijken te zijn.
    • De luxe die opeens aanwezig is bij Fort Murchinson
    • De variëteit aan landschap in Murchinson NP
    • het is een niet-toeristisch gebied, wat maakt dat er ook niet heel veel naar je geroepen wordt, maar wel vriendelijk gezwaaid
    15-22 Oktober 8 Daagse rondreis door Noord-Uganda
  • We have made a six day tour to Murchison, Kidepo and Kotido (Karamojong). It was a wonderfull and perfect tour. Nice sites, beautiful landscapes en wild live and interesting culture. Our driver and guide David was a really nice person, he has a lot of knowledge about the area, is a good and safe driver and pleasant company during our trip. The accommodations were very well. The tour gave us the opportunity to see the highlights of the North of Uganda and also learnt about the local culture. The only thing we are sorry about is that we didn’t made the trip a few days longer.

    Hans van Oort and Femie Willems

    Family Willems, Maart 2015
    Maart 2015
  • Dear Sander,

    Our tour with Stephen was very good! The whole group really enjoyed the trip. It was a good mix of activities – community walk in Boomu, boat trip, the waterfall trek (would not have missed this), and the game drive.

    The accommodation was also good. We all really liked the first stay at the Boomu village bandas; the Yebo camp could by replaced with a more charming alternative (I know this was a new place for Stephen – probably due to our last minute booking :)).

    Stephen was a really good guide, I would definitely recommend him to others.

    I am generally surprised by what I consider very high price levels for trips in Uganda – but Grassrootz seemed to have the best offer by far.

    Again, we were very happy with the trip, and will recommend your company!

    Sigrid, Easter 2015
    Easter weekend 2015
  • November 2015

    Kim Van der Burght

    De trip was ontzettend mooi. We kregen de kans de Silverback gorilla op een meter afstand van ons te zien passeren. De andere gorilla’s zaten helaas boven in de boom dus die zaten iets verder. Ons verblijf was prachtig. We waren zo blij dat we een dagje extra aan het meer konden genieten. We werden heel hartelijk ontvangen en het personeel was enorm behulpzaam. Het was een erg leuk weekend en zeker de moeite waard.

    Gorilla Tracking
  • Onze trip was heerlijk!
    Paul is erg aardig en prettig gezelschap. Ook een goede service qua rijden van restaurant naar tent en andersom.
    We hadden prima weer en de dieren waren geweldig om te zien, heel bijzonder!
    Wij hebben ook heerlijk geslapen in de tent, dus voor Lydia en mij was het heel positief.

    Amy, september 2015
  • Oktober 2015

    De trip was mooi in elkaar gestoken, we hebben genoten van de safari tent en andere overnachtingen. Deze manier van reizen beantwoord volledig aan onze wensen (rondtrekken, proeven van een ander cultuur zonder overdreven toeristische toestanden)
    De ongerepte natuur heeft ook wel ons hart gestolen kortom ieder gebied was indrukwekkend.
    We mogen ook Moses niet vergeten die altijd perfect op tijd was, veel te vertellen had en kortom een perfecte aanvulling op deze reis.
    Indien u Mozes nog spreekt, doe hem zeker de groeten van ons, en bedank hem nogmaals voor de prachtige reis.
    Hartelijk bedankt
    Leo, Caroline, Christine, Lieselot

    Roundtrip Uganda

Travel can be so much more fun

Everything well organised
Get a personal booking coach
Easy checklist to prepair
Meet friendly people
… get ready to be amazed

     And have fun showing the
        photo’s at home…

When people remember their visit to Kidepo Valley National Park, the lion they saw catch a buffalo is not the first thing they will recall. Nor is it the Cheetah that they saw disappearing in the long grass of the Narus valley. While most think the giraffes, that roam the buffalo littered plains of Kidepo, are majestic, most would agree that the special thing about Kidepo is how untouched the park feels.