Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Kidepo Valley National Park

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Kidepo Valley National Park is found in the remote Karamoja region in the North Eastern corner of Uganda. Kidepo's scenery is, beyond any doubt the most beautiful in the whole of the East African region.Karamoja is the most remote and unspoiled region in the country and is inhabited by the the legendary fierce Karimajong warriors. Most of these warrior tribes whose lives are centered on cows still live the simple, basic nomadic life style their ancestors lived centuries before them.Not surprisingly, these vast, untouched plains are often referred to as the wilderness because of the fact that human development has hardly had any impact on the park and its surroundings. Kidepo, with its unique climatic conditions, has a greater diversity of animals than most other parks in Uganda and 28 of the species found in Kidepo can be found in no other Ugandan national park.This charming spot, despite its remoteness did not escape the ruthless poaching that characterized the political turmoil of the late 1970's and 1980's and sadly, some animals like the Striped Hyena, Lesser Kudu, Grants Gazelle and the Beisa Oryx are feared to be locally extinct. But animals like Elephants, Giraffes and Zebras can easily be sighted in the park.




The star attraction is, by far the magnificent scenery that brings a certain liberty to the soul. The wide grassy plains speckled with Acacia trees and shrubs that just go on and on until the horizon meets the rugged Napore Range to the south-west and the Morongole mountains to the East. Also the mysterious 'Kidi Rwot' Rock and the large Granite outcrop at kitenga provide some breath taking scenery.This area is the source of two main permanent rivers, a couple of their distributaries and numerous seasonal rivers. The Rivers Kidepo and Narus flow slowly northwards towards Sudan where they meet the Nile. I think that explains the lush green in this largely semi-arid area. The karimajong tribes, who have, against all odds shunned development and preferred to stick to their cultural values, inhabit the vast plains surrounding the national park. They are nomads whose lives are centered on cows and they live in manyattas similar to the Masai of Kenya. Another similarity between the Karimajong and the Masai is their love for colorful dress.
Kidepo Valley National Park is found in the remote Karamoja region in the North Eastern corner of Uganda. Kidepo's scenery is, beyond any doubt the most beautiful in the whole of the East African region.
Karamoja is the most remote and unspoiled region in the country and is inhabited by the the legendary fierce Karimajong warriors. Most of these warrior tribes whose lives are centered on cows still live the simple, basic nomadic life style their ancestors lived centuries before them.
Not surprisingly, these vast, untouched plains are often referred to as the wilderness because of the fact that human development has hardly had any impact on the park and its surroundings. Kidepo, with its unique climatic conditions, has a greater diversity of animals than most other parks in Uganda and 28 of the species found in Kidepo can be found in no other Ugandan national park.
This charming spot, despite its remoteness did not escape the ruthless poaching that characterized the political turmoil of the late 1970's and 1980's and sadly, some animals like the Striped Hyena, Lesser Kudu, Grants Gazelle and the Beisa Oryx are feared to be locally extinct. But animals like Elephants, Giraffes and Zebras can easily be sighted in the park.
- See more at: http://www.premiersafaris.com/destinations/kidepo-valley-national-park#sthash.qJ9x0BIl.dpuf
Kidepo Valley National Park is found in the remote Karamoja region in the North Eastern corner of Uganda. Kidepo's scenery is, beyond any doubt the most beautiful in the whole of the East African region.
Karamoja is the most remote and unspoiled region in the country and is inhabited by the the legendary fierce Karimajong warriors. Most of these warrior tribes whose lives are centered on cows still live the simple, basic nomadic life style their ancestors lived centuries before them.
Not surprisingly, these vast, untouched plains are often referred to as the wilderness because of the fact that human development has hardly had any impact on the park and its surroundings. Kidepo, with its unique climatic conditions, has a greater diversity of animals than most other parks in Uganda and 28 of the species found in Kidepo can be found in no other Ugandan national park.
This charming spot, despite its remoteness did not escape the ruthless poaching that characterized the political turmoil of the late 1970's and 1980's and sadly, some animals like the Striped Hyena, Lesser Kudu, Grants Gazelle and the Beisa Oryx are feared to be locally extinct. But animals like Elephants, Giraffes and Zebras can easily be sighted in the park.
- See more at: http://www.premiersafaris.com/destinations/kidepo-valley-national-park#sthash.qJ9x0BIl.dpufKidepo Valley National Park is found in the remote Karamoja region in the North Eastern corner of Uganda. Kidepo's scenery is, beyond any doubt the most beautiful in the whole of the East African region.Karamoja is the most remote and unspoiled region in the country and is inhabited by the the legendary fierce Karimajong warriors. Most of these warrior tribes whose lives are centered on cows still live the simple, basic nomadic life style their ancestors lived centuries before them.Not surprisingly, these vast, untouched plains are often referred to as the wilderness because of the fact that human development has hardly had any impact on the park and its surroundings. Kidepo, with its unique climatic conditions, has a greater diversity of animals than most other parks in Uganda and 28 of the species found in Kidepo can be found in no other Ugandan national park.This charming spot, despite its remoteness did not escape the ruthless poaching that characterized the political turmoil of the late 1970's and 1980's and sadly, some animals like the Striped Hyena, Lesser Kudu, Grants Gazelle and the Beisa Oryx are feared to be locally extinct. But animals like Elephants, Giraffes and Zebras can easily be sighted in the park.
Kidepo Valley National Park is found in the remote Karamoja region in the North Eastern corner of Uganda. Kidepo's scenery is, beyond any doubt the most beautiful in the whole of the East African region.
Karamoja is the most remote and unspoiled region in the country and is inhabited by the the legendary fierce Karimajong warriors. Most of these warrior tribes whose lives are centered on cows still live the simple, basic nomadic life style their ancestors lived centuries before them.
Not surprisingly, these vast, untouched plains are often referred to as the wilderness because of the fact that human development has hardly had any impact on the park and its surroundings. Kidepo, with its unique climatic conditions, has a greater diversity of animals than most other parks in Uganda and 28 of the species found in Kidepo can be found in no other Ugandan national park.
This charming spot, despite its remoteness did not escape the ruthless poaching that characterized the political turmoil of the late 1970's and 1980's and sadly, some animals like the Striped Hyena, Lesser Kudu, Grants Gazelle and the Beisa Oryx are feared to be locally extinct. But animals like Elephants, Giraffes and Zebras can easily be sighted in the park.
- See more at: http://www.premiersafaris.com/destinations/kidepo-valley-national-park#sthash.qJ9x0BIl.dpuf
Kidepo Valley National Park is found in the remote Karamoja region in the North Eastern corner of Uganda. Kidepo's scenery is, beyond any doubt the most beautiful in the whole of the East African region.
Karamoja is the most remote and unspoiled region in the country and is inhabited by the the legendary fierce Karimajong warriors. Most of these warrior tribes whose lives are centered on cows still live the simple, basic nomadic life style their ancestors lived centuries before them.
Not surprisingly, these vast, untouched plains are often referred to as the wilderness because of the fact that human development has hardly had any impact on the park and its surroundings. Kidepo, with its unique climatic conditions, has a greater diversity of animals than most other parks in Uganda and 28 of the species found in Kidepo can be found in no other Ugandan national park.
This charming spot, despite its remoteness did not escape the ruthless poaching that characterized the political turmoil of the late 1970's and 1980's and sadly, some animals like the Striped Hyena, Lesser Kudu, Grants Gazelle and the Beisa Oryx are feared to be locally extinct. But animals like Elephants, Giraffes and Zebras can easily be sighted in the park.
- See more at: http://www.premiersafaris.com/destinations/kidepo-valley-national-park#sthash.qJ9x0BIl.dpuf
Kidepo Valley National Park is found in the remote Karamoja region in the North Eastern corner of Uganda. Kidepo's scenery is, beyond any doubt the most beautiful in the whole of the East African region.
Karamoja is the most remote and unspoiled region in the country and is inhabited by the the legendary fierce Karimajong warriors. Most of these warrior tribes whose lives are centered on cows still live the simple, basic nomadic life style their ancestors lived centuries before them.
Not surprisingly, these vast, untouched plains are often referred to as the wilderness because of the fact that human development has hardly had any impact on the park and its surroundings. Kidepo, with its unique climatic conditions, has a greater diversity of animals than most other parks in Uganda and 28 of the species found in Kidepo can be found in no other Ugandan national park.
This charming spot, despite its remoteness did not escape the ruthless poaching that characterized the political turmoil of the late 1970's and 1980's and sadly, some animals like the Striped Hyena, Lesser Kudu, Grants Gazelle and the Beisa Oryx are feared to be locally extinct. But animals like Elephants, Giraffes and Zebras can easily be sighted in the park.
- See more at: http://www.premiersafaris.com/destinations/kidepo-valley-national-park#sthash.qJ9x0BIl.dpuf
Kidepo Valley National Park lies in the rugged, semi arid valleys between Uganda’s borders with Sudan and Kenya, some 700km from Kampala. Gazetted as a national park in 1962, it has a profusion of big game and hosts over 77 mammal species as well as around 475 bird species.
Kidepo is Uganda’s most isolated national park, but the few who make the long journey north through the wild frontier region of Karamoja would agree that it is also the most magnificent, for Kidepo ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses. From Apoka, in the heart of the park, a savannah landscape extends far beyond the gazetted area, towards horizons outlined by distant mountain ranges.
During the dry season, the only permanent water in the park is found in wetlands and remnant pools in the broad Narus Valley near Apoka. These seasonal oases, combined with the open, savannah terrain, make the Narus Valley the park’s prime game viewing location. - See more at: http://www.ugandawildlife.org/explore-our-parks/parks-by-name-a-z/kidepo-valley-national-park#sthash.r93V2txJ.dpuf
Kidepo Valley National Park lies in the rugged, semi arid valleys between Uganda’s borders with Sudan and Kenya, some 700km from Kampala. Gazetted as a national park in 1962, it has a profusion of big game and hosts over 77 mammal species as well as around 475 bird species.
Kidepo is Uganda’s most isolated national park, but the few who make the long journey north through the wild frontier region of Karamoja would agree that it is also the most magnificent, for Kidepo ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses. From Apoka, in the heart of the park, a savannah landscape extends far beyond the gazetted area, towards horizons outlined by distant mountain ranges.
During the dry season, the only permanent water in the park is found in wetlands and remnant pools in the broad Narus Valley near Apoka. These seasonal oases, combined with the open, savannah terrain, make the Narus Valley the park’s prime game viewing location. - See more at: http://www.ugandawildlife.org/explore-our-parks/parks-by-name-a-z/kidepo-valley-national-park#sthash.r93V2txJ.dpuf
Kidepo Valley National Park lies in the rugged, semi arid valleys between Uganda’s borders with Sudan and Kenya, some 700km from Kampala. Gazetted as a national park in 1962, it has a profusion of big game and hosts over 77 mammal species as well as around 475 bird species.
Kidepo is Uganda’s most isolated national park, but the few who make the long journey north through the wild frontier region of Karamoja would agree that it is also the most magnificent, for Kidepo ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses. From Apoka, in the heart of the park, a savannah landscape extends far beyond the gazetted area, towards horizons outlined by distant mountain ranges.
During the dry season, the only permanent water in the park is found in wetlands and remnant pools in the broad Narus Valley near Apoka. These seasonal oases, combined with the open, savannah terrain, make the Narus Valley the park’s prime game viewing location. - See more at: http://www.ugandawildlife.org/explore-our-parks/parks-by-name-a-z/kidepo-valley-national-park#sthash.r93V2txJ.dpuf
Kidepo Valley National Park lies in the rugged, semi arid valleys between Uganda’s borders with Sudan and Kenya, some 700km from Kampala. Gazetted as a national park in 1962, it has a profusion of big game and hosts over 77 mammal species as well as around 475 bird species.
Kidepo is Uganda’s most isolated national park, but the few who make the long journey north through the wild frontier region of Karamoja would agree that it is also the most magnificent, for Kidepo ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses. From Apoka, in the heart of the park, a savannah landscape extends far beyond the gazetted area, towards horizons outlined by distant mountain ranges.
During the dry season, the only permanent water in the park is found in wetlands and remnant pools in the broad Narus Valley near Apoka. These seasonal oases, combined with the open, savannah terrain, make the Narus Valley the park’s prime game viewing location. - See more at: http://www.ugandawildlife.org/explore-our-parks/parks-by-name-a-z/kidepo-valley-national-park#sthash.r93V2txJ.dpuf
Kidepo Valley National Park lies in the rugged, semi arid valleys between Uganda’s borders with Sudan and Kenya, some 700km from Kampala. Gazetted as a national park in 1962, it has a profusion of big game and hosts over 77 mammal species as well as around 475 bird species.
Kidepo is Uganda’s most isolated national park, but the few who make the long journey north through the wild frontier region of Karamoja would agree that it is also the most magnificent, for Kidepo ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses. From Apoka, in the heart of the park, a savannah landscape extends far beyond the gazetted area, towards horizons outlined by distant mountain ranges.
During the dry season, the only permanent water in the park is found in wetlands and remnant pools in the broad Narus Valley near Apoka. These seasonal oases, combined with the open, savannah terrain, make the Narus Valley the park’s prime game viewing location. - See more at: http://www.ugandawildlife.org/explore-our-parks/parks-by-name-a-z/kidepo-valley-national-park#sthash.r93V2txJ.dpuf
Kidepo Valley National Park lies in the rugged, semi arid valleys between Uganda’s borders with Sudan and Kenya, some 700km from Kampala. Gazetted as a national park in 1962, it has a profusion of big game and hosts over 77 mammal species as well as around 475 bird species.
Kidepo is Uganda’s most isolated national park, but the few who make the long journey north through the wild frontier region of Karamoja would agree that it is also the most magnificent, for Kidepo ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses. From Apoka, in the heart of the park, a savannah landscape extends far beyond the gazetted area, towards horizons outlined by distant mountain ranges.
During the dry season, the only permanent water in the park is found in wetlands and remnant pools in the broad Narus Valley near Apoka. These seasonal oases, combined with the open, savannah terrain, make the Narus Valley the park’s prime game viewing location. - See more at: http://www.ugandawildlife.org/explore-our-parks/parks-by-name-a-z/kidepo-valley-national-park#sthash.r93V2txJ.dpuf
Kidepo Valley National Park lies in the rugged, semi arid valleys between Uganda’s borders with Sudan and Kenya, some 700km from Kampala. Gazetted as a national park in 1962, it has a profusion of big game and hosts over 77 mammal species as well as around 475 bird species.
Kidepo is Uganda’s most isolated national park, but the few who make the long journey north through the wild frontier region of Karamoja would agree that it is also the most magnificent, for Kidepo ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses. From Apoka, in the heart of the park, a savannah landscape extends far beyond the gazetted area, towards horizons outlined by distant mountain ranges.
During the dry season, the only permanent water in the park is found in wetlands and remnant pools in the broad Narus Valley near Apoka. These seasonal oases, combined with the open, savannah terrain, make the Narus Valley the park’s prime game viewing location. - See more at: http://www.ugandawildlife.org/explore-our-parks/parks-by-name-a-z/kidepo-valley-national-park#sthash.r93V2txJ.dpuf

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