Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo is one of Uganda’s most spectacular parks. It harbors scenery unsurpassed in any other park in East Africa. Tucked into the corner of Uganda’s border with Sudan and Kenya, the park offers breathtaking savannah and mountain landscapes which end in a rugged horizon.

 

A huge altitudinal range, correspondingly wide climatic conditions have evolved an extremely diverse flora. As a result the variety of animal species in the park is equally abundant including, many which are found nowhere else in Uganda like the cheetah.

 

 Birding Uganda in Kidepo valley National Park 
Kidepo Valley is second  to Bwindi in Bird species  diversity. It Has specials not found in any other Ugandan national parks and some of East Africa’s rarest and most sought after birds as Black-breasted Barbet and Karamoja Apalis.

 

Other species that are in KIdepo include; Golden Pipit, Fox’s Weaver, Ring-necked Spurfowl, Black-winged Pranticole,  Taita Fiscal, Rufous Chatterer, Fox’s Cisticola, Yellow and red spotted Barbet, Lesser Kestrel, Pallid Harrier, , White-bellied Go-Away bird,  White-crested, Hartlaub’s TuraccosAbyssinian Scimitar bill, Jackson’s and African-pied Hornbills, Yellow-billed Shrike, Emin’s Shrike, Dusky-turtle Dove,  Piapiac, Red-winged Lark, Black-rumped Waxbill. .

 

The park has 23 of Uganda’s 32 Somali-Masai biome species. There are also 21 Afro-tropical highland species Notable species are Little Rock thrush and Brown Parisona.