Kidepo Savanna Lodge: On the outskirts of one of Uganda’s most magnificent national parks lies this pristine lodge. Kidepo Savanna Lodge is the newest and most remote Nature Lodges property. This lodge pays honor to this natural jewel, which has garnered multiple international accolades as one of Africa’s best parks. The lodge is practically a stone’s throw from the park, being only 500 meters from the Kalokudo gate. It provides breathtaking views of the vast Narus Valley, Mount Morungole, and the distant mountain ranges that constitute the boundary with Southern Sudan. The savannah surroundings, meadows, rocky outcrops, and… the Karamojong, the tribe with their typical manyattas and colorful blankets, inspired the resort. Because the resort needed to fit in rather than stand out, they chose between the more opulent self-contained safari tents and the more comfortable lazy camping tents.
Kidepo Savanna Lodge Accommodation
Kidepo Savanna Lodge has twelve luxurious safari tents with elevated terraces. Each of the roomy tents has its own verandah with stunning views of the enormous savannah. All safari tents are well furnished with 1 double or 2 single beds and an ensuite bathroom with 24 hour hot showers, running water for hand-basins, and a flushing toilet.
Kidepo Savanna Lodge provides 9 non-self-contained tents as a low-cost alternative. These rooms are tastefully furnished with two single or one double bed, a bedside table, and a power outlet for charging your electronic devices. The views into the park are expansive and breathtaking, with the odd herd of elephants or buffalo passing by. A common ablution block with hot showers and flushing toilets is shared by the tents. There is no need to bring linen because all bedding and towels are provided.
Bar & Restaurant
One of the best views of the Park may be seen from the thatched dining and bar area. The views spanning all the way to southern Sudan are stunning, but so are the starry sky. Away from the light pollution of society, you will be astounded by what lies above us. The milky way may frequently be seen from the wooden terrace in front of our restaurant. Dinners consist of four courses, whilst lunch consists of two dishes. We work with a set menu because everything on site works on solar, including the fridges and freezers, but if you have any dietary requirements, we would be pleased to accommodate your request. Please notify us as soon as possible. Because you’re on vacation, breakfast, lunch, and supper are at your leisure. We will work with your schedule, no matter how early or late it is.
How to Get There
It takes some effort or money to get there, but it is well worth it. Tribal conflict, cattle raiding, and poor road conditions have hitherto kept Kidepo Valley National Park secluded and unvisited. Fortunately, the tables have turned today. The park, on the other hand, remains a Lost Eden, a destination that everyone recommends but few visit.
Kidepo Valley National Park is one of East Africa’s out-of-the-ordinary destinations. A location similar to what you may expect Africa to be, yet better. Raw, distant, untouched, and nearly unexplored. The ideal setting for your African experience. Kidepo Valley National Park is located in Uganda’s northeastern portion. It is Uganda’s most remote national park, but many who make the lengthy drive north via the wild frontier area of Karamoja would agree that it is also the most gorgeous, since Kidepo is one of Africa’s best wildernesses.
Kidepo Savannah Lodge offers 2 to 3 hour morning and afternoon game drives in an open roofed extended land cruiser. Rates are in USD and do not include the client’s professional ranger or park entrée costs.
Nothing beats taking a walk on the wild side. Explore the savannah on foot, escorted by an armed guide, as you go through dry river beds, across rocky outcrops, and into bush country in search of native animals.
The majority of the trekking takes place on the Lamoj Mountains, which are only a few kilometers from the Park’s headquarters. This location is in Narus Valley, a popular game watching place. Kidepo River Valley: Visitors should go view the magnificent Kidepo River Valley. During the most of the year, the river remains dry. A stroll on its vast bed of white sand or through the barassus palm grove, which feels like a saharan oasis, is a wonderful attraction.
Visit to Karamojong Village
A fascinating look at the warrior tribe’s way of existence. The term Karamojong is taken from a word that means ‘the old folks can no longer walk’. This tribe, originally from Ethiopia, settled in the north-east of Uganda. This is a warrior nomad tribe related to the Maasai, for whom livestock were pride and prestige for millennia, and cow robberies were the norm. However, since the disarmament, things have cooled down. Cattle is still king, although subsistence farming has grown in popularity.
A cultural tour to their manyatta will provide you with an understanding of this intriguing community, its culture, and traditions.