What Animals Are In Kidepo Valley National Park-Uganda

what animals are in kidepo valley national park-uganda


Kidepo valley national park lies in remote isolation from the rest of the country’s national parks, situated in the arid Karamoja region. Kidepo National Park is the least visited national park in Uganda, which makes Kidepo valley national park fortunate due to fewer travelers. It’s the most enthralling national park in a protective circle of mountains hiding the great grassy plains, accompanied by montane forest, thick miombo woodland, riparian woodland, Borassus palms, and a rocky kopje. It has 86 mammals in total, including 26 species that can be seen nowhere else in Uganda. 


Kidepo valley national park is a birder’s destination, harboring over 463 bird species, with a total of 26 unconfirmed species. Kidepo Valley National Park is second only to Queen Elizabeth National Park.


Kidepo valley national park accommodates predators including the black-backed jackal, bat-eared fox, African hunting dog, striped hyena, cheetah, aardwolf, and caracal, which can’t be located anywhere else in any of Uganda’s national parks. 


Kidepo valley national park has a wide range of wildlife species, such as elephants, leopards, buffalo, lions, giraffes, and 17 different species of antelope.


Kidepo valley bird species include 56 different raptors, an Abyssinian scimitar bill, a Somali ostrich, an Abyssinian roller, Karamoja apalis, Kori bustards, and a rufous chatterer.