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Honeymoon safari in Kidepo valley national park

Honeymoon safari in Kidepo valley national park offers endless savannahs, plentiful wildlife, and incredible bush dining, and the beautiful wild sceneries

Honeymoon safari in Kidepo valley national park

Honeymoon safari in Kidepo valley national park: If you are looking for a romantic safari destination, Kidepo valley national park is one of the best we have in Uganda. A honeymoon safari in Kidepo valley national park offers endless savannahs, plentiful wildlife, and incredible bush dining. Witness several wild animals among which include big cats, meet the Karamojong, and IK, stay in luxury lodges, and spot wild animals in a luxury safari vehicle.

Kidepo valley national park has all you need for a memorable safari, and your only problem will be finding enough time to see and do everything on your list. There are so many activities organized in Kidepo valley national park and they include game drives, bird watching, nature walk, and community tours to mention but a few. Below is what you can take part in while on a honeymoon safari in Kidepo valley national park

Activities to do on honeymoon safaris in Kidepo valley national park

Game drives

On a honeymoon safari in Kidepo valley national park you get to enjoy a private game drives in the open bush watching different animals carry out daily activities. A well-trained safari guide does take you around the park using different game tracks to enable you to see as many animals as you can and to enjoy your honeymoon safari.

Game drives on a honeymoon safari in Kidepo valley national park will introduce you to animals such as elephants, leopards, cheetahs, buffaloes, blue monkeys, defassa waterbucks, patas monkeys, side stripped jackals, olive baboons, lions, ostriches, warthogs, spotted hyenas, zebras, giraffes, hartebeests, Uganda kobs, elands, and Nile crocodiles among others.

Bird watching

Over the course of days in Kidepo valley national park, you will not only see the animals but you can visit nature for bird watching. Kidepo valley national park hosts 476 bird species some of which are endemic to the region. A couple on a honeymoon safari in Kidepo can create time for bird watching in order to see the different bird species that are said to be living in the park.

Birds to see on a honeymoon safari in Kidepo valley national park include Karamoja apalis, little bee-eater, pygmy falcon, African swallow-tailed kite, ostrich, stone partridge, kori bustard, violet-tipped courser, yellow-necked spurfowl, black-headed plover, bruce’s green pigeon, chestnut sparrow, white-bellied go-away bird, standard-winged nightjars, Abyssinian ground thrush, Ethiopian swallow, African grey flycatcher, Karamoja apalis, rose-ringed parakeet, white-bellied tit, mouse-colored penduline tit, slate-colored boubou, fan-tailed raven, red-winged lark, red-billed oxpecker, little green bee-eater, eastern violet backed, and yellow-spotted bush sparrow among others.

Community tour

On a honeymoon trip of your life in Kidepo valley national park, you would want to be surrounded by music and beauty. You can find this at the communities of the Karamojong and IK who both live around the park boundaries. These two communities have a thing in common because each does promote and preserves their culture

A short drive from your lodge will get you to any of the communities around the park. Here you will find a local guide who is ready to take you around their communities. In case of excess luggage, porters are always there to help. On arrival you will be welcomed by traditional dancers, later you will interact with the locals and then visit different homesteads to see how people live their day to day lives.

When to have honeymoon safaris in Kidepo valley national park?

The dry season from December to February and June to September are the best to have honeymoon safaris in Kidepo valley national park. This is because they have good weather conditions characterized by little or no rainfall and good sunshine. Honeymooners who will visit Kidepo in the dry season will find the game tracks dry and passable, the vegetation will be short with good views of animals and most animals will be at the water sources drinking water.

Where to stay

Honeymooners to Kidepo valley national park have luxury accommodation where they can have a romantic stay. Not so many accommodation facilities are within Kidepo therefore tourists will have to do advance bookings in order to secure space. Some of the best lodges one could use on a honeymoon safari include Apoka Safari Lodge, Adere Safari Lodge, and Kidepo Savannah Lodge.

Accessing Kidepo National Park

Kidepo valley national park can be accessed by road transport or air transport therefore honeymooners have an option to choose.

Accessing Kidepo National Park by Air transport is the fastest way honeymooners can get to Kidepo for it takes 2 hours and 30 minutes compared to road transport which takes 10 to 12 hours. Aerolink Uganda, Bar Aviation, and Kampala Executive Aviation are some of the airline companies honeymooners can use to fly to Kidepo.

Accessing Kidepo National Park by road transport and get to Kidepo valley national park for their romantic safari. It’s a long journey but worth it, couples have so many beautiful attractions to see along the way. Different routes are used to get to Kidepo and among them include Kampala/Entebbe via Jinja, Mbale, Kapchorwa, Nakapiripirit, Moroto, Kotido, and Kaabong then the other is from Kampala/Entebbe via Luwero, Nakasongola, Karuma, Gulu, Kitgum, Karenga, and Kaabong to the park

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