Kidepo Savannah Lodge

Kidepo Savannah Lodge at the edge of Kidepo Valley National Park

On the edge of one of the most beautiful national parks in Uganda, Kidepo Valley National is where you find the Kidepo Savannah Lodge the latest and most remote property of Nature Lodges, Kidepo Savannah Lodge does justice to this wildlife gem which has received several international awards as one of the greatest Parks of Africa. Being just 500 mt away from Kalokudo gate, the lodge is literally on a stone’s throw from the park. It offers unparalleled vistas of the expansive Narus Valley, Mount Morungole and the distant mountain ranges which form the border with Southern Sudan.

The lodge is inspired by the savannah surroundings, the grasslands, rocky outcrops, and … by the karamajong, the tribe with their typical manyattas and colorful blankets.

The lodge had to blend in rather than stick out, so we opted for a choice between the more luxurious self-contained safari tents and comfortable lazy camping tents.

ACCOMMODATION

SAFARI TENT

Kidepo Savannah Lodge boasts twelve beautifully appointed safari tents on raised decks. Each of the spacious tents have a private verandah offering splendid views of the mighty savannah. Comfortably furnished with 1 double or 2 single beds, all safari tents have an ensuite bathroom with 24 hours hot showers, running water for hand-basins and a flushing toilet.

TENT

As a budget option, Kidepo Savannah Lodge offers 9 non-self-contained tents. These are comfortably furnished with 2 single or 1 double bed, a bedside table and a power outlet for charging your electrical equipment. The views into the park are vast and magnificent with an occasional herd of elephants or buffaloes passing by. The tents share a communal ablution block with hot showers and flushing toilets. No need to worry about linen as all bedding and towels are provided.

Restaurant & Bar

The thatched dining and bar area offer one of the finest views over the Park. The vistas stretching up to southern Sudan are just breathtaking but so are the starry skies. Away from the lightpollution that comes with civilization, you will be amazed of what is above us. From the wooden deck in front of our restaurant one can often witness the milky way like only National Geographic is able to catch.

Dinners are 4 course meals while during lunch 2 courses are served. Because everything on site runs off solar, including the fridges and freezers, we work with a fixed menu but if you have any dietary requirement we will be happy to cater for your request. Kindly let us know in time.

You are on your holiday so… breakfast, lunch and dinner have flexible times. We will adapt us to your time schedule, nothing too early; nothing too late.

Game Drives

Kidepo Savannah Lodge organizes morning and afternoon game drives of 2 to 3 hours in an open roofed extended land cruiser. A classic African safari experience along Narus valley tracking down a pride of lions, or… maybe even the odd leopard. Click here for more information.

Kidepo Valley National Park is one of those out of the ordinary places in East Africa. A place as you might imagine Africa would be, but only better. Raw, remote, unspoiled and almost unvisited. The perfect place for your African adventure.

Kidepo Valley National park is located in the northeastern corner of Uganda. It 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.

ACTIVITIES

  • Game Drives
  • Nature/Bush Walks
  • Karomojong Village Visit
  • Cultural Experience with the IK Tribe

LODGE LOCATION

Being just 500 mt away from Kalokudo gate, the lodge is literally on a stone’s throw from the Park and can be reached without paying park fees.

Latitude: 3.713723° // Longitude: 33.669861°

GETTING THERE

BY ROAD

The road network in Northern Uganda drastically improved since few years.

The best and most direct route from Kampala passes through Gulu and Kitgum to Lokumoit Gate. Set of early to avoid the Kampala traffic jam and take a packed lunch for this 520 km or 10 hours long journey.

Longer but very rewarding alternative roads pass through Karamoja subregion.

The Lodge is well indicated from Katurum gate (lokumoit gate) onwards.

BY AIR

The easier but more costly option is to fly in by a scheduled or chartered flight. Our open roofed land cruiser can pick you up from Kidepo airport and be used for game drives during your visit

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