Guide to Kidepo Valley National Park , entry fees , activities & accommodation : Being a  1,442 square kilometers (557 sq mi) national park located in  Karamoja region in northeast Uganda, Kidepo Valley National Park is the undiscovered safari gem of Uganda known to be a very difficult destination to reach and is surrounded by what are perceived as a hostile people.

Kidepo valley national park is an oasis wildlife including that which cannot be seen in other parks of Uganda with over 86 mammal species including spotted hyena, lion, cheetah, African leopard, African wild dog, African bush elephant, giraffe, zebra, African buffalo, bat-eared fox, Rothschild’s giraffe, and almost 500 bird species.

And side from the wildlife there are also excellent flora to sight such; red thorn acacias, desert dates, and to a lesser extent drumstick trees. Sausage trees and fan palms line the water courses euphorbia candelabrum and the shorter monkey bread and Buffalo thorn trees are also present.

While at kidepo valley national park there are several safari activities that one can get to be involved in as they get to know far more about the national park and nature walks, Lonyii summit hike, guided night drives and bird watching.

And getting to the national park is one of the things that are extremely easy due to the fact that the national park is connected by domestic flights from Entebbe International Airport, which land at Kidepo Airport or one can get in touch with a well experienced tour operating company such as Achieve global safaris to help with the bookings.

Below are the entry fees for Kidepo Valley National Park and the pricing for the activities and park accommodation.

Tourist entry fees (per person)

Entry feeUSDUGX
International visitor (Foreign Non Resident) – Adults40 
International visitor Children 5 – 15 years20 
Foreign Resident30 
Foreign Residents children 5 – 15 years10 
East African citizens 20,000
East African citizens children 5 – 15 years 5,000

Children below 5 years do not pay entry fees

Park entry fee is valid for 24 hours from the time of payment.

The opens at 7am and closes at 7pm. Beyond that no one is allowed in the park, unless they have booked a night safari drive with the park.

Car entry fees

Type of carForeignUgandan Registered
Saloon cars4020,000
Minibuse, Omni-buses5030,000
Tour Company vehicles & 4-wheel drive150100,000
Buses & Lorries20030,000
School buses50,000

Car entry fees are valid for 24 hours from the time of entry.

Pricing for activities in Kidepo Valley National Park

Day self-game drive per private car (with no park guide)101010,000
Day guided game drive per private car (with a park guide)201520,000
Night guided game drive per person (using park guides is mandatory for night drives)302050,000
Hiring the park game drive car for Day game drive – per person (Minimum 3 persons in car)302530,000
Hiring the park game drive car for Night game drive – per person (Minimum 3 persons in car)403540,000
Day nature walk – per person151010,000
Kidepo Lonyili Hike504050,000
Mt. Morungole hike & IK cultural tour   
Bird watching302520,000

Fees are per person

Activity fees exclude park entry fee

Hiking fees do not include hiking equipment.

Guide to Kidepo Valley National Park
Kidepo Wildlife Safari

Fines and Penalties in Kidepo Valley National Park

Off-tracking driving fine$150 (per person in the vehicle, to be incurred by the driver)
Over speeding (speed limit is 40km/hr)UGX 100,000 per incident
Animal accident fee (road kill)$500
Littering in the parkUGX 100,000 per incident
Hooting in the parkUGX 100,000 per incident
Sitting on top of the vehicle$100 per incident

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