Where Can I Do Bird Watching In Kidepo Valley National Park In Uganda In 2024/2025



Kidepo Valley National Park is another great destination for bird watching, with approximately 450 bird species. Kidepo Valley National Park's birding experience is enjoyable in the wilderness, situated in a semi-arid region of north-eastern Uganda.


Kidepo Valley National Park has a number of endemic bird species living within its boundaries. Kidepo Valley National Park is mainly occupied by savannah vegetation, montane vegetation, and wetlands near the Narus River.


Uganda’s national parks have diverse habitats, such as a variety of bird species recorded annually. Research indicates that Kidepo Valley National Park is among Uganda's top birding destinations.


Kidepo Valley National Park bird species can be seen in the areas of Apoka Rest Camp, Namumukweny Valley, and on the fringes of Narus Valley.


Kidepo Valley bird species include an ostrich, an Egyptian vulture, and a Marsh Tchagra. Black coucal, red-winged pytilia dark chanting goshawk, African moustached francolin, golden pipit, Jackson’s hornbill, red-billed oxpeckers, African grey flycatcher, Steel-blue Whydah, Rufous Chatterer, Greater Kestrel, Fox Kestrel, Hoopoe, Black-breasted Barbet, and Purple Grenadier, among others.


Kidepo Valley National Park offers birding experiences throughout the year, although it is more interesting during the dry seasons of December, January, February, and early March, when a lot of bird species can be observed. And the dry season kicks off from June to August each year.


when is the best time to go to Kidepo Valley national park in 2024/2025

The prime time to spot wildlife species in Kidepo Valley National Park is in the dry season, from June to September. Kidepo Valley is, however, situated in a semi-arid region that can be toured throughout the year. The wet months from March to May are pleasantly less hot and offer beautiful scenery.

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