Kidepo Valley National Park
Kidepo Valley National Park is one of East Africa’s biggest secrets. Laying in rugged, semi-arid valleys between Uganda’s borders with South Sudan and Kenya, it sits over 700km from the nation’s capital, Kampala and is one of the most remote national parks in all of Africa. For the adventurous or those seeking a completely authentic game experience, this should be right at the top of your list.
With vast horizons scattered with distant mountain ranges, Kidepo is often labelled among the most beautiful National Parks in Africa. Its situation in the northern frontier region of Karamoja has only added to its mystique over the years, with many a story about week-long drives through impassable terrain to access the park.
Thankfully this is now a thing of the past, with a reliable scheduled flight service from Entebbe and an improved road network, but with just one lodge and one small campsite in an area as large as the Masai Mara, you will have lost none of that pioneer spirit when you arrive and almost certainly have the park to yourself.