It covers a Total surface area of about 1442sqkm with altitudes of 914 and 2750 above sea Level. The park lies in the rugged semi arid valleys between Uganda‘s Border with Sudan and Kenya - about 700km from Uganda’s Capital Kampala. It was gazetted as a National Park in 1962 with a Profusion of Big game hence over 77 Mammal species as well as 475 bird species. Kidepo Valley National Park is the Most Isolated Park and one of Uganda’s Magnificent Park ranking among Africa’s Finest Wilderness after a Nomination by World Travel Awards as Africa’s Leading National Park.
Kidepo Valley National Park contains two Rivers hence Kidepo and Narus that disappear in the dry Season leaving pools from Wetlands and remnant pools in broad Narus Valley near Apoka. These seasonal oases combine with the open savannah terrain to make the Narus Valley the park’s prime game viewing location.