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Flying to Kidepo National Park from Entebbe

Flying to Kidepo Valley National Park gives the opportunity to tourist to engage in different activities while in the Park including Game drives, nature walks, bird watching, and mountain hiking to view the Morungole Mountain, community walks to learn about the Karamojong cultures and so on.

Kidepo Valley National Park is ranked as one of the best safari destinations in Africa for its breathtaking scenery and large concentrations of wildlife‚ which coexist among the diverse geographic features‚ which include dry mountain forests‚ open savannahs and hilltops capped by rock kopjes. Kidepo is a true African wilderness in the rugged‚ semi-arid region between Uganda’s borders with South Sudan and Kenya.

One of our client ready to fly to Bwindi for Gorilla Trekking.

Flights to Kidepo Valley starts from Entebbe International Airport or Kajjansi airstrip to Apoka airstrip last about 2 hours of flight. Flying in Kidepo Valley National Park is the only luxurious means of transport you can reach the Park operated by Aerolink, every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Kidepo National Park excellently lies in the north-eastern corner of Karamoja Province in Uganda’s border with Sudan and Kenya. They are mainly 3 airstrips in Karamoja Region including Kidepo Airstrip, Lomeja Airstrip, and Apoka Airstrip. Book Now

Preparing our flight to Kidepo

The most strongly airstrip in Kidepo Valley is Apoka Airstrip that strategically located within Kidepo Valley National Park near Apoka Safari Lodge. The airfield is safe, friendly and the landing way is favorable compared to Kidepo and Lomeja airstrip.

Flights to Kidepo Valley National Park Schedule

Flights to Kidepo Valley at Apoka airstrip departs Entebbe International Airport at 12:30 pm and arrives at 14:45 pm while the afternoon flight departs from Kidepo at 15:00pm and arrives at Entebbe 16:30 pm. Timing may vary depending on aircraft routing and it normally works 3 days in a week (Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday). There are tentative plans to an international airport at Apoka airstrip, so tourists can fly directly from other countries to Kidepo Valley. It’s very possible to visitors in Kidepo Valley to connect with other National Parks airstrip within Uganda or outside including Murchison Falls National Park to Pakuba, Bugungu and Chobe airstrip, Semuliki National Park to Semuliki airstrip, Queen Elizabeth National Park to Kasese or Mweya airstrip, Bwindi National Park to Kihihi airstrip or Kisoro airstrip and Lake Mburo National Park to Mbarara airstrip.

Kidepo National park is a true African Wilderness in the rugged, semi-arid valleys and is an Uganda’s most remote and isolated National Park, the Park sites on an area of 1,442 square kilometres but still stands out to be one of the best virgin places every wildlife viewer can ever visit in Uganda for the most exciting wildlife safari in Uganda. Kidepo Valley National Park offers a unique beautiful scenery which can’t find in any other National Park within East Africa and is one of the most untouchable gold which is called beautiful dramatic landscape. The journey to Kidepo National Park by road takes approximately 700km from the capital city through the world frontier region with a 12-hour drive. From this road journey of about 12-hour drive, we strongly advise our guest to divide it into two, especially guest coming from Kampala heading to Kidepo National Park they have an overnight at Boma inn or church hill courts hotel, and later in the morning they embark on your drive to Kidepo Valley National Park, this makes flying the easiest way to access the Kidepo Valley.

Flying to Kidepo Valley National Park gives the opportunity to tourist to engage in different activities while in the Park including Game drives, nature walks, bird watching, and mountain hiking to view the Morungole Mountain, community walks to learn about the Karamojong cultures and so on. The Park ranked as one of the best safari destinations in Africa for its breathtaking scenery and large composition of wild game co-existing with the dry mountain forests, open Savannah, and hilltops capped by rock Kopjes.

Activities include:-

  • Game drives along Narus Valley
  • Nature walks around Apoka Lodge at any time of day
  • Community walks to learn about the Karamajong cultures
  • Mountain hiking to view the Morungole Mountain
  • Bird watching

Airstrip: Apoka Airstrip


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Customer Reviews

Michael T 06/June/2021

Above & Beyond
Review of: 3-Day Gorillas trekking and Batwa Experience
Sedrick went above and beyond to accomodate our request for an itinerary alteration due to our compressed time in Uganda. He also compeltely took care of scheduling our covid 19 testing and drove us to the site on arrival.

Our driver/guide Ben was also outstanding!

**We highly recommend using a porter during gorilla trekking as their are some complex parts to the trail/terrain. This also benefits the local people by providing them work.**

David 24/June/2021

Seeing Lots of Animals and Uganda
The schedule suited my time in Uganda exactly and was a great opportunity to view some of the top wildlife and natural wonders of the country. Lodgings range from mid-range to near upscale and are in beautiful locations. Food is good and ample. My driver, Stanley, was expert at spotting wildlife and, very importantly on the Ugandan roads, a careful and skilled driver. You see various parts of the country on this tour, and due to distances, be aware you'll spend quite a few hours on the road. One thing they might add is an itinerary going into more detail ahead of time on each day's activity and suggested things to bring. I was concerned about the needed COVID test for return home, but they took care of arranging that, and it turned out successfully. Overall the tour was a real highlight and is highly recommended.

Justo Nov 18, 2019

I went on an 11 day safari visiting Kampala, Jinja, Lake Mburo NP, Bwindi NP, Queen Elizabeth NP and Kibale NP. Communications with Ngoni were prompt and easy from the start. As soon as I made my booking, Sedrick contacted me through WhatsApp and guided me through the rest of the process. Leading up to the tour he made sure I was well-prepared to begin. He was always very clear and friendly. Service was exceptional. I had the pleasure of going on this safari with three members of Ngoni's staff - Sedrick, Nelson and Joel. These guys made my comfort their priority from the moment we met. Whether it was checking if I was okay with the accommodations or making sure I always had a bottle of water, I always felt like I was being well taken care of. Nelson is an excellent guide. His knowledge about the flora and fauna of Uganda was extensive, always able to answer any questions I had and was eager to teach - it's obvious that he has a great love for his country and it's environment and is eager to share this love with his clients. My experience with Ngoni and Uganda surpassed all expectations I had. Absolutely amazing, and thanks to the guys at Ngoni it feels like a new home - can't wait to come back and visit. Webale, brothers!

Stephany Aug 13, 2019
Sedrick was unique and stood out from the rest in the high quality communication he provided since the first inquiry. He called me to provide information about the itinerary and see if I had any questions even before booking the tour. We communicated through WhatsApp for any other questions that came to mind after that call. After picking me up from the airport, he and Pilot (additional tour guide) provided plenty of information about the country to give me some context and we started our long drive to the impenetrable forest. The food was delicious with many options; the accommodation was very clean with exceptional service; and the transportation from Entebbe to Bwindi park was very comfortable (although long). As a solo female traveler, both tour guides (Sedrick and Pilot) did an exceptional job at enduring I accomplished everything intended to in Uganda, and always made me feel safe. I highly recommend to book your safari with this company because the quality and professionalism will not let you down.

Shakira Dec 14, 2018

Ngoni safaris uganda is the best tour operator in Uganda. A few weeks back we traveled to Bwindi impenetrable with sedrick to explore the beauty that is Uganda. This company took care of us . with most comfortable car , Great guide .We highly recommend it to the next travelers

Winnie Dec 19, 2018
I was going on a gorilla safari with my friend and this was going to be the first ever safari for the both of us. Luckily, the communication with the office was super easy and we got answers to all of the questions we needed. The driver / guide (Sedrick) was very professional and funny and made our time very pleasant. Also, he had a proper knowledge of the local area close to the Mgahinga national park and he promptly spoke some 7 languages which we thought was super positive. The safari was surely the highlight of out East African trip!

Ritah Jan 2, 2019
My Team and I did a five day trip, including Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Murchison Falls and Kidepo. It was truly an incredible experience. Our guide, Sedrick, was knowledgeable, skilled in driving in some challenging settings and just plain fun to hang out with for five days. The lodging was perfect, especially Savannah Lodge. The tents and beds were high quality. The views were spectacular. Meals were delicious and varied. I recommend Ngoni safaris Uganda with all my heart and soul!

Pilot May 28, 2019
Our six days trip was amazing. The driver/guide had an incredible knowledge of animal and bird-life and are so interesting to talk to. His driving skills through lashing rain and massive puddles was admirable! The cooks managed to produce varied and delicious meals from the kitchen, which we ate both at accommodation or roadside when we were travelling from one place to another . At all times we felt safe and well-looked after. All in all, an incredible experience, due not only to the abundance of wildlife we were lucky enough to see, but also to the great efforts put to have our Safari a better one . The safari was full of fun. Traveling with ngoni safaris is my life time memorable experience and I highly recommend it to travellers who would love to visit uganda or EastAfrica for holidays, vacations or Adventure.. Even five stars are too small .