Uganda has been known for years a a top wildlife travel destination, but many of the country’s wonders are still relatively unexplored. Kidepo National Park is an incredible destination that has remained mostly untouched due to its remote Northern Ugandan location. It’s the home of the Ik, a tiny ethnic group that speaks a language unrelated to that of any surrounding tribes. It also is home to a vibrant animal population that’s bouncing back from the hard times of the 1980s and 1990s. The park’s 540 square miles of mountains and plains hold more than 400 species of birds and 77 different sorts of mammal, including giraffes and hartebeest.
The secret to the park’s natural diversity is its relative abundance of water. Kidepo contains the Kanangorok Hot Springs and a river that runs into South Sudan. The water sources allow for a higher density of animal life than in other, drier parts of Uganda.
Kidepo National Park is a hidden gem for now, but it won’t stay that way for long. Plan a trip there before everyone else hops on the bandwagon!
Read the full article here: Why This Hidden Gem in Uganda is a Top Destination For 2016