What makes Kidepo Savannah Lodge special?
Great Location: Just 500m away from Kalokudo Gate, Kidepo Savannah Lodge is a stone’s throw away from the national park. It offers unparalleled vistas of the expansive Narus Valley, Mount Morungole and the distant mountain ranges which form the border with Southern Sudan.
Inspired by the wild: The lodge is inspired by the vast savannah surroundings and the Karamojong, a tribe with traditional manyattas and colourful blankets. The lodge blends into the environment rather than sticking out, and truly feels like part of the wilderness.
Kidepo Savannah Lodge boasts twelve beautifully appointed safari tents on raised decks. Each of the spacious tents has a private veranda offering breathtaking views of the savannah. Comfortably furnished with 1 double or 2 single beds, all safari tents have an ensuite bathroom with hot showers, hand-basins and a flushing toilet.
Alternatively, Kidepo Savannah Lodge offers 9 non-self-contained tents. Furnished with 2 single or 1 double bed and power outlet. The views into the park from these tents are incredible, with an occasional herd of elephants or buffaloes passing by.
The tents share a communal block with hot showers and flushing toilets.
Activities at Kidepo Savannah Lodge
Being in a prime location nearby stunning national parks means that there is an abundance of activities to embark on.
Here are a few of our favourites:
- Morning and afternoon game drives. Enjoy a classic African safari experience along Narus valley tracking down a pride of lions, or maybe even the odd leopard.
- 3-day fly-in safari to the remote and unspoiled Kidepo National Park. The package consists of a combination of game drives, a cultural visit to Karamajong, and a nature walk to explore the savannah on foot.
Getting to Kidepo Savannah Lodge
The lodge can be tricky to get to, but when you book with us, we can organise this for you.
The lodge is just 500 metres away from Kalokudo gate, only a stone’s throw from the Park and can be reached without paying any park fees.
By Road: The best and most direct route via car from Kampala passes through Gulu and Kitgum to Lokumoit Gate. Set off early to avoid the Kampala traffic and take a packed lunch for this 10-hour long journey.
The Lodge is well indicated from Katurum gate onwards.
By Air: The easier option is to fly in by a scheduled or chartered flight. The lodges land cruiser can pick you up from Kidepo airport and drive you the rest of the way.