Kidepo can be visited all year through although conditions in the park are more difficult during the rainy season, It is Quite hot and generally dry, whereas June to Sept: Rain is more prevalent, temperatures are still warm and storms rarely last more than an hour and it is usually advisable to use 4×4 vehicles while in the park.
Accommodation within and around the park is really scarce and the few reasonable options include Nga Moru Wilderness Camp and Apoka Safari Camp. The only budget accommodation available is Apoka Rest Camp managed by Uganda Wildlife Authority.
Game viewing is what mostly brings visitors to this park – viewing herds of different game while driving in vehicles on dirt roads that crisscross the southern and western parts of the park. A few improved murram roads exist and are easily passable no matter the weather.
The best way to organize a visit to Kidepo national park is going through a local tour operator / Safari Company for ease of booking and a stress free tour. Note that you can book your activities from the Uganda Wildlife Authority offices in Kampala or at any entry points of the park as well but Kidepo is a difficult place to maneuver without the tested driving skills of a local.
By road, it is approximately 12 hours’ drive from Kampala. Regular scheduled flights by Aero Link take about 2 hours and fly into Kidepo from Entebbe airport. Charters can also be easily if you contact any of the flight operators or through your tour operator.