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Getting to Kidepo Valley National Park

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Kidepo Valley National Park is the most remote safari destination in Uganda. Until a few years ago, the only flights to this park were charter flights, making it a very expensive safari destination. There are now scheduled domestic flights on select days of the week, which brings costs down considerably. But, it's still important to coordinate your safari dates with the days when there are scheduled flights.

Scheduled domestic flights to Kidepo Valley National Park

Driving to Kidepo Valley National Park

It's a long and tedious drive from Entebbe or Kampala to Kidepo Valley. Although Google Maps lists the drive between 10 and 11 hours, most people report the journey actually took several hours longer, as parts of the road require very slow speeds. 

If the situation in South Sudan improves, it will also be possible to drive to Kidepo Valley National Park from Juba, the capital of South Sudan. In fact, part of this park is found in South Sudan, although it's reported that the vast majority of the wildlife is found in the Ugandan side.

International airlines that service towns near Kidepo Valley

Aerolink

AeroLink Uganda Limited is a domestic airline offering both scheduled and charter flights into Uganda's national parks. From its base at Entebbe International Airport, AeroLink using its Cessna Grand Caravans, offers daily flights into Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (Kihihi and Kisoro airstrips), Queen Elizabeth National Park (Kasese and Mweya airstrips), Murchison Falls (Bugungu, Pakuba and Chobe airstrips), Semuliki National Park (Semliki airstrip) and Kidepo Valley National Park (Apoka airstrip). Effective 1st June 2019, in partnership with its sister company Airkenya Express Limited, Aerolink commenced scheduled flights from Entebbe International Airport to the famous Maasai Mara in Kenya via Kisumu International Airport for Immigration. AeroLink Uganda is affiliated to Airkenya Express in Kenya and Regional Air Services in Tanzania. Website

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AirKenya

Regional services within Kenya. At Airkenya safety and security are of paramount importance. As one of Africas leading aviation companies Airkenya aspires to reach new heights of service delivery. At Airkenya our diverse operations are looked into with eagle eyes. Our aircraft are thoroughly inspected by highly trained engineers to ensure our passengers enjoy consistently smooth safe flights. Our excellent maintenance facilities have been approved by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority and the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority in accordance with international airworthiness safety standards. This together with our dedicated ground team has secured Airkenya an impressive track record for safety. Website

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Eagle Air

Based in Kampala, operates scheduled and charter services across eastern and central Africa. Eagle Air is a Private Ltd Company specialising in the provision of Charter and Schedule Air services both within Uganda and around the East & Central Africa Region. Eagle Air was incorporated as an air operator in June 1994. Website

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Precision Air

Precision Air is a publicly-listed Tanzanian airline and a leader in providing scheduled flight services to over 10 destinations within and outside Tanzania from its main hub Dar es Salaam. The company operates on the principle that quick, comfortable and reliable service is the best way to serve its customers. Through its customer-focused approach, many have become part of the Precision Air family. Precision Air started with its headquarters in Arusha - the midpoint between the Cape and Cairo, which is the entry point to many of Tanzania's world-renowned landmarks and national parks. The headquarters of Precision Air are now Dar es Salaam, the business complex of the country, which is home to a vast size of traffic travelling within and outside Tanzania. Website

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