Apoka Safari Lodge in Uganda
Apoka Safari Lodge in Uganda is a luxury accommodation facility that is strategically located at the heart of Kidepo Valley National park. The lodge consists of ten huge thatched bandas, with views of the landscape and wildlife. The lodge is situated at the edge of the Narus River Valley, whose water source acts as a magnet drawing large herds of wildlife like; buffaloes, elephants, zebras, giraffes and even Jackson’s hartebeests.
Apoka Safari Lodge in Uganda is the perfect lodge for visitors looking to have the ultimate wildlife safari in Kidepo Valley national park. Visitors staying at the lodge can explore the opulent and dazzling landscape in the park and also view a wide variety of wildlife species such as; Rothschild’s giraffe, Bruchell’s zebra, buffaloes, lions, African savannah elephants, bushbucks, hartebeests and so much more. Much of the park can be seen from the privacy of your veranda or your outdoor bathtub at the lodge.
Visitors staying at Apoka safari lodge in Kidepo valley national park can also explore the park on foot or on a guided game drive in comfortable 4x4WD vehicles that are provided by the lodge. You can also engage in other activities offered by the national park such as birding, wilderness camping and even community cultural tours where you can visit local communities staying within and outside the national park. The national park is home to over 480 bird species and is the only destination in Uganda where tourists can see the Ostrich birds in the wild.
Apoka Safari Lodge in Kidepo valley national park has grass thatched bandas comprise of large and spacious rooms with an open balcony, large sitting rooms, a private outdoor tub, relatively large and comfortable beds. The rooms have hand-woven woolen carpets, large dressing robes and extra-large towels; all aimed at giving the guests uttermost comfort and a pleasurable stay. The lodge offers its guests amenities such as; free Wi-Fi, laundry services, a well-stocked bar and lounge, a restaurant, outdoor infinity swimming pool, ample parking and an airport shuttle.
Activities offered to visitors staying at Apoka Safari Lodge.
There are quite a number of activities that guests staying at the lodge can do; and these include;
Guests staying at Apoka safari lodge in Kidepo valley national park in Uganda can embark on a game drive in the park. There are day and evening game drives that can be arranged for a guest depending on one’s preference. While on a game drive, be certain to see wildlife such as; zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, lions, ostriches, waterbucks among others. Day game drives cost 30 USD while a night game drive will cost 40 USD and are visitors are accompanied by a park guide.
Kidepo Valley National Park is home to over 480 species of birds meaning that visitors staying at Apoka Safari Lodge in Uganda. Visitors have the chance to see bird species like; ostrich, African- Pied Hornbills, Emin’s Shrike, Lesser Kestrel, Fox’s Weaver, Black-Winged and Golden Pipit among others.
Cultural encounters in Kidepo Valley National Park give visitors an opportunity to mingle with hospitable locals living in communities within and outside the national park. Guests staying at Apoka Safari Lodge can take a guide cultural tour to the neighboring Karamajong communities. Get to interact with the local people, indulge in their day to day activities, learn about the culture and also be entertained with performances from the local dance group.
Other activities that visitors can take part in while staying at the lodge include; guided nature walks, swimming and hiking on Lomej Mountains.
How to Get to Apoka Safari Lodge in Kidepo Valley National Park.
Apoka Safari Lodge in Kidepo Valley National Park can be accessed by road and air transport means. The Lodge is about a 9 hours’ drive from Kampala City. Alternatively, visitors can travel to Apoka safari lodge by air from Entebbe International Airport. Domestic flights to the lodge are conducted by AreoLink Uganda Limited and usually take an estimated 2- 3 hours.
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