Zebra Safari Lodge, Kidepo

Zebra Safari Lodge-Kidepo boasts of five luxurious King Size Cottages, set out on raised ground.

About Zebra Safari Lodge

Zebra Safari Lodge-Kidepo is located just a stone’s throw away from the famous Kalokudo Gate in Kidepo Valley National Park, Karamoja Sub-region, North Eastern part of Uganda. The Lodge shares a boundary as well overlooks the magnificent and offers a breathtaking view of the savanna grasslands of Kidepo Valley National Park (KNVP), KVNP is a vast and unspoiled wilderness, CNN Travel recently ranked it as the 3rd (third) best national park in Africa, with it’s spectacular landscapes, savannah vegetation, the big 5 and great buffalo herds, it is described as the most picturesque park on the African continent.
Zebra Safari Lodge-Kidepo boasts of five luxurious King Size Cottages, set out on raised ground. Each of the spacious cottages has a private verandah offering splendid views of the mighty unending savannah vegetation, together with a cool breeze of unpolluted air. Comfortably furnished with 1 King Size Bed, all our cottages have an ensuite bathroom with 24 hours hot showers, running water for hand-basins and a flushing toilet.

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Our spacious, grass thatched restaurant/dining and bar area offer one of the best views of the Park. The views stretching up to Southern Sudan are just breathtaking but so are the undulating hills. Away from the minimal pollution that comes with civilization, you will be amazed by our views of space. From our raised deck and viewing tower in front of our restaurant one can often witness the kind of views that only the National Geographic Channel is able to capture.

The Bar and Restaurant have been built using grass thatched roof overlooking rewarding views of the breathtaking endless savannah. The bar is modern and well stocked with a variety of wines, spirits and beers. The restaurant offers set menus of 2 course meals for lunch and 4 course meals for dinner categorised on the dietary requirements (kindly let us know in time) of guests having made prior communication, reason being that everything onsite runs off solar, including the fridges, freezers hence the fixed menu on offer.

You are on vacation so breakfast, lunch and dinner have flexible times. We will adapt to your time schedule, nothing too early; nothing too late.

Zebra Safari Lodge-Kidepo organises Morning and Afternoon game drives of 2 to 3 hours in an open roofed extended land cruiser. A classic African safari experience along Narus valley tracking down a pride of lions, buffaloes, elephants or… maybe even the odd cheetah, leopard. Click here for more information.
Zebra Safari Lodge-Kidepo organises a 3 day fly in safari to this remote and unspoiled National Park. The package consists of a fine combination of game drives, a cultural visit to Karimojong and their unique manyatas and a nature walk where you will explore the savannah by foot. Click here for more information.


  • Scheduled Departure Days are Wednesday and Friday.
  • Flights will only operate with a minimum of 7pax. If you are less than this number, do check with us when Aerolink has confirmed flying dates to and from Kidepo.
  • Road transfers to and from Entebbe airport are not included.   
  • You will be bound to certain terms and conditions from the airliner, so kindly read through Aerolink’s policy.
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

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Game Drives

We organise game drives of 2 to 3 hours in an open roofed extended land cruiser. Rates are in USD and are exclusive of a professional ranger and park entry fees payable by the client.
Half day game drive: $55 per person (minimum of 2 people).
Full Day Game Drive: $85 per person (minimum of 2 people).

Flights to Kidepo are scheduled to depart late in the morning from Entebbe. After a short flight of 1.5 to 2 hours magnificent aerial views of the park unfolds before you. Soon you will be landing in the park where our driver guide will welcome you and take you to Zebra Safari Lodge-Kidepo for lunch. An afternoon game drive takes you into the park for your first real safari.

Meal plan: lunch + dinner

Set off early for a morning game drive into the park. You will explore the game trails in the Narus valley, a savannah grassland favoured by many herbivores and predators. After a 3 hour safari you shall return to the lodge for breakfast and relax in the comforts of the lodge. After lunch, you will be taken for a cultural tour of the Karamojong people who occupy the North-East of Uganda and you will be able to discover the unique culture of this remote tribe. Return to the lodge and have a magical sundowner on one of the highest rocks with a million dollar view over the park.

Meal plan: breakfast/lunch/dinner.

After breakfast you will be taken for a morning nature walk and explore the savannah by foot. Return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch before checking out and transfer to the aerodrome in Kidepo Valley National Park to catch your return flight.

Meal plan: breakfast/lunch.


Kidepo Valley National Park is one of those out of the ordinary places in East Africa. A place as you might imagine Africa would be, but only better. Raw, remote, unspoiled and almost unvisited. The perfect place for your African adventure.

Kidepo Valley National park is located in the north eastern corner of Uganda. It is Uganda’s most isolated national park, but the few who make the long journey north through the wild frontier region of Karamoja would agree that it is also the most magnificent, for Kidepo ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses.

Half day game drive: $55 per person (minimum of 2 people). Full Day Game Drive: $85 per person (minimum of 2 people).

There is nothing like taking a walk on the wild side. Explore the savannah by foot, accompanied by an armed guide you will venture along dry river beds, over rocky outcrops and through bush land to track the resident wildlife.

Lamoj Mountains: Most of the hiking is conducted on Lamoj Mountains only a couple of kilometres from the Headquarters of the Park. This area is in the Narus Valley, a prime game viewing area Kidepo River Valley: Visitors may as well go to see the marvellous Kidepo River Valley. The river is dried out through the biggest part of the year. A stroll on its wide bed of white sand or in the borassus palm forest which feels like an oasis in the Sahara, is a fascinating attraction.

A unique insight into the warrior tribe’s way of life. The name Karamojong is derived from a phrase meaning ‘the old men can walk no further’. Originally from Ethiopia, this tribe settled in the north east of Uganda. Related to the Maasai, this is a warrior nomad tribe for whom, for generations, pride and status were cattle and for whom cattle raids were the rule of the day. Since the disarmament however, things have calmed down. Cattle are still king, but subsistence farming has become a lot more common.

A cultural visit to their manyatta, will give you an insight into this fascinating community, its culture and tradition.

The IK people are one of the original tribes and were here long before the Karamojong arrived. Initially they used to occupy areas of the current Kidepo Valley National Park but when their original home was declared a national park they were forced to move northwards to Mount Morungole. This brought extreme famine and the IK people had to adapt new practices and skills to forge their way of survival. They used subsistence farming, hunting and fruit gathering to overcome famine but were continuously raided by neighbours. Today, they are one of the smallest and most marginalised tribes in the country with an estimated total of 10,000 people. There are fears that this tribe might be on the verge to extinction but mere resistance has led to their continuous survival.

Today, visitors are provided with an opportunity to visit Ik. This all day venture up and down steep mountains in some of the most stunning scenery, will give you a rare insight into the tribe, adds a bit of income to Ik’s community and helps to create some awareness.

There are top birding areas in Kidepo valley national park for example around Apoka rest camp, around the fringes of Narus valley, Namamkwenyi valley among others and during bird watching, you will be able to view different bird species including superb sterling, ostrich, Abyssinian ground hornbill, clapper tons.

Getting there

The lodge is approximately 10 hours drive from Kampala.
Kampala-Karuma-Gulu-Kitgum-Kidepo, 571kms [10 hours]
Kampala-Karuma-Lira-Kotido-Kaabong-Kidepo, 705kms [12 hours]

Routes passing East of Lake Kyoga are:
Kampala-Mbale-Sironko-Moroto-Kotido-Kaabong-Kidepo, 740kms [12 hours]
Kampala-Mbale-Soroti-Moroto-Kotido-Kaabong-Kidepo,792kms [13 hours]

These routes are long but very scenic rewarding through Karamoja Sub Region

Regular scheduled flights by Aero links take about 2 hours and fly into Kidepo Aerodrome from Entebbe Airport. Charters can also be easily organised from Kampala (Kajjansi), Kampala Aeroclub or at Entebbe with Eagle Aviation.

Alternatively, you can contact any of the flight operators or through your tour operator. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is planning to make Lomeji airstrip near Apoka Safari Camp International Airport to enable visitors to fly directly to KVNP from other countries.

Being just 700 metres from the famous Kalokudo Gate, the lodge is literally on a stone’s throw from the Park and can be reached without paying park fees. Plot 104, Block 3, Kalukudo Village, Opot Pot Parish, Karenga District

Kenturegye Lodges is a collection of high quality safari accommodation in traditional African setup, located in the most popular conservation areas and national parks of Uganda.

Physical Address

Zebra Safari Lodge - Kidepo
Plot 104 Kalokudo Village
Kidepo Valley National Park
Karenga District
Karamoja Sub-region

Kampala Office

Kenturegye Safaris Limited
P.o.Box 30394
Plot 4, Recreational Link
Lugogo By-pass
Kampala, Uganda

London Office

2 Rectory Field Crescent
United Kingdom.

Contact information

Cellphone: +256-783-837346
WhatsApp: +256-783-837346

Email: info@kenturegyelodges.com