Set in among the grassy plains and jagged hills of Kidepo in northeastern Uganda, Apoka Safari Lodge is a remote paradise.
Accommodations at the lodge consist of ten spacious canvas rooms surrounding a rocky kopje. Each room comes complete with a sitting room, a hand-crafted bed dressed in a soft duvet and draped with mosquito netting, hand-woven woolen carpets, and extra-large plush towels. There are four twin rooms and six double rooms available. A private veranda has Incredible views of the mountains or savanna and a large stone bathtub perfect for relaxing with a refreshing dip.
Apoka is the only lodge located inside Kidepo Valley National Park. The Park encompasses 557-square miles of rugged savanna overshadowed by 9,020-square foot high Mount Morungole and bisected by the Kidepo and Narus rivers. It is the only Ugandan park where both giraffe and zebra are found together. But Kidepo boasts numerous other magnificent species including lion, leopard, bat-eared foxes, spotted hyenas, and elephant. Some of Africa’s largest buffalo herds flourish alongside hartebeest, waterbuck, bushbuck, warthog, cheetah, and many others. Reptiles in the park include crocodiles, monitor lizards, agamas, skunks, turtles and tortoises. Kanangarok is a tepid hot spring in the extreme north of the park, beside the South Sudanese boundary and is the most permanent source of water in the Park.