As remote as you can get…When you close your eyes and think of Africa, the landscape you imagine – the jagged hills, the golden grasses, the plains dotted with wildlife, the soft glowing light – is likely to be Kidepo. This is Uganda’s most remote park, far away from city life. Dining at Apoka, Apoka Lodge, Kidepo Valley, Karamoja, Uganda Safari
The vast golden green plains punctuated with craggy, rocky outcrops, reveal an even bigger sky at night. Under a canopy of impossibly bright stars, this is where we are reminded that the earth is round.
The rooms at Apoka have been built with comfort in mind. Everything is handmade by local craftsmen, everything is large and capacious. 10 expansive rooms with natural canvas walls surround a rocky kopje with endless views across the savannah. With inside sitting rooms and private verandas there are plenty of places to relax, read and sprawl. Big hand-hewn beds with soft duvets are draped with mosquito nets, hand-woven woolen carpets, extra large plush towels, oversized dressing gowns…you may be as far away from the city as you’ll ever be, but you won’t miss a thing.
Step outside to a sheltered terrace and slip into your own outdoor stone bathtub, big enough to fit the whole family. The swimming pool at Apoka Lodge – deep and cool – has been carved out of the big rock. This is the kind of pool that makes you want to jump in, splashing and yelling, feeling like a kid again.
Do you want stride out across the savanna and walk with zebras? Spend time in a Karamojong village learning about their traditional way of life? Enjoy a sundowner in the arms of a massive fig tree? Sit and watch a breeding herd of elephant frolicking in the mud? This is the place for you. Come and drink in the view, come and feel the lion’s roar in your chest. Come and stay a while.
The camp is situated on the border of the Kidepo Valley National Park, only 4kms from the Katarum Gate. Here you will find comfortable accommodation in either our Safari Tents under thatch or in our Cabanas, and all accommodation is en-suite. We offer a true bush experience in one of the most beautiful Game Parks in Uganda.
Kidepo Valley National Park is situated in the far northeast of Uganda and is a remote and little visited Park, and has a long list of species not found elsewhere in the country, reflected in its 86 mammal species, 28 of which are found nowhere else in Uganda. Together with a recorded 475 species of birds it is a wildlife enthusiast’s dream.
N’gamoru is located on a hill, and the camp offers spectacular views of the Narus Valley and the savannah plains stretching all the way to the Morungole Mountains. Elephant, Hyenas, Waterbuck, Zebra and Lion are frequent visitors to the Camp.
Whether your wish to explore the beautiful Narus Valley or go further afield to the Kidepo Valley with its Hot Springs or pay a visit to a local Karimajong Manyatta, N’gamoru Wilderness Camp is the perfect base for your safari!