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Apoka Safari Lodge – Kidepo Valley

From: $471.00

Apoka Safari Lodge lies on a slight rise overlooking the vast plains of the Kidepo Valley. The valley is vast and views from the lodge are breathtaking in their beauty. This luxury lodge is located in the middle of Kidepo National Park with spacious rooms and private veranda. Each room has a sitting room and ensuite bathroom. A restaurant and swimming pool are within the main area of the lodge.


Apoka Safari Lodge

Apoka Safari Lodge is the vision you get when you close your eyes and think of Africa, the landscape you imagine. Jagged hills, gold grass swaying in a gentle breeze. Plains dotted with wildlife, soft glowing light, this is what you see then you are imagining Kidepo. This is Uganda’s most remote park and little visited so well worth the effort of visiting. Vast plains are often interrupted with rocky kopjes and at night the sky is so big it feels like you’re being swallowed. Under the canopy of the Milky Way the stars are incredibly bright. Here its abundantly clear the Earth is round.

There is plenty of wildlife in Kidepo from large predators to elephant giraffe and zebra. It is the only park in Uganda where zebra and giraffe are found together. The park is home to some of the largest herds of buffalo. Much of this wildlife can be seen from the veranda of your suite or the outdoor bath tub. Game drives are conducted in open top Land Cruisers ensuring really close encounters.Better still, much of it can be seen from the privacy of your veranda or your outdoor bathtub, but the best way to see the wildlife is up close on a walking safari with your guide.

Rooms at Apoka were built with absolute comfort for the guests foremost in mind. Ten rooms surround a roc strewn outcrop that provide panoramic views out onto the savanna. With so much open space there are many places to relax and drink in the location. Large beds with luxurious finishes ensure a really good sleep. mosquito nets hang over each bed and hand-woven carpets grace the floors. While you may be isolated in Kidepo the, the lodge is very comfortable and welcoming.

Enjoy a cultural visit to the village at Karamojong and discover the traditions of this tribe. Sundowners are the best from the high rocks as the sun sinks and paints the sky.

Read our Country Information for travel to Uganda.

Uganda is home to several areas that are  UNESCO World Heritage Sites, read up about what makes the country so special for your Africa safari.

For a unique accommodation option and a great start point for a gorilla trek then look at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge.

Another fascinating area to explore is Semliki Safari Lodge in the Albertine Rift Valley.

How to Get There

Fly In

Fly into Kampala or Entebbe with Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways or South African Airways.

On your arrival you will be met and escorted onto your domestic flight to the Kidepo Valley.

Apoka can be accessed via a scheduled flight that operates in the afternoon and only on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday with a minimum of 4 passengers. Guests are required to pay for extra seats in cases where they are less than the minimum number required.

The airstrip is approximately +/- 10 minutes from the lodge.


Departs at 12:30 arrives 14:45


Departs at 15:00 arrives 16:30


One way: USD 412-00 per person

Return: USD 690-00 per person



These include:

  • Morning and evening game drives
  • Night drives
  • Birding
  • Cultural visits
  • Walking safaris

Seasons and Costs

Rates per season at Apoka


March, April, May, October and November

Adult Sharing USD 471-00 pppn

Adult Single USD 518-00 pppn


1 – 1 4 December, 11 – 31 January, February, June and September

Adult Sharing USD 727-00 pppn

Adult Single USD 942-00 pppn


July, August, 15 December – 10 January

Adult Sharing USD 801-00 pppn

Adult Single USD 1041-00 pppn

Includes / Excludes


  • Full board accommodation
  • Bed night fees
  • Non-premium brand drinks
  • Laundry
  • Sundowner drinks (Excluding premium brands)
  • Local airstrip transfers
  • Daily game activities – drive or walk


  • Premium brand drinks
  • Additional activities
  • Gratuities
  • Park fees (per 24 hours): $40 per adult, $20 children 5 – 15 years old, children under 5 are free.
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