Kidepo Savannah lodge is located outside Kidepo valley national park close Kalokudo gate. Nature Lodges that has reputation of high quality affordable accommodation in many of Uganda’s wildlife travel destinations runs Kidepo Savannah Lodge. It is a mid-range facility offering excellent, comfortable lodging service in en-suite safari tents with warm showers and safari tents with shared bath at affordable rates. The raised terrace on some tents is ideal for reading adventure stories, chilling as visitor sips a beer or cup of coffee gazing into the wilderness. Bush and wilderness setting of beautiful grasslands and savannas surround the lodge from all corners set on the edge of the park. There is no fence to separate park from lodge and waterbucks, zebras, warthogs and other wildlife species are regular visitors into the lodge lawns. The lodge has commanding views of the Narus valley, Morungole mountain ranges and the horizons extending far into South Sudan.
The neat grass thatch gives the Kidepo Savannah Lod Restaurant and bar area, a true picture of African homestead camaraderie before industrialization with magnificent views of the grasslands. In the wee hours of the night, loud howls emanating from the adjacent park trickle in; a reminder to the travelers of wonderful events of safari to Uganda. The restaurant serves fixed menu 4-course meal at dinner and 2-course meal for lunch. Visitors with dietary challenges need to notify the check on arrival. The bar has a mixed stock of international wines, spirits, beers and soft drinks along-side Ugandan brands. The hotel is eco-friendly and solar powered. Sometimes the drinks are not chilled and visitors with special meal orders need notify the chef to have better stocks.
There is a stable WIFI in the lodge premises for visitors to keep one ear to the outside world and share their wonderful Uganda safari experiences with friends. Though the lodge runs on solar power, it is sufficient to charge phones, cameras and possibly laptop in the safari tent. Kidepo Savannah Lodge is outside the park close to the Karimojong homesteads. It is much easier to organize a visit to the Karimojong manyata with a resident Karamojong guide who is very conversant with the culture and behaviors of his relatives. In the same way, it is much easier to visit the Ik tribe in Morungole mountain ranges outside Kidepo valley national park.