Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda? If you're planning to go to Kidepo Valley National Park, we've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda

Based on the climate and weather in Kidepo Valley National Park, the best time to go is December. See below for details.

Important essentials for Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kidepo Valley National Park, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance

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  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly choice.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection possible.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear out. An unreadable vaccine card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda by month

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January

January for Kidepo Valley National Park very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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February

February for Kidepo Valley National Park dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains sometimes.

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March

March is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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April

April for Kidepo Valley National Park is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about a third of the time.

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May

May is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

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June

June here is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

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July

July here is hot. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

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August

Traveling to Kidepo Valley National Park in August, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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September

September in this region can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

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October

October is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

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November

Traveling to Kidepo Valley National Park in November, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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December

If you go to Kidepo Valley National Park in December, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (high 20s C).

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