Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo Valley National Park is a 1,436 km² national park in Karamoja region in northwest Uganda. Kidepo is rugged savannah, dominated by the 2,750 m Mount Morungole and transected by the Rivers Kidepo and Narus.​Perennial water makes River Kidepo an oasis in the semi-desert which hosts over 86 mammal species including lion, cheetah, leopard, bat-eared fox, giraffe — as well as almost 500 bird species.​The Kidepo Valley National Park was established in the 1960s under the rule of Milton Obote. The forcible eviction of the Ik people out of the fertile Kidepo valley contributed to a famine among the Ik. In contemporary protected area management, this case is often used as an example of the unacceptable consequences of not taking community needs into account when designating reserves..