Kidepo Valley National Park
Kidepo Valley National park is located in Kaabong District in the northeastern corner of Uganda. The park is located approximately 220 kilometers by road northwest of Moroto, the largest town in the sub-region. Its location is approximately 520 kilometers by road northeast of Kampala, Uganda’s capital and largest city.
The northwestern boundary of the park runs along the international frontier with South Sudan and abuts against the Kidepo Game Reserve. Most of the park is open tree savannah. Because of differences in rainfall with annual averages of 89 centimeters in Narus and 64 centimeters in the Kidepo basin — vegetation and animal populations vary between the two valleys.
Kanangarok (also spelled Kananorok or Kanatarok) is a tepid hot spring in the extreme north of the Park, beside the South Sudanese boundary. This spring is the most permanent source of water in the park. The soil in the park is clayey. In the Kidepo Valley black chalky clay and sandy-clay loam predominate, while the Narus Valley has freer-draining red clays and loams