Located in the remote Kidepo Valley National Park, the tranquil Apoka Safari Lodge is blends effortlessly into the park’s natural surrounds. Here, protected by a rocky hill, just 10 beautifully furnished rooms offer endless views across the grassy savannah, and interiors that take their cue from the environment. Rock, wood and natural hues work alongside hand-crafted wooden beds, which are romantically draped with soft, mosquito nets. Hand-woven woollen carpets offer an element of added warmth and secluded sitting rooms and private verandas cater for quiet moments. A lovely ensuite bathroom features a large tropical shower and deep outdoor bathtub – the perfect refuge after a successful day of game viewing.
Massive boulders surround a sparkling swimming pool hewn out of the rock, while the main sitting room provides the perfect setting to while away the hours with a good book or a fun-filled board game. Game drives set out in search of the local wildlife and include thrilling spotlit night drives. Guests can also venture out on guided walks, tracking game in the deep sand of dry riverbeds. Kidepo is renowned for its vast number of bird species and the area around the lodge offers rewarding birdwatching. Excursions to the local Karamajong community can also be arranged.
What we love about Apoka Safari Lodge
- Unwind in your al fresco, stone bathtub and take in the tranquillity of your surrounds beneath the African stars.
- Take in the views from your private veranda. Don’t forget a pair of binoculars – giraffe, elephant, buffalo and zebra are frequently spotted on the grassy plains in front of the lodge.
- Find a comfortable spot amongst the big boulders that surround the guest area and watch as the sun sets behind the craggy mountains, bathing the entire valley in a soft, golden light.