Apoka Safari Lodge, Kidepo National Park, Uganda

I’m not going to lie, I went to Apoka a long time ago, probably around ten years, so my memory is a little sketchy. However, it has always remained one of the places I have said I would love to return to.

The big skies, the feeling of isolation (I was looking enough to reach it by plane but it’s apparently a pretty backbreaking journey by road¬†[links to a NTV YouTube clip about the journey) and of the earth stretching away from you unendingly into the distance in every direction.¬†Compared to other national parks in Uganda, Sophy Roberts used a simple but wonderful phrase to describe¬†Kidepo, she called it a “truer wilderness.”

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