Nga'Moru Wilderness Camp

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Kidepo National Park, Uganda
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Nga'Moru Wilderness Camp Kidepo National Park Reviews

sarahelaine sarahela…
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Nga Moru Wilderness Camp Oct 08, 2014
I don't know why the site won't let me review this as accommodation, rather than a restaurant - this is definitely a lodge/camp and not a cafe, but the site is being stubborn this morning!

Nga Moru Wilderness Camp is just outside the park boundary for Kidepo Valley National Park. It is the sort of place where you actually really do need someone to walk you back to your room after dark - there are buffaloes wandering about in the area, and you can frequently hear lions in the dusk. Despite this, camp in this case means cottages (bandas) rather than tents, in most cases, and the camp is very comfortable, with hot showers and nice beds with good mosquito nets. From the rooms, you can see the park valley floor, and there is a colony of rock hyraxes on the way to the park entrance.

There is absolutely no wifi and if you can get mobile signal on anything other than MTN you’re doing well. This is probably a very good thing in a wilderness camp. Rooms are offered full board and they’ll make you a packed lunch - in our case spaghetti and meatballs, complete with table cloth and proper cutlery, bananas, snacks and water - if you’re going to be out for the day. The food is great. The beers are cold. There is always a great campfire to sit around at night.

The best thing about Nga Moru, for me, was talking to John. John is the owner’s dad, and spent decades as a game warden in South Africa. He retired some time ago, and now runs the camp, including some quite ambitious plans for expanding it, building a lodge and a swimming pool one day. He is about the most interesting person I have spoken to in a long time, with lots of stories about growing up in rural south Africa, working as a game warden, fishing, and the wildlife you can find in Kidepo Valley.
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