Apoka SafarI lodge is right in the middle of one of Africa’s best destinations – Kidepo Valley National Park. Close your eyes and think of Africa; the landscape, jagged hills, golden grasses, the plains dotted with wildlife, the soft glowing light and your destination is most likely to be Kidepo Valley National Park. This is Uganda’s most remote park, far away from city life that boasts of being the only park in Uganda with the cheetah.
The rooms at Apoka have been built with comfort in mind. Everything is handmade by local craftsmen, everything is large and capacious. 10 expansive rooms with natural canvas walls surround a rocky kopje with endless views across the savannah. With inside sitting rooms and private verandas there are plenty of places to relax, read and sprawl. Big hand-hewn beds with soft duvets are draped with mosquito nets, hand-woven woolen carpets, extra-large plush towels, oversized dressing gowns…you may be as far away from the city as you’ll ever be, but you won’t miss a thing.
Step outside to a sheltered terrace and slip into your own outdoor stone bathtub, big enough to fit the whole family.
The swimming pool at Apoka Lodge – deep and cool – has been carved out of the big rock. This is the kind of pool that makes you want to jump in, splashing and yelling, feeling like a kid again.
Come and drink in the view, come and feel the lion’s roar in your chest. Come and stay a while.