Narus River

Narus River in Kidepo Valley National Park in North Eastern Uganda

The Narus River found in northern Uganda flows in the northwestern side through the southern segment of Kidepo Valley National Park. The river joins the bigger Kidepo River proximate to Komoloich, which is roughly 13 kilometres after flowing into the Eastern Equatoria state of South Sudan.

Narus Valley in Kidepo National Park where Naruz River flows through is a spectacular area in the park where game viewing safaris and tours take place. Kidepo is one the most charming National parks in Uganda with safaris and tours being uniquely amazing.

The word Narus in Karamajong means the mud. The Narus Valley has 40% higher mean yearly rainfall than the Kidepo Valley at 89 centimetres versus 64 centimeters. Together with a diverse soil arrangement, it creates perpetual swampland and water ponds length ways the Narus River in the middle of rolling Savannah and bush land which draw attract plain game plus the Nile crocodile. Most Kidepo National Park’s tourism infrastructure in the Narus Valley and the animals the more sprawling northern Kidepo Valley travel to the river during the dry spells for water.

Narus River with a length of 48.46 kilometers is next to Morunyang in Kaabong District, Northern Region of Uganda. Narus Valley is Kidepo’s prime game viewing place and what amazes is a herd of buffaloes hiking in the afternoon to quench their thirsty by the river.

In the marshlands of Narus also live crocodiles that measure about two and half metres. In the whole of Uganda, it’s only in Kidepo Valley where the pigmy crocodiles are found.

Due to presence of water all year around, several animals and birds get attracted to the swamp for water. These include the Jackson’s hartebeest, lions, buffaloes, oribis, giraffes and reed-bucks among others. Cheetahs and leopards are not very common.

Several predators like lions get fascinated by the Narus valley’s variety preys that are easy to catch. An interesting fact about Kidepo valley lions is that the ascent to rocks as opposed to their fellows in the Ishasha Sector in Queen Elizabeth National Park that climb trees.