If staying at the Apoka hostel bandas, you can bring your own food or book for local meals at least one day in advance. UWA campsites are self-catering only, so be sure to bring your own provisions. Cooking gas is provided for a fee and arrangements for a cook should be made with your tour operator. Apoka Lodge only serves food and drinks to guests – book in advance if staying here to ensure food is available.
Kidepo is extremely hot with basic facilities. You should bring light clothing, sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses. You should also bring a flashlight with spare batteries (including camera batteries) as there is often no power in the park, though solar power may be available for charging batteries. Binoculars are also recommended for wildlife viewing.