Kidepo Airport

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Kidepo Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Civil Aviation Authority
Serves Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda
Location Lomej
Elevation AMSL 3,700 ft / 1,128 m
Coordinates 03°43′09″N 033°45′15″E / 3.71917°N 33.75417°E / 3.71917; 33.75417Coordinates: 03°43′09″N 033°45′15″E / 3.71917°N 33.75417°E / 3.71917; 33.75417
HUKD is located in Uganda
Location of airport in Uganda
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 1,500 4,921 Unpaved

Kidepo Airport (ICAO: HUKD) is small airfield in Uganda. The airport is located at a place called Lomej, approximately 3 kilometres (2 mi), by road, south of the headquarters of Kidepo Valley National Park[1] It is in extreme northeastern Uganda, approximately 456 kilometres (283 mi), by air, northeast of Entebbe International Airport, the country’s largest civilian and military airport.[2]

Kidepo Airport is one of the 46 airports in the country.[3] It is a small civilian airport that serves Kidepo Valley National Park. It is one of the 13 upcountry airports that are administered by the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority. It is also one of the five upcountry airports that are authorized to handle cross-border air traffic from the member countries of the East African Community, in an effort to promote tourism in Eastern Africa.[4] The other four upcountry airports with similar authorization include: Arua Airport, Gulu Airport, Kasese Airport, and Kisoro Airport.


The airport is situated at an elevation of 3,700 feet (1,128 m) above sea level.[5] It has a single unpaved runway which measures 1,500 metres (4,921 ft) in length and 21 metres (69 ft) in width,[6] although aeronautical charts give the runway length as 1,494 metres (4,902 ft).[5]

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  1. ^ "Kidepo Valley National Park". Uganda Wildlife Authority. Archived from the original on 6 August 2011. The Civil Aviation Authority manages an airstrip at Lomej about 3 km south of the Park Headquarters. 
  2. ^ "Nautical Distance Between Kidepo and Entebbe with Map". Distance Calculator. 
  3. ^ "Uganda". CIA World Factbook. Airports: 46 (2010) 
  4. ^ "Aerodromes". Uganda Civil Aviation Authority. Archived from the original on 16 February 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Aeronautical chart showing HUKD with elevation and runway length". SkyVector. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Upgrading Aerodromes In Uganda: Arua, Kasese, Gulu , Pakuba, Kisoro and Kidepo" (PDF). Civil Aviation Authority, Uganda. 12 April 2010. 

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