When it comes to tourism destinations in Uganda, Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve stands out as one of the unique wildlife reserve. With Uganda’s affluence of attractions, a single visit to Pian Upe wildlife Reserve is not enough for one to ascertain the disclosures this reserve offers.
This natural treasure is a conservation area in the Karamoja sub-region of northeastern Uganda and it is regarded as the second largest conservation protected area in Uganda after Murchison Falls. The southern part of the reserve was gazetted as Dabasien Animal Sanctuary in 1958, a government-led project to convert land just south of River Girik meant for agriculture that was threatening the viability of wildlife conservation in the entire area. In 1964, the area expanded northward and was renamed Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve.
Pian Upe wildlife reserve slots up among the most amazing wildlife reserves in Uganda also doubling as a habitat to different extinct species of wildlife which has made the reserve a major destination for tourists who wish to spend wildernesses encounters while on Uganda Safaris.
Touring Pian Upe means exploring the second widest protected area in Uganda after Murchison falls National Park. Situated in Karamoja region, Pian Upe wildlife reserve sits on approximately 2800 sq km making it one of the biggest wildlife reserves in the country. This wildlife reserve is not so far away from Kidepo Valley National Park and Mount Elgon National Park (The home of Sipi Falls) implicating choosing either parks as destination for your Uganda safari will definitely increase your chances of touring Pian Upe wildlife reserve.
Some of the wildlife in Pian Upe reserve include: giraffes, lions, leopards, Zebras, buffaloes plus more wildlife. The reserve is also a good place for Uganda birding safaris considering the array of the amazing bird species that reside in the reserve. Some of the birds include: the Ostrich, the Jackson’s Hornbill, the white-headed buffalo-weaver plus more. These birds can best be viewed in a swamp called Loporokocho.
Leave along the amazing species of birds in the reserve, the wildlife reserve also harbors various species of primate like the vervet monkey and the extinct olive baboons. The existence of these primates makes it possible to view different species of wildlife at the reserve. Pian Upe is also shelters several of the rock pythons and Savannah monitors (largest lizards).
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