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Bugungu Wildlife Reserve

Bugungu Wildlife Reserve is your perfect place to be because you will have the entire place to yourself. Bugungu Wildlife reserve is a tinny protected area that shelters and protects the savannah grassland and temporary wetland at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment to the western side of the enormous Murchison Falls National park-the oldest and largest protected Area in Uganda.

Bugungu is part of the enormous Murchison Falls Conservation Area. Bugungu Wildlife Reserve is situated between Bulisa and Masindi district.

Some of the common wildlife species that can be encountered in this Wildlife reserve include Hippos, more than 600 Uganda Kobs, a large number of Leopards and Lions, over 1200 Oribis, herds of Buffaloes, the warthogs, the Oryx, the elands, Topis, the waterbucks, the Elephants, the warthogs, reedbucks, the bushbucks, the Rothschild’s giraffes, the Sitatungas, primates such as the Olive baboons, the Vervet monkeys, the L’Hoest’s monkeys, the Patas monkeys and black and white Colobus monkeys, dik-dik, Bushbucks, Reedbucks and Topis among others.

240 species of birds that call Bugungu Wildlife reserve home and they include the elusive shoebill stork, Black-headed Batis, Dark chanting Goshawk,  the White-browed Sparrow Weaver, Black-bellied Bustards, the Black-billed barbets, the Eastern grey Plantain-eater, the Speckle-breasted woodpecker,  the Yellow-throated greenbul, the Black-billed barbets, the Black-billed wood dove, the Double-toothed barbet, the saddle-billed stork, the Giant Kingfisher, the Swamp Flycatcher, the Black-headed Gonolek, and the Abyssinian among others.

Bugungu Wildlife reserve is an all year destination but perfect satisfaction and memorable experience is achieved if the activity is conducted in the dry season in the months of late June to mid-September and December to February.

Bugungu Wildlife Reserve activities include nature walks, game drives through the well maintained game tracks, bird watching, camping and picnics, nature walks, visit to the local communities that surround the Wildlife Reserve and sigh seeing among others.