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Matheniko Wildlife Reserve

The Matheniko Wildlife Reserve is a conservation area in the Karamoja sub-region of northeastern Uganda. It is the fifth most-threatened conservation protected area in Uganda. A safari here is a very safe one.

This Reserve harbors exceptional wildlife species that include Antelopes such as the Bright’s gazelle, lesser kudu, roan antelope, Water-bucks, Mountain reed-bucks, Ugandan kobs, Blue duikers, Oribis, Bohor reed-bucks, Topi, Common duikers and Common elands, Primates such as Olive baboons, Patas monkeys and Vervet monkeys, Carnivores such as the Jackals, Cheetah, Striped hyenas, Servals, Civets, Leopards, Wildcats, Spotted hyenas,

The bird species that call Matheniko Wildlife Reserve home include the Eastern Bronze-napped Pigeon, the Abyssinian Ground Horn-bill, the Mountain Yellow Warbler, Verreaux’s Eagle, the Egyptian Vulture the Thick-billed Honey guide, the Hartlaub’s Turaco, Ethiopian swallow, Pygmy Falcon, the Black-headed plover, the Cattle egret, the Red-billed Oxpecker and the Clapperton’s Francolin among others.

A safari to the Wildlife reserve should happen in the dry season (June to September and December to February) because most of the murram roads become muddy and slippery during the rainy season-the months of April, May and November.