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Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve

Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve -best Uganda national parks 

Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve

Kabwoya Wildlife reserve is hidden treasure ignored by tour operators situated  between Murchison falls National park and  kibale Forest National Park in western Uganda on the side of the Albertine Rift Valley between the eye catching Blue mountains of Congo and the tranquil Lake Albert  covering an area of 8700 sqkm( 3400 sq mi), Up on your visit to the reserve you will wonder how such a remarkable place is utterly unexplored. The reserve is one of the newest wildlife areas  to be gazetted in Uganda, it dominated by savanna plains with short vegetation cover, The reserve harbors a reasonable number of wildlife species  that can be viewed like Buck buck, duikers, Uganda Kob, buffaloes,  Hippopotamus along the cliffs of Lake Albert. Primates include Chimpanzees,  black and white colobus monkeys, baboons among others which can best be spotted in the forest along river Hoywa and Wambabya. Like any other conservation area in Uganda Kabwoya reserve is home to approximately 460 bird species which include Rwenzori turaco, Willard’s sooty boubou, Stripe-breasted tit, Handsome francolin, Grauer’s broad-bill, red-throated alethe, Black-faced apalis, Rwenzori batis, yellow-eyed black flycatcher, Purple-breasted  sun-bird, Strange weaver, archer’s robin chat,Rwenzori apalis to mention but a few.The wildlife within the reserve is increasing over the years.

Visiting Kabwoya Wildlife reserve is hidden treasure ignored by tour operators situated  between Murchison falls National park and  kibale Forest National can be added to Queen Elizabeth National Park visit and Murchison falls national park inorder to have a rewarding safari.

Activities in the Kabwoya Wildlife reserve

This amazing wildlife reserve gives the following safari activities to keep entertained throughout your visit at the reserve on your Pearl of African safari. Game drives, fishing games, Mountain bike riding, Fossil hunting, Quad bikes rides, Horseback riding, Birding,  Nature walks.

Accommodation in Activities in the Kabwoya Wildlife reserve

The reserve has lodges situated within offering the best services, bed and all types of meals.

History  of  Kabwoya Wildlife reserve

The reserve was first gazetted in 1980 as a home to wildlife and also a hunting ground. Due to excess hunting and poaching forced the animals to extinct. Cattle keepers gazetted the area to rare their livestock, extinguishing even the small number of animals that had remained in the area, Later in 2002  it was declared a wildlife reserve in an attempt to revive the reserve.  The government drove away the cattle herders who had occupied the area, As a way of enriching the reserve with wildlife, the government trans-located animals to the reserve through Uganda wildlife authority.

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