Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve

Uganda's 2nd Largest Protected Area

Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve is situated on the plains of Karamoja between three mountain rangers:  Mount Elgon, Mount Kadam and Mount Napak. Pian Upe is Uganda’s second largest protected and home to rare animal species only to be found in Pian Upe.


Wildlife found here includes rare species such as the Roan antelope, Lesser Kudu, Bright’s gazelle and Ostriches which, in Uganda, are found only here and in Kidepo Valley National Park. Wildlife is concentrated around the Loporokocho swamp; bird species encountered here include Hartlaub’s Turaco, Eastern Bronze-napped Pigeon, Lemon Dove, Dusky Turtle Dove, African Hill Babbler, Alpine Chat, Black-throated Wattle-eye, Mountain Yellow Warbler, Thick-billed Honey guide and Grey Cuckoo-Shrike.

Rock paintings

Rock paintings found at various sites within the Pian Upe National Park, Matheniko and Bokora Wildlife Reserve are believed to date back over 3000 years and were created by the Kushite and Nilotic peoples.

OTHER wildlife parks

Matheniko Wildlife Reserve

Bokora Corridor Wildlife Reserve

Kidepo Valley National Park

Mount Elgon National Park

  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Game Drives

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