Explore Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve
Explore Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve

Explore Pian Upe wildlife Reserve – Wildlife Safaris – Game Viewing Photography and Filming Safaris – Cultural Encounters.

Explore Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve. This guide is complete with travel information on what to do, things to see, where to go, maps & guides, where to stay, tips & advice on visiting the beautiful Pian Upe Game Reserve.

Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve is one of Uganda’s best-kept secrets. It is one of those protected areas that has not been fully explored by many. Paying a visit to this part of the pearl is a great opportunity for you to get the best African experiential safari holiday ever.

Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve is located in northeastern Uganda, the Reserve is one of those safari destinations in Uganda that offers authentic African experiences. It is that one protected area that has not been fully explored by many and paying a visit here means a great opportunity for you to get the best African safari holiday. This reserve lies within the Karamoja sub-region of northeastern Uganda and it is regarded as the second-largest conservation area in the country after Murchison Falls National Park. It covers an area of 2788 square kilometers and lies north of Mount Elgon.

What to See in Pian Up Wildlife Reserve.

About 44 mammal species call this reserve a home most of which are within Uganda and limited to this reserve as well as the Karamoja sub-region.

A safari to Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve rewards you with astonishing views and encounters with diverse wildlife species like zebras, buffaloes, leopards, lions, giraffes, greater Kudus, Topis, Oribis, Hartebeests, dik-dik, roan antelopes, jackals, aardvark, cheetahs, spotted hyenas, elands, hedgehogs, birds such as Ostriches, Jackson’s hornbills, white-headed buffalo weaver, Hartlaub’s bustard as well as primates like olive baboons, patas monkeys, vervet monkeys, and others.

Tourist activities in Pian Up Wildlife resort.

Game Viewing safaris

Game Viewing is undoubtedly the main reason most holidaymakers visit Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve. This vast savanna reserve is best explored on a game drive using a safari vehicle with an open roof for you to enjoy an excellent view of wildlife including giraffes, lions, leopards, cheetahs, buffaloes, elephants, impalas, zebras, duikers.

Birding safaris

When it comes to the best birding safari destinations, Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve is never left out. The reserve is an expansive protected area, sheltering over 242 bird species. The reserve is a true birder’s haven, protecting interesting bird species such as the Karamoja Apalis, secretary birds, superb starlings, ostriches, Abyssinian ground hornbill, fox weavers, Jackson’s hornbill, Great Hartlaub’s bustard, and others.

Sight Seeing safaris

Pian Upe hiking adventures provide amazing sightseeing experiences, especially at Napedet Cave. The cave is a famous ancient recreational site for the first occupants of this area. While on guided walks/hiking tours at Napedet Cave, it is possible to see incredible paintings of baboons, giraffes, hartebeest, and roan antelopes.

Mountain Hikes

Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve is also surrounded by beautiful hills and mountains worth hiking through. You can embark on the less challenging hiking experiences on Mount Napak (2538m), and Mt. Kadam (3063m) or go for Mount Moroto hiking adventures to challenge yourself to an elevation of 3083m.

Cultural/community encounters.

Pian Upe Wildlife safaris also offer a great opportunity for you to learn in-depth about the Karamojong cultures, traditions, and other practices. Your community tour in the Karamojong community also includes entertainment from residents and your interaction with them is amazingly so rewarding.

Explore Pian Upe wildlife Reserve

Accessing /Getting to Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve

Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve is estimated to be 90kms away from Mbale. To get here, you drive along the Mbale-Moroto route and if you are to begin your trip from Kampala, expect to spend at least 8 hours driving. By air, Amudat airstrip is the nearest place to land. This airstrip serves flights setting off from Entebbe Airport (EBB)/Kajjansi airfield.

Best Time to visit Pian Up Wildlife resort.

Safaris to Pian Upe wildlife reserve are perfectly done during the dry months of the year; from January, February to March-these are characterized by clear game views due to less dense vegetation, or from November to December when there is lush vegetation. Heavy rains in Pian Upe begin from April to October and the majority of holidaymakers avoid these months due to the challenges they come with when navigating through the reserve.

Accommodation around Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve

Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve Uganda has affordable places for visitors to stay while on a safari through Uganda. These include Karamoja Overland Camp, Uganda Wildlife Authority Bandas, or Camping. Other nearby accommodation choices include Lavender Inn, Shalosa Hotel, Mount Moroto Hotel, and Hotel Leslona Limited.

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