Become a wild game lover in just one day!!!!!!!
Have you come across a reserve? A reserve is gazetted to conserve natural spaces. These reserves are used to monitor eco-systems and how they function when undisrupted for example birds, animals, vegetation among others. This gives opportunity to the tourist to interact and learn about the environment in just a day. Many tourists have under taken Uganda safari tours just to experience life out of the ordinary.
Along the western Rift valley trail, lies a perfect beautiful Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve. Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve deceits between Murchison Falls and Kibale Forest Park. On your Uganda safari/tour to Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve, your bound to have a splendid view of Lake Albert and the Congo Blue mountains. Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve was gazetted in 1980 but became a Wildlife Reserve in 2002. Covering an area of about 87square miles, Kabwoya habits a big number of animals on this protected land.
Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve was leased by the Uganda Wildlife Authority to a private conservation operator who also works in partnership with local staff and Hoima district as well. Uganda Wildlife has plans of introducing other wildlife species that don’t exist here to ensure the Reserve grows.
Uganda safari attractions in Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve
Safari Uganda so you don’t miss out on what Uganda has to offer as a token for your visit there. There are several wildlife species in Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve that are viewed by tourists while on their Uganda wildlife safaris for example buffaloes, Hippos found along the Lake Albert shores, Warthogs, Kobs, Duikers, Impalas and Bushbucks.
Birds found in Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve total up to over 460 species including the palearctic migrants. Birds here include the little green parrot, grey parrot, African pitta, white naped pigeon, green breasted pitta, crowned eagle, red chested owlet, tinker bird, black bee eater, western nicator, the hawk eagle, crowned eagle, forest robin, little green sunbird, grey headed sunbird, among others.
Uganda safari activities in Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve
On your Uganda safari to Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve, expect to do some of the following activities under the guidance of skilled rangers as well as guides;
Game drives around the Kabwoya wildlife reserve tracks involving visitors so that they have a better view the wild animals in the reserve. Animal normally seen while doing the game drives include; buffaloes, Hippos found along the Lake Albert shores, Warthogs, Kobs, Duikers, Impalas and Bushbucks.
Kabwoya wildlife reserve has variety of bird species that birders would love to see while they are on their birding safaris. Kabwoya wildlife reserve has over 460 bird species out of the 1030 bird species that are confirmed in Uganda. Birders on Uganda birding safari are offered precious experiences especially as they watch birds fly away, building nests, resting in tree branches among others. For better view of birds, a tourist could bring along a pair of binoculars since some birds may be watched at a distance. Birds to encounter while on your Uganda birding safari to Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve include; the little green parrot, grey parrot, African pitta, white naped pigeon, green breasted pitta, crowned eagle, red chested owlet, tinker bird, black bee eater, western nicator, the hawk eagle, crowned eagle, forest robin, little green sunbird, grey headed sunbird, and the list goes on.
Guided Nature walks
During the guided nature walks, the visitors are able to interact with the environment. See and smell the various vegetation species, see animals in the reserve and enjoy taking photographs among others. Nature walks also enable tourists see variety of bird species in and outside the reserve.
Fishing in Lake Albert
Tourist have had Uganda adventure fishing safaris along Lake Albert where they have had chance to go fishing with the local fisher men. Tourists take a boat cruise along the lake under the guidance of guides as well as fishermen. During fishing, tourists get an opportunity to hook the best fresh water fish. Its a challenging activity yet interesting because they ensure everyone has a fun time.
Tourists have always had chance to expand their knowledge while on their cultural safaris. Many tourists have learnt more about culture in Uganda especially when it comes to traditional costumes, Jewelry making, traditional dances. They are fully entertained.
How to get Kabwoya wildlife reserve Uganda
Kabwoya wildlife reserve is best accessed using the road. Other means of transport like air transport may be there but not common. Road transport gives tourists opportunity to explore things outside there itineraries especially the beautiful sceneries along the roads.
By road, from Uganda’s capital – Kampala, via the Kampala- Hoima road, it is about 232km taking about 4 hours.
From Kampala via the Kampala- Hoima -Kyenjojo road, it is about 237km taking about 4-5 hours.
From the nearest town Hoima, via the Kyenjojo- Hoima road, it is about 42km taking about 1hour.
From Kibale Forest National Park via the Kyenjojo-Hoima road, it is about 168km taking about 3-4 hours.
From the Murchison Falls National Park via the Masindi-Hoima road it is about 3-4 hours.
Uganda safari accommodation/where to stay in Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve
Lake Albert lodge is one of the most treasured accommodation facilities in Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve. The other option a tourist has is camping, so tourists are advised to move along with personal tents. Other accommodation facilities are located far away from the reserve therefore the best option is Lake Albert lodge (mid-range).
The best time to safari/tour Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve Uganda
The climate in Uganda favors safaris throught the year however the best time to safari Uganda is best in the dry season. The dry season is best because the roads are passable, animals can easily be seen, and the tourist’s activities are not interrupted by weather. There are two dry seasons and these are in the months of December -February and June-August.
The wet season is good but tricky. During the rainy seasons, some roads especially those that are murram, become impassable since they tend to flood and even get slippery. The only cars that may succeed these Uganda safaris/tours are the 4×4 cars.