Best Time To Visit Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve

Visitors are always advised to travel in a 4WD land cruiser most preferably in case of weather challenges.

Best Time To Visit Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve

Best time to visit Pian Upe wildlife reserve- All national parks and wildlife reserves in Africa have the best time to visit and Pian Upe wildlife reserve is one of them. Yes, the best time to visit Pian Upe game reserve is between January to march when the vegetation is dry, you have stunning views and the animals gather at the water sources making it easy for game viewing. It is also during this period when the reserve management also carries out controlled bush burning to keep the grass short, leaving the vegetation dry and it becomes easier to view the animals around the main water sources when they gather for a drink or bathing. Girik river which is situated in the southern part of the reserve is a source of water for animals living in this semi-arid region. From November to December, it is a dry season but the vegetation is still lush making it difficult to spot animals hidden in the grass and treetops.

From April to October, it’s always a rainy season, so the trails are usually muddy thus the roads are even impassable due to flooding making game viewing impossible. The tracks in Pian Upe wildlife reserve are not well developed so, in the wet season, it can be a bit difficult, with lush vegetation, bad aerial views. Visitors are always advised to travel in a 4WD land cruiser most preferably in case of weather challenges.

Discover Pian Upe wildlife reserve

Pian Upe wildlife reserve is one of the best wildlife safari destinations in Uganda. Given that it is still quite one of the newly recognized tourist destinations with raw and beautiful scenery in Uganda. The beauty of this game reserve is the stunning landscape sceneries with surrounding mountains and most of the time you will have the entire game reserve to yourself. Pian Upe wildlife reserve is the second largest conservation area after Murchison falls national park with a total area of 2.275 square kilometers on the northern side of mountain Elgon and is managed and controlled by the Uganda wildlife authority. Pian Upe wildlife reserve is joined to other two wildlife protected areas in the northeastern part of Uganda namely mountain Elgon national park and mountain Elgon conservation area as well as Bokora wildlife reserve.

A visit to Pian Upe wildlife reserve can be extended to other travel destinations such as Bwindi and Mgahinga for gorilla trekking tour, Kibale forest for chimpanzee tracking, Murchison falls, Queen Elizabeth, lake Mburo and Kidepo valley national parks for wildlife safari

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