Location Of Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve

The closest airstrip to Pian Upe wildlife reserve is located in Amudat airstrip.

Location Of Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve

Are you looking for the location of Pian Upe wildlife reserve?  Yes,  the reserve is situated in the northeastern part of Uganda north of mountain Elgon in the Nakapiripiriti district. The park shares 8 districts among which include Moroto, Amudat, Napak, Kween, Bukedea, Katakwi and Bulambuli. Pian Upe wildlife reserve can be easily by accessed by road from Kampala the main capital city of Uganda via Mbale to Soroti road which takes about 8 to 9 hours, from Mbale city town it takes 5-6 hours while from Kidepo national park its 5-6 hours. For those already in Nakapiripiriti, they can access Pian Upe from south of Chepsikunya Trading Centre or north of Namalu Trading Centre for visitors travelling from Moroto city. The closest airstrip to Pian Upe wildlife reserve is located in Amudat airstrip.

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.

After finding out the location of Pian Upe wildlife reserve, you can now start to plan on how you can extend your trip to other tourist destinations such as Kidepo valley national park for wildlife and cultural encounter, Murchison falls and Queen Elizabeth national park for boat cruises and wildlife safari and last but not least, Bwindi forest and Mgahinga for mountain gorilla trekking experiences.

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