Bugungu Wildlife Reserve forms part of Murchison Falls National Park, a Protected Area managed by Uganda Wildlife Authority gazetted in 1968. The Reserve sit on the southern edge of the great majestic Savannah Murchison, it covers that portion of land between the Lake Albert Escarpment and the Waiga River, and also takes a portion above the rift valley escarpment and sits between districts of Bulisa and Masindi regions.
Bugungu Wildlife Reserve is a portion of the Murchison falls National Park but offers great insights to visitors, the Open grasslands and the varied intermixed grasslands crisscrossed by the seasonal swamps at the Great Rift valley escarpments are a host to thousands of wildlife and do offer pleasing sceneries on the northern side.
Bugungu Wildlife Reserve spins to occupy an area of 501 square Kilometres with most of the inmates crossing here to hunt for the innocent ones who love grazing in the Open short savannah grasslands. Most of the common seen include; Hippos, Hundreds of Kobs graze and live here, Leopards, lions, Oribis, Buffaloes, Warthogs, Giraffes, Oryx, Topis, Waterbucks, Elephants, Primates like Baboons, Vervet monkeys, Patas Monkeys, L’Hoests Monkeys, Topis, Bushbucks among others.
Bugungu Wildlife Reserve is not only a host to Murchison falls Wildlife, but it’s also known as an ideal birding destination. This is a perfect section for bird watching and you will surely have most of the Uganda birds feature on your bird list. Most of the endemics include; the Yellow-throated greenbul, Black-billed barbets, White-browed Sparrow Weaver, Black-billed barbets, Double-toothed barbet, Black-headed Batis, Black-headed Gonolek, Abyssinian, saddle-billed stork, Black-bellied Bustards, Dark chanting Goshawk, Eastern grey Plantain-eater, Black-billed wood dove, Double-toothed barbet, Flycatchers, Speckle-breasted woodpecker, Kingfishers, the exceptional shoebill stork among others.
Most of the visitors who visit this unbeaten paradise find it a winning spot in the pearl of Africa, falling in love with one of the Uganda’s wildlife Reserves established as buffer zones. Travellers often love being on the game drive experiences, Bird watching, Guided Nature walks, Camping and Picnics, Visiting the welcoming Local communities to learn another culture and a unique way of life in Africa.