Pian Upe National Wildlife Reserve safaris


Pian Upe National Wildlife Reserve safaris : Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve thrills with a good number of tourist activities that one can enjoy while on a Uganda safari. However, this reserve is amongst the least visited destination in Uganda the pearl of Africa just like Kidepo valley national park but given an opportunity to explore it, you will enjoy the unbeaten experience as you encounter with plenty of fauna and flora species that call Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve their home. Its strategic location within the North Eastern part of Uganda, makes it a perfect destination to visit while on a safari to Sipi falls as well as to Kidepo valley national park to make up a perfect combination.

Below are the top safaris enjoyed in Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve and they include;

Game viewing safaris in Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve

Like any other savanna destination in Uganda, game viewing is one of the major safari carried out within Pian Upe National wildlife reserve. With its landscape of about 2,275km2, Pian Upe takes on the 2nd position of the largest protected area in Uganda just after the largest and oldest park in Uganda, Murchison falls national park.

While on a wildlife viewing safari in Pian Upe, tourists are rewarded with fascinating encounters with several wildlife species including Roan antelopes found only in Pian Upe, Cheetahs, Jackals, Hyenas, Aardvark, Cape Buffalo, DIK Dik, Uganda kob, Buffaloes, Serval cats, Leopards, Lions, Zebras, several species of primates like Pats monkeys, olive baboons, Vervet monkeys and many more without forgetting abundant of birdlife among others.

The most challenging thing with game viewing in Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve is that the trails are bushy thus not easy to spot several animals but with a 4×4 safari vehicle with a pop-up roof, you will enjoy this safari. Expect to meet a few tourist on your game viewing safari since it is one of the least visited place in Uganda thus you might have the entire reserve all by yourself.

One may choose to spend an entire day, 2 days or even 3 days depending on how you wish to explore this stunning Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve. Taking on a morning and evening game drives is the best way to view as many animals as possible with stunning views of the sunrise and sunset.

Birding and Birdwatching safaris in Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve

With the thick blush in Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve, trust me birding and bird watching safaris are one of the best thing you ought not to miss out while on your Uganda safari to Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve. There are several unique bird species that spotted in a few destinations in Uganda and Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve is one of those destinations with a very eco-friendly environment suitable for birding as long as you have your binoculars well set and follow the right trails for birding.

Here are some of the bird species to look out for in Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve and they include both endemic species like the Karamoja Apalis which can only be spotted in the North Eastern Uganda like in Kidepo valley national park and Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve, Ostriches, Superb starlings, Secretary bird, rare shoebill stock, Abyssinian ground hornbill to mention but a few.

Community tours in Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve

Probably you need to know more about the communities that thrill along Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve and this is best achieved through Community tours/ community safaris where you get an opportunity of taking on a guided safari with help of the local guide as you visit different homesteads. You may as well opt to attend some parties like wedding ceremonies, traditional performances like music dance and drama and many more as you mingle with the local Karamojong in their settlement, visit their Manyatta, take part in different cultural activities like milking since they are famous cattle keepers, learn how milk is preserved and how ghee is extracted from milk.

Pian Upe Wild life Reserve
Pian Upe National Wildlife Reserve safaris

Mountain climbing safaris and guided nature walks

You obviously need to spend ample time exploring different hills and mountains that surround Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve and this can be achieved through guided nature walks and hiking safaris. Amongst the mountains to climb while on your hiking safari in Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve include Mount Kadam that stands at 3,063M above the sea level, mount Moroto at 3,083M and mount Napak at 2,538M.

During the hike, climb and guided walk in Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve, tourists are rewarded with stunning views of different attractions including caves that have stunning old paintings, there is yet a chance to spot the Roan Antelope, Hartebeests, and many other wildlife species within Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve.


Let us know when you wish to have a safari to Pian Upe National Wildlife Reserve and here at Achieve Global Safaris, we shall be in position to organize a perfect one for you and your loved ones. You may as well opt for a combined safari to Pian Upe National Wildlife Reserve, Sipi falls and Kidepo valley national park among others.

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