Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve




3 days


Pian Upe Wildlife reserve is located in the north-eastern semi-arid part of Uganda, spanning a land area of 2043 sqm. It is undisputedly the largest wildlife reserve in the country and the second-largest protected area in Uganda, after the Murchison Falls National Park. The Reserve also joins a series of two other protected areas like Mount. Elgon National Park and the Matheninko & Bokora Wildlife Reserve in north-eastern Uganda to form the Mount. Elgon Conservation Area, which is managed by the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA)


  • Game drives
  • Birding
  • Nature walks
  • Culture & Heritage Tours


Day 1: Transfer to Pian Upe 

Day 2: Game Drives

Day 3: Departure


  • Park fees
  • Return Transport 
  • All activities (Unless labelled as optional)
  • Accommodation according to itinerary 
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Bottled mineral water in the vehicle 
  • International flights 
  • Visa Fees 
  • Travel Insurance 
  • Tips
  • Personal Purchases (souvenirs, drinks etc.)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

Day by Day

We set off early morning for Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve. We have stopovers in Mabiira Forest, Jinja, and Mbale. Arrive in the evening for check-in and overnight.

Journey: +7 hrs

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Budget: UWA Bandas/ Midrange: Karamoja Overland Camp

During the morning and evening game drives expect to see birds to like the Karamoja Apalis, which is endemic to north-eastern Uganda. Ostriches (both wild and domesticated) are not hard to find here. Green bitta, Abyssinian ground hornbills, superb sterlings, secretary birds, and even the shoebill can be sighted on the park’s stretch of land. The reserve’s boundary is broken by the extension of Lake Opeta, one in two places in Uganda and the entire world where the Fox’s Weaver bird can be sighted.

Mammal species like lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, elands, oribi and the only roan remaining antelope in Uganda. There are also magnificent reptiles to sight at especially the rock pythons, puff adders, water snakes, savanna monitors, agama, chameleons, geckos. The biggest population of lizards that are found in this remarkable reserve is mainly the savanna monitors.  Primates like olive baboons, patas monkeys, vervet monkeys, and others.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Budget: UWA Bandas / Midrange: Karamoja Overland Camp


After breakfast, we have one more morning game drive before setting off for Kampala. End of Safari

Journey: +7 hrs

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch

 Note: We can include additional days on this itinerary so as to experience attractions like hikes in Mt Elgon National Park, Abseiling at Sipi Falls, water rafting in Jinja, and Ziplining in Mabiira Forest and so much more.


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