Explore Bokora & Matheniko Wildlife Reserve – Kidepo valley National Park – Game viewing safaris
Explore Bokora & Matheniko wildlife Reserve – on the savannah plains of the Karamoja sub-region to the North of the Mount Elgon sprawls the remote Matheniko Wildlife Reserve, the 5th of the most endangered Wildlife Conservation Protected Areas in Uganda. This exceptional Wildlife Reserve is a section of the Karamoja Protected Areas and stretches from the spectacular Kidepo Valley National Park through the Bokora Wildlife Reserve to the Pian Upe Wildlife reserve-second largest protected Area in Uganda after the Murchison Falls National Park. The North-eastern boundary of the Matheniko Wildlife Reserve lies in the Uganda-Kenya border. Located within Moroto district, Matheniko Wildlife reserve covers an area of 1520 square kilometers/590 square miles and is managed by the Uganda Wildlife Authority.
The wildlife reserve falls under the Somalia-Masai eco-region of the Semi-arid Savannah and shrub land, and its landscape is dominated by Red acacia and the desert date red spike-thorns, bush willows and Harrisonia abyssinica.
Explore Bukora – Matheniko Wildlife Reserve wildlife
This Reserve is a home to exceptional wildlife species that include Antelopes such as the Bright’s gazelle, lesser kudu, roan antelope, Waterbucks, Mountain reedbucks, Ugandan kobs, Blue duikers, Oribis, Bohor reedbucks, Topi, Common duikers and Common elands, Primates such as Olive baboons, Patas monkeys and Vervet monkeys, Carnivores such as the Jackals, Cheetah, Striped hyenas, Servals, Civets, Leopards, Wildcats, Spotted hyenas,
Birds of Bukora-Matheniko wildlife reserve.
The bird species that call Matheniko Wildlife Reserve home include the Eastern Bronze-napped Pigeon, the Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, the Mountain Yellow Warbler, Verreaux’s Eagle, the Egyptian Vulture the Thick-billed Honey guide, the Hartlaub’s Turaco, Ethiopian swallow, Pygmy Falcon, the Black-headed plover, the Cattle egret, the Red-billed Oxpecker and the Clapperton’s Francolin among others.
How to get to Bukora-Matheniko wildlife reserve?
From Kampala-Moroto via Mbale-Soroti. Bukora-Matheniko wildlife reserve is 465kms accessible by road from Kampala through Jinja, Iganga, Mbale, Soroti, Moroto after arriving in Moroto you take the Moroto-Kotido road before arriving in the game reserve, however its best advised that travelers stay in Moroto overnight before travelling to the wildlife reserve.
From kidepo valley national park via kaboong. The 119 kms from kidepo valley national park via kaboong is the easiest access for travelers who are travelling from kidepo national park. Where to stay in Bukora-Matheniko wildlife reserve. There are no accommodation facilities in this wildlife reserve however travelers with camping equipment can camp in the campsite provided by Uganda Wildlife Authority. However travelers can stay in Moroto town in kara-tunga safari camp or in Kotido at karamoja arts.
Best time to visit Matheniko Wildlife Reserve.
The best time to visit the Wildlife reserve is the dry season (June to September and December to February) because most of the murram roads become muddy and slippery during the rainy season-the months of April, May and November. This annual rainfall of the reserve is estimated at 670 millimeters.