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Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve

Kabwoya Game reserve is a hidden gem situated on the floor of Albertine Rift Valley. The reserve is positioned between the rift Valley escarpment, Lake Albert and the breathtaking blue mountains of the Democratic Republic of Congo to the west. A Uganda safari Kabwoya Wildlife Game Reserve offers visitors one of the best scenic areas in western Uganda.

Kabwoya covers an area of 87 square kilometres and is boarded to the north by a community wildlife Area called Kaiso – Tonya. The two areas originally constituted the Kaiso-Tonya Controlled Hunting Area, gazetted in 1963. This area became a wildlife Reserve in 2002 but until today, few people know about it.

Uganda Safari Attractions in Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve Uganda

  • Animals in Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve

With the translocation of more animals into the Reserve, it is increasingly becoming a Uganda wildlife safari paradise and some of the species likely to be encountered during a Uganda tour to the reserve include Buffaloes, Uganda Kobs, waterbucks, Bushbucks, bush duikers and Jackson’s hartebeests. Primates such as Baboons, Black and white Colobus monkeys, Chimpanzees and the Vervet monkeys can be seen on shores of River Wamababya and Hoywa.

  • Birds in Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve

There are also over 460 bird species that call Kabwoya Wildlife reserve home. These include the Albertine Rift endemic bird species such as Rwenzori turaco, Handsome Francolin, Willard’s Sooty Boubou, Stripe Breasted-Tit, Grauer’s broadbill, Dwarf Honey Guide, Dusky Crimson Wing and Shelley’s.

  • Beautiful scenery

This Reserve does not only boast of its wildlife species and bird species but also the breathtaking scenery which makes the place a mini paradise. The scenic view around where the reserve is with Lake Albert below and overlooking Democratic Republic of Cong’s Blue mountains is that perfect place for Nature lovers.

Uganda safari Activities in Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve Uganda

  • Fishing in Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve

Uganda fishing tours within Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve is conducted from Lake Albert where tourists can be able to catch different sizes of the Nile Perch. Half day or full-day fishing adventures using motorboats can be organized for tourists. Only a maximum of three anglers is allowed in each boat for safety reasons.

  • Fossil Hunting in Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve

Fossil hunting is one of the most important and interesting activities that allow tourists to hunt for fossils that have existed for generations.

  • Mountain Bike Riding in Kabwoya Wildlife Game Reserve

A Uganda Mountain biking safaris is a must-do activity for tourists who are interested in exercising while at the same time seeing different wildlife species within Kabwoya reserve. The savannah plains of the Reserve offer magnificent biking trails where participants can ride through easily.

  • Quad bike rides in Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve

Believe it or not, Kabwoya is the only Wildlife reserve where Quad biking trips are conducted and this allows you tom view wildlife in an extraordinary way. You will relish the breathtaking scenery of the Wildlife reserve and the Wildlife and bird species.

  • Birding in Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve

Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve is an important birding area because it is home to over 460 species of birds including the Albertine Rift endemic bird species. You will need cameras and binoculars for an ultimate Uganda birding tour.

  • Horseback rides in Kabwoya

Did you know that horseback rides were possible within this exceptional wildlife reserve? Besides Lake Mburo National Park, Kabwoya Wildlife reserve is another place where tourists can relish horseback rides in the wild. The most recommended time is early morning or sunset where a variety of wildlife such as buffaloes, duikers, warthogs and Uganda Kobs and can be sighted.

  • Nature walks/hiking in Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve

Uganda nature walks safaris are a must-do for most tourists on a Uganda trip to Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve. The most interesting is when the nature walks are conducted from the Albertine Rift escarpment that rewards tourists with the breathtaking views of several antelope species, warthogs, primates and bird species among others.

Uganda safari Accommodation in Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve Uganda

  • Lake Albert Safari Lodge-mid-range

Lake Albert Safari Lodge is one of the infrastructural innovations established in Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve, to provide medium-range accommodation for tourist visiting the reserve. The lodge fully furnished, with a swimming pool and has 11 beautiful grass-thatched cottages and a decent camping facility aimed at providing comfortable, affordable and luxurious accommodation.

Lake Albert Lodge accommodation types include;

There are fully Furnished, grass-thatched cottages and camping facilities with striking views of Lake Albert and the magnificent Blue mountains of the Democratic Republic of Cong.

Double bed cottages

Lake Albert Safari Lodge has 11 beautiful grass-thatched cottages available for guests visiting the Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve.

Lake Albert camping

The perfect base camp for your safari holiday when visiting the Kabwoya wildlife reserve in Uganda. Lake Albert Safari Lodge has decent camping grounds & amenities with breathtaking views of Lake Albert

Amenities and services at Lake Albert Lodge

  • Swimming pool
  • Bar and Restaurant
  • Free WiFi Available
  • DSTV available at Lodge Bar/ Dining
  • Camping facilities
  • Cool grass-thatched cottage accommodation
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Furnished with a hand Carved- King-sized bed
  • All cottages have King size – handmade mosquito nets
  • Laundry services are available

Getting There

Kabwoya wildlife reserve is about 240 km from Kampala. It can be reached from Kampala via Hoima on Kampala-Hoima road via Kyenjojo about 4hour drive.