Katonga Wildlife Reserve

Katonga Wildlife Reserve a wildlife reserve was named after Katonga River that flows from Lake Victoria the second largest Lake in the world in the east to Lake George in the west is found in western Uganda is along River Katonga banks. In 1998 is when Katonga Wildlife Reserve was established and measures about 211 square kilometres. Katonga Wildlife Reserve wetlands are a habitat of different unique species of plants and animals.

Location of Katonga Wildlife Reserve

Katonga Wildlife Reserve is found along the banks of the Katonga River in Western Uganda in the districts of Ibanda and Kamwenge. Katonga Wildlife Reserve is bordering with Biguli subcounty and Mpara subcounty that is found in Kyenjojo district. Katonga Wildlife Reserve is about 200 kilometres from Kampala the Capital city of Uganda. The coordinates of Katonga Wildlife Reserve are:00 02N, 30 25E.

Vegetation in Katonga Wildlife Reserve

Katonga Wildlife Reserve is blessed with different types of vegetation with include the Savannah which is mixed with acacia scrubland or woodlands. Also Pockets of riverine and tropical forest and also a large portion of wetlands which are either permanent or seasonal wetlands.  Hence Katonga Wildlife Reserve acting as habitats of different bird species and wildlife.

Wildlife in Katonga Wildlife Reserve

Katonga Wildlife Reserve is blessed with over 150 bird species and then over 40 wildlife species which include: Colobus monkey, Sitatunga, Warthog, Elephant, Waterbuck, Reedbuck, Bushbuck and River otter.

Katonga Wildlife Reserve is best explored on foot or by river canoe with the guide and its managed by Uganda Wildlife Authority