Katonga Wildlife Reserve

Katonga Wildlife Reserve             
Katonga Wildlife Reserve is 207 km2 in size. I has only recently been developed for tourism, the reserve protects a network of forest-fringed wetlands along the Katonga River. Best explored on foot and by canoe, Katonga supports some 40 mammal and at least 150 bird species, many specific to wetland habitats. Most visible are elephant, waterbuck, reedbuck, colobus monkeys and river otter. This is one of the best places in Africa to look for the elusive sitatunga, a semi-aquatic antelope with webbed hooves that forages almost exclusively in swamps.


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Katonga Wildlife Reserve                         
Getting there
The reserve is located 200km west of Kampala.
Katonga is three hours drive  from Kampala, branching from the Fort Portal or Mbarara Road. Buses connect Kampala to Kabagole, a short canoe ride and walk from the entrance gate.

What to do ?
Day hikes, overnight hikes and canoe trips can be arranged.

When to visit ?
Any time of year.

Where to stay ?
It is possible to stay a the campsite, or a budget hotel in Kabagole.