Katonga Wildlife Reserve, Uganda
Katonga Wildlife Reserve is another park in western Uganda, along the bank of River Katonga. The wildlife reserve was established in 1998 and now considered as one of the Uganda's protected areas. It protects a network of forest- fringed wetlands along the Katonga River.
It is best explored on foot or canoes. Katonga wildlife Reserve protects over 40 species of mammals and over 150 species of birds: many of them specific to wetland habitats.
Commonly sighted in the wetland reserve are elephants, water bucks, reedbuck, colobus monkeys and river otters among others. Also found in this habitat is the shy sitatunga, a semi- aquatic antelope with webbed hooves. Viewing this game from a canoe, whilst they come to the water's edge to drink water is a thrilling and memorable experience.
Major activities done in Katonga Wildlife include: Birding, game viewing etc.
The best time to visit Katonga wildlife reserve is January - February and July - August are the driest months, but rain is possible due to unpredictable season changes.