The Matheniko Wildlife Reserve is a conservation area in the Karamoja sub region of northeastern Uganda. It is the fifth most-threatened conservation protected area in Uganda.
Matheniko is a part of the corridor of protected areas in Karamoja that stretches from Kidepo National Park down through Bokora and Pian Upe Wildlife Reserves. The Reserve’s northeastern boundary is also the Uganda-Kenya border.
This game reserve currently harbors a few species of wildlife though it’s not so busy compared to the rest. The Game reserve has nice specie of vegetation despite its location. The Uganda Wildlife Authority has put a lot of emphasis on developing the tourism infrastructure of the game reserve in the past years. A few years ago, bidders were sought in a campaign to raise funds for constructing an accommodation facility at the Game Reserve.
Matheniko Game Reserve is a portion of the corridor of protected areas in the Karamoja sub region that stretches all the way from Kidepo National Park down through Bokora & Pian Upe Wildlife Reserves. North-East to Matheniko Game Reserve is the Uganda – Kenya border. This Game reserve is situated in the famous Somali – Masai environment of semi-desert grassland with part of it being shrub land.