The Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve is a conservation area in the Karamoja sub region of northeastern Uganda. It is the second largest conservation protected area in Uganda.
The southern part of the reserve was gazetted as the Debasien Animal Sanctuary in 1958. A government-led project to convert land just south of the Greek River for agriculture threatened the viability of wildlife conservation in the whole area. In 1964 the area was expanded northward and renamed Pian-Upe Game Reserve.
The reserve is situated in Karamoja region, Pian Upe wildlife reserve sits on approximately 2800 sq. km making it one of the biggest wildlife reserves in the country. This wildlife reserve is not so far away from Kidepo Valley National Park and Mount Elgon National Park (The home of Sipi Falls) implicating choosing either parks as destination for your Uganda safari will definitely increase your chances of touring Pian Upe wildlife reserve.
Some of the wildlife in the reserve includes; giraffes, lions, leopards, Zebras, buffaloes plus more wildlife. The reserve is also hosts a good place for birding safaris considering bird species that resides in the reserve. Some of the birds include: the Ostrich, the Jackson’s Horn bill, the white-headed buffalo-weaver plus more. These birds can best be viewed in a swamp called Loporokocho.