Despite the fact that it is situated in North-eastern Uganda, Bokora corridor is one of the numerous wildlife reserves found within the borders of Uganda and is part of the assortment of wildlife reserves in the great Karamoja sub-region. This protected Area was gazzeted in 1964 and is under the management of the Uganda Wildlife Authority. It covers an area of 2056 square Kilometers of mainly dry plains spanning from the Kadam Mountain to Mount Napak on its Northern side. This Wildlife reserve is a real wildlife hot spot but due to the poor condition of roads, it is very difficult to access it especially during the rainy season thus the best time to visit it is the dry season. The Game Reserve is located in eastern Uganda parched plains and is easily accessed by road in the drier seasons.

This wildlife reserve is a home to a number of wildlife species and these include; the extinct Rothschild’s Giraffes, the leopards, the Topis, the Elands, the Oribis, the lesser kudu, Buffaloes, Lions, Zebras, Roan antelopes, the striped hyenas, the Uganda Kobs, the Bright’s gazelles, hartebeests, the spotted hyenas, the Uganda Kobs, the Oryx and the Reedbucks among others.

There is also several bird species found within this Wildlife reserve, and most of them are found within the swamps. Loporokocho swamp for example is a perfect birding area where you can spot exceptional bird species such as the Dusky Turtle Dove, the African Hill Babbler, the Thick-billed Honey guide, the Alpine Chat, the Jackson’s Hornbill, the Eastern Bronze-napped Pigeon, the Grey Cuckoo-Shrike, the Hartlaub’s Turaco, the Mountain Yellow Warbler, the Black-throated Wattle-eye, the Lemon Dove, the White-headed Buffalo-weaver and the Ostrich among others.

In conclusion, the Bokora Corridor is one of the Wildlife Reserves found within the Karamajong sub-region and is known for unique wildlife species such as the Cheetahs, Striped hyenas, the spotted hyenas and the Oryx among others. Around the reserve, wildlife is mainly found at Loporokocho swamp, with bird species spotted here comprising of the Eastern Bronze-napped Pigeon, Hartlaub’s Turaco, Dusky Turtle Dove, Lemon Dove, Black-throated Wattle-eye, Alpine Chat, African Hill Babbler, Thick-billed Honey guide Mountain Yellow Warbler and the Grey Cuckoo-Shrike among others.


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