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Burigi Game Reserve is much bigger than  Biharamulo, having a total size of 2,200 square kilometers. The game reserve is located in the west of Biharamulo Game Reserve  and extends westwards to the Rwandan  border (in Kihanga ward, Karagwe District in Kagera. Half of  Lake Bugiri ( to which the reserve owes its name from) lies within the reserve .

It was first established as a forest reserve, and gazetted as a game reserve in 1972. The reserve is dominated by valleys, rolling hills, rocky outcrops and cliffs.  Swampy vegetation surrounded by reverine forest and papyrus beds with some relict forest are to be found in large area of the reserve. Animals found here  are:  shoebill storks, impala, eland, hippopotamus, waterbucks, elephants, sable and roan antelope. Sitatunga can be found in swampy areas and herds of eland lives in the surrounding hills. Elephants still migrate between Moyowosi and Burigi Game Reserves

The poaching by the refugees, who are sometimes assisted by the local residents, is depleting the population of animals at Burigi Game Reserve.

Game viewing and tourist hunting are alternatives offered tourists to choose from

  Complete your Safari to Tanzania by visiting Rubondo Island

 

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