Ajai Wildlife Reserve

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The Ajai Wildlife Reserve is a small conservation protected area in northeastern Uganda dominated by a large island surrounded by seasonally flooded swamps and wooded savanna.

A game reserve in northern Uganda of 16,600 hectares.

Originally put under the personal protection of the powerful local chief named Ajai, in 1937. Until 1980 the reserve protected one of the few remaining populations of White Rhinos, that are now extinct in this reserve. Plans are underway to reintroduced the Rhino by the Uganda government.


On the west bank of the Albert Nile. Rolling grass land.

Flora and fauna

Today the major animals are Uganda Kob, Common Duiker, Olive baboon, Black & White Colobus, Vervet Monkey, Warthog, Leopard, Sitatunga, Oribi, Hippo, Croc and python snake is commonly seen. Plans are underway to reintroduce Nile Buffalo, Lelwel Hartebeest, Plains Zebra and White Rhinos. Considerable bird life.

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