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The Ajai Game Reserve consists of 16,600 hectares in Northern Uganda.



The land was 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 reintroduce the Rhino by the Uganda government.


On the west bank of the Albert Nile. Rolling grassland.

Flora and fauna[edit]

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.


Tropical. Major rains April/May and Oct/Nov.

Get in[edit]

6½ hours drive from Kampala or fly from Kampala to Arua airport, the safari company will pick you up.

Fees and permits[edit]

US$15 per day

Get around[edit]

By foot or safari vehicle.





Local crafts

Eat and drink[edit]

In the safari camp's restaurant.


In the safari camp.

Lodging[edit] has safaris that stop at Ajai.


Restricted to around the reserve's administration building.


Stay safe[edit]

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