1968 originally established as a Controlled Hunting Area in 1963
Between Murchison Falls National Park and the north shore of Lake Mobutu Sese Seko (Lake Albert). 2°15'N, 3r30'E.
Altitude 600- 1,300m
Area 52,000ha; contiguous to Murchison Falls National Park (384,000ha) and Karuma Wildlife Reserve (82,000ha)
The features are similar to the southern sector of Murchison Falls National Park. Bugungu Wildlife Reserves and Karuma Wildlife Reserve constitute a buffer zone for the southern boundary of Murchison Falls National Park.
Dry thicket with some open savanna woodland
The area is well-known for chimpanzees Pan troglodytes, but the number in the reserve is unclear. Mammals include lion Panthera leo, elephant Loxodonta africana, warthog Phacochoerus aethiopicus, buffalo Syncerus caffer, waterbuck Kobus ellipsiprymnus, Uganda kob Kobus koh, hartebeest Alcelaphus buselaphus, and many small ungulates. The reserve includes part of Budongo Forest which has a relatively rich birdlife.