Agricultural plots meet Queen Elizabeth National Park at the base of the Ankole Hills. The fields push farther into the park each year, leaving herders no choice but to push their livestock deeper and deeper into the remaining national parks.
Along the eastern side of Lake Albert, the difference in vegetation is striking. On the east side of the main road lies the Bugungu Wildlife Reserve. One the west side lies a community area where cattle have severely overgrazed the landscape.