Eco-Lodge, Budongo

Budongo Eco Lodge, also known as the Kaniyo Pabidi Ecotourism site, is located in the heart of Budongo Forest Reserve, in Murchison Falls National Park. This reserve has one of the largest forests in Uganda with an incredible biodiversity including 9 different primates, 360 species of birds and 290 different types of butterflies.
The lodge provides comfortable accommodation and a wide range of activities in the midst of the marvelous natural beauty of the rainforest. Whether you would like to go bird watching, explore the forest by a guided nature walk or have unforgettable chimp tracking... Budongo Forest provides all the ingredients for an exciting jungle experience!
Being the habitat of more than 600 chimpanzees and 8 other species of primates, Budongo Forest has one of the largest communities of chimps in the country. It is also home to rare forest bird species, such as the Puvel's Illadopses, which is endemic to this region. Moreover, Budongo Reserve is the largest remaining Mahogany forest in East Africa, with impressive trees growing up to 80 metres. With a network of 115 km of trails, this unexplored area offers you great excitement and, an adventure not be missed. 


Budongo Eco Lodge consists of comfortable eco-cabins with private veranda, four spacious dorm rooms, a visitor's centre and restaurant. In addition, the lodge offers many different activities in the direct surroundings, including chimp tracking, chimpanzee habituation, forest walks and bird watching. 


Tucked away in the pristine forest, the four intimate cabins are perfectly blending with the natural environment. They are connected by well maintained walking paths and constructed with traditional materials for a low environmental impact. Each cabin has a private deck that overlooks the surrounding forest and its rich birdlife. En suite is a fully equipped bathroom with a wash table, shower and separate composting toilet.


Chimp Tracking : Also look out for other primates like the Black-and-White Colobus Monkeys and Red-tailed Monkeys. Chimp tracking can be experienced daily with two viewing times per day. The hike takes about 2 to 4 hours, depending on the movement of the chimpanzees.
Chimp Habituation Experience : With the Habituation Experience you will spend an entire day with our 'cousins' and learn about their way of life. Chimpanzee Habituation in Budongo Forest started in 1992 with the aim to habituate the chimpanzees to human presence, without necessarily altering their natural behavior. This experience offers you the unique chance to join the professional guides on their daily programme and follow the chimps during their activities. Since you will be out in the forest from the early morning till the end of the day a packed lunch can be provided by the lodge.
Birding : Budongo Forest is truly a paradise for bird watchers with 360 different species. Accompanied by a guide you will follow the trails and look out for different types of birds. Bird watching safaris are available for a half or full day and guided by keen birders. If you have more than one day in Budongo then a visit to the 'Royal Mile' is a must. It is located about 15 km from Budongo Eco Lodge and offers a spectacular wide forest avenue with a high density of birds, including the Chocolate-backed Kingfisher and Paradise Flycatcher.

Number of rooms: 10
Level of luxury: 2+ star
Game viewing: 9/10


2016 Rack Rates :

 $59 - $98pppn 

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