Budongo Eco Lodge
Budongo Eco Lodge is an eco-friendly accommodation in Budongo Forest, located in
Murchison Falls National Park providing rustic but comfortable accommodation and a wide
range of forest activities.
The lodge is in Kaniyo Pabidi, the north-eastern part of Budongo Forest Reserve and within
the boundaries of Murchison Falls National Park, only 29 km from Masindi and 9 km from
the park gate.
From Masindi town, turn right at the Shell petrol station on to a maram road. After 6 km,
turn left and continue driving until you reach a fork road. Take the road on the left heading
to Murchison Falls National Park and after 14km you will meet Kuchobonyobo gate which is
the main gate to the park. Budongo Eco Lodge (Kaniyo Pabidi) is 8kms away,
Note: After Murchison National Park main gate please get your cameras out and get ready to
be welcomed by troops of baboons enjoying the sun right in the middle of the road if you are in
Budongo Forest Activities:
- · Chimpanzee tracking
The forest is the habitat of an estimated 540 wild chimpanzees of which an 80-head
strong community of habituated chimps can be visited by tourists. Also other primates
are likely to be seen such as the black-and-white colobus monkey, red-tailed monkey
Note: The age limit for tracking is 15 years; fitness is not a major setback as the area
covered is on a gentle slope.
- · Chimpanzee Habituation
A unique experience that allows you to follow the chimps and help them getting used to
human presence. You will spend a full day in the forest and learn about their behaviour
and individual characteristics.
(not available during peak season months July, August and September)
- · Forest Walks
Budongo hosts a well developed network of forest trails and area is home to a rich
variety of tree species, plants, butterflies and mammals.
- · Bird Watching
With 359 species Budongo Forest Reserve is famous for its biodiversity in birds,
including the rare Puvel’s Illadopses which is endemic to Budongo Forest.
- · Visitor reception with information centre and souvenir shop
- · Lounge with comfortable chairs and small library
- · Free Wi- Fi access in public areas
- · Restaurant serving a variety of meals and drinks
- · A well stocked barGuest
Murchison Falls National Park activities:
- · Cultural encounters with the Booma women's groups
Energetic dancers from Mubako perform around lodge campfires, making for a
magical African experience at dusk. Boomu Women's Group offers accommodation, a
craft shop and village tours, revealing the realities of life in this rural community the
wide range of animals in the Nile Valley.
- · Launch Trip
The launch trip upstream from Paraa presents an astonishing display of wildlife and
culminates with the memorable frontal view of the Falls. Recommended for birders is
a morning cruise downstream to the Nile-Lake Albert Delta. Alternatively, a tranquil
sundowner cruise offers the classic view of an equatorial sunset reflected on the
- · Hiking and Nature walks
The vast landscapes and varied scenery of Murchison Falls National Park and the
surrounding Conservation Area can be explored on foot. Trails through Kaniyo Pabidi
and Rabongo Forests provide sightings of many primates and birds, while around the
Nile Delta, 2-4 hour guided swamp walks offer possible Shoebill sightings.
- · Game Drives
A game drive around the Buligi game tracks on the northern bank with a trained
ranger guide is a fantastic way to see and photograph
- · Sport fishing
The banks of the Nile below Murchison Falls provide exciting challenges to anglers.
Living within strong currents and highly oxygenated water is the Nile perch. There is
the chance to land a massive catch - the record is 108kg!
Check In: 02.00 pm
Check Out: 10.00 am