Budongo Forest Reserve

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    Background

    The forest is located in the districts of Hoima , Masindi and Buliisa  in Western Uganda and it is about three hours drive from Kampala City . The 825 square km forest reserve is located within the boundaries of Murchison Falls National Park.

    Coordinates: 01°43′27″N 31°32′45″E/ 1.72417°N 31.54583°E

    Highlights

    • Located on the escarpment northeast of Lake Albert
    • Biggest Mahogany forest found in the whole of East Africa
    • The major tourist sites within this forest are: the Kaniyo Pabidi Ecotourism site, Busingiro Ecotourism site and Kaniyo Pabidi
    • Murchison Falls National Park
    • The forest is characterized by a medium altitude damp semi-deciduous verdant forests

    Wildlife

    The wildlife include; Rhinos, Lions, Leopards, Buffaloes, Hippopotamus, cheetah, elephants, giraffe and zebra, chimpanzees and birds include Puvel’s and Illadopses

    Vegetation
    The vegetation of the forest is mainly tropical forest and grassland, woodland Mahogany and Iron-wood trees.

    Activities

    • Birding
    • Chimpanzee Tracking
    • Chimp Habituation