Budongo Forest Reserve

Budongo Forest Reserve


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


  • 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


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

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


  • Birding
  • Chimpanzee Tracking
  • Chimp Habituation