Gorilla Tracking Guide
Gorilla Tracking Guide in Africa 2022-2023
01/08/2022
Mount Elgon Park lodging and accommodations simply basic. There are five selected campsites at Sasa River, Mude Cave, Piswa Patrol Hut, Hunters Cave and Kapkwata Rest House. Kapkwata Guest House has three main rooms with a sleeping volume for seven people and offers kitchen services, but visitors have to bring their own food supplies or provide money to buy on arrival. You may need to make arrangements ahead of time with the Mt Elgon Park office in Mbale as these facilities do not accommodate large numbers of visitors. Also, there is a forest survey Centre at Kapkwai inside the park, but this is more residence style and it takes up to 30 people. Nevertheless, there are several more attired lodging options in Mbale town.
Hiking Safari on Mount Elgon in Uganda
08/08/2022
Gorilla Tracking Guide
Gorilla Tracking Guide in Africa 2022-2023
01/08/2022
Mount Elgon Park lodging and accommodations simply basic. There are five selected campsites at Sasa River, Mude Cave, Piswa Patrol Hut, Hunters Cave and Kapkwata Rest House. Kapkwata Guest House has three main rooms with a sleeping volume for seven people and offers kitchen services, but visitors have to bring their own food supplies or provide money to buy on arrival. You may need to make arrangements ahead of time with the Mt Elgon Park office in Mbale as these facilities do not accommodate large numbers of visitors. Also, there is a forest survey Centre at Kapkwai inside the park, but this is more residence style and it takes up to 30 people. Nevertheless, there are several more attired lodging options in Mbale town.
Hiking Safari on Mount Elgon in Uganda
08/08/2022
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Things to do in Budongo Forest Reserve

Things to do - mahogany forest

Things to do in Budongo Forest Reserve

Things to do in Budongo Forest Reserve – The Budongo Forest Reserve in Uganda is known for its former abundance of East African mahogany trees as well as for being home to a population of chimpanzees. It is located on the escarpment northeast of Lake Albert and is northwest of the capital city Kampala on the way to Murchison Falls National Park. Budongo Forest is about 20 minutes drive from Masindi town as you enter Murchison Fall National Park.

An exceptionally large mahogany tree is still found here and is more than 80 meters tall and some 20 meters in circumference. Budongo Forest is the biggest mahogany forest in East Africa that has attracted a number of tourists interested in having a memorable experience during their Uganda Safari. It has also provided different attractions that you will get to see when you take part in the different activities in Budongo Forest.

Even though the forest is under threat by the communities around, most people visit Budongo forest because of the popular chimpanzee trekking or Birding watching. There are more activities to do and see in Budongo forest, especially for those who love guided nature walks.

Below are some of the popular things to do in Budongo Forest

Chimpanzee Tracking

Chimpanzee Tracking has become an activity popular with eco-tourists, necessitating behavioral guidelines for visitors in order to avoid undue disturbance of both animals and the forest. Trails have been cut crisscrossing the forest, initially to ease access for research workers and since then used by Eco-tourists, forest animals, and poachers.

The forest has registered over 600 Chimpanzees and groups have been habituated, other primates other than chimpanzees include; Blue Monkeys, Olive Baboons, Black and White Colobus Monkeys, Red-tailed Monkeys, and Grey Cheeked Mangabeys.

Chimpanzee Habituation

Chimpanzee Habituation is the process of permitting Chimpanzees to get used to human presence around them. This habituation process takes about 2 to 3 years to complete though visitors are offered a chance to take part in the new Chimpanzee Habituation Process. This Habituation process is done by researchers and only takes place in the low seasons when there are few visitors in the forest and plenty of food for the chimpanzees.

Bird Watching

Budongo Forest is a birders paradise and has most of the birds in Uganda making it one of the decisive birding destinations that you can visit while on your safari. The forest is home to over 360 bird species which can give a chance to see over 100 bird species during your birding experience which makes birding one of the most rewarding activities in Budongo Forest. Among the unforgettable species that can be seen include; the thick-billed raven, the blue-winged goose, banded barbet, Rouget’s rail, spot-breasted pover, and Abyssinian catbird, among other bird species. 

Nature walks

Nature walks are one of the memorable things one shouldn’t miss out on as part of the different activities in Budongo forest. This will give you the chance to see a number of worthwhile attractions within the forest like primates i.e chimpanzees, the blue monkey, black and white colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, vervet monkeys swinging from the tree branches, bird species like grey headed sunbird, white-spotted fluff tail, black-eared ground thrush, Cassin’s spine tail, Sabine’s spine tail, among other bird species.

For more information about the activities in Budongo Forest reserve contact us we are at your disposal in case you need more details.

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