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Budongo Eco Lodge

About Budongo Eco Lodge

Budongo Eco Lodge is nestled within the forests of Budongo Reserve, part of Murchison Falls National Park. This is an incredibly biodiverse area, boasting nine species of primate, 360 bird species and some of the oldest primary rainforest in Uganda. The lodge consists of a main area with a lounge, bar and restaurant, six secluded wooden cabins with private verandas looking out over the forest, and four dormitory rooms.

Budongo Forest Reserve is home to over 600 chimpanzees and several endemic bird species.

Lodge Details

Style

A simply decorated yet comfortable eco-lodge constructed from wood and other sustainable materials.

Setting

Situated in the heart of the ancient rainforest of the Budongo Forest Reserve, in the southern sector of Murchison Falls National Park. 

Accommodation & Facilities

Guest accommodation consists of six cabins, secluded within the forest for maximum privacy and constructed with traditional materials for a low environmental impact. The cabins are spacious and simply decorated, with a veranda overlooking the forest, two double or one king-sized bed with mosquito nets, a sitting area and en-suite bathroom with eco-loo. There are also four dormitory rooms with two bunk beds in each and shared bathroom facilities.

The main lodge area features a terrace restaurant, visitor’s centre and a craft shop selling locally-made handicrafts and gifts. 

Dining

Food is served al fresco in the lodge’s terrace restaurant, and includes both traditional Ugandan and international cuisine. Most dietary requirements can be catered to if the lodge is notified in advance. 

ACTIVITIES

The lodge is ideally situated for tracking chimpanzees and other primates on a guided walk in the forest, and guests can also spend a day on a chimpanzee habituation experience, joining a team of professional guides as they follow a group of chimps throughout the day. Budongo Forest Reserve is also a haven for birdwatchers, with over 360 species of birds including many rare and endemic species. 

Child Policy

Children welcome. Children under three years of age stay free.

Responsible Tourism

The lodge is committed to minimizing it’s impact on the environment and is built from sustainable materials. Profits from the lodge’s craft shop go towards supporting the local community.

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