What are the must do activities in Budongo?


What are the must do activities in Budongo?

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    Activities in the reserve are organised through Budongo Eco Lodge and while they can be booked at the lodge itself, it’s safer to prebook permits through Great Lakes Safaris, the current concession holders. Low season runs from March until mid-June.

    Chimpanzee Tracking

    Chimpanzee-tracking trips take place daily and you have a good chance of finding the chimps, though it’s not guaranteed. The walking is easy as the terrain is level, and walks last from two to four hours.

    Treks cost US$75 during low season (March to mid-June), and US$85 during high season (mid-June to February), excluding national-park entry fees. Once you find the chimps, you get to spend an hour with them; two lucky visitors (October through June only) are allowed to spend a whole day for US$150 per person. Trekkers must be over 15 years old.

    Forest Walks

    These worthwhile forest walks pass through East Africa’s last remaining mahogany forest. The largest specimens are 60m tall and 300 years old. Black-and-white colobus monkeys and duiker are commonly seen. Guided walks cost US$15 for 2½ hours and US$20 for four hours.


    Those here for birdwatching usually seek Puvel’s illadopsis, which isn’t known anywhere else in East Africa. Other highly sought species are the rufous-sided broadbill and white-naped pigeon. Guided walks cost US$20 for a half day and US$35 for a full day.

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