Budongo Eco Lodge

Budongo Eco Lodge

Budongo Eco-Lodge is a simple but good place to stay for Budongo Forest - in fact it's the only place!

Uganda

Budongo Eco Lodge is the only place to stay if you want to visit Budongo Forest. It is a great little place - very simple but well run, clean and eco-friendly as the name suggests!

It has been open since 2006 and is in a Budongo concession zone called Kaniyo Pabidi. The owners of the lodge also have responsibility for the forest and the chimps here, working alongside the NFA (National Forest Authority) and UWA (Uganda Wildlife Authority).

There are 5 wooden cabins. They are simple but very spacey, with twin beds with mozzy nets over them. There is an en-suite bathroom with composting drop loo (non- smelly when we visited!), and a shower heated by solar power.

The small guest area includes chairs and a verandah with tables for eating. It is very basic and feels more like a research centre than a place for travellers, but in fact that makes it quite unusual and interesting.

There is a bar, and they also provide lunches and dinners (eg chicken curry and rice, tilapia and chips, spaghetti bolognese, chocolate brownies etc).

All 18 staff are local. This includes the 8 guides who are based here too. The guides were really excellent - personable and truly knowledgeable about the chimps.

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Client Rating for Uganda 5/5 from 10 reviews

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Budongo Eco Lodge

Budongo Eco Lodge

Budongo Eco-Lodge is a simple but good place to stay for Budongo Forest - in fact it's the only place!

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