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Budongo Forest Reserve, Budongo Forest, Murchison Falls National Park 33024 Uganda
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#11 of 15 Specialty lodging in Murchison Falls National Park
Budongo Eco Lodge, also known as the Kaniyo Pabidi Ecotourism site, is located in the heart of Budongo Forest Reserve, in Murchison Falls National Park. The lodge consists of comfortable eco-cabins with private veranda, four spacious dorm rooms, a visitor's centre and restaurant. In addition, many different forest activities are offered in the direct surroundings, including chimp tracking, chimpanzee habituation, forest walks and bird watching.
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Budongo Forest Reserve, Budongo Forest, Murchison Falls National Park 33024 Uganda
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MiquelRafa wrote a review Aug 2021
Barcelona, Spain33 contributions21 helpful votes
We wanted to stay there to see some special birds at the forest. The place was good and the shared rooms and bathrooms were basic but Ok. The problem is that the walks in the forest are overpriced for the Chimp tours and makes it very difficult for other nature-lovers or birders to do so (70$ per person, plus the Park fees...). Please revise your policy! Thank you in advance,
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Uganda Lodges, General Manager at Budongo Eco Lodge
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear MiquelRafa, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Budongo Eco lodge and also sparing time to give us feedback. It is indeed feedback such as yours that enables us to better our services. We apologize for the high prices though it is not Budongo Eco lodge that sets these prices. We shall try to engage National Forestry Authority and see how to better this experience.
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SriniShenoy wrote a review Apr 2020
Bengaluru, India270 contributions52 helpful votes
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This lodge far exceeded my expectations! I had expected quite basic facilities - but the quality of rooms, the hospitality and yes, the food - all were superlative! Completely surrounded by the forest, this is as close to nature as it gets. A warning: The government has decided in its supreme wisdom that the monstrous Oil Highway would rip out Budongo (and Murchison Falls national Park) just outside this lodge. Hence, in addition to hearing the deafening calls of Chimpanzees, you cannot avoid hearing the noisy trucks even at night! A tragedy - hope Budongo survives his onslaught. Activities: The nature walk in the evening was fabulous! Don (my guide) managed to spot "Puvel's iIladopsis" - the elusive endemic bird. The walk is a nature lesson indeed. One can do Chimpanzee tracking as well here - though I did not get the chance to experience it here.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: All cottages are great! Absolutely in nature! Dorm facilities also exist!
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David F wrote a review Mar 2020
Caernarfon, United Kingdom41 contributions9 helpful votes
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As others have said, this lodge is remotely situated so don't expect 5 star luxury. What you do get is an authentic experience. The cabins are clean and comfortable, if a little smaller than in some other lodges. The food is excellent. The cabin's lighting is a bit dim, so it wasn't so easy for me to search for small items in my case after dusk. I had a wonderful chimpanzee trek. Our guide was very knowledgable about all types of wildlife, and he spished for various birds while we were waiting for the tracker to call. The guide was very patient whilst I tried to take their pictures. After 2 and three quarter hours, the tracker called to say the chimps were half an hour away. When we arrived there was a tremendous racket. The chimps had cornered three colobus monkeys. We saw two escape but the third was killed and eaten in the low canopy above our heads. Our guide said he had only seen this once before in three years at the lodge.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Uganda Lodges, General Manager at Budongo Eco Lodge
Responded Apr 21, 2020
Dear David, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Budongo Eco Lodge and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We absolutely loved reading your review! We are pleased to note that yo had a memorable stay with us and enjoyed most of our facilities especially the comfortable rooms, the tasty meals and most of all the fantastic Chimpanzee tracking experience you had. We must admit, its such an authentic experience compared to none. We genuinely aim to provide absolute all-round comfort in the wildness for all our guests, to be your home away from home with the added advantage of literally being surrounded by the sights and sounds of the rainforest. Sending you warm regards and best wishes from us and our cheeky cousins in the forest! and we look forward to the opportunity of hosting you again in the nearest future.
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Martin J wrote a review Feb 2020
Braintree, United Kingdom15 contributions
Room was a good size, nice wooden walls, mosquito net with no holes and shower that worked well. Soft bed, lulled to sleep by local animals, then slept all night. Dining room and lounge was laid out well. Padded wooden chairs, views overlooking the trees. Occasional animal and birds roaming around the trees. Lovely seeing the monkey and hornbills in the tree tops and hear the birds singing. Looks very jungley. Food good. Internet speed v slow, but who wants to be on the internet when in an African forest! Guide around the forest was very good. Knew the trails, butterflies, monkeys, birds and trees. Great value. Left at 7am and returned at 5pm. Regular rests en route while watching interesting animals. Saw about monkey 4 types, butterfly 15 types, birds 45 types, sadly only 1 snake briefly and numerous trees.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: The cabins were good
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Response from Uganda Lodges, General Manager at Budongo Eco Lodge
Responded Apr 21, 2020
Dear Guest, Warmest greetings from Budongo EcoLodge, We thank you for choosing to stay at Budongo Eco lodge and for going a step further to share your experience at the lodge. We are glad that through your trip you managed to experience a range of things- from the chimp walks, to the array of birds, to the thick forest canopy to the diverse primates, butterflies and the reptiles. This combined with clean, comfortable accommodation, tasty food and warm hospitality from our staff is what we believe make for a truly remarkable and memorable holiday in the heart of the jungle. We are very pleased that Budongo Eco Lodge left you with no regrets and we look forward to your next visit.
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Jeanette K wrote a review Jan 2020
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We went to the Lodge to do chimp trekking and it was such a great experience to stay here. The staff were very kind, the food was amazing and the room was very nice! Would definately recommend people to go here!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from UgandaLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Budongo Eco Lodge
Responded Feb 17, 2020
Dear Jeanette K, Warmest Greetings from Budongo Eco lodge, Thank you for choosing us as your destination accommodation during your visit in Murchison Falls National Park, We are happy to note that you had a memorable stay with us and enjoyed most of our facilities especially the rooms and our tasty meals from our very well trained chefs. We are happy you had such an exceptional experience doing the chimpanzee trekking with us, I must say the experience is truly rewarding, We truly look to the opportunity of hosting you again on your next visit
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Frequently Asked Questions about Budongo Eco Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Budongo Eco Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Budongo Eco Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Budongo Eco Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.