Activities in Budongo Forest
Activities in Budongo Forest: On your way to the biggest national park in Uganda Murchison falls national park famous for having four of the five big five animals, having one of the world’s most violent waterfall, you will come across Budongo forest the biggest mahogany forest in East Africa that has attracted a number of tourists interested in having a memorable experience during their Uganda safari given the different attractions that you will get to see when you take park in the different activities in Budongo forest in Uganda.
The forest is a safe haven to a number of wildlife including some of the big five animals like the lions, leopards, buffaloes and other mammal species, the forest is also the primate hub with a number of primate species that can be seen like the chimpanzees the black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, baboons, blue monkey, black and white colobus monkeys and vervet monkeys among other attractions that can be seen when you take part in a number of activities in Budongo forest.
Budongo forest is a home to over 1000 chimpanzees which has attracted a number of tourists that visit Murchison falls national park to make a stopover at the forest in order to take part in chimpanzee trekking in Uganda as part of the most memorable activities in Budongo forest in Uganda. With a number of habituated chimpanzee troops which can visit to have the ultimate chimpanzee experience you can embark on your safari in the park tracking the chimpanzees in order to more about their behaviour while in the forest.
During your memorable experience, you will get to understand a number of rewarding features of the primates like their feeding patterns where you will get to see them feeding on fruit in case you travel in the season when fruit ins readily available in the months of march to may and from September to November which limits movements of the primates hence making the activity quite easy and less hectic, you will also have the chance to understand more about the primates with as you spend approximately an hour with them observing their behaviour in the wild, how they co- exist with one another, their grooming patterns, their diet and feeding patterns among other interesting features of the chimpanzees hence a memorable experience in the forest.
You cannot visit Budongo forest and miss out on the memorable forest walks as part of the different activities in Budongo forest Uganda that will give you the chance to see a number of rewarding attractions within the forest. During your forest walks as part of the activities in Budongo forest, you will have the chance to see a number of rewarding attractions like primates forinstance chimpanzees, the black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, blue monkey, black and white colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys swing from the tree branches, bird species like white-spotted fluff tail, black eared ground thrush, Sabine’s spine tail, Cassin’s spine tail, grey headed sun bird, the spot-breasted lapwing among other bird species, and as you walk to the Waiga River where you will see a number of animal species like the bush bucks, Uganda kobs around the river quenching their thirst from the river banks which will make the activity quite remarkable.
Budongo forest is one of the ultimate birding destinations that you can visit for a memorable birding experience in Uganda given the different bird species that can be seen while on your safari. The forest is a home to over 360 bird species which can give an opportunity to see over 100 bird species during your birding experience making birding one of the most rewarding activities in birding forest in Uganda that you should not miss out on taking part in. Among the memorable species that can be seen include; the blue winged goose, thick billed raven, rouget’s rail, banded barbet, Abyssinian catbird, spot breasted pover, spot breasted lapwing among other bird species.
PICNICS AND PHOTOGRAPHY
The forest is a perfect destination for picnics and photography because of the exceptional views of the forests and a number of sites in the forest like Kaniyo Pabidi ecotourism site and Busingiro ecotourism site where you can set out your picnic mats as you watch exceptional views of the different attractions within the park like the primates and mammals. you can also carry out picnics around River Waiga where you will see a number of mammal species quenching their thirst from the river banks, water and exceptional views for photography making your time in Budongo forest quite memorable.
You can also participate in primate tracking as one of the memorable activities in Budongo forest in Uganda. The park is a home to a number of primate species including a number of monkey species that you will get the chance to track them as you understand more about their rewarding features. Among the monkey species that can be seen include; the black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, baboons, blue monkey, black and white colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys which you will find interesting by observing their behaviour in the wild and how they co-exist with one another in the park for a memorable Uganda safari.