Budongo Eco Lodge

Location: Budongo Central Forest Reserve, inside Murchison Falls National Park

Get away from it all at Budongo Eco Lodge! These comfortable and spacious eco-cabins are tucked away in a dark, cool forest, home to chimps, monkeys, rare bird species and tree hyraxes, providing a wonderful mix of relaxation and adventure!

While getting prepared for your tour, enjoy a cold soda, hot snack or one of our delicious chocolate brownies. Taste our excellent fresh-brewed Ugandan coffee or have dinner in the warm light of the candles at night. Our restaurant offers a variety of traditional and international meals that will be served outside on the terrace, while enjoying the magical sounds of the forest.

The visitors’ centre displays a selection of different animal skeletons, fossils and snares that were found in the forest, as well as detailed information about Budongo Forest Reserve. Our craft shop offers a small yet excellent selection of Uganda’s crafts and gifts, made by local women using natural materials with simple and colorful designs.

Lodge Amenities

  • Restaurant and bar
  • Travel desk
  • Visitors’ centre with local information and artifacts
  • Craft shop
  • On-site wildlife and bird watching
  • Solar-powered lighting and solar hot water

Room Description

Budongo Eco Lodge has five self-contained cabins constructed with natural materials to blend perfectly with the forest. One is double and four are twin/triple, with a sofa bed used as a third bed. All rooms have private bathrooms with solar-heated showers, dry toilets, private verandas, solar lighting and mosquito nets. There are also four dorm rooms with two bunk beds – each sleeps four guests. Dorms have shared showers with solar heated water, shared toilets and solar lighting.

Activities At The Lodge

  • Chimp Tracking: 2-4 hours. $50 (low season) $60 (high season)
  • Chimp Habituation: Spend a full day in the company of our distant cousins and study their behaviour. $150
  • Forest Walks: Join a guided walk on a network of trails. $15/$20 for 1.5/4 hour walks
  • Bird Walks: See elusive bird species such as the Paradise Flycatcher and the Chocolate-backed Kingfisher. $15/$20 for 3 hour/full day walks

Responsible Travel

  • The cabins contain eco-toilets, are solar powered and solar heated and contain energy saving bulbs.
  • All staff members are from the Boomu community, and laundry is done by women from the village.
  • Produce is supplied by the local community market, and the shop sells locally-produced crafts.


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Cabins (price per cabin in US$):

  • Single occupancy: $66 b&b, $78 half board, $88 full board
  • Double occupancy: b&b $110, $134 half board, $155 full board
  • Triple occupancy: $128b&b, $166 half board, $205 full board

Dormitories (price per person in US$):

  • $22 b&b, $34 half board, $45 full board

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