Expert Reviews – Budongo
Tim is a travel writer who has covered 10 African countries for Lonely Planet's Africa, East Africa and West Africa guidebooks.
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to habituated chimpanzees, this is an excellent Murchison Falls add-on
Though the Budongo Forest is rarely a destination on its own, it makes an excellent add-on to Murchison Falls National Park. You probably won’t see any safari species on a forest walk here; rather people come for the troop of habituated chimpanzees. There are no big hills to climb here, so this is the easiest place to meet our closest living relatives. And the hour that you are allowed to stay with them will be magical. The other draw is the excellent birdwatching. There are several good sites including the Royal Mile, which many consider the single best birding destination in Uganda because of both the number of rare birds found here and also the great visibility