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Kaniyo Pabidi Forest Reserve

Kaniyo Pabidi Forest Reserve

Kaniyo-Pabidi Eco-Tourism Site
Kaniyo-Pabidi Eco-Tourism Site

Kaniyo Pabidi Forest Reserve is positioned in the north east of Budongo Forest Reserve and is well known for its populations of habituated chimpanzees. The section also has other primate species namely blue monkey, red-tailed monkey, baboons and vervet monkey not forgetting Black and white colobus monkey. The section of Kaniyo Pabidi adjoins Murchison Falls National Park which is one of the famous wildlife Uganda safari destinations with great counts of wild game.  Also Kaniyo Pabidi forest features open patches on some sections where lions, warthogs, waterbucks, bushbucks, bush bucks, red and blue duikers are occasionally sighted.

Kaniyo Pabidi Forest site also features impressive birding opportunities with possibilities of encountering the chocolate backed Kingfisher, puvelis Illadopsis among others. The section of the forest features impressive tree species including the Celtic family Species and Mahogany. Other natural offerings like moths, Butterflies and tropical flowers are noted to be in abundance.

Kaniyo Pabidi Eco tourism site enables the traveller on safari in Uganda to engage in a range of activities including; chimpanzee trekking and habituation, bird watching and forest walk / hiking.


Kaniyo-Pabidi Ecotourism site is located at 220km distance from Kampala and 29km from Masindi. The Kaniyo Pabidi is positioned along the murram road that connects from Masindi to Paraa and about 5km from the Kichumbayobo gate of Murchison Falls National Park.


Budongo Eco Lodge

Budongo Eco Lodge features accommodation in eco cabins with private veranda, 4 spacious dormitory rooms along with a restaurant, free Wi Fi, craft shop and visitor center presenting a perfect base from where Budongo forest exploration can be conducted.

The Eco cabins are set apart privately enclosed in the forest each with a private deck and well maintained connecting foot paths. The rooms are spacious and feature double and twin beds along with a siting area. They also have an en suite wash room, wash table and detached composite toilet.

Dormitory rooms

These are 4 in number and each room features a double decker bed. The beds have mosquito nets and there all have a common toilet and shower block with both cold and hot running water.