Budongo Eco Lodge
Budongo Eco Lodge: Our View
Situated in the heart of Budongo Forest Reserve, part of Murchison Falls National Park, Budongo Eco Lodge provides reasonable and affordable accommodation in one of the largest and most beautiful rainforest locations in Uganda. Budongo Forest Reserve boasts 9 different species of primates, 360 species of birds, over 290 different types of butterflies, and some of the oldest trees in Uganda.
Budongo Eco Lodge offers many advantages for a traveller arriving after the long road journey from Kampala. This lodge is one of the first lodges that one reaches after entering Murchisons Falls National Park. While this is a budget lodge, it is well positioned in the heart of the Budongo Forest Reserve and we found their food good, although the wine list/bar menu was limited. Their accommodation was reasonable, although the sunken en suite showers were difficult to negotiate and should be approached with caution. Overlanders frequent the campsite here too, and can be a bit noisy, as can the semi-detached sleeping chalets with their thin wooden walls.
The Chimp tracking with forest walk was excellent! Our guide was passionate and interesting, while the ancient forest was beautiful. Although we only caught glimpses of Chimps in the forest we learned a lot about the local flora and fauna on our walk.
Budongo Eco Lodge: Quick Facts
- 6 basic wooden eco cabins - tiled shower and bathroom en suite
- 4 basic dorm rooms with bunkbeds
- Communal area with bar, lounge, and restaurant
- Located within the Budongo Forest Reserve, under the forest canopy
- Wi-Fi in the communal area
- Chimp Tracking and habituation experience
- Forest nature walks
- Eco friendly
- Budget accommodation
Budongo Eco Lodge: The Details
Guests accommodation comprises six rather dated eco Log-Cabins, each secluded in the forest, with 2x Double size Beds or 1x King size Bed, and a sitting area with a Day Bed. Each cabin is en-suite with hot and cold showers, an ash-based eco-toilet, and a private veranda overlooking the forest.
The lodge also offers four dormitory rooms each fitted with 2 Bunk Beds for a maximum of 4 persons per room with shared outside bathroom facilities for all. All beds are fitted with mosquito nets.
Other lodge amenities include a spacious lounge with comfortable chairs, a terrace restaurant, and a bar. A small library as well as free Wi-Fi is available in the public areas.