This Eco Tourism Site is situated on Budongo forest, the largest Mahogany forest in East Africa. Trees grow up to 80 meters. The forest is famous for its chimpanzees (600-800), which form a number of groups. 6 groups have been habituated; hence visitors have the chance of visiting them at close quarters. The forest also hosts much other rare species of birds, including the Lemon Bellied Crombec, and Chocolate-backed Kingfisher. From here you will also be able to view the blue mountains of Congo and the Rift Valley Escarpment.

Other animal species include Black and white colobus monkey, The Red tailed monkey, Blue Monkey, Vervet monkey, Baboons, Bush bucks, Red and blue Duiker, Bush pigs, Warthogs, Lions, Water bucks, Buffaloes


Approximately 8 km within the middle of Kichumbanyobo gate.

Getting There

It is 29km north of Masindi. Kaniyo can be assessed as you visit Murchison falls National Park.

What to do

Bird watching, Forest walk, Trail Network, Chimpanzee Tracking, Conservation Education (Study Tours), camping, sightseeing

When to Visit

Throughout the year

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