The Rabongo and Kaniyo Pabidi Forests
Kaniyo Pabidi forest is located at the edge of Murchison Falls National park covering an area of 8 kilometers. This natural forest is a safari starter for adventure in Murchison Falls as the Kichumbanyobo gate is situated right in the middle of this beautiful forest spotting enormous ancient Mahogany trees with a topping of ironwood.
Murchison Falls Chimpanzee tracking adventures are the most undertaken safari activities in Kaniyo Pabidi forest. This is majorly because the forest is home to a thriving Chimpanzee population and tracking them is managed by the Jane Goodall Institute at the Kaniyo Pabidi tourism site within the forest.
Also, apart from Chimpanzees, Kaniyo Pabidi forest has a rich ecological system supporting other primate species. The forest promotes birding safaris in Murchison Falls with specials like Puvel’s Illaposis which is endemic to this forest, Chocolate Backed Kingfisher, White thighed Hornbill, Yellow footed flycatcher and Ituris Batis among other birds.
Rabongo forest on the other hand is located within the south eastern region of Murchison Falls Conservation Area. It is the smallest safari land in the ecosystem but definitely not the least attractive. Rabongo forest, although small, is an important attraction for Uganda safari in Murchison Falls.
This is simply because it has a variety of wildlife ranging from primates like Chimpanzees, Black and white Colobus monkeys, Baboons and red tailed monkeys to an array of birdlife with elusive birds like the Yellow footed flycatcher among other birds. The Forest also presents rich savannah vegetation amidst Mahogany and ironwood trees.