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Budongo Forest Reserve

Location
The forest covers the districts of Hoima , Masindi and Buliisa  in Western Uganda and it is about three hours drive from Kampala City . The 825 square km forest reserve is located within the boundaries of Murchison Falls National Park.

Importance of the forest
It is the largest Mahogany forest in East Africa with an incredible biodiversity which includes over 24 small mammals, 9 primates, 465 species of trees, 360 species of birds, 289 species of butterflies, 130 species of moths among others.

Tourist sites
The tourist sites include Kaniyo Padidi  Ecotourism Site and   Busingiro Ecotourism Site.

Vegetation
The vegetation of the forest is mainly tropical forest and grassland.

Danger facing the forest
The continued existence of the forest for enjoyment by future generations is threatened by the high level of illegal pit sawing, illegal hunting and human encroachment on the forest reserve.

Summary Information
Size:  825Km2
Vegetation:  forest and Savanna,
Altitude: 700 to 1270m above Sea Level,
Coordinates: 31°N 35° E 1°S 45° N

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