Rabongo Forest

Rabongo forest

Rabongo forest

Rabongo forest of Murchison falls national park gives you the best camping Safari experience in the safest forest sites, guarded well. You can enjoy the thrilling nightfall with the sound of the forest dwellers which creates the most epic night in the wild. The sweet melodies from the night birds plus the soothing fresh air in the forest, added to the deeming light rays dropping through the spaces in the broad tall tree canopies and much more, make the most memorable safari camping in rabongo forest.

Rabongo forest is a one and half hours’ drive from paraa safari lodge in Murchison falls national Park, then, to the place that is historically marked by the great explorers; John Speke and James Grant. You can visit a tannin-brown tropical river forest with flaking dry leaves under the shoes through the grasslands in the South-eastern part of Murchison falls National Park.

Wildlife in Rabongo Forest

You can discover a lot whilst visiting this purely green tropical rain forest with its partially explored wilderness which acts as a home for a number of wildlife species such as primates like chimpanzees, the black and white colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, blue monkeys and baboons, Bird species some of which are endemic. You can also enjoy the nocturnal primates like the pottos and a number of galago species. You can also spot a few buffalo herds in the savannah plains, their trails and trucks are visible through the savannah plains. This is a renowned park side suitable for Murchison falls national park Camping Safaris; it is a good spot just nearby the jewel-blue streams of river Wairingo.


Rabongo forest is a part of the pristine natural forest extension in Murchison falls national park, including Budongo forest, with numerous plant species. The giant mahogany trees form the roof of tall tree canopies; tall as skyscrapers, they are as tall as 60 meters high. The mahogany tree stems are huge and the roots seem so alive like giant amazon pythons. The other tree species include spiky faraga trees, parasitic strangler figs and the iron wood. The inhabitants of the forest, monkeys, they use the iron wood trees to communicate through drumming them.

Climate and weather

Rabongo forest a good natural forest that experiences about 31 degree Celsius as an average daily temperature all year through. This is so due to the proximity of the forest to the equator; the forest in a, nut shell, experiences a tropical kind of climate. In the months of; march to October, it is the wet season in rabongo forest and the rain tends to be too much that sometimes the tracks are impassable and the hiking trails are so slippery. The rain is not much in June and July, this is a good season for bird watching in rabongo forest. Despite, the dry season is the best season for the activities in rabongo forest that is in the months of November to February.

Best time to visit Rabongo Forest

Wildlife viewing and other activities in rabongo forest are possible all year around. Despite, the best season for tourism in Uganda, or the peak season is November to February; this is a dry season of the year. Nature walks are interesting in the wet season because all the forest is dry and cool; this is the season when the rain is expected but lighter than in the wet season. However, you can visit rabongo forest any time you are in Murchison falls national park.

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