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Uganda Ecotourism

Kaniyo-Pabidi Ecotourism Site

29km north of Masindi on the Para road. It is an undisturbed tropical forest with many big-buttressed Mahogany and ironwood trees on the boundaries of the national park. It is a good place to combine chimp tracking with a visit to the park.


Lake Nkuruba Community Project

Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve is a community project whose aim is to conserve a unique habitat through conservation, education and local resource development. Nkuruba is the only Crater Lake remaining unspoilt by the widespread deforestation in Uganda. With the revenue from tourism we offer free education and vocational training for the community, and have provided classrooms and school libraries in the local area. The continued survival of the reserve depends on your enjoyment of this area and support.

At Lake Nkuruba:
You can watch birds over 100 different species identified. Also you can see Henrietta the solitary, nomadic hippo. You can also observe wildlife, several troops of black and white colobus, red colobus and Vervet monkeys, as well a more timid group of chimps. Swimming in the bilharzia free lake can also be done there. There are plenty of tilapia fish in the lake. Also you can hike the forest trail and walk to 'Top of the world', hire trained guides, hire mountain bikes.

Based at Lake Nkuruba, you can:
walk to neighbouring lakes, experience the Mahoma falls, explore the explosion crater, visit Kibale National Park, walk in the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, visit Rwaihamba Trading Centre with its busy, bustling market on Mondays and Thursdays.

Last Updated on Wednesday 25th November 2009

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