Kaniyo Pabidi Forest
Kaniyo Pabidi Forest.
This forest is found in the south of the Murchison Falls conservation area. The Kaniyo Pabidi forest pushes over an expanse of approximately 8 km within the middle of Kichumbanyobo gate. The Kaniyo Pabidi forest is a good-looking natural forest covered majorly by huge mahogany trees plus ironwood trees. Guests who visit this forest an opportunity to track the impressive chimpanzee and other species of primates which are also residents within the mahogany trees there. This forest is also a habitant for quite a number of species of birds such as the yellow-footed flycatcher, the Ituri batis and the white thighed hornbill. Several guests enjoy taking nature walks within these forests, although Rabongo forest offers the finest and the best experiences. The Birdlife within this area is very plentiful with a diversity of species among which are; Puvel’s Illaposis (found in no other place throughout the whole of East Africa) the Chocolate Backed Kingfisher and the White thighed Hornbill. It harbours primates such as; olive baboons, black and white colobus and blue monkeys and habituated chimp group which can be tracked. The mammals that can be found in this forest include; elephants, buffaloes, lions and leopards. For bird watchers, encounter several bird species here like: the white thighed hornbill, purels illadopsis which is found nowhere else in East Africa, the chocolate backed king fisher etc.
Forest walks either in the morning or evenings are good for bird watching. They can also be done for chimp tracking in the forest. Kaniyo Pabidi has a campsite and Cottage accommodation which you will definitely love.