Explore Budongo Conservation Field Station. The Camp consists of several buildings for researchers and staff, erected on a large clearing in Budongo Forest, which used to be part of a former sawmill. Use the links below to find out more about the field station and its facilities, the chimpanzee communities and the Budongo Forest itself!
Field Station Map
Explore our interactive field station map! Click on the hot spots to find out more about the camp facilities and chimpanzee communities around the field station.Read More >
Budongo Forest is home to some 600-700 chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii). A key aim of the Budongo Forest Conservation Field Station is to study and conserve the local chimpanzee populations. The chimpanzees of the Budongo Forest were first studied in the 1960s.Read More >
The Budongo Forest
The Budongo Forest is an important East African forest. This is because it is a particularly well-studied area and was, in the past, well-known for its mahogany.Read More >
Our buildings contain several rooms with basic furniture, including a bed with mosquito net and bed linen, a reading table, and a chair. Most rooms have a single electric light. Visitors must bring their own towels and toiletries.Read More >
Our Museum is an ongoing collection of natural history items found or collected by visitors and workers at the project. The collection complements the herbarium and seed collection.Read More >
The BCFS Veterinary centre provides a much-needed facility to support the ongoing work of monitoring the health of the two habituated chimpanzee communities which BCFS field staff observe daily, as well as outreach facilities.Read More >
The project has a herbarium consisting of a collection of dried leaves of forest trees and shrubs, carefully mounted in acid-free paper folders and housed in a wooden cabinet. Each specimen has been identified and is labelled.
The collection is for the use of visiting botanists and others interested in identifying the flora of the Budongo Forest.Read More >
Reducing the threat of snares in the Budongo Forest
Jul 08, 2016
Using forest research to inform chimpanzee conservation in Budongo
May 26, 2016
Providing alternative livelihoods to forest dependent communities
Apr 15, 2016
Keeping busy in the Budongo Forest
Mar 24, 2016
New BCFS Website!
Oct 14, 2015