About Us

The Kanyio Pabidi Ecotourism Guide Association (KAPEGA) is a community group originally established by the guides at the Budongo Eco-Lodge.Today KAPEGA includes all of the staff here at the lodge plus many members of the wider community bordering our beautiful forest.This WebSite is run by KAPEGA Switzerland.


To inspire and empower local communities and other stakeholders with knowledge and skills so that they can use natural resources sustainably to improve their standards of living.


  1. To improve the welfare of the members, both economically and socially
  2. To create an awareness on the need to conserve flora and fauna
  3. To involve local communities, including women, youth and the disabled in various development initiatives