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This is an exciting tour of Uganda’s Mabira forest reserve for a nature walk. The Mabira forest Reserve is located approximately 56 kilometers East of Uganda’s capital Kampala on the main Kampala-Jinja highway in the district of Buikwe. Mabira forest is a tropical rainforest that covers an area of about 300 square miles.
This natural Habitat forest boasts more than 312 species of trees and is also home to 315 species of birds like the Nahan’s Francolin, Cassin Hawk Eagle, etc. Mabira Forest can be discovered via an extensive trail. For the vigorous people, there is an around 25-kilometer bike trail that links the forest to the nearby sugar and tea plantations.
Several activities are carried out in the forest and these include; Forest/ nature walks, birding, cycle trails, mountain biking, or even relaxing and having a picnic lunch at the forest centre.
Kampala Day Tour Mabira Forest Reserve Nature Walk Trip Itinerary
0800 Hours: After an early breakfast, we pick you up from your hotel/ residence and drive you to Mabira Forest Mabira Forest. The forest is located on the main Kampala-Jinja Highway, 54 km from the city of Kampala and about 26 km from Jinja Town.
You will take Jinja road offering en-route beautiful scenery featuring undulating hills covered with lush green vegetation, sugarcane, and tea plantations. The journey takes approximately 1 hour and by virtue of its location nature walks have become very popular for weekend visitors from both Kampala and Jinja.
0900 Hours: We arrive at the forest center on the edge of Najjembe village approximately 500 meters north of the main road. We set out on a nature walk with the centre’s forest guide.
Spectacular birds; The forest has well-established trails and is also home to over 315 species of birds like the Nahan’s Francolin, Cassin Hawk Eagle, the Forest Wood Hoope, the purple throated cuckoo, the tit Hylia, the red-headed blue bill and many more. Some of these species can only be found in the Mabira forest and nowhere else. It is truly an awesome experience for nature lovers.
Forest trees; there is a collection of various species like the Cordia Millenii, Melilla Exclesa, and Warbhugia Ugandenesis that are prominent for curing various infections i.e. medicinal plants.
Animal Species; Mabira forest has 9 endangered species of mammals that are not found anywhere else in Uganda and they include the short-tailed fruit bat, Mangabey, baboon, colobus monkeys, butterflies, and several birds.
1230 hours: Lunch break at a cool picnic site.
1400 Hours: After lunch continues with the nature walk and also visit Griffin falls. This is a small fall in the middle of the forest resulting in small water streams that peruse through the forest. Other attractions include butterflies cropping up to 218 species and 97 species of moths.
1600 Hours: Return back to Kampala.
Kampala Day Tour Mabira Forest Reserve Nature Walk Trip Prices
Kampala Day Tour Mabira Forest Reserve Nature Walk Trip Rates Includes:
Lunch + Nature Walk + Pick-up from your hotel in Kampala and drop-off to your hotel + All park entry fees, service charges, and taxes where applicable & Professional English-speaking guides. All are experts in African wildlife, culture, and tour guiding, many of who speak other European languages
|Dates From||Dates To||Price Per Person||Children Aged 3 to 11 Years|
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* Kampala Day Tour Mabira Forest Reserve Nature Walk Trip is available throughout the year
Kampala Day Tour Mabira Forest Reserve Nature Walk Trip Rates Do Not Include:
* Tips or gratuity
* Travelers Insurance
* Communication charges
* Visas, international airfares, and airport taxes; meals
* Sightseeing not included in the package; optional activities
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)