Mabira forest is Uganda’s largest surviving natural tropical forest covering an area of 306 sq. km. The forest is a natural habitat to 312 species of trees like the endangered militia Exclesa and others, it also has 315 bird species like the red headed bill, the black bellied seed cracker, the shining blue, kingfisher, and the blue headed crested monarch, francolin, Cassin hawk Eagle, the forest wood hoope, the purple throated cuckoo and some of these can only be found in Mabira, 218 butterfly species, 97 moth species, 23 small mammal species especially primate species of monkey clan and the spectacular griffin falls .
ACTIVITIES IN MABIRA FOREST RESERVE
Activities in Mabira , mountain biking , bird watching, Environmental Educational research, camping, and picnics, primate watching, Butterfly Identification ,forest walks with over 68km of well developed trail length and general forest Exploration.
It is available in the forest reserve; 3 bandas can accommodate at most 10 guest at the Eco tourism site near Najjembe trading centre. There is also a camping ground near the site.
Mabira central forest reserve is situated in the main Kampala
Jinja highway in Mukono district. It is 54km from the city centre of Kampala and 26km from Jinja Town. The forest is accessible by all vehicles throughout the year.
There are organized tours offered by selected tour operators in Uganda. It is recommended that you should travel with an ecotour operator.