It straggles the Main Jinja to Kampala highway. It is 54 km from Kampala and 20km from Jinja.
Mabira Forest has 200 kinds of tree species. At times you come across patches of grasslands, and in the valleys of Mabira Forest you will come across various papyrus swamps; there are streams and a peaceful waterfall.
This small forest is home to more than 300 species of mostly forest birds. Mabira Forest is home to bush-pigs, blue duikers, red tailed monkeys, grey cheeked mangabees (a smaller species of mangabees has been discovered here)
Some activities to do in Mabira Forest are:
Nature Walks, Mountain Biking, Birding Walks, Relaxation, Guided Hikes.
A huge and beautiful African natural rain forest. Has an extensive visitors trail network with 10 forest trails catering for people of all time schedules and abilities both guided and unguided trails are available.
If you are not rushing to the west from Jinja or needing to get to Kampala in a hurry. Mabira forest is a pleasant stop over.
The only rainforest near Kampala is a place of natural wonders and is a good place to get away from it all and spend a night at Mabira Rainforest Lodge – simply a delightful treat…enjoys Mabira Rainforest, Enjoy Uganda