Day Trip Safari to Mabira Forest near Kampala

Posted by on July 12, 2016

Take a Day Trip Safari to Mabira Forest  45 minutes from Kampala

Uganda Mangabey Trekking, Birding, Canopy Zip-Lining, Nature Walks and Biking

minimum-4-participantsA Day Trip Safari to Mabira Forest – means driving only a short-distance from Kampala – just 45 minutes to the only Rainforest in Uganda with 325 species of birds, over 200 kinds of different trees, the rare Uganda Mangabey Monkeys and other primates.

You can hike, take nature walks, have a great lunch at the Rainforest Lodge and spend a quiet day away from the hustle and bustle of Kampala.

Mabira Forest is the only rainforest in Central Uganda.  It is a great place for you to explore, to hike in, go birding, monkey trekking, all within a short distance from Kampala.

At 7:30 am your driver-guide will pick you up at your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe and we head east Day Trip Safari to Mabira Forest toward Mabira Forest – 45 minutes later we turn off of the busy main-highway and head toward Griffin Falls Camp.

For this day-trip Safari it is best to have some hiking boots, long-trousers, long-sleeved shirt, a hat might be good, a rain-jacket might come in handy, you can also use a day-pack for a hike or nature walk and put bottled water and if you choose a packed lunch into your day-pack for your Day Trip Safari to Mabira Forest.

If you enjoy Birding we will begin with a guided birding hike into the forest.

Mabira Forest is home to 315 species of birds including the rare species such as the Nahan’s francolin, Tit Hylia, Yellow and grey mangabey-tracking-mabiralongbills, Purple-throated cuckoo shrikes, Illadopsises, Jameson’s wattle eyes. 46% of Uganda’s forest birds can easily be seen in Mabira than any other forest in Uganda.

If it is not birding then we will begin with the tracking the rare species of primates in a few Tropical Rain Forests of Uganda, a family between Chimpanzees and Monkeys the Uganda Mangabey. It has been habituated in Mabira Forest, at least three troops can be visited in a day. You  will have knowledgeable guides who have habituated them over a period time with you

 If you are the adventurous tye and looking for a bit of adrenaline pumping activity you can take a 250 meter Canopy Zip-Line ride Day Trip Safari to Mabira Forest above the treetops. There are 5 zip-lines in all and Sky Guides will assist you on your canopy ride.

 From the Super Skyway Zip-Line you able to enjoy a view of the forest,  monkeys, birds like palm nut vultures, African fish eagles, great blue turacos and the roaring griffin falls, making your zip a memorable.

The hike back from the skyway takes you past Griffin Falls and to the camp which offers lunch ,mountain biking among others.The Zip-Line activity can take up to 4 hours.

At Griffin Falls Camp – you can also rent Mountain Bikes and the blaze the trails through the forest and even go outside of the forest.

Guided forest walks for any skill level, from a long and adventurous trek into the back country to a gentle meandering stroll through our well maintained trails. It’s difficult not to run into one of the 3 species of monkeys native to the forest on your 30 minute walk to Griffin Falls. You will also see rich populations of birds and butterflies and giant, ancient trees.

Lunch can be had at either the upmarket Rainforest Lodge or at the Budget Griffin Falls Camp-not included in price of safari.

We return you to Kampala around 6 pm

If you are interested in the Day Trip Safari to Mabira Forest – Please let us know – the minum participants is 4.





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