Activities In Mabira Forest Uganda : Mabira Forest is a 3000 square kilometer rainforest located 60 kilometers from Kampala, the country’s capital. This Woodland is situated strategically between Jinja and Lugazi in the Buikwe district, north of Lake Victoria. It has developed into one of Uganda’s top adventure tourism destinations. For Travelers en route to Jinja, an exciting city in Uganda, the Forest is a wonderful pit break. If you’re considering stopping here while on a safari in Uganda, the answer is absolutely yes!

 Mabira Forest is a fantastic tourist destination to come and explore because of all the enjoyable, thrilling, and adventurous things to do there. Several tourism-related projects have been launched in recent years, leading to the creation of several activities that visitors can take part in.


What do you do when you’re dropped in this huge, pristine green beauty? You will have a ton to do, because there are as many attractions and activities as there are trees in the forest. The exercises are both heart-pumping and adrenaline-raising, and the attractions are sights and sounds. Here are top activities to do when you happen to be in Mabira Forest:

Mangabey Tracking

Only in Mabira Forest can someone track the Ugandan Mangabey and that’s what distinguishes it as unique. Along this path, trackers also encounter eight other primates that are hidden in the jungle. These include red-tailed and grey-cheeked mangabeys. Add a visit to Mabira Forest to your Ugandan primate safari, if you want to view this monkey species, which is exclusively found there.

 Bird Watching

There are almost 300 lovely bird species in the Forest, making it a sanctuary for Birders. These include the African Hornbill, Black and white Casqued Hornbill, Blue-throated Roller, Forest Robin, and African Dwarf Kingfisher. Not forgetting the African Pied Hornbill, Black bellied Seedcracker, Speckled Tinkerbird, Cassin Hawk Eagle, Great Blue Turaco, and numerous others. For birding activities, there are many walking paths available, and a knowledgeable guide is essential.

Activities In Mabira Forest Uganda
Great Blue Turaco

Zip-line in Mabira

When visiting Mabira Forest, the Canopy Super Skyway or Ziplines shouldn’t be left off your Bucket List. At the Griffin Falls Camp, there is a 250-meter Zip-line that allows you to watch the jungle, Mangabeys, red-tailed monkeys, and rapids from a height while being guided by experienced Sky guides. The four-hour zip-line events are from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. This is an adrenaline-pumping sport for people who are afraid of heights; for others, it is a wonderful adventure that ends too soon.

Nature Walks

For nature lovers, exploring a rainforest on foot or by hiking through it is rewarding. A Mabira nature walk with a guide is a wonderful way to experience the forest’s energy firsthand. Any ability level can enjoy a nature walk, from strenuous, lengthy hikes to leisurely meanders through well-maintained routes. Did you know that there is a tree in every forest in Uganda that will resurrect your lost love?

Butterfly Identification

Several different types of butterflies are abundant in the woodland. As you search and attempt to identify each of the 218 butterfly species present in Mabira, butterfly identification will be an exercise to keep you occupied. Additionally, you will discover and see the 97 different species of moths that may be found in the forest. Your guide will take you on various trails that will maximize your chances of seeing a wide range of butterflies and moths.


A bow and arrow are used to shoot an arrow as part of the sport and leisure activity known as archery. This is one of the most recent additions to the Griffin Falls Camp in Mabira Forest. Three new categories have just been added to this activity, so that people can participate and have fun. The Moving Target, Elimination Game, and Quick Fire are a few of them. These factors make this experience delightful, fun, and unforgettable for each guest.

We advise every visitor on a Uganda adventure safari to have a stop in Mabira Woodland while in route. For information on a quick trip with an overnight stay, get in touch with us.

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