Mabira forest

Mabira Forest is one of the last remaining rain forests and biggest in Central Uganda, the Forest is a rainforest area in Uganda, located in Buikwe District, between Lugazi and Jinja. It has been protected as Mabira Forest Reserve since 1932. It has an enormous biodiversity comprising 315 bird species, 312 tree species, 218 species of butterflies, 97 species of moths, 40 species of small mammals including the red – tailed monkeys, vervets, grey-cheeked mangabeys and many nocturnal animals. A substantial Ecotourism development has taken place in this Forest since 1996 as a means of conserving the vulnerable ecosystem and a community ecotourism site has been developed


Covers a total area of 306 sq km

Getting There

Located only 54km along the Kampala – Jinja highway.

What to do

Forest walks (Day and Night), Specialty bird watching, Mountain biking, Environmental Education (Study Tours), camping, sightseeing, pinic trail, grass trail

When to Visit

Throughout the year

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