Uganda is blessed with very many bird species that inhabit diverse ecosystem including swamps, forests, rivers, savannah, and highland areas among others. There are over 1060 bird species that have been recorded in different parts of Uganda and this makes Uganda one of the top birding destinations in the whole of Africa. The amount of birds in Uganda has made Uganda have half of the total bird species found in the whole of the Africa.

About Mabira Forest

 Our One Day Birding Great Safari in the Mabira Forest of Uganda will expose to you an interesting destination for bird-watching safaris in Mabira Forest. Mabira forest is found in the Eastern part of Uganda  located in Buikwe District, between Lugazi and Jinja. It has been protected as a Forest Reserve since 1932. Visitors from Kampala  reach the forest reserve for a drive of about 54 kilometers while from Jinja, it will only be 2o kilometers from Jinja city. Mabira forest covers square miles of about 120 and has got 311 tree species.

Birding in Mabira Forest.

Mabira forest harbors a lot of species that include birds, primates, and butterflies some of these species cannot be seen anywhere in the World meaning that they can only be seen in the Mabira Forest Reserve. The forest reserve harbors about 219 butter flies, about 316 seventy-nine species, and about 97 months. The most bird species in Mabira include the grey Parrot, Hairy-breasted Barbet, Nathan’s Francolin, Sabine’s Spinetail, Speckled Tinkerbird, White-bellied Kingfisher, White-spotted Flufftail, Yellow-billed Barbet, Yellow-spotted Barbet, and the Yellow-throated Tinkerbird among others. Birding in Mabira central forest is great because of the sheer density of bird species.

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Activities in Mabira

Mabira forest is a unique destination for tourism destinations for different visitors. Some of the tourists come to Uganda to visit Mabira and engage in different activities and see several attractions. While in Mabira Forest you will be able to do cycling safaris, guided nature walks, wildlife viewing, bird watching, ziplining or canopy walk, tracking monkeys, cultural encounters, or enjoying the natural picnic among other activities. While engaging in bird watching activity, you will follow three major trails which include the Red trail that goes for up to (33kilometers, Yellow Trail which goes for 12 kilometers, and the 5 kilometers which is the White Trail. Below is our One Day Birding Great Safari in the Mabira Forest of Uganda

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