1 day Mabira Forest Birding tour, This one day tour will take you to Mabira forest and explore what this biggest Uganda forest offers once you spare a day trip to this re-known forest. The tour is known as the closest forest from the capital city Kampala. The tour will give you a chance to sport different species of primates and birds. You will begin and end the tour in Kampala Uganda’s capital and its biggest city.
Tour over view
You will leave Kampala very early in the morning and make a transfer to Mabira forest in the eastern part of Uganda, preferably with packed lunch if possible or choose to have a hot meal at the Mabira forest lodge. Mabira forest is known to inhabit over 300 species of bird and in case one visit the forest on a good weather day may stand a chance to spot over 50 species of bird on a single day. Mabira forest is surrounded by cultivation both at subsistence level and commercial; Sugarcane and tea plantations are the major cultivated plants. The guide from the eco-tourism center will help you to follow the most rewarding trails that offers great birding opportunities. They will be at your disposal to help you to spot a variety of bird species most especially if you are interested in a specific bird species. The birding tracks in the forest have been well maintained making it easy to walk through and bird along both the foot paths and wider village roads. Different species of birds expected to see include Black & white Casqued Hornbill, Toro Olive Greenbul, Purple throated cuckoo shrike, Kingfishers and Dwarf Kingfisher, African and Red bellied Paradise Flycatcher, striped Kingfishers and Dwarf Kingfisher, Grey headed and olive bellied sunbirds just to mention but a few.
During bird watching, you will also as well stand a chance to spot many primates including the baboons, civet monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys among many others, different species of butterflies and tree species will also be seen during the trek in the forest.
Zip lining is also another added advantage safari activity that can be done, this activity is considered memorable as you will climb high and come with a close encounter with various species of birds and primates. After you will retire back to Kampala/ Entebbe if your departure flight is scheduled on this day
End of Mabira Forest Birding tour