Zimbo Safaris Uganda offers the best nature trail to the most significant destinations upon your safari request Uganda is gifted with beautiful forests where activities such as forest/nature walks can take place. Some of the forest include; Mabira Forest, Budongo Forest, Kibale Forest, Bwindi Forest, Mpanga Forest Reserves,
Mabira Forest is 54km from Kampala and 20km from Jinja and trails the main from Jinja to Kampala road. The forest center is on the boundary of Najjembe village approx. 500m north of the main road. The Mabira Forest Tourism Project was set up in 1995 to facilitate sustainable revenue from the forest by creating an educational resource and recreational resource for Ugandan citizens and Non-Ugandans. Mabira Forest can be discovered via an extensive trail. For the vigorous people, there is a around 25km bike trail that links the forest to the nearby sugar and tea plantations. Several activities are carried out in the forest and these include; Forest/nature walks, birding, cycle trails, mountain biking, or even relaxing and have a picnic lunch at the forest center.
Budongo Forest is approximately 3-4 hours drive on the way to Murchison falls National Park. It is the biggest forest reserve where you can walk below older mahogany and iron forest trees. Kaniyo Pabidi and Busingiro Ecotourism site are the major tourist site within Budongo Forest Reserve. Chimpanzee tracking is the most famous activity. You can also see many forest birds including the white-thighed hornbill and puvel’s illadopsis on Masindi Paraa road. There is a campsite in the forest where a campsite and water are available. Camping is at 3000/= per day. Chimpanzee tracking is $20.
Busingiro Ecotourism Site
The most important activity carried out in Busingiro Ecotourism site is Chimpanzee tracking, birding which is carried out at Royal Mile located 14kms from the Busingiro Eco tourism site. The cost for chimpanzee tracking and birding are Shs 12,000/=. You can stay in Nyabyabya Forest guest house; there is also African village guest house with 9 self-contained cottages.
Mpanga Forest Reserve
It is located 37 Kms west from Kampala along the Masaka Rd. It is a beautiful forest which has been conserved as a scientific research site since 1953. It has trails form which visitors can view the abundant bird life, butterflies, monkeys and so many other attractions. There is a drum making industry at Mpambire village near Mpanga forest. It is a home of the Royal drum makers. The trees for making these drums are got from Mpanga Forest reserve. Entrance in the forest is 3000/=pp, Camping is 3000/= pp and Bandas 10,000/=pp
With abundant tropical forest and interesting diversity of animals, Kibale National Park (KNP) is one of the most beautiful and stunning forest in Uganda. It is the home to the largest number of our closet living relative, the ENDANGERED CHIMPANZEE as well as the threatened red colobus monkey and the rare L’Hoest monkey (ref. CITES).
The forest has one of the highest diversities and density of primates in Africa totaling 13 species including the black and white colobus monkeys, blue monkey and grey-checked manangabey, red tailed monkey, bush babies and pottos. The park also hosts over 325 species of birds including the yellow spotted nicator, yellow rumped tinkerbird, little greenbul, breasted pitta, the African pitta and the black bee eater.
There are number of impressive mammals including forest Elephants, buffaloes, bush pigs, duikers and bats. A keen observer may also see a number of reptiles and amphibians as well as colorful variety of butterflies.
Furthermore, over 250tree species have been recorded. The most famous inhabitants of Kibale National Park are the Chimpanzees with over 1,450 individuals are protected within the park.