Nature Trails In Uganda
Uganda the (pearl of Africa) is gifted with beautiful forests where activities such as nature trails can take place. Some of the forest include; Mabira Forest, Budongo Forest, Kibale Forest, Bwindi Forest, Mpanga Forest Reserves,Botanical gardens.
Budongo forest – Nature Trails
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.
Busingiro Eco-tourism Site
The most important activity carried out in Busingiro Ecotourism site is Chimpanzee tracking, birding which is carried out at Royal Mile located 14 KM from the Busingiro Eco tourism site. The cost for chimpanzee tracking and birding You can stay in Nyabyabya Forest guest house; there is also African village guest house with 9 self contained cottages.
Mabira Forest is 54km from Kampala and 20km from Jinja to the nature trails. 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 trails. 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.
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