1 day Mabira Forest Birding Tour

Our day tour to Mabira Forest Reserve will start off from Kampala after your morning breakfast from your pick up location. Mabira forest is an amazing birding site with over 300 species of birds, covering 306 square kilometers ‐ the largest in the central region of Uganda. It is located within easy reach of 56 km from Kampala, for a one day forest birding experience. It is close to an hour’s drive from Kampala.

The birding day starts off from Kampala City early at 6:00am to beat the menacing traffic jam, driving along Kampala‐Jinja highway. There are plenty of birds along the highway so be on the lookout as you drive past gardens, trenches, bushes, woodlands, thickets, swamps, towns.

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Mabira forest

Highlights

  • Guided Forest Canopy walkway
  • Amazing Bird Watching in Mabira forest
  • En - route meal
  • Travel in a Customized 4WD safari Vehicle
  • Airport transfers
  • Visit to Sezibwa Falls

Common sightings may include: Long ‐crested Eagle, Open ‐ billed Stork, Cattle Egret, Marabou Stork, Pied Crow, Black Kite, Black‐headed Weaver, Hadada Ibis, Hamerkop, Lizard Buzzard, African Thrush, White‐threatened Bee‐eater, Broad‐billed Roller, Bronze Manikin, Palmnut Vulture, Great Blue Turaco, Red‐chested Sunbird, and so many others. You could count over 50 bird species before arriving at Mabira Forest.

This One Day Mabira Forest birding Safari Starts with :

Getting to Mabira Forest Reserve, turning off the highway at Najjembe to get to the mabira Eco-tourism Site, situated 300 m into the forest. You will be blessed to see different bird species. After clearance at the Ecotourism Site, take to the trail network, observing the undergrowth, mid‐forest and the canopies for lots of species.

Your bird list may include: Forest Wood Hoopoe, Yellow White ‐ eye, Hairy Breasted Barbet, Blockages Shrike, Tambourine Dove, Red ‐bellied Paradise Flycatcher, African Harrier Hawk, Speckled Tinkerbird, Great Blue Turaco, Black ‐ and ‐white Mannikin, Chestnut Wattle ‐eye, Superb Sunbird, African Grey Parrot, Jameson’s Wattle ‐ eye, African Shrike ‐ Flycatcher, Red ‐ headed Malimbe, Velvet – mantled Durango, Black ‐billed Turaco and so many more. You could count over 30 species in 3 hours.

Nearby birding sites you might consider after birding Mabira include the Sezibwa Falls, and Kasenge Forest Reserve. These may share so many species, however, some birds may be easier to spot here than in Mabira, it being a really thick forest. You will return to Kampala after your birding experience and transfer to your hotel/airport.

Package for Mabira Forest Birding Safari Includes :

  • Transportation by safari vehicle
  • En ‐ route lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Driver allowances
  • Driver guide
  • Bottled drinking water

Package for Mabira Forest birding Safari Excludes :

The expenses of personal nature like :

  • Airfare
  • Ugandan Visa
  • Luxury drinks
  • Laundry
  • Gratitude to the local porter
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal shopping bills and cigarettes
  • Any other item not mentioned above