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A 1 day Mabira Forest Birding Safari to Mabira Forest Reserve, which is found along the Kampala and Jinja highway and covers 306 kilometers2, Mabira Forest is the largest forest in the central region of Uganda. It is located 56 kilometers from Kampala (an hour’s drive). To beat traffic in Kampala, you will need to leave by 6:00 a.m. to arrive fairly early to begin your birding activity. The safari will start when the journey begins, with plenty of birds along the highway to see. You will most definitely count more than 50 bird species before you even arrive at Mabira Forest.

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1-day Mabira
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Highlights for 1 day Mabira Forest birding safaris excursion

  • Birding or Bird watching Safari Mabira
  • Guided Nature walking in Mabira Forest
  • Mountain Biking
  • Forest Canopy Walk
  • Airport Transfers

Detailed itinerary for Mabira birding excursion experience

Upon your arrival at the Mabira Forest birding reserve, you will turn off the highway at Najjembe to get to the Mabira ecotourism site, situated 300 meters into the forest. After clearing, you will take a series of trails, observing the undergrowth and thick canopy with lots of various bird and primate species. Since this Mabira birding safari or tour is more about bird watching,

Rwenzori turaco
Rwenzori turaco

Your bird list may include Forest Wood Hoop, Yellow White-eye, Hairy Breasted Barbet, Bock’s Age 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 Malibu, and so many more. Chances are you will count over 30 species in 3 hours. After your birding activity, you will make your way back to Kampala and be dropped off at a location of your convenience.

1 day Mabira Forest birding safari in Uganda includes:

  • Transportation by private safari vehicle
  • En-route lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Driver allowances
  • Driver or guide
  • Pure bottled drinking water

However, 1 day Mabira Forest birding safari excludes:

  • Airfare
  • Uganda visa
  • Luxury drinks
  • Personal laundry
  • Gratitude to local guides
  • Telephone fee
  • Porter fee while birding
  • Personal shopping bills and cigarettes

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