Zip lining in Mabira Forest is an exhilarating adventure that lets you rediscover your inner monkey! Nestled in the heart of Uganda, the Mabira Forest Canopy Super Skyway is a groundbreaking canopy zip-line system, the first of its kind in the country. This extraordinary experience propels you through the lush rainforest, soaring amidst the towering trees. Located just 44 kilometers east of Kampala City, this adventure invites you to journey through ancient trees, guided by experienced Sky Captains and Sky guides.
The canopy adventure spans a network of 5 zip-lines, extending an impressive 250 meters across River Musamya. Your safety is paramount, with strict adherence to international safety standards, including imported climbing gear and high ropes from America. As you embark on this thrilling journey, you’ll be belayed up the first tree, traverse the entire system, and conclude with a heart-pounding 78-meter diagonal zip. High up in the canopy, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the forest’s layers, encounters with mammals such as grey-cheeked mangabeys and red-tailed monkeys, and the mesmerizing sights and sounds of the forest’s avian residents, including palm nut vultures, African fish eagles, great blue turacos, and the thundering Griffin Falls. Your zip-lining adventure in Mabira Forest promises to be a day you’ll cherish forever.
Mabira Central Forest Reserve beckons with a tapestry of activities that allow you to immerse yourself in its natural wonders.
With over 68 kilometers of well-developed trails, Mabira’s dense rainforest offers a captivating setting for adventurous forest and nature walks. You’ll traverse developed foot trails amid abundant primate populations, encountering the red-tailed monkey, black and white colobus monkey, and grey-cheeked mangabeys along the way.
For those seeking an adrenaline rush, mountain biking is a highly recommended activity in Mabira Forest. Explore forest edge trails while soaking in the stunning views of the lush forest.
Mabira Forest boasts an impressive avian population, with 315 species of birds calling it home. Among these are rare gems like the Nahan’s francolin, Tit Hylia, Yellow and grey long bills, Purple-throated cuckoo shrikes, Illadopsises, and Jameson’s wattle eyes. A remarkable 46% of Uganda’s forest bird species can be spotted in Mabira, making it a premier bird-watching destination.
At the heart of MAFICO’s mission lies environmental education. Griffin Falls Camp serves as an ideal platform for learning at every level, from primary and secondary schools to university-level and professional scientific research. Expert guides are on hand to facilitate meaningful educational experiences for both individuals and large groups.
Camping enthusiasts can revel in the natural beauty of Mabira Forest by setting up their tents at the campsite within the forest reserve.
Mabira Forest is home to three resident monkey species: Uganda Mangabeys, black and white Colobus monkeys, and red-tailed monkeys. Delve into the world of butterfly identification and engage in general forest exploration as you soak up the wonders of this pristine ecosystem.
Mabira offers comfortable accommodations to complete your forest adventure. Three Bandas are available, accommodating a maximum of 10 guests at the Eco-Tourism Site near Najjembe Trading Centre. These Bandas are self-catering, but the housekeeper can prepare light meals upon request. Additionally, a camping ground near the site welcomes do-it-yourself caravans for a modest fee.
Embrace the thrill of zip lining, the wonder of nature walks, and the magic of bird watching as you embark on an unforgettable journey into the heart of Mabira Forest. Your adventure awaits!