|Official Ugandan time|              |Map of Uganda|              |Currency Converter|              |National Anthem|
Use this search box to quickly find what you are looking for ...

Camping in Mabira

by Herbert Opio
(Kampala, Uganda)

I've never understood why many Ugandans are afraid to venture into Mabira Forest, never mind driving past. I guess it has to do with the stories of people killed and dumped in there in throughout our turbulent past. And the questions i get about the wildlife there are downright hilarious. "Are there lions?", "Are there crocodiles?"

I camped at Griffins Falls 2yrs ago with a young family and they loved it. We went on a late walk to the falls and got lost. We meandered for 2hrs, and got back to camp, finally at about 8:30pm. Anguish later turned to laughter and merrymaking.

In March this year, I walked the entire roadside length of the forest and camped almost halfway through. Amid talk of leopards, civet cats and small antelopes, and surrounded by a myriad primate species, camping was inexpensive and exhilarating and should be done by all.

First Visited 2013.
Last Visit: March 2015.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Mabira Forest.

If my work and information is helpful and you like what you read on the site, please consider making a donation to support its development.

Didn't find what you were looking for? Use this search box to find it ...

Protected by Copyscape

Solo Build It!

image placeholder

image placeholder

Are you, just like me, Passionate about Uganda? Visit Uganda, you will love it! Until next time... Don't forget to drop me a line!


My Mini-Guide to Uganda

image placeholder

Subscribe and get your
Lots of insider tips!

Find out more

NEW! Travel Insurance

image placeholder

You can now obtain Uganda Travel Insurance here...

Join the Fan's Corner ...