Mabira Central Forest Reserve is located on the main Kampala – Jinja Highway in Mukono District. It is 54 km from the City Centre of Kampala and 26 km from Jinja Town. The Eco – Tourism Site is about half a kilometer from the road head along a short dirt road off the Najjembe trading center. The Forest is therefore accessible by all vehicles throughout the year.
The Forest Reserve is one of Uganda’s largest surviving Natural Forests. It covers an area of 306 sq. It also has a Natural Habitat of 312 species of trees, home of 315 species of Birds, 218 Butterfly Species, 97 Moth Species, 23 Small Mammal Species.
Furthermore, Mabira Forest is home to bush-pigs, blue duikers, red tailed monkeys, grey cheeked mangabees ( a smaller species of mangabees has been discovered here). There is also the occasional leopard you will most likely not see here.
Activities one can participate in while on their wildlife safari include; Forest Walks with over 68 km of well-developed trail length; Mountain Biking; Bird Watching; Environmental Education and Research; Camping and Picnics; Primate Watching, Butterfly Identification and finally general Forest Exploration.