Natural Forests

Natural Forests In Uganda

Natural Forests and woodland cover in Uganda stands at 49,000 km² or 24% of the total land area. Of these 9,242.08 km² is tropical rain-forest, 350.60 km² are forest plantations and 39,741.02 km² is woodland while 30% of these areas are protected as national parks, wildlife reserves or central forest reserves. So, among the Natural forests in Uganda,  we have got 3 and they include the following:

Mabira Forest

This is a rain-forest covering about 300 square kilometres (120 sq mi) (30,000 hectares (74,000 acres)) in Uganda. The forest is located in Buikwe District, between Lugazi and Jinja. It has been protected as Mabira Forest Reserve since 1932. This is home for many endangered species like the primate Uganda mangabey a species of Old World monkey found only in Uganda.

Budongo Forest

The Budongo Forest is northwest of the capital city Kampala on the way to Murchison Falls National Park. It is located on the escarpment northeast of Lake Albert. It is known for its former abundance of East African mahogany trees as well as being home to a population of chimpanzees. An exceptionally large mahogany tree is still in here, and is more than 80 meters tall and some 20 meters in circumference.

Maramagambo Forest

Finally, Maramagambo Forest in Bushenyi district; is part of the Queen Elizabeth National Park that is located in the southern part of the forest.
Two crater lakes named Lake Kyasanduka and Lake Nyamasingiri boarder this forest. Finally; one can find here many chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys and Bates’s pygmy antelopes.

 

Maramagambo Forest

Maramagambo Forest Maramagambo forest is in the southern part of Queen Elizabeth national park; and the name "maramagambo" means  the ends of words due to a local tale which is quite similar to Hansel and Gretel story. It is an...
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Mabira Forest

Mabira Forest 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...
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is situated along D R Congo border close to Virunga National Park on the perimeter of western Rift Valley that is situated in southwestern of Uganda. It comprises of 331 square kilometers of tropical...
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Budongo Forest

Budongo Forest Budongo Forest is the biggest mahogany forest in East Africa north west of Kampala as you go Murchison Falls national park. Professionally preserved and managed by the National Forestry Authority, the Forest is divided into three zones. So,...
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