THE MARAMAGAMBO FOREST
The Maramagambo Forest located in the Queen Elizabeth National Park came about from a customary story where a group of young ones happened to get lost in the woodlands, taking them many days to finally find their way back to their neighborhoods. it comes from the African version of the Hansel and Gretel tale. These young ones on arrival were very exhausted and were lost for words because of staying in the forest too long. The Maramagambo Forest moves from the edge of Kichwamba all through to the Lake Edward.
The forest is the perfect reason for climbing the mountains and having nature walks which last about half an hour to as long as the biggest part of the day. The half day treks offer you a chance to find the portions of crater lakes. There are trees that project shaded trails through the sublime verdant woods offer extraordinary ordeals contrasted with the experience go while in open savannahs. The timberland has seven diverse primate species which you may spot amid your guided nature stroll among which are Chimpanzees, Black and White Colobus Monkeys, L’Hoest’s Monkeys, Baboons, Red Tailed Monkeys, Blue Monkeys, and additionally the Vervet Monkeys. The woodland is too an environment to 2 nighttime species which are; The Pottos in addition to the Bush babies.
There are different Uganda safari Forest Bird species also found here in overwhelming totals and positively birders will observe this woods to be the perfect goal to see an assorted variety of animal species among which are some exceptional ones like the Rwenzori Turaco, the White Naped Pigeons in addition to the Forest Flycatchers among numerous others.
There are times you may run over broadened segments of coordinating soldier Ants which segments have been occasionally spotted 100 meters in length and 6 meters next to each other. In any case it is discouraged to evade these warrior ants since their chomp is stinging yet fortunately their nibble has no enduring impact on individuals other than the painful sting.
The peak of all this are the amazing Bat Caves which in 2008 were shut out from the light of the fact that a lady got infected with the Marburg Virus however as a team at the American – Center of Disease Control a protected survey focus has as of late been built up recently just close by. Here you can really see the various of bats that live there and too the pythons that eat bats; is such an incredible view and today many visits are made without the danger of contracting the odd Marburg Virus.
In the event that you are exhausted from sitting inside the safari vehicle, the Maramagambo Forest is the perfect place for you to appreciate a recreational woodland walk in spite of the fact that you ought to dependably keep an eye out for the gnawing warrior ants.
For transportation to the forest, there are buses at the Buganda transport stop and also at the new established transport station found just in the park in Kampala. These buses travel back and forth daily. The nearest route is one from Kampala through Mbarara and Bushenyi. But you can opt to take that from Kampala through Fort-Portal, to Kasese and Bushenyi. There is an airstrip at Mweya found in the Queen Elizabeth National Park served by sanction flights secretly organized from Entebbe global airplane terminal.