Guided Nature Walks in Maramagambo Forest
Are you looking for guided nature walks in Maramagambo Forest? The forest is found in Bushenyi district of western Uganda and it is a part of Queen Elizabeth national park. This forest inhabits wildlife animals like the endangered chimpanzee, elephants, bats, bush pigs, pythons plus the rare bates’s pygmy antelope and among other.
Nature Walks in Maramagambo Forest.
Guided nature walks in Maramambo forest allows you to see different primate species such as the unique Chimpanzees, L’Hoest’s Monkeys, Red-Tailed Monkeys, Colobus Monkeys, Ververt monkeys, Baboons and so on. During the night walks, you can see nocturnal animals like the leopard, this animal is shy and that is why it is normally seen at night, others are pottos, bush babies and among others. The chimpanzees in this forest are not habituated so that is why they are not yet open to tourism. Chimps in Maramagambo forest are not easy to access since they are always moving from one place to another but during nature walks is easy to spot them.
Maramagambo forest is blessed with great biodiversity and a lot of tourist attractions but it is less visited in Queen Elizabeth national park. Most of visitors prefer visiting Kyambura gorge for chimpanzee trekking and nature walks because it is near the park headquarters. The maramagambo forest is a best place for tourists who wants to visit forest with few people.
Other tourist attractions, you can do in Queen Elizabeth national park after guided nature walks in Maramagambo forest are;
Queen Elizabeth is a home to over 600 bird species. Bird watching is carried out in Maramagambo Forest plus other areas like, Mweya Peninsula, Kazinga Channel, Kasenyi Area, and Lake Kikorongo and among others. Some of bird species one can see on birding safari in Queen Elizabeth national park are; the African Skimmer, Verreaux’s Eagle Owl, Papyrus Gonolek Black Bee-eater, Martial Eagle, Black-rumped Buttonquail, White-winged Warbler, Corncrake, Shoebill, Lesser and Greater Flamingo, Pink-backed Pelican, Chapin’s Flycatcher, White-tailed Lark, and many Other.
Game drives in Queen Elizabeth national park is done in Kasenyi sector, Mweya sector and Ishasha sector which gives you a chance to see animals such as buffaloes, warthogs, Uganda kobs, lions, elephants, plus several bird species like the yellow throated long crow, grey crowned crane and many more. The most recommended time for game drives are morning game drive and late evening.
Boat cruise on Kazinga channel is among the top activities which attracts most of tourists in Queen Elizabeth national park. It allows you to see a lot of wildlife species along the shores of the channel and these includes the buffaloes, elephants, hippos, crocodiles as well as countless bird species. Other tourist attractions in the park are cultural tours, hot air balloon safari, and bush breakfast and among other activities.
When to do nature walks in Maramagambo forest.
Maramagambo forest can be visited throughout the year, but the best time to visit forest is during the dry season which is from December-February and June to early September when trails are less muddy and slippery which make the experience excellent. While visiting the forest in wet season of March- May and November is not good as the trails are too slippery and muddy and all roads are impassable, this makes the activities difficult. Also some safari lodges and camps during wet season are used to close because of unfavorable conditions. However, you have to come when you’re well prepared by bringing a hiking boots, a rain jacket and among others as African weather is not unpredictable, at any time it may rainy even if it is dry season.
Apart from, Maramagambo forest, there are many forests with amazing experience, unique species and many tourist attractions such as Bwindi forest national park where you will get a chance to see the few remaining mountain gorillas in the world. You can visit Kibale forest national park, the top destination in Uganda with large number of chimpanzees, other forests are Mabira forest, Budongo forest in Murchison falls national park and among others, all the above forest give you a unique experience.