Griffin falls budget camp in Mabira forest -Griffin falls camp is on the edge of a vast trail system in beautiful Mabira Forest. After a beautiful 30 minute walk through pristine rain forest, you reach the breathtaking Griffin Falls. Another hour up the trail and you can reach Namusa Hill for an overnight experience, or just a longer hike.
No matter what your interests are, you’ll never run out of ways to enjoy the beautiful forest. Griffin Falls Camp is conveniently located just 10 km off the highway between Kampala and Jinja. After an amazing experience in the forest, you can feel good about where your money ends up because all the profits from Griffin Falls Camp are put into sustainable development projects in the villages in and around Mabira Forest.
The Griffin Falls Camp is owned by the Mabira Forest Integrated Community Organisation (MAFICO), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO). The mission of MAFICO is to improve the livelihoods and welfare of the local communities by conserving the environment through development. MAFICO encourages stewardship of the forest by its surrounding communities through environmental, networking and mobilization of 30 Community Based Organisation and fundraising for sustainable and beneficial community projects. The proceeds from the camp are ploughed back to community projects like tree planting, HIV/AIDS positive living groups, water and sanitation, Education among others
forest and Nature Walks
with over 68 km of well-developed trail length,mabira’s dense rain forest with developed foot trails and abundant primate population has make the forest a beautiful walking area for adventures, some primates include red tailed monkey, black and white Colobus monkey, grey cheeked Mangabeys.
With mountain bikes available for hire one can ride through the forest edge trails with the beautiful views of the forest, this is a highly recommended activity in Mabira forest.
Bird Watching. Mabira forest boasts of 315 species of birds including the rare ones like the Nahan’s francolin, Tit Hylia, Yellow and grey long bills, Purple-throated cuckoo shrikes, Illadopsises, Jameson’s wattle eyes. 46% of Uganda’s forest birds can easily be seen in Mabira than any other forest in Uganda. Mabira forest boasts of 315 species of birds including the rare ones like the Nahan’s francolin, Tit Hylia, Yellow and grey long bills, Purple-throated cuckoo shrikes, Illadopsises, Jameson’s wattle eyes. 46% of Uganda’s forest birds can easily be seen in Mabira than any other forest in Uganda.
Environmental Education and Research.
Environmental education is a major component of MAFICOs mission. Griffin Falls Camp is appropriate for any level of education. We have programs designed for primary and secondary schools as well as guides capable of assisting with university or professional level scientific research. We can accommodate and educate large groups.
Camping and Picnics.
Travelers who love camping can bring their tents and camp at the campsite available at Mabira forest reserve.
Mabira has 3 resident monkey species, those include Uganda Mangabeys, black and white Colobus monkey and red tailed monkey. Butterfly Identification and general Forest Exploration.
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.