Rubanga guided forest walks – Rubanga forest is yet another relevant features and attraction situated with the confines of Lake Mburo national park, as part of the wide network of the ecosystem that the park holds. The forest exploration is also one the many arrays of activities that any of the visitors to this small but interesting park can engage in.
Rubanga forest is home to an estimate of 40 bird species usually referred to as forest birds, suitable enough to attract birders. Some of some of the bird species at the forest include; green pigeon, harrier hawk, double toothed barbet, shoebill stork, the narina trogon, and the grey backed cameroptera. Accessibility to the forest for any reason i.e. bird watching, nature walks and research solely has to be dependent on prior arrangements with the Uganda wildlife Authority officials at Lake Mburo park headquarters.
If you keen on primate watching in Lake Mburo national park then Rubanga forest will be the best area to explore in the park some notable primate species include the Olive baboons, Black and white colobus monkey, Vervet monkeys and rarely the Red tailed monkey.
-It’s a prime birding destination which collection of both savannah and forest species.
-Papyrus Gonolek can easily be seen from there since it’s located near a water body.
-The forest is located near river rwizi.
-You can have some nice views on the plat forms in the forest.
-The walk can be done anytime of the day.
-This walk is guided by a ranger from Uganda wildlife Authority.
-The forest is 30 minutes’ drive from Sanga gate.
What to pack for the walk.
-long sleeved shirt
According to park rangers its best to this activity at around mid-morning as early morning and late evening can be pretty bad for mosquitoes.
More active bird life is expected with refreshing felling of the forest and a very low turn up of primate numbers depending on the fruit season.