Situated on the equator Uganda has an area contiguous with the great Guinea / Congo Basin rain forest on its Western border. Subsequently there are a number of west and central African bird species occurring in Uganda that are not found elsewhere in East Africa. There are more than 700 forest reserves in Uganda. One particular region is the Albertine Rift Endemic area (ARE), which has 38 species of birds confined to Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and the Congo. Of these ARE’s Uganda has 25, mostly confined to the forests of Magahinga and Bwindi National Parks in the Southwest.

Most of the forests in Uganda are special grounds for adventure ranging from Gorilla tracking in Bwindi impenetrable forest, and mgahinga, Kibale Forest Reserve one of the best grounds for chimpanzee tracking, Budongo Forest Reserve; is also another wonderful ground for chimpanzee tracking, Mabira Forest reserve;the only zip lining site in East Africa, and many more reserves that carry the heritage of Uganda.

List of Forests in Uganda

  • Budongo forest reserve
  • Bugoma Forest Reserve
  • Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Echuya Uganda Forest Reserve
  • Kalinzu Forest Reserve
  • Kasyoha-Kitomi Forest Reserve
  • Kibale Forest
  • Lutoboka & Bunjazi Forest Reserves
  • Mabira forest
  • Maramagambo Forest
  • Mpanga Forest Reserve
  • Mount Elgon Forest Reserve
  • Rwenzori Forest Reserve
  • Sango Bay Forest Reserve