MARAMAGAMBO FOREST; A DENSE JUNGLE WITH IN THE ALBERTINE RIFT – UGANDA SAFARIS NEWS
Situated in the western arm of the East African rift valley across the Kichwamba escarpment, Maramagambo forest is a mature tropical forest that is worth encountering by travellers on safaris in Uganda.
The name Maramagambo like most of the African tracts has got a legendary connotation. It was derived from the an incident when the children got lost in this gigantic forest for counts of days after failing to trace their way back home and on returning, the children could not speak anything as they were in a state of bewilderment and completely worn out thus the locals said that “ekibira eki ni imara magambo” literally loosely translated as “this forest makes words disappear” thus the name Imaramagambo forest. This nomenclature has popularized it and invigorated various travellers across the world to plan safaris to Uganda in order to encounter this forest.
Maramagambo forest stretches from the escarpment of Kichwamba across to the shores of Lake Edward and has rich bio-diversity concentration including; Black and white colobus monkeys, L’Hoest’s Monkeys, Chimpanzees, Baboons, Blue Monkeys, Vervet Monkeys as well as Red Tailed Monkeys. Maramagambo forest also has other Uganda safari products like two species of nocturnal i.e. Pottos and Bush babies.
Maramagambo forest is also an ideal destination for hiking and nature walk encounters that range from 1 ½ hours to the whole day exploring the forest covered by lush canopy and surrounded by a range of bird calls which in turn generates lasting memories of your safari tour in Uganda.
The bat cave explorations, encountering matching soldier Ants that are at times in 6m wide and 100m long columns and kayaking encounters at Lake Kyasanduka combine to make encountering Maragambo forest while on Uganda safari holiday memorable.
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