Zip lining in Mabira Forest: The zip lining experience takes place on the Mabira Forest Canopy Super Sky way. This is a canopy zip-line system that sends you soaring between the tallest trees in Mabira Forest.
Located 44kms East of Kampala City, outside of Lugazi town at the Griffin falls camp , the sky way offers a life changing experience.
Zip lining in Mabira Forest
During the zip lining experience, you are led to pass through ancient trees by experienced sky captains or sky guides across a network of 5 zip-lines that stretch 250 metres across River Musamya.
While following international safety standards and using imported climbing gears and art high ropes from America, zip lining participants are led up the first tree, brought through the whole system and repelled on a 78m diagonal zip.
From high up in the canopy, one is able to enjoy a view of the forest layers. They are also able to see various mammals such as grey cheeked mangabeys and red tailed monkeys, birds like palm nut vultures, African fish eagles, great blue turacos and the stunning roaring griffin falls.
The hike back from the sky way takes you past the gorgeous Griffin Falls and back to your camp which offers meals, accommodation and other activities such as biking.
Time period for zip lining
Zip lining in Mabira Forest takes place from 8am in the morning to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm every day, thus lasting a maximum of 4 hours.
History about the establishment of Mabira Forest Canopy Super Sky way in Uganda
The Sky way was designed and certified by the Uganda Engineers Registration Board and insured by the National Insurance Corporation.
Griffin Falls Camp was created through several different grants and donation that were organized by Forest Integrated Community Organization (MAFICO) with the purpose of encouraging ecotourism and generating income to fund worthwhile projects.
All about MAFICO
MAFICO is a non-governmental organization (NGO) formed by the people living within and around Mabira Forest. Their mission is to improve the livelihoods and welfare of the local communities around Mabira Forest. This is through conserving the environment through development. MAFICO encourages the following:
- stewardship of the forest through environmental education
- fundraising for sustainable conservation and community projects
- networking and mobilization of 72 local community based organizations.
MAFICO’s past projects have included:
- constructing 1000 mud stove fuel savers to reduce charcoal usage
- establishment of a tree nursery and two community wood lots
- training in sustainable and profitable farming techniques
- the creation of Griffin Falls Camp to help fund future projects.
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