If you are yearning for a break from the organized disorganization of the city, this is where you get healing. The coolness and the green of this ironwood forest has a way it soothes and touches you. It’s one of the most unmatched places for trekking 7 different primate species. These include Chimpanzees, Blue Monkeys, L’Hoest’s Monkeys, Black and White Colobus Monkeys, Red Tailed Monkeys, Baboons, Vervet Monkeys. It is also a great place to encounter nocturnal Pottos and Bushbabies.
Maramagambo is found at central part of Queen Elizabeth Park, between Lake Edward and Kichwamba escarpment.
A two hours hiking experience to its bat infested cave will leave you feeling strengthened and one with nature. Inside the cave which was formed as a result of volcanic eruptions, you can expect to see beautiful rock formations in a lava tube that was formed over 5,000 years back.
Away from bats, Maramagambo is an awe-inspiring gem for watching rare birds such as the Rwenzori Turaco, White Naped Pigeons and Forest Flycatchers among many. Forget about those painful birding experiences where you have to keep looking almost vertically upwards with binoculars for long periods. There are lots of birds on the forests floor and yes, photos are possible as the forest is not very dense so obstructed views are rare.
Gazelle will sensitively planned for your limited energy and mobility. The guide’s extensive knowledge of the area and its history will takes you back into a learning experience equal to none.
Follow all safety briefing that you are given. This will help you avoid parts of the cave that have snakes.