Kalinzu Forest Reserve

Kalinzu Forest Reserve

Kalinzu Forest Reserve

This forest reserve is located in Bushenyi district in the Southwestern part of Uganda near Queen Elizabeth National Park and the Maramagambo forest. It is approximately 375 kilometers which is just about 6 hours drive up to the reserve headquarters. The forest lies on an average altitude of about 1400m above sea level. The reserve is known for its 414 species of trees and shrubs including prunus African Ficus and Parinari among others. The forest is also famous for its six different primate species that include chimpanzee, black and white colobus monkeys, blue monkeys, L’hoest guenon, vervet monkeys, and baboon. The reserve also harbors 378 species of birds including sun birds, black and white casket, cuckoos and the Great Blue Turaco, it host also 97 moths, 262 butterflies ,flowers and reptiles

Due to the fact that Kalinzu Forest is near to Queen Elizabeth National Park, it provide a refuge to savannah grassland species such as leopard, lion, wild pig and Duiker, waterbuck, giant forest hog, buffaloes, elephants to mention but a few.

Tourist activities in Kalinzu forest

There a number of tourist activities in Kalinzu Forest among which include

Chimpanzee tracking

Forest walk


Butterfly identification

this activity is also regarded interesting as you’re going to identify different species of butterflies that lives in the forest.

Small mammal viewing

Since the reserve is adjacent to Queen Elizabeth national part it provide a refuge to a number of wildlife such as giant forest hogs, water buck, elephants, wild pig and Duiker among others can be watched.



Visitors are recommended to carry their tents and beddings

There are other accommodation just kilometers from the reserve such as Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge, Kyambura Game Lodge, Mweya Safari Lodge Kichuwamba / Katara Lodge among others.