Griffin Falls Camp is on the edge of a vast trail system in beautiful Mabira Forest. After a beautiful 30 minute walk through pristine rain forest, you reach the breathtaking Griffin Falls. Another hour up the trail and you can reach Namusa Hill for an overnight experience, or just a longer hike.
No matter what your interests are, you'll never run out of ways to enjoy the beautiful forest. Griffin Falls Camp is conveniently located just 10 km off the highway between Kampala and Jinja. After an amazing experience in the forest, you can feel good about where your money ends up because all the profits from Griffin Falls Camp are put into sustainable development projects in the villages in and around Mabira Forest.
Griffin Falls Camp was created through several different grants and donations, orchestrated by Mabira Forest Integrated Community Organization (MAFICO) with the purpose of encouraging ecotourism and generating income to fund worthwhile projects.
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 by conserving the environment through development. MAFICO encourages stewardship of the forest through environmental education, fundraising for sustainable conservation and community projects and 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 as well as the creation of Griffin Falls Camp to help fund future projects.