Zika forest is found on Entebbe road, 25 km from Kampala city. It’s among the nature attractions in Uganda. The forest, off Kampala-Entebbe Airport highway is an attraction to most tourists going for or coming from some Uganda safaris and tours. It is believed that the Zika Virus originated here. The virus was first learnt about in monkeys from this forest. The Zika virus is believed to have a link to Microcephaly (a birth defect where a baby’s head is much smaller than normal matched to infants of the same age and sex)
About Zika Forest
Zika Forest has got a diversity of swamps full of crocodiles, grasslands plus trees that spread to Lake Victoria. The jungle has over 140 types of tree species, 35 saturniid, 60 moths, snakes, mosquitoes and monkeys among others. You need to visit the forest while on your Uganda safari.