The lodge is located near Zziba village on the way to Mabamba Shoebill Bird Watching site. It can be reached off the Buwaya-Kasanje Road – once on this road you can follow the signs to the lodge.
Google maps currently marks the lodge in 2 places – one of which is incorrect – follow the directions to Mabamba Bird Watching site if on Google, and look out for the signs to the lodge, We are trying to get this corrected.
Directions to Nkima Forest Lodge from Kampala (it is about 1hr 45 minutes from Kampala centre): Leave Kampala on the Masaka road, drive 30 klm, turn left at the top of the hill at Mpigi towards Kasanje (10km). Go straight over roundabout at Kasanje towards Buwaya and turn right after 3klm just after a Wakiso sand revenue collection barrier, at the flags for SANYU CHURCH corrugated church on your left. The road has a sign for Nkima Forest Lodge. After about 8 klm, just after Zziba CBS village turn right at the track with the sign to Nkima Forest Lodge. (If you miss the turning the road continues to Mabamba Landing site (to Busi Island) and you will have to turn around). Head up the hill, about 500m, and take the 4th left towards the hill in front of the Nkima Lodge sign. Go straight through small crossroads where there is a dip in the road, passing Nansbuga Hill Road sign. You should then be on a straight track with grass on both sides.After approx. 500 metres look for a track to the right through a small eucalyptus post barrier, which is left open with a sign to the lodge. The road goes in through the forest and up the hill to the Nkima Forest Lodge car park.
You can also come via the ferry from Entebbe Nakiwogo-Buwaya – continue approx. 7klm from the Buwaya landing site, take the left by Sanyu Church (corrugated metal structure on your right opposite the turning with flags) to CBS Zziba – there is a sign Nkima Forest Lodge, but you will only see it when you turn on your left. Then follow directions above.
You can also reach Kasanje via Nakawuka- Kasanje. This is the best root if you are coming from Makindye, Lubowa or the Munyoyo Expressway spur. Turn left towards Buwaya when you reach Kasanje.
The lodge is marked on Google maps and Maps.me and is close to the Mabamba Bird watching site also marked on numerous maps. DO NOT FOLLOW GOOGLE MAPS FOR THE LAST FEW KILOMETRES TO THE LODGE. IT WILL SEND YOU ALONG SOME VERY SMALL TRACKS!.