Maramagambo Forest

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Maramagambo Forest is located in Bushenyi, Uganda. It is part of the Queen Elizabeth National Park and is located in the southern part of the forest. It is famously associated with its Bat Cave where a tourist from the Netherlands was exposed to Marburg virus present in the bats that live in the volcanic tube cave and developed Marburg virus disease.[1] Following this outbreak, the cave was closed until the construction of a viewing platform with support from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The forest is bordered by two crater lakes named Lake Kyasanduka and Lake Nyamasingiri. Many chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys and Bates's pygmy antelopes can be found here.[2]


  1. ^ "Imported Case of Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever". MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep. 58: 1377–81. December 2009. PMID 20019654. 
  2. ^ "guide2uganda". Guide2TheWorld. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 

Coordinates: 0°33′S 29°53′E / 0.550°S 29.883°E / -0.550; 29.883