Buikwe District, which was a part of the Mukono District until 2009, is located in the Central Region of Uganda. The district is named for its administrative capital, the town of Buikwe (alternate spelling: Buyikwe). The main economic sector is agriculture, with food crops such as plantain, maize, mangoes, beans and groundnuts being produced.
The Mabira Forest Reserve is the biggest forest reserve in the region and one of only a few surviving rainforests in Uganda. Located just to the north of Lake Victoria and west of the River Nile, Mabira is a popular destination for ecotourism. The area hosts hundreds of plant and bird species, including the endangered Nahan’s Frankolin. A network of trails permeates the forest allowing for guided walks and camping sites. Nearby, the River Nile, the world’s second-longest river, borders the district and provides an excellent fishing ground for the many communities situated upon its shores. Three hydroelectric dams on the river provide power to a large portion of Uganda as well as its neighbouring countries.