While flagging off the group, Archbishop Kaziimba appealed to Ugandans to love the environment and every natural surroundings since they were given to man by God with a special responsibility to care for them.
Legendary tales has it that Ssezibwa was born of a woman called Nakangu Tebatesa, wife of Nsubuga Ssebwato. The mythical around the place is that Nakangu gave birth to two twine rivers of which the older one (Wasswa) was named Ssezibwa and the young one (Kato) named River Mubeya in Nyenga.
Micheal Ojja the Mabira Sector Manager says that there are 14 enclaves measuring about 2,660 hectares that were gazetted in 1932 when the forest was declared a central reserve. These enclaves were deliberately spared for people to live in so as to offer protection to the forest and its habitats.