In Uganda, walking safaris have become an integral and cherished part of every adventurer’s journey. Tourists now prefer to combine the thrill of walking safaris with other incredible activities like gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking, tranquil boat cruises, and exhilarating game drives while exploring the diverse landscapes of Uganda. For those seeking the joy of walking amidst nature in Uganda, here’s a glimpse of what awaits, and we’re here to guide you every step of the way.
Combine your Uganda safaris with enchanting walking safaris in the mesmerizing Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Trek Africa Tours offers nature-based walking safaris in Bwindi, with the most renowned trails located at various trailheads such as Buhoma, Rushaga, Ruhija, and Nkuringo. These forest walks immerse you in the splendor of Bwindi’s lush greenery, where you’ll cross paths with an array of forest dwellers, including Black and White Colobus monkeys, elusive wild chimpanzees, a myriad of bird species, captivating butterflies, and cascading waterfalls.
There are also walking safari options that lead to the local communities, and one particularly popular trail is the Buhoma Village walk. This unique experience grants you insights into local agricultural practices, introduces you to traditional herbalists who reveal the secrets of medicinal herbs, takes you to a local brewing plant, and offers you a heartwarming visit to the Batwa, the indigenous pygmies who once called Bwindi Impenetrable National Park their home before it became a protected national treasure.
For the adventurous and physically fit explorers, we recommend the Nkuringo walking safari, which can commence from either Buhoma in the north or Nkuringo in the south. This immersive journey leads you through the heart of the forest and unfolds over 2-3 awe-inspiring hours. This trek is ideal for bird enthusiasts, primate lovers, and nature admirers who wish to immerse themselves in the beauty of Uganda’s wilderness on foot. Note that starting from Nkuringo to Buhoma is recommended, as the slope is more gradual compared to the ascent.
Walking safaris are abundant throughout Uganda. If you find yourself in Kibale National Park, consider embarking on a forest walk for birdwatching and primate identification. Alternatively, you can partake in the Bigodi wetland walk, a heartwarming initiative designed to support local communities residing around Kibale National Park.
To ensure a seamless and enjoyable gorilla walking safari, there are essential preparations you should consider:
Embark on an unforgettable gorilla walking safari in Uganda, where every step unveils the beauty of nature and wildlife. Trek Africa Tours is here to guide you on this extraordinary journey of discovery and adventure. Your gorilla walking safari in Uganda awaits!