Embark on an adventure like no other with Uganda walking safaris, an enriching experience that allows you to connect intimately with the untamed beauty of this African nation. Walking safaris have gained immense popularity among tourists, often paired with other thrilling activities such as Gorilla trekking and game drives. If you’re keen on adding a walking safari to your Ugandan escapade, read on to discover the exciting options available, and let us know your preferences so we can assist you in crafting your perfect itinerary.
Imagine combining the awe-inspiring experience of Gorilla trekking with a captivating walking safari in the enchanting Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The Uganda Wildlife Authority organizes nature-based walking safaris within the lush embrace of Bwindi Forest, featuring some of the most sought-after trails. These trails are strategically located in various sectors, catering to different preferences. Choose from Buhoma in the northern sector, Ruhija in the eastern sector, Rushaga, or Nkuringo in the southern sector. These forest walks immerse you in the unparalleled beauty of Bwindi forest, offering encounters with a rich tapestry of wildlife, including Black and white Colobus monkeys, unhabituated Chimpanzees, a diverse array of bird species, fluttering butterflies, and picturesque waterfalls.
Discover the soul of Uganda through community and cultural walks that provide profound insights into the local way of life. The Buhoma Village walk, in particular, stands out as a popular trail. It takes you on a journey to community farms, where you can observe agricultural practices firsthand. You’ll also visit an herbalist to learn about the processing of traditional herbs for medicinal purposes, explore a local brewing plant, and even pay a visit to the home of the Batwa people, also known as pygmies. These indigenous people were once inhabitants of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park before it gained its status as a National Park in the early 1990s. For the adventurous and physically fit travelers, the Nkuringo walking safari offers an exhilarating experience. Starting from either Buhoma in the north or Nkuringo in the south, this forest trek spans 2-3 hours, depending on your pace. Bird enthusiasts, nature lovers, and primate enthusiasts will revel in the opportunity to immerse themselves in nature on foot. It’s worth noting that starting from Nkuringo to Buhoma is recommended, as it involves sloping terrain rather than climbing.
Walking safaris are not limited to Bwindi alone; they are a hallmark of Uganda’s diverse natural beauty. In Kibale Forest National Park, you can partake in a forest walk, ideal for birdwatching and primate identification. Alternatively, join the Bigodi wetland walk, a community-driven initiative designed to support the local communities surrounding Kibale Forest National Park. For those seeking a unique nocturnal adventure, consider a night nature walk, also conducted within the enchanting confines of Kibale National Park. Regardless of your destination in Uganda, you can count on us to provide expert advice on where to embark on your walking safari. Trek Africa Expeditions is your trusted safari outfit, offering reliable and timely information to ensure you’re well-prepared for an unforgettable adventure.