Nature and Forest Walks in Uganda are a few unique on-foot experiences worth taking part while on Uganda safari. Imagine surrounding yourself with natural beauty, observe nature as it is and have the best refreshing air in the natural forest-this is exactly what you get while on Nature and Forest Walks in Uganda.
Hitting any of numerous Nature/Forest trails in Uganda guarantee nature lovers endless opportunities to explore and incredibly, a perfect option to draw yourself to nature. This is an exceptional kind of interaction that any enthusiastic nature lover on Uganda safari holiday deserves.
The beauty about Uganda safaris is that tourists have a lot to do, explore and experience. In Uganda, expect more than Mountain Gorilla Trekking adventures, Chimpanzee Tracking experiences, Driver guided game drives or Launch cruise, because, this is a perfect destination to embark on Guided Nature and Forest Walks in East Africa. Nature and Forest walks in Uganda can be done any part of the country and each region rewards hikers differently.
Best places to go for Hiking/Nature and Forest Walks in Uganda
Nature and Forest Walks in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is Uganda’s most visited park for Mountain Gorilla Trekking experience. This 331sq.kms forest protected area entirely protects over 459 mountain gorillas and features misty hills. Bwindi isn’t visited for Gorilla Trekking only but also for Nature and Forest Walks. It is one of the distinct places worth visiting to experience what nature has to offer while on foot.
There are many Nature/Forest trails to encounter while on hiking safari in Bwindi and its Buhoma sector alone, 6 trails are available for you to explore this magical rain-forest park. They include among others the Rushura Hill Walk offering excellent view of Lake Edward and George, Mount Rwenzori and the Virunga Mountain peaks; Muyanga Waterfall Walk/trail, Muzubijiro Loop, Buhoma-Nkuringo Trail, Ivi River Walk (14kms) and Habinyaja/Railegh Trail (4-6hours walk.
Batwa cultural walk
If you are enthusiastic about cultural safaris then we have you covered. The Batwa pygmy cultural walk is one of a kind cultural experiences you shouldn’t miss to enjoy while in Uganda. This cultural walk ushers you into the Batwa community in Southwestern Uganda at Buhoma in Bwindi, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park or Buninga Forest and perfectly done after Gorilla Trekking. It get deep insight on the Batwa pygmies history, lifestyles, cultures and traditions etc.
Nature and Forest Walks in Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park to many is ideal for game drive but what you may not know is that this is also one of the best places worth visiting for Nature and Forest Walks in Uganda. Set in the North-western Uganda, Murchison Falls National Park features a vast unique landscape and distinct scenery. The 3840sq.kms land area savanna park boasts of distinct nature trails each rewarding visitors with great sightings of diverse birds, primates and wildlife.
Nature and Forest Walks in Murchison Falls National Park are perfectly done along the Kaniyo-Padio Forest trails, Rabongo Forest trails. Alternatively, you can take 2-4 hours along the Nile Delta while on Guided Swamp Walk which gets you amazing sightings of the shoe bill stork. The other significant trails include the 45 minutes hike trail to the top of the Murchison Falls via the woodland; the Sir Samuel and Lady Florence Baker Trail ranked among the world’s best 20 hiking trails by National Geographic.
The Sir Samuel and Lady Florence Baker Trail exists in Uganda and South Sudan where in Uganda, you can embark on this trail along the Northern part of Murchison Falls National Park. From Murchison Falls N Park, the trail extends to Kabwonyo Wildlife Reserve in the South taking you towards the beautiful Lake Albert.
Mount Morungole hiking trails
If Kidepo National Park is your preferred destination then hiking to the summits of Mount Morungole should be a must-do. The hike to the top of this mountain takes 8 hours and you have a chance to interact with the IK people who live on its summits. The IK make up a total of only 11,000 people and live in isolation at the summits of Mount Morungole.
Best time to travel for Nature and Forest Walks in Uganda
Nature and Forest Walks in Uganda can be done at anytime of the year. But, they are best enjoyed during the dry months of June, July, August, September and December, January, February. Nature and Forest Walks in Uganda can be combined with other different activities or experiences including guided game drives, bird watching, gorilla trekking or chimpanzee tracking.
Tips for Nature and Forest Walks in Uganda
With variety of exceptional destinations for Nature and Forest walks in Uganda and varied trails available allover the country, adequate preparation is ideal. To have the most of your Uganda Guided Nature and Forest Walks, ensure that you have carried essentials like waterproof hiking boots/shoes, camera, long sleeved shirts, bottled water, insect repellents etc. Also, book for your accommodation early preferably the one close to your hiking destination.