Nature walks in Uganda
Nature walks in Queen Elizabeth National park
Mweya peninsula offers savannah and the woodland with the beautiful views and bold warthogs. In the southern end of the park, the visitors can enjoy an easy stroll along the Ishasha River, where they can see variety of forest and savannah birds and mammal species as well as having a very unique opportunity on this walk to get close to the hippos on foot, while remaining perfectly safe on the raised bank above the river.
Nature walks in Murchison falls national park
The huge large scapes and the varied scenery of Murchison falls national park and the nearby conservation Area can be adventured on foot. Trails through Kaniyo pabidi and Rabango Forests provides sightings of many primates and birds, while around the Nile Lake Albert delta, two of the four hour guided swamp walks give possible sightings of the shoebill when the water level is low.
After an afternoon boating upriver, you can also hike 45 minutes through woodland to the top of Murchison Falls for a completely different experience of this magnificent waterfall.
This is an adventure that brings all the senses into play; watch the waves of white water tumble hypnotically through this 6 meter chasm, listen to the roar, get to taste the spray on your face and feel the rock shake beneath your feet.
In order you don’t like to trek to the top, stop off at the north bank during your game drive, and walk down a set of steps to stand within meters of the rapids. Nature and birders lovers can enjoy the short treks starting from sambiya River Lodge or at the Mubako junction, all the walks last from one and half to two hours.
Hiking / Nature walks in Bwindi
The national park has got 6 main nature trails in Buhoma for those who wish to adventure the impenetrable forest. Muyanga waterfall walk departs from Buhoma along River Ivi Nkuringo trail and ends in the sensational sight of the falls plunging 33 meters.
The Rushura Hill walk; this passes through one forest shared by two countries, on a clear day, you can see lakes Edward and George and the Rwenzori Mountains as well as the conical peaks of the virunga volcanoes.
Muzubijiro Loop: it’s a 6km walk around a hill, where you will meet primates and birds and get to enjoy a view of the virungas.
Ivi River Walk is 14km and takes seven hours, the trail passes a place known as Mukempunu which means a place of pigs where wild pigs can often be found.
Buhoma – Nkuringo Trail takes 3 to 4 hours and crosses right through the park and then connect the two villages and offers very impressive views of the misty hillsides as you ascend the hills towards Nkuringo.
You can leave our luggage with your driver, who will meet you at the other side. This trail can also be completed as part of the Ivi River Walk.
The Habinyanja Trail; The trail takes 4 to 6 hours and after crossing the Munyanga River, it takes in a fairly steep ascent of the Habigorogoro and Riyovi ridge that overlooks Buhoma River.
There is a legendry found along the trail called the African corner named after a rock piece depicting a map of Africa.
Nature walks in Mountain Elgon National Park
The full day nature hike leads from Budadiri to the Mudange cliffs, known as the walls of Death, at the boundary of the park. These cliffs are located in the tropical forest and the blue monkeys, black and white colobus and the baboons are also likely to cross your tracks.
Just at sipi falls, the guides from the local community can organise walks of a few hours to a full day around the viewpoints.
Nature walks in Rwenzori Mountains
The national park provides a chance for the nature walks with in the central circuit zone. These include trails up to Lake Mahooma and Buraro chimp forest; the walks through the communities of Kichamba to reach the Karangura ridge and hiking to Bundibugo area through Bwamba pass.
These communities of Ruboni and Turaco view that offers guided forest walks of various lengths outside the park. The visitors can follow the river Mubuku, and great views of baker and portal peaks as they hike up above the sea level. Just on a clear day it’s possible to view the snow-capped Margherita peak.
Nature walks in Lake Mburo National Park
This national park is open to walkers as long as they are accompanied by a ranger guide. Just at rwonyo, a guided walk leads to a salt lick where many animals are attracted to the salty rocks.
The walks on the western side of the lake start at 7 am and take two hours. At this time of the day you can meet many hyenas that are returning to their dens and hippos leaving the lake.
The hikes through the woodland offer an opportunity to see forest birds and mammals, and the walks at the top of the hill rewards the visitors with a very great view of 9 of the region’s 14 lakes.
Nature walks in Mgahinga Gorilla national park
Walk through the forest to the deep sabinyo Gorge which is a massive gash in the flank of mountain sabinyo that offers good birding opportunities and the chance of finding the Rwenzori Turaco.
The walk takes four hours, and passes through the Rugezi swamp that is good for bird watchers. There is a walk to the congo border transcends different vegetation zones.
The hikers can see the calderas on top of the Gizozi hill, you will also see the Kisoro and Bunagana towns and Lake Mutanda. The golden monkey track is a gentle steep but an interesting two-hour trek through former farmland to the bamboo forest.
On a clear day, you may view the Virunga Volcano range and come across buffalo and duiker.
Hiking in Kibale National Park
There are night walks through the darkened forests that use powerful torches to seek the nocturnal creatures like the potto, bush baby, nightjar, cricket and the tree hyrax, with its chilling shriek, and the occasional civet or serval cat. The Night walks leave the camp at 7.30pm and last between one and a half and two hours.
Nature walks in Semuliki National Park
There is a 13km Kirumia trail that runs through the heart of the forest to the Semliki River. This 8 hour round trip also starts at 8am and good for birders.
There is also the 11km Red monkey track that follows the park’s eastern border, a stronghold of the rare debrazza’s monkey to River Semliki.
And along the 8km sempaya Nature trail, you can see the hot springs and primates, this 2-4 hour hike can take place in the morning or in the afternoon.