Hiking the Forest Walk Trail in Kibale Forest National Park

Posted by on February 12, 2019

The 12 Kilometer Forest Walk Trail in Kibale Forest

6-Hours plus Hiking through Savannah, Riverine Forest, Tropical Rainforest


The Forest Walk Trail in Kibale Forest Park – (During the Dry Season) is one of those off the beaten track for most visitors to Kibale Forest.  It is a six-hour-plus hike through open Savanna, Riverine Forestation, the tropical jungle, and swampland.  You can see primates, plenty of Birds, mammals, at times even forest elephants plus the variant scenery on your hike through the park.

The Trail Can only be taken during the Dry-Seasons of the year – June – October – December


Forest Walk Trail in Kibale Forest begins at the  Kanyanchu Visitors Center where you meet your Uganda Wildlife Authority Rangers for an orientation about today’s forest hike in Kibale Park. The Hike can only be done  during the Dry Seasons of the Year which are December to February and June through September.

The hiking Trail is 12 kilometers long and takes in various terrains such as swampland, grasslands, forests along rivers and tropical rainforest.  You will see more of a variety of terrain that you would trekking chimpanzees in Kibale.

On this hike, you can see various species of primates, mammals such as duikers, bushbuck antelopes, elephants, and many of the birds found in the area.

The hike begins at 8 am and comes to a close at the elephant wallow at around 2 pm.

You are guided by trained rangers in the flora and fauna found here in the park.

We recommend the following year beginning with a daypack, packed lunch, two liters of water, hiking boots, long trousers, long-sleeved shirt, a light rain jacket, and a hat.  The clothing protects you from thorns, nettles, and insects, use an effective insect repellent.


 Hiking Tips and Advice:

Hiking and Nature Walk in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest takes some preparation, wearing the right clothing, boots, shoes more.

Preparing for a hike or nature walk will make it a lot more rewarding for you.  We can also help you if you have any questions and we would also love to help you in creating an itinerary that not only includes gorilla tracking but other activities such as outlined above and a hike in or through the forest just might be right for you.

Hiking in Uganda is simply different from what you may be used to – many hikes are in the various rainforests – the altitude is higher and in many cases, it will not be hot due to the elevation.


 Hitting the Hiking Trails in Uganda with us:

Getting out of the Safari Vehicle and hitting the Hiking Trails in Uganda, seeing and experiencing Uganda on Foot is one of our specialties.

We create with you Hiking Safaris to your liking, based on your stamina and wishes.

Every Park in Uganda has hiking trails, there are miles of trails outside of parks, Mountain Climbing and hikes or simple nature walk.

As we design your safari, your safety, well-being, budget restraints will be on our mind.  Contact us about hitting the trails in Uganda such as the one above.

We give you more information about hiking in Uganda than any other tour operators because we like to hit those trails ourselves and bring a long experience of giving you a Hakuna Matata – no worries Hiking Safari in Uganda.


Forest Walk Trail in Kibale Forest National Park – if you are interested in adding it to your safari – please contact us