Hiking Trails in and near Kibale Forest

Posted by on October 1, 2017

Hitting the Trails –  Hiking Trails in and near Kibale Forest

Hitting the Trails – Best Experiential Hiking Trails Kibale Forest – Fort Portal


Hitting the Trails – The Best Experiential  Hiking Trails in and near Kibale Forest. A collection of some of the Hiking Trails in and near Kibale Forestbest Hiking and Nature Walks Hiking Paths in and near Kibale Forest found around Fort Portal and Kibale Forest.  We have compiled the list of trails below for our clients to choose while on Safari with us in Uganda and staying near Kibale Forest

Hike up to the Top of the World, hit the Forest Trail inside of the park, a hiker’s bliss. Take the trail through a Jungle Swamp in the Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary, there is the Amabere Caves Trail, various Crater Lake Hikes and beyond the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon.

Any of the Kibale Forest Hiking Trails can be included in your Safari in the heart of Africa. Places unlike any others where you have ever hiked, climbed or taken a Nature Walk.

It is time to hit the Trail – to see Uganda, Kibale Forest off of the beaten tourist track, discovering the undiscovered – we would love to give you more information about Hiking in and near Kibale Forest.


Hitting the Trails – Best Experiential Hiking Trails in and near Kibale Forest

Hiking  – Nature Walks – Climbs – Kibale Forest


Hiking – Trekking the Chimpanzees:

We offer an experiential 5 day Hiking – All Day Chimpanzee Habituation Safari that is just right for the hiking enthusiast plus you spend all day with the Chimpanzees.

Chimpanzee Treks where you spend one hour with a chimpanzee group in the forest are ideal for many while more and more opt for the Chimpanzee Habituation Experience – CHEX.

Chimpanzees are the main attraction in the forest, most are unaware of the other activities that are found in and near Kibale Forest Park.

Kibale is the best park destination in East Africa for hiking with the Chimpanzees up close and much more.


Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary – Jungle Swamp Hike:

Bigodi Wetlands is one of the few Jungle Swamp in East Africa. It is where the Central African Jungle spills into East Africa.

Much of the hike is taken on boardwalk like structure.  It is a Birder’s paradise – a primate lover’s dreams.

During the afternoon on your hike you will often spot chimpanzees and about 5 other primates, hundreds of birds, otters, antelopes, bush pigs and more.

What is most stunning about Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary is the vegetation that you find here, from the palm trees to the papyrus reeds that are found there, it definitely feels like a jungle swamp.


The Forest Trail Hike:

The Forest Trail is 12 kilometers long and you can hike it during dry-seasons.  It is within the forest itself and is about a 6 hour hike and takes you through various terrain.

You hike through savannah, swamps, thick forest, riverine forest.  Along the trails there are countless of birds and butterflies, Primates including chimpanzees and other species.

The forest is home to 12 different primates and 1500 chimpanzees call this their home.

Elephants and Forest Buffaloes are also found in the forest, but are rarely seen while hiking.


Nocturnal Forest Walk:

The Nocturnal Forest Walk is taking after dinner.  It is a short and leisurely hike with Uganda Wildlife Authority Rangers who have powerful spotlights with them so that you can clearly see the creatures of the night.

The walk is about 2 hours in length – short but very fulfilling in that you experience Kibale Forest at night with sights and sounds that are not there in the daytime.

Spot birds of the night such as owls and the nightjar, mammals such as pottos and bush babies.

The Nocturnal is safe and secure – you are escorted by Armed Rangers.


Top of the World Hike:

This is 3 hour-long hike that is guided and winds through villages, tea plantations.  You will meet villagers, children, farmers in the fields.

There are 3 Crater Lakes along the way that you will see and on a clear day you have great views of the  Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon and even into Queen Elizabeth Park and the surrounding countryside.

A Lodge is being built at the top and should soon open.

The hike takes moderate effort and can be done by most with little effort on their part, except in some of the steeper sections.


Amabere Caves and Crater Lakes Hikes:

The Amabere Caves – actually a giant overhang are a place of local legends, myths, and natural wonders. The hike to the caves is actually short, but often slippery.  You are led by a local guide who take you through the jungle trail leading to the caves, while there explain to you their place in local culture.

After the visit to the caves and the waterfall, continue on the trails that leads around three scenic crater lakes, have a lunch with you an enjoy.

This is a combination of hiking, scenic wonders and local culture and legends at the caves, and meeting the local people as you hike around the nearby by crater lakes.


Kabiza Wilderness Safaris specializes in Experiential Adventures in Uganda and that includes Hiking Safaris in Kibale Forest.

We can include any of the above Hikes in your safari with us in Uganda and Rwanda.

Hikes in Kibale Forest are out of the ordinary adventures that are not offered by most tour companies, we do since it is one of our specialties and we have done so for a decade.

There are many other hiking trails near Kibale Forest and Fort Portal, in the Foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon and Queen Elizabeth Park, all within a close driving distance.

We add new Hiking trails when we discover one and think that it would benefit our clients and catch their interest.


Contact us if one of the Hiking Trails in and near Kibale Forest the appeals to you.