Hitting the Hiking Trails in and near Queen Elizabeth Park – Uganda

Posted by on December 17, 2018

Hitting the Trails – Hiking Trails in and near Queen Elizabeth Park

Hitting the Hiking Trails – Best Experiential Hiking Trails Queen Elizabeth Park


Hitting the Hiking Trails – The Best Experiential  Hiking Trails in and near Queen Elizabeth Park.  A collection of some of the best Trekking and Nature Walks Hiking Paths in and near Queen Elizabeth Park We have compiled the list of trails below for our clients to choose while on Safari with us in Uganda and staying in Queen Elizabeth Park.

Hit the Hiking Trails in the Kyambura Gorge with its underground Forest, a place that seems to be from another world. Hike through the vast Maramagambo Forest where you discover pristine crater lakes, creeks, caves, primates and birds. There is the hike along the Mweya Peninsula to the Banded Mongoose Research Project, just to name a few, as you will find out below.

Any of the Rwenzori 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, the Rwenzori Mountains off of the beaten tourist track, discovering the undiscovered – we would love to give you more information about Hiking in and near the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon.


 Hitting the Hiking Trails – Best Experiential Hiking Trails Queen Elizabeth Park

The Experiential Treks that you can do in and near Queen Elizabeth Park in Uganda


 Kyambura Gorge Hiking:

Hiking down and in the vast Kyambura Gorge is a true, experiential adventure.  We suggest that you take the three house plus chimpanzee Trek.

On it you hike through the underground forest in the what BBC called the lost Valley, others call it the Valley of the Apes since there is a fair number of chimpanzees and other primates found in the gorge.

Even if you do not spot the chimpanzee, the hike is well worth it and quite rewarding when it comes to scenery, birds, butterflies and various mammals that you come across on this guided hike in this huge gash in the savanna the Kyambura Gorge.  It is one of the best hiking locations for scenery, primates and the many species of birds found there.


 Hiking in Maramagambo Forest:

Hiking in Maramagambo Forest is one of the highlights of Queen Elizabeth Park.  Here you can take various trails that take you into and through the Forest.  It is a birders paradise and an outdoor enthusiast’s dream.

The forest is dotted with beautiful crater lakes, creeks, thick ironwood forest, caves, including the famous bat cave where you can see through a safe viewing booth the thousands of bats that are there and the bat gorging pythons that have their lunch all around them.

You can take the all-day Maramagambo Forest Loop where you bring lunch with you from the lodge you are staying at in the park.

We can arrange hikes for you in the forest that give you the best of the forest.


 Mongoose Tracking Hike on the Mweya Peninsula:

One of the little known about activities in Queen Elizabeth Park is Mongoose Research Tracking on the Mweya Peninsula.

This is a 3-hour activity that can be done with a guide who accompanies you as you set off to the Mongoose Research Area where you can observe the Banded Mongoose and learn about their habits and ways.

This is a fascinating activity and you will see other wildlife, birds along the hike as you venture along Kazinga Channel on the Mweya Peninsula.

This is a guided Walk on the Mweya Peninsula that extends into the natural Kazinga Channel

We can include the experiential Mongoose Research Activity in your Queen Elizabeth Park Itinerary.


 Hiking in Kalinzu Forest:

Kalunzi Forest can easily be tacked on to an itinerary that takes in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

This is one of the National Forests of Uganda and is not managed by the Uganda Wildlife Authority.  Here you can track Chimpanzees beginning at age 12 and not 15.

The chimpanzees here have been habituated by Japanese Researchers for many years and are quite easily found while out on a Chimpanzee Trek with guides.

You can go on Nature Walks and Hikes seeing various primates, birds and other animals.

Kalinzu Forest is the 2nd Best Place for Chimpanzee Trekking in Uganda after Kibale Forest.  It is a 45-minute drive from Mweya area of Queen Elizabeth Park.


 Hiking in the Kasyoha – Kitomi Forest Reserve:

The Kasyoha – Kitomi Forest is near Queen Elizabeth Park, south of the Kazinga Channel and Lake George.  A Forest is a place of discovery – primates, birds, hiking trails, crater lakes, all off of the beaten tourist path, another one of those hidden gems found in the Pearl of Africa.

While visiting the forest stay at Nyanzibiri Eco-Community Camp.  The Camp is located on two crater lakes, has a museum and you can visit a cave that is nearby

This is another hiking trail off of the beaten path in Uganda taking in waterfalls, crater lakes, primates and birds, forest elephants may be seen at times.

The added plus is that you hiking without the crowds


 Experiential Hiking Adventures:

Uganda is heaven for hikers – there are so many options that you have here in the Pearl of Africa.

You can hike inside of every park in Uganda such as hiking in, near and through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Mhaginga Gorilla National Park, hike anywhere in the Lake Mburo Park, we also have those unique and special places

When it comes to hiking, the opportunities in Uganda are limitless ranging from hikes on the savannah, teeming with wildlife to following the River Nile or Lake Albert, encountering crocodiles, hippos, monitor lizards along the way.

Uganda, there is much to discover on your Adventure Safari


 Experiential Climbing  Adventures:

Climb the volcanoes found in Uganda, there are 3 found in Mgahinga Gorilla Park and the other volcano that can be climbed is Mount Elgon in the East.

Beyond the Volcanoes, you can discover the tallest mountain range in Africa, the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon either by hiking and climbing in its foothills or take the 8 to 10-hour route to its peaks.

uganda, unknown to most is a paradise for hikers and Climbers.  In the East and West of the Country is ringed by Volcanoes plus there are the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon where you can at least explore the foothills and lower peaks if you are not inclined to Climb to the peaks

Climbing experiences abound in Uganda and most of them are off of the beaten tourist path – an added reason to visit Uganda.


 Hiking Tips and Advice:

Hiking and Nature Walks 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.

We do not do camping hiking safari for security Reasons but use mid-range and upmarket lodges along the trails.


Hitting the hiking trails in Queen Elizabeth Park