The Best Hiking Safaris in Uganda

Posted by on August 19, 2017

 Here are The Best Hiking Safaris in Uganda including Volcano and Rwenzori Mountains Climbs – Hikes

Experiential Hiking Adventures in the Mountains – in the Jungles and on the Savannah – Hitting the Hiking Trails in Uganda


Experiential Adventures-off-the-peaten-paths – The Best Hiking Safaris in Uganda include Gorilla – Chimpanzee Trekking – Hiking through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – Kibale Forest Hikes – Rwenzori Mountains Hikes – Volcano Climbing, Mgahinga Gorilla Park Hikes, Murchison Falls Park Hikes, Queen Elizabeth Park Hikes’ Hikes with the Batwa Pygmies, Wildlife Hikes and more to come.

Experiential Hiking – Climbing Safaris allow you to see the Pearl of Africa on Foot rather than from a vehicle. We offer the best in Ugandan Adventure Hiking Safaris in every Park in Uganda.

Hiking Safaris where you discover Africa up-close, as you would not from a vehicle.

The Experiential Hiking Safaris can be modified by using Budget – Moderate -Upmarket Lodging that is right for you.


trailThe Best Hiking Safaris in Uganda – The Pearl of Africa:

Hitting the Hiking Trails in Uganda – Let your African Experiential Hiking Adventure Begin


rwenzori-mountains-mini-hike-linkThe 3 day Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon Mini-Hike:

This trail is not a foothill hike but ascends up to the 3000-meter level –  It is in the Northern Area of the Mountains of the Moon – the difficulty level is from moderate to difficult.  It is the Northern Pass that is still used by villagers that live here.

The actual hike is seven to eight hours in length.  You are guided by mountaineering specialists working with the Uganda Wildlife Authority.

The Trail starts near Fort Portal and ends in the Semliki Valley near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.

You can easily make this a 5-day hiking safari instead of the present 3 days one by adding hiking activities in the Semliki Valley and day-hikes in the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon.


3 Day Lake Mburo Park Wildlife Hiking Safari:

This is another experiential Hiking Safari in the African Wild that gets you out of the vehicle and into the African Bush at Lake Mburo National Park, the closest Savanna Park to Kampala.

Enjoy Budget, Moderate or upmarket lodging in the park, take some hikes, a boat-launch Safari, game drive and you have a full itinerary at Lake Mburo.

The nice thing about a safari in Lake Mburo Park, there is minimal drive-times to get here and to return to Kampala.

The Hiking Safari can taken all year long, it can also be added to other hiking Safaris listed here.


4-day-queen-elizabeth-park-hiking-safari4 Day Queen Elizabeth Park Wildlife – Chimpanzee – Hiking Safari:

Hiking Safaris have become more popular since people want to be out of the vehicle in the African Wild.

Here is a four-day Hiking Safari in Queen Elizabeth National park, where added to the normal activities like game drives and boat safari on Kazinga Channel are three Hikes.

Explore Kyambura Gorge with its Chimpanzees and almost surreal setting – the gorge alone is worth a hike there.

Hike along the Mweya Peninsula and observe the lovable Banded Mongoose and venture into the vast Maramagambo Forest on this 4 day Hiking Safari.


The Best Hiking Safaris in UgandaThe 5 Day Mahoma Trail Safari in the Rwenzori Mountains:

The 3 day Mahoma Trail is part of a 5-day hiking safari in the Rwenzori Mountains.

Day 1 – is driving to Ruboni – enjoy a village walk with the keepers of the Mountains – the Bakonjo People.

Day 2 to 4 you are on the Mahoma Trail and on day 5 you return back to Kampala or Entebbe.

This is a fairly new trail which was created to familiarize Visitors with the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon and for those who did not have the stamina or endurance to climb the peaks found in the Rwenzori Mountains.


hiking-with-the-chimpanzees5-Days Hiking with the Chimpanzees – Kibale Forest

Another one of a kind hiking safari in Uganda – 5 days of hiking with the Chimpanzees.

Crater Lake Hikes, the famous Kibale Forest “Top of the World” Hike, a visit to Amabere Caves, a Forest Hike and Village Visit.

And the best – an all-day Chimpanzee Habituation Safari in Kibale Forest with researchers and Trackers.

Kibale Forest is just 4 hours from Kampala, a short drive to get here and go back to Kampala, making it even better.

5-Days of exploring the jungles of Bigodi Wetlands and Kibale Forest.


5 Day Rwenzori Mini-Hike and Semliki Wildlife Hiking Safari:

This 5-day Safari combines the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon Mini-Hike and the vast Semliki Valley in a 5-day Hiking Safari.

Another memorable Hiking Safari in Uganda, times of seeing Uganda on foot – combining one of the tallest places in Africa – the Rwenzori Mountains and the Western Rift of the Semliki Valley.

Mountain Hiking, Nature Trails, and Hikes, Chimpanzee Trekking, a boat ride on Lake Albert, nocturnal and daytime Game Drive, all in a 5 Day Hiking Safari in Western Uganda.

We can adjust the Safari, just for you.


6-day-mgahinga-gorilla-park-hiking-safari6 Day Mgahinga Gorilla Park Trekking – Hiking – Climbing Safari:

This Safari begins and ends in Kigali – Rwanda since it is a short drive from there to Mgahinga Gorilla Park.

The safari includes a Gorilla Trek, Nature Walk of 4 hours, the Batwa Trail with the original people of the forest and the choice of a volcano climb – there are three to choose from.

Drive time from Kigali is 2 hours plus, all activities take place in Mgahinga Gorilla Park meaning that there is no daily drive-time but from the lodging you have


6-day-Kidepo-Valley-wildlife-hiking-safari6 Day Kidepo Valley Park Wildlife and Hiking Safari:

This is a one of kind Wildlife – Hiking Safari in one of East Africa’s most remote parks.  A Park where there are no crowds, just you.

This safari combines, wildlife including wildlife Hike and an all-day Hike up to the Morungole Mountains to visit the Ik People who live in remote Mountain Villages and there are only about 11,000 of them.

This is a truly an Experiential Hiking Safari that you will not soon forget and one of a kind is just the right word for it.

The Hike up the Morungole Mountains is for the physically fit and it is certainly not a Sunday Stroll in the park.


hiking-thorugh-Bwindi-Impenetrable-Forest7 Day Twice Gorilla Trekking – Hiking Safari through Bwindi Forest:

This 7-day safari can begin and end in either Entebbe – Uganda or Kigali – Rwanda.  The Kigali Option cuts the drive-times from Entebbe or Kampala.

The safari is filled with action – two gorilla treks – one on either end of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

A time in the forest with the Batwa Pygmies in the Buhoma area.  Hiking through Bwindi Forest with the second gorilla trek the following day.

Hike down to Lake Mutanda and paddle in a dugout canoe across the lake to Kisoro where the safari comes to an end.


9day-Rwanda-Uganda9 day Gorilla Trekking – Canoeing – Hiking Safari:

Trek Gorillas 3 times – once in Rwanda and twice in Uganda, canoe and hike, the hike being up to Nkurongo area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and then through the forest.

This is a safari for the adventurous at heart, moderate level of fitness required for this safari.

Before returning to Rwanda for your flight out, relax along the scenic Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda.

This Safari can be priced out Budget – moderate or upmarket by changing the lodges where you stay.


12 Day Rwanda – Uganda – Gorilla- Chimpanzee Wildlife Hiking Safari:

12 Days trekking and hiking in Rwanda and Uganda. This popular hiking- primate and wildlife Safari take out long drive times by landing in Kigali and flying back home out of Uganda.

In between your arrival and departure, it is experiential adventures, one after another in both countries.

You will enjoy the Land of a Thousand Hills and the Pearl of Africa in the heart of Africa.

Experience Rwanda and Uganda on this Safari.


14-day-hiking-through-Uganda-Safari14 Day Gorilla – Chimpanzee – Wildlife Hiking Safari:

This is a 14-day Hiking Safari includes Wildlife Nature Walks in Lake Mburo Park – Chimpanzee Habituation Experience in Kibale Forest – Bigodi Wetlands Jungle Hike and a crater lake Hike.

You will visit and hike in the Rwenzori Mountains Foothills, Hike in the famed Kyambura Gorge and Maramagambo Forest, along the Ntungwe River, through Bwindi forest and Gorilla Trek and climb one of the Volcanoes in Mgahinga Gorilla Park.

You spend a lot of time out of the vehicle on foot on this action packed adventure Safari in the Pearl of Africa.5 day Murchison Falls Wildlife-Rhino-Chimpanzee Hiking Safari


Hiking Tips and Advice:Hiking-Walking-Safaris-Tips-Advice-Uganda

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 various rainforest – 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 Experiential 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 and Rwanda, you will be glad that you did – it will be the experiential adventure of a lifetime.


trailHitting the Hiking Trails – Hiking – Climbing Safaris in Uganda combine it with the best found in the Pearl of Africa, game drives, the boat launch rides with the added plus of seeing Uganda’s Wild Africa on foot, an experience without compare.


If you are interested in the Best Hiking Safaris in Uganda – please contact us.