Plan your Hiking – Climbing – Gorilla – Chimpanzee Trekking Wildlife Safari
Practical Steps for Planning Your Hiking Safari in Uganda
Practical Advice – Tips for Planning Your Hiking Safari in Uganda. You will find helpful information to help you plan a Hiking – Walking Safari in Uganda and Rwanda. There are many challenging Trails and climbs off the beaten tourist tracks.
Embarking on a hiking safari in Uganda is a thrilling way to explore the country’s breathtaking landscapes, diverse wildlife, and rich cultural heritage. From lush rainforests to towering mountains, Uganda offers a wide range of hiking and climbing opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. In this guide, we will take you through the essential steps to help you plan an unforgettable hiking safari in Uganda.
Kabiza Wilderness Safaris specializes in Hiking Adventures, Walking, and Climbing Safaris that take in some of the most scenic sights in the Pearl of Africa. We will assist you in every possible way to make your time in Africa successful.
When it comes to Trekking and hitting the Trails – we know the best ones and the ones that are just right for you. We see the clothing and equipment you need as we plan your hikes – Climbs – Walking Safaris with you.
We will assist you at every phase of your Hiking Safari, from initial planning to booking and implementation of your safari plans.
Planning your Hiking Safari – Step by Step Advice
How to Plan your Luxury Safari in Uganda – Step- by Step Advice
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Plan your Hiking Safari with a local Ugandan Tour Operator:
Many tour operators offer safaris in Uganda, but few specialize in hiking Safaris. It’s essential to choose a reputable, Bonafide, accredited safari tour operator that can customize a safari to your specific interests regarding activities, parks, and accommodations.
You want to go with a local as you plan and carry out your safari in Uganda. You will not go wrong picking a license from the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) and an Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO) member.
A local Ugandan Tour Operator will save money and give you on-the-ground expertise and advice for a better safari.
Best months of the Year for your Hiking Safari:
The busiest seasons of the year are from Mid-June to September. October is the shoulder season’s transition month, moving toward the rainy season. September and October have fewer tourists.
The Other High-and Dry Season is from mid-December to March; March is the transition or shoulder season month.
Low Seasons – Rainy Seasons of the Year
April to Mid-June is part of the rainy season. Luxury Lodges lower their rates during those times, but dates vary lodge by lodge. The benefits for some are fewer people, and the Savannah parks begin to bloom afresh.
November into Mid-December is the other rainy season. Rainy Season in Uganda does not mean Monsoon like weather. The most rain falls at night, and the sun still comes out, but the trails are muddy.
Gorilla Trekking and Chimpanzee Trekking take place in Rainforests. There it can rain anytime. However, most rain falls at night or during the early pre-dawn morning hours.
Safaris occur all year, and Safari-Goers always have an extraordinary time.
Decide what activities you want to include in your Hiking Safari:
Your actions and locations in your Hiking Safari determine the days required for your time in Uganda. Seven days or longer are ideal and will allow you to add Gorilla, Golden Monkey, and Chimpanzee Trekking, Wildlife, cultural encounters, and the climbs and hikes you want to include.
Below you can see various activities that fit perfectly into a hiking safari.
- Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Volcanoes National Park is usually a 5-hour trek and, depending on the gorilla family, can be physically challenging.
- All Day Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari – Trek in and out of Bwindi – spend 4 hours with a Gorilla Family being habituated – this is usually an all-day trek.
- They are walking – Hiking Safaris in various parks of Uganda and Rwanda, including hiking through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Nyungwe Forest, and the famous Canopy Walk. Volcanoes National Park and the extended Nile-Congo Trail in Rwanda.
- Chimpanzee Trekking-Habituation is best done in Rwanda in Kibale Forest, Kyambura Gorge, Budongo Forest, Semliki Valley, and Nyungwe Forest.
- Golden Monkey Tracking – Mgahinga Gorilla Park and Volcanoes National Park
- Canoeing Safaris in a dugout canoe on Lake Bunyonyi and Lake Mutanda.
- Interactive Forest Walks with the Batwa People –the first people of the forest – are 2 to 5 hikes nature walks.
- Volcano Climbing – Virunga Volcanoes – Mgahinga Gorilla Park and Rwanda Volcanoes National Park.
- Rwenzori Mountains – Foothill hikes.
The right things to wear for a Hike – Climb:
Hiking and climbing in Uganda, wear the right clothes to protect you and keep you comfortable on your one-day hike or climb. The link above will also show you what to wear on forest and savanna hikes.
The best insect repellent for Mosquitoes and Tsetse Flies is the Australian product “RID.”
When going on a Nature Walk, Hike, Gorilla Trek, or Volcano Climb, the terrain matters, and a walking stick that can often be purchased locally will come in handy. These sticks are usually taller than a person and give good support on slippery slopes, such as in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Mgahinga Gorilla Park, Volcanoes National Park, Nyungwe Forest, and the Rwenzori Mountains Foothills.
It is suggested that you have a daypack where you put a light rain jacket, packed lunch or snacks, and drinking water, and most often, you will need at least 2 to 3 liters. Read more here.
Tips and Advice for you Hiking Safari in Uganda!
As you p[an your Hiking – Climbing Safari with us you will find our Hiking Tips and Advice most helpful. The tips cover from what wear and gear you need for a hiking Safari in Ugnda.
Hikingh and climbing in Uganda is different from hiking and climbing in other parts of the worldand that includes the equatorial climate. Uganda’s climte is temperate due to the lelevation of the country, its mountains and lakes.
Our practical tips and advice, you can enhance your safety, comfort, and overall experience during your hiking safari in Uganda. Remember to plan ahead, pack appropriately, respect nature and wildlife, and prioritize your well-being throughout the journey.
Our Hiking Safaris in Uganda:
Here you will find some of our best Hiking Safaris in Uganda. Most of them take place in Western Uganda where you find the Rwenzori Mountains, the Virunga Volcanoes in Mgahinga Gorilla Park and the ridges and valleys of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Read moe here.
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