Uganda Hiking Safaris

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Hiking Safaris Uganda

Are you looking for hiking Safaris in  the pearl of Africa? Uganda is not only about gorilla trekking, game drives, or boat cruise, Uganda hiking safaris and mountaineering adventures are also worth a shot. Mountain climbing in Uganda is so enjoyable and you will love it. some of the great hiking and mountaineering places include the Rwenzori mountains, mount Mgahinga, Mount Elgon, and mount Sabyinyo among others. Among all experiences, you shouldn’t miss a 7- 8 days hike on mountain Rwenzori located in western Uganda. This is one of the highest mountains in Africa. When climbing up mountain Rwenzori, you will pass by lake Kitandara, the woodland sector, and montane vegetation up to the snowcapped peaks like Margherita.

Margherita peak stands at an elevation of 5,119m, making it the tallest point in Uganda. The peak is covered with snow and gives a panoramic sight of the clouds. Also, on your hike, you will come across several animals such as primates, birds, reptiles like the three-horned chameleon, and other wildlife. If you need a much more mild but rewarding and diverse mountain hiking experience, mount Elgon located in eastern Uganda offers you an opportunity to see the largest caldera in the whole world. Other worthy mentions around the protected area are primates, bird species, tree species, reptiles, and butterfly species.  contact us for affordable hiking safaris in Uganda and enjoy huge discounts.

Mountain climbing and hiking adventure tours in Uganda.

Not only in mountains that one can do hiking in the pearl of Africa but also hills such as Kyeganywa hill in fort portal, hiking to the top of Murchison falls, top of the world hill in Kibale national park, Kigezi hills and so many others also give a memorable adventure due to their amazing views. And this rewards you with some of the bird species such as ross’s Hartlaub’s, turacos, golden-winged tucazze, sunbirds, and much more, passing through the local communities of the Bakiga, Batooro, and Batwa pygmies.

We provide several Uganda hiking safaris and tour packages and these are customized packages when one can contact us and we offer the best you desire on your hiking holiday to Uganda. Safari options can range from 1 to over 10 days depending on your time. On one package, we can combine mountain Mgahinga and mountain Rwenzori because they are located in the same region which is western Uganda., visit queen Elizabeth national park, Lake Bunyonyi, Kibale national park, or Semiliki national park. Hiking mountain Rwenzori has options that are obtainable in this spectacular mountain range along the equator in Uganda. We have well-trained hikers and porters ready to make your Rwenzori hiking dreams come true. In all mountain hiking, we remain flexible depending on clients’ interests and budget.

Your main reason for visiting Uganda could be gorilla trekking but just try so hard to diversify your safari. Uganda safaris offer one of the best wildlife viewing experiences despite being the best place for mountain gorilla trekking safaris in Africa and the entire world at large. Uganda is one of the few countries that shelter the big 5 mammals, ostriches, and cheetahs. The country is blessed with over 345 mammal species. you should include sights of primates like golden monkeys in Mgahinga national park, chimpanzee, and more of your safari plans. Uganda has the largest population of primates in the entire east African region. The country is home to more than half of the remaining mountain gorillas followed by Rwanda and Congo.

Located in the Mbale-eastern part of Uganda, mount Elgon is an easy mountain to hike. Aspirant hikers need to be physically fit, but no specialized equipment or skills are needed to reach the summit, and the mountain is not very high that there is a serious risk of altitude-related illness that regularly afflicts hikers on the upper slopes of mountain Kilimanjaro or mountain Kenya. For an amazing experience, you must have a good packaging list for your mountaineering adventure to be enjoyable and successful.

Ensure to carry good hiking boots to maneuver through slippery surfaces and loose rocks, a sleeping bag, warm jackets, sweaters, and a torch. Carry enough drinking water to rehydrate and energy-giving snacks to keep you strong during the whole hiking process.

Destinations for Mountain climbing and hiking adventure tours in Uganda.

Mountain climbing and hiking adventure safaris & tours in Uganda introduces you the astonishing and breathtaking sceneries, trailing through a number of mountains and other landscapes; at times characterized by deep montane forest cover at the base, Bamboo Zone, Heather zone, Alpine zone and finally Rock and glaciers. Multi-day hiking trips in Uganda happen in Rwenzori mountains national park and Mount Elgon national park while the Virunga Volcanoes in the southwest Uganda offer 1-day hiking adventures. Other mount climbing places in Uganda offer half day and short hiking opportunities such as Sipi falls and it takes a few hours to hike.

Rwenzori Mountains

Rwenzori Mountain was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Uganda and located in western Uganda, forming a natural boundary between Uganda and the DR Congo. The highest peak of Ruwenzori is Margherita, rising 5109m above sea level and it has glaciers throughout the year yet Rwenzori is crossed by the Equator! Mount Rwenzori is the 3rd highest mountain just after Mount Kilimanjaro and Mt Kenya. Several mount climbers find it challenging to hike it to the summit however from the many reviews we get from them, all say that the mountain offers excellent views and scenery than the two highest peaks in Africa. A trip from the base to the summit of mountain Rwenzori takes approximately 6 to 8 days or more depending on the physical fitness of the hikers.

Mountain Elgon

Hiking adventures to Mount Elgon offers endless opportunities to explore several waterfalls and caves that were created by flowing lava about million years ago. The park has various trailhead routes such as Piswa trail, Sipi trail, Sasa Trail and Suam trail. During your adventure, look out for beautiful birds, fauna and flora.

Yes, mountain Elgon has the world’s largest caldera and its highest peak is at Wagagai standing at 4,321m above the sea level.

Mount Gahinga

Mount Gahinga lies at 3474 m above the sea level and it is the smallest of all the Virunga Volcanoes. The name Gahinga means “Small Pile of Rocks”.  A hiking journey takes you about six hours round-trip, trailing through a Bamboo forest. On a lucky day, you may meet some golden monkeys and other primates during your adventure tour

Mount Muhabura

Mount Muhabura lies at 4127 m above the sea level and is its highest peak is located in Mgahinga national park. Sometimes, this mountain is called Muhavura. This mountain derived its names from Rufumbira word which means “The Guide”. At the summit of this mount, we find a clear lake which is about 36 m wide and provides panoramic views of deep tropical forest of the Virunga conservation area and it’s a good spot to take photos. The hike is about 8 hour’s round trip and covers 12 km. This Mt Muhabura can be accessed through Uganda and Rwanda. Travelers can take a road trip from Kampala, taking Masaka- Mbarara- Kabale- Kisoro highway while from Rwanda, you may fly into Kigali aiport and head to Volcanoes national park to start your hike the following day.

Mount Sabinyo

Mount Sabinyo lies at 3660 m above the sea level and it has second highest peak in Mgahinga gorilla national park. Sabinyo means ‘Old Man’s Teeth’, and it was named so because of the rugged summit which is divided by deep gorges that look like teeth! Travelers are planning for a hike to the summit are advised to be physically fit because it involves walking through a ridge with a final hike having ladders. Once at the top, relax and stretch yourself while standing in three African countries of Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo at the same time. The round-trip journey takes about eight hours covering a stretch of about 14 km.

What to bring for Mountain climbing and hiking adventure safaris in Uganda.

If you are looking at hiking safaris Uganda, dont forget too carry some of the important items below;


Sleeping bag


Water bottle

Warm clothes



First aid kit

Cooking equipment

Sturdy hiking shoes

Rain gear

Enough food supplies.

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