Walking safaris in Nkuringo Bwindi Forest National Park Uganda

What to carry with you on your walking safari In Uganda?

Walking safaris in Nkuringo Bwindi Forest National Park Uganda

Walking safaris in Nkuringo sector of Bwindi Impenetrable national park are one of the popular activities done by most travelers on their visit in Uganda while exploring the destination on foot to experience the true African nature and culture!

Visitors prefer to combine walking safaris with other activities such as gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, game drive, boat cruises, cultural tours, bird watching among others. If you prefer to do walking safari in Uganda, take note of the following tips;

Walking safaris in Uganda is more enjoyable when you combine it with gorilla trekking tour in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. However, walking safaris in Bwindi is best done and more interesting in trekking trails of Nkuringo, Buhoma, Rushanga, Ruhija.

These forest trails are the best way to explore the hidden treasures and the beauty of Bwindi forest, you may encounter and see a number of primates such as Black and white colobus monkeys, chimps, butterflies, birds and waterfalls. You may also experience the walking safaris in Bwindi with a visit to the local community to engage and interact with the local people. The most interesting trail for a community and cultural tour during these walking safaris is the Buhoma Village walk that leads you to community farms to observe their agricultural practices, learn how traditional healers process the herbs to cure some diseases, go through local brewing process and visit the Batwa pygmies who were formally habitats of Bwindi forest.

Travelers looking for walking safaris in Nkuringo and Buhoma sector Bwindi Uganda should be physically fit. The walking safari in these two sectors may take you approximately 2 to 3 hours. This is truly a rewarding experience to nature lovers to enjoy the tour on foot as you spot a number of birds, tree species and primates. If you want to ascend back its better you start from Nkuringo to Buhoma because you will be slopping instead of climbing.

Walking safaris can be done in all national parks in Uganda but a forest walk is always better! In Kibale forest, expect to see variety of primates, birds, butterflies and end with a magical walk in Bigodi wetland for both rewarding cultural and nature-based experiences.

Best Time to do Walking Safaris In Uganda

Walking Safaris in Uganda can be done throughout the year however the best for the activity is always during the dry season when forest trail heads are dry to make smooth movements by the visitors. This is during the months of June to September and December to February when rainfall is less expected.

What to carry with you on your walking safari In Uganda?

Just like any other safaris in Uganda, you need to carry comfortable walking boots, be in good health, good camera with enough batteries, sun hat, clothes, head torch, rain coat among others

Where to stay during walking safaris in Bwindi Uganda

A number of safari lodges and properties are built in Nkuringo, Buhoma and other sectors of Bwindi to accommodate visitors on their walking safaris. These range from budget to luxury lodges as Rushaga gorilla camp, Traveler rest hotel, Silver back lodge, Buhoma Community rest camp, Gift of nature lodge, Broad bill forest camp, Gorilla heights lodge among others.

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