Best places to do hiking in Uganda.

Experience the pearl of Africa on foot, by conquering some of its iconic and snow capped mountain peaks, offering you whole lot of amazing adventure while on your Safari in Africa.

Hiking is a typical adventure experience in Uganda that is quite unique & interesting for anyone to get involved while on their vacation.

Hiking on Mount Elgon.

Mt. Elgon lies at an altitude of 4321m above sea level with the largest volcanic base in the world. Located on the Uganda-Kenya border, it is also the largest solitary, volcanic mountain in East Africa. It has the world’s largest caldera and its vast form, 80km in diameter rises more than 3,000m above the neighboring plains. The mountain’s cool heights offer respite from the hot plains below, with the higher altitudes providing a safe haven for the growth of flora and fauna.

A hike on Mt. Elgon’s deserted moorlands discloses a magnificent and unclustered wilderness without the summit-oriented approach common to many mountains: the ultimate goal on reaching the top of Mt. Elgon is not the final ascent to the 4321 m Wagagai Peak, but the descent into the vast 40 km² caldera.

Hiking on Rwenzori mountains.

Mountain Rwenzori is a UNESCO world heritage site that offers endless opportunities to see nature at its best. It is a mountain complex with numerous snow capped peaks, with the highest at 5,109 meters which is Margherita.

Margherita is the highest peak of mountain Rwenzori and the third highest in the whole of Africa. It has a unique, fantastic and a true beauty that offers undisputable hiking experience in Uganda with clear views of eastern D.R Congo and the entire Albertine Rift valley.

Rwenzori’s authentic beauty comes clear with the climb up through Kilembe route, the forests, valleys and diversity of flora and fauna gives trekkers unforgettable experience.

Hiking is one of the best activities that the Rwenzoris offer to all the visitors who are interested in testing their physique.

Hiking to Margherita peak takes a couple of days, between 7-9 days according to the speed of the hikers. The hike involves unique activities like walking through the forest, climbing the rocks, viewing birds and animals that can be spotted within the lower alpine forests, up to the top of Mt. Stanley where the highest peak Margherita can be sighted.

Hiking Mountain Rwenzori down slopes via Bwamba pass in Bundibugyo. Before a road was built in 1938 to link fort portal with the remote town of Bundibugyo, local people followed the most direct route between these settlements -a tough 1500m high trek over steep north Rwenzori ridge, known as the Bwamba pass. The Abanya Rwenzori community group leads the hikers over the mountain through isolated mountain villages to visit the bamboo forest and enjoy superb rift valley views.

Hiking on Mount Muhabura.

This is an extinct volcano found in Kisoro, and one of the Virunga Mountains, lying across the border between Rwanda and Uganda. It’s the third (3rd) highest mountain of the eight major mountains in the Virunga ranges reaching up to 4,127m (13,540 feet).

Hiking Mount Muhabura in the south western Uganda is so adventurous and the place is worth visiting to enjoy an amazing scenic hike. It feels great walking through the beautiful terrains that often looks like a desert, viewing at the open slopes and admire the beautiful cover of thick shrubs and thickets.

Hiking in Semuliki valley national park.

In Semuliki national park there are 3 hiking trails, Kirumia trail and this runs through the heart of the forest to Semuliki river and this one is really perfect for birders, red monkey trail goes to the park’s eastern border and in this place your assured to view the rare deBrazza’s monkey, Sempaya trails and in this trail u will view the male hot springs and female hot spring, dominated by boiling geyser. Eggs and Matooke (green plantain) can be cooked in these boiling waters and enjoyed by hungry hikers.

Hiking trails in Uganda’s national park.

Hiking in Lake Mburo national park is at Rwonyo, a trail leading to salt lick where many animals are attracted to salty rocks.

Walk on the western side of the lake and encounter hyenas returning to their dens and hippos retreating to the lake. Hikes via the woodland in Lake Mburo gives you a chance to sight birds, mammals, and walking to the top of the hill rewards hikers with a spectacular view of 14 lakes in the region.

Hiking through the jungles of Mgahinga Gorilla national Park to the Mount Sabinyo gorge – a heavy gash on the side of mount Sabinyo gives excellent birding opportunities and the chance to find the rare Rwenzori Turaco. Trekkers can sight the calderas on top of the Gisozi hill, look out for Kisoro, Bunagana town and be captivated by the spectacular Lake Mutanda.

Hiking through woodland to the top of Murchison falls is completely different experience of this magnificent waterfall. This is an experience that brings all the sense into play; waves of white water fall hypnotically through this 6 meter gap, listen to loud sound, taste the spray on your face and feel the rock shake beneath your feet.

Hiking in Mweya peninsular offers beautiful views of savannah and woodland vegetation and the Kazinga channel. In the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth national park, hikers can enjoy an easy stroll along Ishasha river, where they can spot a variety of forest and savanna birds and mammal species and a unique opportunity to view the elusive tree climbing lions as they lie flat up in the fig trees.

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