Walking safaris Uganda
- July 22, 2015
- Posted by: Africa Safaris
- Category: Travel News
Walking safaris Uganda
Uganda is a wonderful country that offers several tourist activities that you can participate in while on your Uganda Safaris. Many people will travel for long distances to visit a given country to different reasons. Many come to Uganda to trek the rare mountain gorillas, others come for chimpanzee tracking, mountain climbing, wildlife safaris, community tours and or walking safaris Uganda.
Buhoma community walking safaris
If you happen to track gorillas in the northern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, make sure that you save sometime after your trek to go for a village walk in Buhoma village. This is an initiative of the local people staying in Buhoma village adjusted to the park head quarters aimed at tapping from the increasing number of tourists who come to trek mountain gorillas in this region. This village walk starts and ends at Buhoma Community rest bandas. With the help of a local guide, you will be escorted to the village to visit banana, coffee and tea plantations, visit a local herbalist who will demonstrate how herbs can cure many diseases, you will also visit the local brewery where local beer and gin are brewed. This walk will further take you to the home of the pygmies locally referred to as the batwa who will welcome and dance for you. They are open to questions so feel free to ask them about their way of living and all that you may wish to know. If you still have some time, you may visit a local school or community hospital. All proceeds go to the development of community projects in Buhoma.
Nkuringo Walking safari
This is another walking safaris Uganda that can either start in Buhoma or Nkuringo. Initially, there was a road that used to connect Buhoma which is in the north and Nkuringo in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park but people misused the road by instead cutting trees, killing gorillas and other forest animals which resulted into closing it down. For those interested in walking safaris Uganda can now walk from either side of the forest following this road. Please note that many prefer walking from Nkuringo to Buhoma due to the fact that the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National park is at a high altitude and as such, you will be slopping instead of climbing. This walk is a guided one and you will have a chance to spot several primates, birds, butterflies and so much more.
Forest walks in Buhoma
If you are not a fun of the community then you have a chance of interacting with nature while at Buhoma. This guided forest walk exposes you to what the forest has to offer apart from the rare mountain gorillas. You will follow designed trails with your guide for birding, butterfly identification and you will meet several rivers and waterfalls along the way.
Bigodi Wetland walking safari
Another interesting walk safaris Uganda is the Bigodi wetland walk in Kibale National Park. Operated and run by the local community, this walking safari enables you to go for birding, primate identification in the nearby village of Bigodi. This two to three hours walk is better done after chimpanzee trekking and chances are that you may spot what you missed during your chimp trekking.
Lake Mburo Walking safari
Lake Mburo National park is the only park in Uganda were you can do a walking safari. With your ranger guide, you will be allowed to walk in the National Park to search for wild game that include leopards, buffaloes, impalas, zebras and so much more. This is possible because Lake Mburo National park does not have may predators with only one pride of lions spotted. If you happen to stop over in Lake Mburo National park, please request for this walk. For more information about walking safaris in Uganda, do not hesitate to contact us