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Walking safari in Bwindi Forest

A guide where to go in Uganda for a Walking Safari

Experiencing Africa’s wilderness areas on a safari needs more one on one, and there’s no better way than on foot. Walking safaris in Africa are completely different from the game drives. fly in safaris to bike/ quad safaris,being on foot brings about a totally new way of understanding your surroundings.

It is the only original and authentic safari you can have in Africa more so on a Uganda safari and remain the purest form of walking safaris. Because you are on foot and in touch with nature it brings you a new feeling of the real adventures of Uganda.

UGANDA WALKING SAFARI

Away from the comfort of the 4WD safari vehicle, Uganda is originally made with a few hills and landscape is fine for walks. This awakens the real feeling of a safari where your senses suddenly awaken as the bush becomes more ‘real’. Meeting animals on their terms as a participant in their world can be far more rewarding than just spectating.

Walks usually last for about two to four hours. Depending on your personal needs tailored to suite your needs, and there may be a single safari guide and a national park’s guide. or even two guides. Certainly in most areas where walking safaris may encounter dangerous big animals most of the park guides will be armed.

Where to go for Gorilla walking safari in Uganda.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Bwindi is the home of world’s half remaining mountain gorillas, with nine habituated group’s.  gorilla tracking safari around the forest will also depend on your fitness. You can choose your gorilla trek according to preferences and the size of your party – the groups live at varying distances from the base, with treks ranging from one to eight hours.

The most popular and highly recommended walking safari in Uganda is the Gorilla Habituation Experience.run by the Uganda Wildlife Authority, available in the southern part of Bwindi in Rushaga. You get to spend about 6-8 hours with the mountain gorillas of Uganda.

Kibale Forest

Kibale forest national park is famous for chimpanzee tracking, However, this forest in Uganda has the most primates including Columbus monkeys and red-tailed monkeys, among others. With over 300 bird species to see as you walk through the forest.

This park also has amazing walking safari adventure in “swamp walk” through the wetlands to visit local communities living in the area, spotting rare wildlife along the way. It’s a great way to appreciate the smaller wildlife, which can’t be so easily seen from a vehicle, as well as to experience the buzz of being out with the big game.

Kampala City center.

This is the only walking safari that will bring you close to the real daily mood of not only  Kampala City but the real feeling of what happens in Uganda. Have you ever seen real culture, entertainment, religion, business, transport systems all in one sentence? “If not this one then what else would you do really”?

Your walking safari guide will usually identify, highlight interestingpinpointers, talk about fascinating stories behind awesome things and discuss the ecosystem in general – as well as sometimes tracking some of the small animals living with us in the city.

Never leave Kampala or Uganda on walking safari without tasting the great authentic traditional meal the luwombo.

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How To Combine A Walking Safari With Gorilla Tracking In Uganda.

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You can combine a Gorilla trekking tour with a walking safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. While you can opt to do a walking Safari through Bwindi- Buhoma, Rushaga, Ruhija and Nkuringo with most popular walking trails. While on a walking safari, you might be lucky to find Black and white Columbus monkeys, un habituated chimps, birds, butterflies and waterfalls. The nature walk in the rain forest is not only breathtaking but also physically rewarding.

You can also opt to do a walking Safari before or after the Gorillas or combine with a safari walking trail of the Batwa local experience, Village walks to the Local firms, Coffee roasting and tasting, Herbal medicines being made, local beer brewing and a lot of Authentic local experiences.

Do not only think of Bwindi alone, a number of Walking safaris including Walking safaris can be arranged at many points during your Uganda safari Trip as well planned with either of our profesional Travel Consultant.

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Itineraries Featuring Walking Safaris

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9 Days Primates in-style Uganda Safari:

9 Days | 8 Nights


Exclusively follow on foot the Chimpanzees of Kibale National Park. Descend into the jungles on a uganda safari deep in Bwindi searching for humans closest relatives, The mountain Gorillas. Double the adventure with Inspiring but yet adventurous authentic local experience including vibrant but yet spectacular wildlife encounters.

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12 Days Best Of Uganda Impressions Safari

12 Days | 11 Nights


This Journey will take you through the vast Savannah & wildlife scenic treasures_Uganda’s pride and absolutely get you up-close and personal with the mountain Gorilla, Chimpanzees doubled with spectacular Wildlife encounters while slumbering in some of Uganda’s Top-notch_ fine Lodges

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14 Days Fly-to Kidepo Uganda Safari

14 Days | 13 Nights


Fly to Kidepo valley National park, on the northern boundaries in the hidden treasures of the wilderness to start an authentic Uganda Safari and end it in Rwanda. Embark on a journey in style through the pearl of Africa

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