11 Aug Hiking in Uganda: Our Top Three Walking Tours
Hiking in Uganda is an opportunity to see nature at first hand while experiencing some of the most stunning landscapes in the world. What’s more, there is something for everyone – from the serious technical challenges posed by climbing Margherita Peak to gentle, half-day strolls ideal for all levels of fitness.
If you’re looking for adventure, the two main mountain ranges are the Rwenzori Mountains (or Mountains of the Moon) in western Uganda or Mount Elgon in the east, which borders Kenya.
Below, we’ve put together our own top three suggested itineraries for travellers who want to make the most out of hiking in Uganda. Venture Uganda clients can choose from a selection of these ready-made itineraries or we can create a custom holiday to suit our guests’ needs and interests.
We can also arrange walks around a theme including medicinal plant tours, coffee farm tours or forest visits.
Mount Elgon and Sipi Falls
Explore beautiful flora and fauna while travelling through farms, forest and heather with a hike to Mount Elgon’s Wagagai Summit.
Mount Elgon National Park is so called after the extinct volcano that dominates the landscape and visitors to the summit can peer into the crater caused by the collapse of the volcanic cone. Meanwhile, a hike at the majestic Sipi Falls – a stunning series of three waterfalls – offers beautiful views of the plains below. Take a look at the full itinerary here.
Rwenzori Mountain Climbing and Gorilla Safari
For a true taste of classic Uganda, combining a trek through the magnificent Rwenzori Mountains with a visit to see the gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest offers the best of all worlds.
Enjoy abundant wildlife and spectacular views with a stop-off at Lake Mburo National Park to see zebras, antelopes, giraffes, buffalos, hippos and more. You can read our full itinerary by following the link.
Our third recommendation is a hike through some of Uganda’s most magical scenery with spectacular vistas and a visit to the 1520 eclipse monument of Biharwe.
Mount Gahinga is one of a series of extinct volcanoes in the Virunga mountain range that spreads between Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It also lies within the Mgahinga National Park, another popular destination for gorilla tracking.