Uganda has many unexplored potentials in its dense Afro-montane vegetation which has called upon many researchers and eco-tourist lovers to advance to nature walks. This experience brings you close to nature and offers the chance to spot exotic bird species along with captivating views of the surroundings. Nature walks in Uganda are endowed with different forests and national parks where activity is done which include the following;
Bwindi’s impenetrable forest has trails like the Munyaga River Trail the valley of Buhoma, which is ideal for bird watching and viewing primates. There is a waterfall that leads through one of the most pristine tracts of rain forest passing beneath tree ferns, epiphytic ferns, and orchids. The park provides habitat for 120 species of mammals, 348 species of birds, 220 species of butterflies, 27 species of frogs, chameleons, geckos, and many endangered species. There are several trails in this locality which include; The Ivi River Walk, and the Buhoma-Nkuringo Trail all guided by experienced rangers to offer you the best touch on your trail from the start to the end.
The Kibale Forest Nature Walk provides a distinct and exhilarating experience, setting it apart from the more commonly practiced chimpanzee trekking in the region. Situated in western Uganda, Kibale Forest is a tropical rainforest spanning an area of 595 square kilometers. The area’s renown stems from its Comprehensive Health and Ecological Exchange (CHEX) experience, providing opportunities to encounter 12 other primate species that inhabit the park during your trek. A nature walk in this area will lead you through diverse sites in the forest, where you might have the chance to spot approximately 138 bird species. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to view the distinctive Naked Adam and Eve tree.
Situated in eastern Uganda and spanning an area of 1442 square kilometers, Kidepo Valley National Park is a habitat to numerous wildlife and savannah species, as well as boasts a rich history with the neighboring Karamajong tribe. During a guided nature walk in the park, led by a ranger, you have the opportunity to encounter members of the IK tribe and spot various animals including giraffes. Additionally, you can embark on a four-hour hike to reach the Lomej Mountains on foot.
The hike to the top of the great Murchison Falls is yet another breathtaking experience and thus expect to spot various water bird species like the pied kingfisher, African fish eagle, African jacana, pelicans, yellow-billed stork, among others. You will also expect to spot some animals like hippos, buffalos, elephants, crocodiles, monitor lizards, and many more as you relish the scenery around the world’s most powerful waterfalls down the pours.
You can also undertake nature trails in Lake Mburo National Park through Rubanga Forest and expect to have an exceptional experience by choosing to explore the park on a horse and or squad bike thus you will be able to spot several forest bird species.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site, mountain Rwenzori, is renowned for its stunning plant life and offers ample opportunities for nature walks within the central circuit zone. These include trails up to Lake Mahooma and Buraro chimp forest; walks through the communities of Kichamba to reach the Karangura ridge; and hiking to the Bundibugo area through the Bwamba pass. There is also the Kilembe trail. The communities of Ruboni and Turaco View and other accommodations at the base of the mountains also offer guided forest walks of various lengths just outside the park.
Mpanga forest reserve trail also takes you through Eco-Friendly nature walks in the western part of the country where you get the opportunity to visit tea plantations, the trails visitors can view the abundant bird species, butterflies, monkeys, and above all flora.
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