Uganda has many unexplored potentials in its dense Afro-montane vegetation’s 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 chances of spotting exotic bird species along with captivating views of the surrounding. Nature walks in Uganda are endowed with different forests and national parks where activity is done which include the following;
Bwindi 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 water fall 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 several trails in this locality which include; The Ivi River Walk, Buhoma-Nkuringo Trail all guided by experienced rangers to offer you the best touch on your trail from the start to the end.
Kibale forest nature walk as well offers you a thrilling experience different from chimpanzee trekking which is practiced in the area. Kibale forest is located in western Uganda in a tropical rain forest covering an area of 595 square kilometers, the area is pronounced for CHEX experience with other 12 primates species that live in the park that you can explore on your trek, nature walk in this vicinity will take you through various sites in the forest and about 138 bird species might be seen, view the naked Adam and Eve tree
Queen Elizabeth National Park as well offers you nature walk safaris where you can take trails in Kyambura gorge, Mweya peninsular, Katwe Salt Lake and swamp walks along Lake George. While on the trail can spot a variety of forest and savanna bird and mammal species as well as having a unique opportunity on this walk to get extremely close to hippos on foot along the river banks.
Kidepo valley national park which is located in eastern Uganda covering an area of 1442 square kilometers is a home for many wildlife and savannah species, rich history Karamajong tribe in the neighborhood thus on a nature walk to the park accompanied by a ranger you can be able to members of the IK tribe, sport several animals in the park including Giraffes and as well hike The Lomej Mountains which can be reached on foot in four hours.
The hike to the top off the great Murchison falls is yet another breath taking experience and thus expect to spot various water bird species like the pied king fisher, African fish eagle, African jacana, pelicans, yellow billed stork, among others. You will also expect to spot some animals like hippos, buffalos, elephants, crocodile, monitor lizards and many more as you relish the scenery around the world’s most powerful waterfalls down the pours.
You can as well 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 park also offers guided walk at Rwonyo that leads to a salt lick where many animals are attracted to the salty rocks and you will as well spot different animals heading to their den African buffalo, jackal, African leopard variety of wildlife such as zebra, hippopotamus, impala, warthog.
Mountain Rwenzori which is UNESCO World Heritage Site is commonly known for its beautiful plant life park provides opportunity 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 Bundibugo area through Bwamba pass. There is also the kilembe trail. The communities of Ruboni and Turaco View and other accommodation 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 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.
Depending on your interests, anything can be included in your itinerary. Do not hesitate to request for more information concerning an area you are interested in exploring and our safari consultants at Safari Vacations & Travel Services Ltd will be ready to offer you necessary help.