Best Places to Enjoy Nature Walks in Uganda

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Sipi Falls Nature Walk

Nature walk is one of the unique activities that travelers enjoy on a Uganda safari in different destinations of Uganda. This activity grants an opportunity to visitors to experience wilderness and wildlife on foot. Uganda has a number of the best nature walks and most of them are found in the national parks, wild game reserves, forests and communities that are near national parks. Nature walks is one of the ways you can explore Uganda on foot and get a firsthand experience while exploring the African wilderness in all of its natural beauty.

Kibale Forest National Park

A forest walk in Kibale Forest National Park exposes you to one of Uganda’s highly diverse natural forest with abundant mammals, flora, primates and bird species. Kibale Forest National Park ranks among the most stunning and beautiful forests in Uganda. It shelters the rarest primates and the largest number of endangered chimpanzees as well as the threatened red colobus monkey and L’Hoest monkey.

Murchison Falls National Park

The nature walk in Murchison Falls National Park allows travelers to explore the park and the surrounding conservation areas on foot and this park has three different nature walks including the Kaniyo Pabidi walk, Rabongo Forest and the swamp walk to the Nile delta. The Kaniyo Pabidi Walk is found in Budongo forest and this nature walk offers travelers a sight of big ironwood and Mahogany trees, birds and Chimpanzee. The Rabongo forest walk is found 30 minutes’ drive from Paraa and it is encompassed with savannah grasslands. It offers bird viewing, medicinal trees and plants and primates during the walk in this area. The swamp walk to the Nile delta takes like 2-4 hours and when the water table is low this trail gives you an opportunity to see the unique shoebill and different ecosystems.

Lake Mburo National Park

The nature walks in Lake Mburo National Park is among the best due to the absence of many predators and elephants in this park, the whole area is free for nature walks. Therefore the guide will take you through the splendid African Wilderness. The morning hour is the best time for nature walk in lake mburo because you will be able to catch the hippos returning to water after grazing on land and at the night you will see the hyenas returning to their dens.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi impenetrable Forest has very many nature walk trails found in various sectors. Bwindi Impenetrable forest has 4 sectors namely Buhoma, Rushaga, Nkuringo and Ruhija. The nature walk trails in Bwindi Impenetrable forest include Munyanga River Trail, waterfall trail, Rushura hill trail, Muzabajiro loop trail, River Ivi Trail, Gate to Gate trail, Guest House nature trail, Bamboo trail and many others. The nature walk trails here rewards visitors with great sights and sounds of bird species, butterflies, waterfalls and many others.

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

The nature walk in Mgahinga gorilla national park gives you an opportunity to move around the foothills of virunga volcanoes as you spot forest birds, alpine vegetation, bamboo forests and the glorious views of the surrounding lakes and Batwa villages.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Nature walks in Queen Elizabeth national park avail chances to explore the savanna landscape and wildlife. Most nature walks are done in Maramagambo forest, mweya peninsula and the Ishasha River and this walk helps you to spot a variety of forest and savanna species. You will also get a chance to view hippos at a close range while on foot.
The Nature walk in Mount Elgon begins from Budadiri to the Mudange Cliffs and these cliffs are found in the forest and during the walk travelers sight primates such as blue monkey s, black and white colobus monkeys, baboons and others. You can also enjoy a nature walk to the top of the Sipi falls.

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