Hiking or nature walk safaris in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park are available in all sectors of the park. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is the best place in almost the entire world to enjoy guided nature walks and hiking safaris.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is the world’s only designated habitat for the endangered mountain gorillas in the whole of southwestern Uganda. The hiking and nature walking safaris in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park are mostly done in the four sectors, and each sector of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park has got its own nature walk or hiking trail, which is very interesting.

In the Buhoma section and general Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, there are six main hiking paths where you may witness numerous monkey species, gorgeous butterflies, diverse tree species, and clear views of certain bird species chirping in the air as you travel through the dense jungle.

While you travel through the woodland pathways, you will be accompanied by a tour guide who will take you through the park and explain the natural systems in action. To complement your Uganda Gorilla Tours, you might select a nature walk or trekking excursion. The following six trails allow clients to explore the thick forest:

 The Muyanga Waterfall Walk

begins in Buhoma and follows the River Ivi-Nkuringo route to the breathtaking sight of the 33-meter-high falls. The trail takes you to three breathtaking waterfalls, with numerous tree ferns, orchids, and epithetic ferns, as well as an environment brimming with colorful butterflies, creating a stunning woodland landscape. You will also be able to see several primates as well as birds singing in the air while walking along the route.

Habiyanja trail in Bwindi:

It takes 4-6 hours to complete the Habinyanja (Railegh) Trail. It includes a very difficult ascent of the Habigorogoro and Riyovi Ridges overlooking the Buhoma River after crossing the Munyaga River. The legendary “African Corner,” named after a rock sculpture resembling a map of Africa, can be found along this walk. After a difficult climb, hikers may enjoy a more leisurely descent to the enormous Habinyanja marsh. Pel’s Fishing Owl, African Black Duck, and Black Bee Eaters are among the birds to look out for on this walk.

In Bwindi, the Buhoma Nkuringo trail runs through the park and connects the two communities.

It takes three to four hours and offers spectacular views of the foggy hillsides as you mount the slopes into Nkuringo. Our bags may be left with your driver, who will meet you on the other side. This path may be combined with the Ivi River Walk to make a longer hike.

As you climb the hill towards Nkuringo on this walk, you will be rewarded with beautiful vistas of the foggy foothills. Clients who prefer not to carry their luggage can leave it with their drivers, who will meet them on the opposite side. This track may be performed as part of the Ivi River hike as well.

The Rushura Hill Walk

takes you through a forest that is shared by two countries. On a clear day, you may see Lakes Edward and George, the Rwenzori Mountains, and the conical tops of the Virunga Volcanoes.

The Ivi River Walk trail

it is 14 kilometers long and takes around seven hours to complete. The route passes through Mukempunu, which means “place of pigs,” and is frequented by wild pigs. The walk softly ascends and lowers through gorgeous rainforest parts once you reach the forest. During the stroll, you may see monkeys, duikers, birds, and a variety of colorful butterflies, among other things. The Ivy River path is approximately 6.5 hours long in total.

The Muzubijiro Loop

it is a 6-kilometer hike around a hill where you may see monkeys, birds, and get a glimpse of the Virunga Mountains.

The Rushura Hill Walk

it takes you through a forest that is shared by two countries. On a clear day, you may see Lakes Edward and George, the Rwenzori Mountains, and the conical tops of the Virunga Volcanoes.

Therefore, the walking safaris in Bwindi will offer you a chance to experience the Ugandan way of life. You’ll meet people from all generations and observe how they live in this emerging country.

A visit to a traditional healer or medicine man from the DRC is one of the highlights of this cultural tour. He’ll demonstrate how bananas are used to produce a children’s drink, beer, and the local spirit. You’ll also get the opportunity to interact with the Batwa community, who will show you their daily activities.