Walking safari in Uganda
Walking safaris in Uganda is of the great experience one should not love to miss and it offer the supreme involvement in exploring the country’s wilderness by foot. The walking safari is guided by a harmed ranger guide who will lead you to the jungle to have beautiful sights to different species of wildlife. Take guided walks along off-the-beaten tracks through the savannah plains, woodlands, tropical rain-forests, Lakeshores and River banks under the beautiful skies at any time of the day while meeting face to face with the different wildlife species, it’s a memorable experience to come close to nature and different wildlife species in a close range.
The walking safari offers visitors a chance of learning how to recognize the substantial flora species in the area being discovered as a way of saving life in the wilderness in addition to having comprehensive knowledge of the remarkable diversity. You will have to get face to face with a grazing elephant, buffaloes, antelopes or relaxing lions and leopards hidden in the woodlands. The big experience on walking safari is coming one on one with the endangered mountain gorillas, chimpanzees and golden monkeys in their natural habitat in the dense rain-forests during walking safaris in Uganda. Get introduced to the natural rhythms of animals and plant in the.
Classifications of walking safaris in Uganda
Primate waking safari
In the dense forest in search of primates such as the endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi and Mgahinga national park, search the chimpanzee in Kibale forest national park a home to over 13 species of primates. Others primates include the golden monkeys the black and white colobus monkey, baboons, civet monkeys in the dense rain-forests. In these places, adventure fans explore the secluded forest trails and paths created by Park Ranger with machetes. The experience is of its kind since visitors come close to these primates in their natural habitat
Cultural walking safaris
There is an opportunity to enjoy a cultural walking safari for every National Park you visit in Uganda, The cultural walking safari opens doors to learn more about the traditional lifestyle, cultural traditions, local dances, tasting local cuisines and see art and crafts. Coming close to the local people and learn their culture gives memories and reasons why to visit again
Game viewing walks
Game walking safari are indisputably regarded as the most popular form of walking safaris in Uganda taking you to the savannah-dominated Protected Area including national parks and game reserves. Our top parks are Kidepo Valley national park popularly for its wide bio diversity of different species of animals, Murchison falls national park falls, Queen Elizabeth national park, Semliki and Lake Mburo National Parks, all these parks are known for housing a big number of games. The guided game walking safari are guided by expert Park Rangers with diverse knowledge of these Protected Areas, their wildlife species, plethora of birds and local vegetation.
To make things even more interesting, places of lodging in these Protected Areas are in form of Tented Camps and Safari Lodges that offer the real African wilderness experience. Have a beautiful glance to a wide variety of different species of birds while searching for the lions, leopards, Uganda Kobs, Cape buffaloes, Defassa waterbucks Rothschild giraffes, giant elands, Olive baboons, impalas and African bush elephants among others.
Birding walking safaris
Explore different terrains and ecosystems on foot in search of different species of birds some of which can’t be seen elsewhere in the world. Many birds can be seen especially in the bushy grasslands, woodlands, hilly slopes, open areas, Lake Shores and forests while on the walking safaris. On a walking birding safari, you will have a chance to discover the sights and sounds of beautiful birds. Uganda is a home to over 1080 species of birds some of which can’t be seen elsewhere in the world, with a total of 33 Important Bird Areas offering sights.
Whichever form of walking safari in Uganda begins with all-inclusive briefing provided by Park Rangers on the different ways of conducting yourself when meeting wildlife on-foot as they are sighted from time to time. Watch the spectacular sunrise and sunset while coming face to face and personal with the phenomenal wildlife species.
When to go for walking safaris in Uganda?
Uganda is a safe country which can be visited all-year, however the perfect time for enjoying walking safaris is between June and September, then December through February. This is because, during these months, the weather is considered favorable for spotting lots of wildlife species reason being, vegetation is sprinkled and sparse thus effortless to cover a large areas on top of that, the trails are passable so one can easily traverse without a lot of trouble compared to the rainy season which is mostly from Match to May and November. When it comes to savannah-dominated National Parks and Wildlife Reserves, the few permanent watering holes offer unmatched wildlife viewing experiences as animals gather together on drinking points which offers wonderful sights to the animals.
Always on a walking safari don’t forget to pack a variety of packing which include
- sturdy hiking boots
- lightweight and khaki clothing
- wide-brimmed hat
- anti-malarial drugs sunglasses
- first aid kit,
- toiletries (like sun cream, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, lotion, wet wipes, hair combs and others),
- insect repellant
- lightweight backpack
- camera, flashlight,
- Guidebook and so much more.