Nature Walking Safaris in Uganda – Turaco Uganda Safaris
Nature Walking Safaris in Uganda takes you close to the nature of the mighty country well known as the Pearl of Africa. The nature walking safaris tour trails listed here are found in the Savannah national parks or associated protected areas and reserves. There are several nature walking trails outside the protected areas and reserves in private and community lands and forests that are not included here but depending on the interests of any traveler, would be included in your safari of interest. Do not hesitate to request for more information concerning an area you are interested in adventuring.
Murchison falls National park offers nature walking safaris tour trails to the ‘top of Murchison falls’ which is done after the boat cruise on the Victoria Nile. You go off the boat and take a walk up the hill and relish the scenery around the world’s most powerful waterfalls well known as Murchison Falls. More foot trails are found in KaniyoPabidi and Rabongo forests with sightings of different bird species, chimpanzees, and other primates in the forest.
Queen Elizabeth national park offers opportunities for nature walking safaris tour in its varied habitats. You can take trails in Kyambura gorge in search of primates, Mweya peninsula, Katwe Salt Lake and swamp walks along Lake George. The nature walk along the shores of Lake George is in search of the semi-aquatic Sitatunga antelope and the elusive Shoebill. Katwe Salt Lake offers walks to adventure the traditional salt mining and Kyambura gorge for a variety of primates including Chimpanzees.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park has walking opportunities along the foothills of the Virunga volcanoes. This experience brings you close to nature and offers the chances of spotting exotic bird species along with captivating views of the surrounding lakes and agricultural villages. You walk through a variety of wild vegetation including the bamboo forests.
Forest Walks in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park can last between 2 – 5 hours providing opportunities to see the variety of mammal species, bird species, butterflies, and primates. For those interested in tree and shrub species, you will have a great time because of the numerous species. Most of the trails lead you to waterfalls for beautiful sights and just maybe a swim after consultation with your tour guide.
Guided nature walking safaris tour in Lake Mburo National Park takes you to the salt lick, a place often occupied by wildlife with a viewing platform. Rubanga forest reserve has nature walking trails that offer opportunities to enjoy the variety of bird species that call the forest their home. You can also choose to explore the Lake Mburo national park on a horse and or squad bike.
Kibale forest national park has trails maintained for nature walking safaris tours. Kibale forest hike or walk lasts for about 3 hours or less depending on the interests of the traveler and time. You are likely to sight a number of primates such as Chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys, mammals, several bird species found in the forest. A night nature walk is available for those in search of nocturnal animals and birds like Bushbabies, Pottos, Genet cats, Civets, Bats and Owls.
Nature Walking safaris tours in Kidepo Valley national park gives the visitors a close viewing range of the wildlife. Animals you are likely to see include African bush Elephants, Zebras, and Reedbuck.
The foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains offer great opportunities for nature walking safaris tours that are breathtaking. You will traverse the forested vegetation enjoying the scenery along the way including – waterfalls, butterflies and amazing birdlife. The communities living in the foothills of the Rwenzoris earn extra income from acting as guides.
Semuliki national park offers walks to the ‘male and female’ hot springs, where you are likely to encounter primate species like red-tailed monkeys, black-and-white colobus monkeys, and grey-cheeked mangabey.
You will enjoy the fullness of the forest with butterflies, birds chirping away and ‘endless’ tree and shrub species. A highlight of the walk is the opportunity to cook eggs and plantains in the female hot springs.
The slopes of Mount Elgon offer nature walks with rewarding views of the Karamoja plains and several communities. Part of the trails are through the community often through banana and coffee plantations, gardens, and grazing lands. You get to visit some of the several waterfalls; Sipi falls and Sisili falls in the vicinity.