Top Uganda Hiking Safaris, Trails & Mountain Climbing Tours

Uganda does not only offer mountain gorilla trekking, boat rides or game viewing drives. Uganda hiking safaris and mountaineering adventures are also worth a shot. Mountain climbing in Uganda is so enjoyable and you will love it. Some of the great hiking and mountaineering places include the Rwenzori mountains, Mount Elgon, Mount Mgahinga and Mount Sabyinyo among the rest. Among all experiences, you shouldn’t miss a seven or eight days’ hike on Rwenzori Mountains in western Uganda.

This is one of the tallest mountains in Africa. When hiking up to the Mountains of the Moon, you will pass by Lake Kitandara, the woodland sector and montane vegetation up to the snow-capped peaks like Margherita.

Margherita Peak stands at an elevation of 5,119m, making it the highest point in Uganda. It is covered with snow and gives a panoramic view of the clouds. Also on your hike, you will meet several animals; mostly primates, reptiles like the three-horned chameleon and other wildlife.

If you need a much more mild but rewarding and diverse mountain climbing experience, Mount Elgon in eastern Uganda offers a chance to view the largest caldera in the world. Other worthy mentions around the protected area are primates, a tree species, bird species and butterfly species. Book affordable hiking safaris in Uganda with us and enjoy huge discounts.

Mountain Climbing & Hiking Adventure Tours in Uganda

Not only in mountain mountains that one can carry out hiking in the beautiful hills of Uganda such as the Kyeganywa hill in fort portal, top of the world hill in Kibale national park, hiking to the top of Murchison falls, Kigezi hills among others also gives a memorable adventure due to their stunning views. And this rewards you with species of birds including Ross’s Hartlaubs, Golden-Winged Tucazze, turacos, Sunbirds, and much more, passing through the local communities of the Batooro, Bakiga and Batwa pygmies.

We provide a number of packages concerned about hiking and these are customised packages where one can contact us and we offer the best you desire on your hiking safari to Uganda. Safari options can range from 1 to over 10 days. On one package, we can combine mountain Rwenzori and Mgahinga because they are found in the same Region-Western Uganda, with a visit of Lake Bunyonyi, Queen Elizabeth National, Semuliki national park or Kibale Forest National Park. Rwenzori Mountaineering options are obtainable in this spectacular mountain range along the Equator in Uganda. We have well trained and experienced handpicked staff ready to make your Rwenzori Hiking dreams come true. In all mountain climbing/hiking, we remain flexible depending on Clients’ interests and budget.

Your primary reason for visiting could be gorilla trekking safaris, but just try so hard to diversify your safari. Uganda safaris offer one of the best wildlife viewing experiences despite being the best place for gorilla safaris in Africa and the world at large. Uganda is one of the only countries that shelter the big five game animals, cheetahs and ostriches. The country's wilderness is so rich with approximately 345 mammal species. You should definitely include sights of other primates like Golden Monkeys, Chimpanzees and more in your safari plans. Uganda has the biggest population of primates in the East African region. It account for over half of the existing mountain gorillas followed by Rwanda and Congo. You can read more information regarding this in our travel information section.

Located in eastern Uganda - Mbale district, Mount Elgon is an easy mountain to hike. Aspirant hikers need to be reasonably fit, but no specialized equipment or skills are needed to reach the peaks, and the mountain is not so high that there’s a serious risk of the altitude-related illnesses that regularly afflict hikers on the upper slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro or Kenya. For a memorable experience, you should have the right packing list for your mountaineering adventure to be enjoyable and successful.

Ensure to carry hiking boots to manoeuvre through slippery surfaces and loose rocks, warm jackets, sleeping bag, a torch and sweaters. Carry enough drinking water to rehydrate and stock your backpack with enough drinking water and energy-giving snacks to keep you strong during the entire hiking process.

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Uganda Safari Guides Association
Uganda Wildlife Authority
Uganda Wildlife Educational Center
Uganda Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife & Antiquities
Tourism Uganda

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