Discover the Best Hiking and Climbing Tours in Uganda

Searching for authentic Uganda hiking tours? Uganda offers more than just mountain gorilla trekking, boat rides, or game viewing drives. Uganda hiking safaris and mountaineering adventures are also worth considering. Mountain climbing in Uganda is highly enjoyable, and you will love it. It is very unique and diverse.

Some of the great hiking and mountaineering destinations include the Rwenzori mountains, Mount Elgon, Mount Gahinga, and Mount Sabyinyo, among others. Among all these experiences, you shouldn't miss a seven or eight-day hike on the Rwenzori Mountains in western Uganda. See some of our mountain climbing tours in Uganda below and choose your physical challenge.

Top Mountain Climbing Tours in Uganda

Brtief Guide for Uganda Mountain Climbing Adventures

Mount Rwenzori 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, leading 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 provides a panoramic view of the clouds.

During your hike, you may also encounter several animals, mostly primates, reptiles like the three-horned chameleon, and other wildlife.

If you are looking for a milder but equally rewarding and diverse mountain climbing experience, Mount Elgon in eastern Uganda offers a chance to view the largest caldera in the world.

Other notable attractions around the protected area include primates, unique tree species, various bird species, and butterfly species.

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Mountain Climbing & Hiking Adventure Tours in Uganda

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The Rwenzori Mountains, Kasese – Uganda

Hiking can be enjoyed not only in mountainous regions but also in the beautiful hills of Uganda.

Places like Kyeganywa Hill in Fort Portal, Top of the World Hill in Kibale National Park, hiking to the top of Murchison Falls, and Kigezi Hills offer memorable adventures with stunning views.

These adventures reward you with encounters with various bird species, including Ross’s Hartlaub’s Turaco, Golden-Winged Turaco, Sunbirds, and more.

You’ll also have the opportunity to interact with local communities such as the Batooro, Bakiga, and Batwa pygmies.

We offer a range of hiking packages that can be customized according to your preferences.

Tour options can vary from 1 to over 10 days.

In one package, we can combine mountain Rwenzori and Mgahinga since they are located in the same region of Western Uganda.

This can also include a visit to Lake Bunyonyi, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Semuliki National Park, or Kibale Forest National Park. Rwenzori Mountaineering options are available in this spectacular mountain range along the Equator in Uganda.

We have a team of well-trained and experienced staff ready to make your Rwenzori Hiking dreams come true.

In all mountain climbing/hiking adventures, we remain flexible, depending on clients’ interests and budget.

While your primary reason for visiting might be gorilla trekking safaris, we encourage you to diversify your safari experience.

Uganda safaris offer some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities, making it one of the best places for gorilla safaris in Africa and the world.

Uganda is among the few countries that are home to the Big Five game animals, cheetahs, and ostriches.

The country’s wilderness is rich, with approximately 345 mammal species.

Consider including sightings of other primates like Golden Monkeys, Chimpanzees, and more in your safari plans.

Uganda boasts the largest population of primates in the East African region, with over half of the world’s mountain gorillas residing here, followed by Rwanda and Congo.

You can find more information in our travel information section.

Located in eastern Uganda’s Mbale district, Mount Elgon is an accessible mountain for hiking.

Aspiring hikers should be reasonably fit, but specialized equipment or skills are not required to reach the peaks.

The mountain’s altitude is not so high as to pose a serious risk of altitude-related illnesses that can affect hikers on the upper slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro or Mount Kenya.

To ensure a memorable and successful mountaineering adventure, be sure to pack appropriately.

Make sure to bring hiking boots for traversing slippery surfaces and loose rocks, warm jackets, a sleeping bag, a flashlight, and sweaters.

Carry an ample supply of drinking water to stay hydrated, and stock your backpack with enough water and energy-giving snacks to keep you strong throughout the entire hiking journey.

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We will spend time and pay attention to your expectations, then propose an experience that you might like.

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Next we will discuss our selected options, point out the best safaris for you and make awesome recommendations.

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