Hiking In Bwindi Forest

Hiking In Bwindi National Park
Enjoy your Hiking in Bwindi forest Uganda

To get close to Bwindi’s nature, you must consider hiking around as part of your vacation. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is widely thought to support the greatest diversity of any East African forest, and the Buhoma area has more to offer than Gorilla tracking.

Five different trails, ranging from 30 minutes to eight hours lead from Buhoma offering the opportunity to enjoy the humility of the forest and several different monkey species

For birders, over 190 bird species have been recorded in the Buhoma area.

The Munyanga River trail;

This lies outside the national park and so no guide is needed. It is an ideal short walk for visitors with little time. Here you can see birds and primates of the forest edge.

The waterfall trail;

this provides an attractive feature of the forest with a profusion of tree ferns, epithetic ferns, orchids, and Bwindi’s colorful array of butterflies.

This trail which leads to 3 delight crystal waterfalls typifies your impression of a tropical rainforest.

Muzubijiro Loop Trail

This trail offers breathtaking views of Bwindi Forest, Western Rift Valley, and the Virungas.

On the way, you witness hundreds of prehistoric tree ferns. The top of this trail is a great place for picnic lunch.

The Rushura Trail

this trail takes about 3 hours and offers good views across the western rift valley floor.

To the west, Congo’s Parc Nationale des Virungas provides a spectacular backdrop and on clear days like Lake Edward and the Rwenzori Mountains.

Buhoma Village Tourist walks

A recent introduction is a three-hour stroll through Buhoma and its margins to see the customs and practices of the Bakiga and Batwa people.

The tour takes in varied activities such as farming, brewing local beer, dispensing traditional medicines, and concludes with dancing displays by members of the Batwa community.

Hit the Trail in your car

Visitors with their own 4 -wheel drive transport should consider crossing the rugged center of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park through Ruhija.

This transect affords the visitor with Uganda’s finest vistas of deep undisturbed forests. Watch out for duikers, primates, and both forest and grassland bird species.

In Ruhija, visitors can take the three-hour scenery packed hike to the Mubwindi swamp. You may also walk to the Bamboo zone (the only such area

The Bamboo Trail

The Bamboo trail offers 14 vegetation types and is one of the areas of highest diversity in the park. At the top of this trail, you witness panoramic views encompassing L. Bunyonyi and the Mafuga forest.

Cultural Performance; In the evenings, participate in captivating traditional performances presented by Women’s groups. Proceeds from these go directly to improve the welfare of families around the park.

Nkuringo Village Community Walk hiking

Local guides from Nkuringo Community motivated by the success of the ‘Village Walk’ at Buhoma in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest have now developed a community village walk for visitors to Nkuringo.

This guided walk provides visitors to Nkuringo as an additional activity to gorilla tracking.