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Walking Safaris in Uganda

Nature/bush walks in Uganda

Walking is one way of exploring the hidden beauty of Uganda, the Pearl of Africa. The experience entails walking in the forested and savannah parks of Uganda on foot following different demarcated trails as guided by the ranger guide. Whereas some travelers prefer game drive, walking is an experimental experience. Walking offers you chance to discover the hidden beauty and attractions some of which can be hardly spotted on a vehicle. Africa Adventure Safaris, the reliable travel agent in Uganda offers you guided customized walking safaris to different destinations to help you discover why the country was and is still dubbed the Pearl of Africa. Some of the top places for walking safaris in Uganda include:

Kidepo Valley National Park
Located in the far East corner of northern Uganda, Kidepo Valley National park is one of the best places for walking safaris. Here travelers are guided to visit local communities in the boundaries of the park to meet and interact with the indigenous people of the area. The most visited communities of Kidepo are the IK people who are cattle keepers. These local people will share their daily life experiences to the travelers. Enjoy and take part in traditional dances and songs, which are performed by locals for entertainment.

Bwindi Forest National Park
Bushwalking in UgandaBwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is one of the best places for walking safaris in Uganda. Travelers visiting mountain gorillas in Bwindi Forest are led through the forest searching for these endangered primates. Home to half of the world’s total gorilla population, Bwindi Forest. Walking is the only way of exploring the beauty in Bwindi Forest. Vehicles in Bwindi Forest only stop at the park headquarters from where travelers hike on foot searching for the hidden treasures of this impenetrable Forest National Park. Besides walking to see the gorillas, travelers to Bwindi forest can walk to different spots in the park such as the waterfalls, water streams and caves among other attractions in the park. More so, the Buhoma Nkuringo trail is a not miss on your Uganda safaris to Bwindi Forest National park. The 6 hours walk starts from Buhoma park headquarters taking you through the forest and local farms uphill to Nkuringo. You walk from Buhoma in the north to Nkuringo in the southern region of the park.

Lake Mburo National Park
Bush walks in Lake Mburo National Park are among the most done travel activities in this savannah Park. Due to the fact that Lake Mburo National Park does not contain Elephants and Lions, the savannah park is one of the safest places for bushwalking. An armed park ranger leads travelers to different parts of the park guides travelers. The walk offers you close encounters with some wild animals, which include zebras, impalas and Uganda kobs among other wild animals in the Park. Nature walking normally starts at 7:00am lasting for 2 hours. The bushwalk will also lead you to the salt lick where you will find a variety of animals gathered to lick the salt. Nature walks in Rubanga forest offers you the best bird watching experience. The trail in the western part of the lake offers you scenic views of the beautiful lake, bird and wildlife.

Queen Elizabeth National Park
Nature walks in UgandaMweya Peninsula, Ishasha River and Maramagambo forest are the best places to do nature/bush walks in Queen Elizabeth National Park. You can also do a guided forest walk in Kyambura gorge home to the endangered chimpanzees. The 3 hours bush walk in the Mweya peninsula takes you to the mongoose research center. Nature walks in Queen Elizabeth National Park can also be done in Kalinzu Forest, Kitoma Forest reserve and Mpanga Gorge Cycad trail. The experience is best done in the morning and evening when animals are actively grazing and browsing.

Tips & Advice for Nature/Bush Walks in Uganda
Successful and enjoyable nature/bushwalking require some preparations! Africa Adventure Safaris brings you the tips and advice for walking safaris in the Pearl of Africa. These include:

1. Physical fitness: Walking requires some physical fitness. Some trails are steep and including hiking uphill especially in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park. Travelers should therefore be physically fit to conquer any uphill.

2. Walk in a single line following your guide. Avoid scattering in the wilderness to avoid being hurt by wild animals

3. Walk quite: Your are reminded to keep quite or speak on a low tone during the walk. This is to allow the guide to deliver all the information with no situation. Also, silence gives you getter vies of wild animals without getting scared

4. Dress appropriate. Endeavor to wear right attires when going for a walk. Khaki and other dark colors are so much preferred for bush walking. Avoid bright colors, which attract the attention of wild animals.

5. Carry drinking water and energy giving snacks. For some walks which entail hiking, you definitely get thirsty and need to quench that dry throat. Bottled drinking water is very much recommended.

Conclusively, nature/bush and forest walking s one of the best experiences to do in Uganda. Africa Adventure Safaris offers you customized walking safaris in Uganda at affordable rates

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