The south-western corner of Uganda is an active travellers’ Utopia, inspiring us to design an exciting new journey perfect for adventure seekers looking to:
- climb volcanoes
- explore ancient Batwa trails
- hike through the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest on foot and
- trek endangered Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi
Here, those travellers that love to don their hiking boots could get lost for weeks in the verdant forests and dramatic volcanoes that dominate the landscape, while uncovering some incredible wildlife experiences unique to this part of the world.
Mgahinga National Park
Uganda’s lesser known and smallest park at just on 34 sq. kms, should be visited for some of the best scenery in the country as well as:
Golden Monkeys – trek these striking primates or enjoy the Golden Monkey habituation experience in the only place in Africa to offer this habituation experience.
Volcano hikes – home to three dormant volcanoes Sabinyo, Mgahinga and Muhabura which offer challenging climbs for hikers.
Batwa Experience & Gawama Cave – this immersive experience brings the traditional Batwa way of living back to life.
Gorilla trekking – the park is home to one Gorilla family.
Getting there: the park lies 35 mins from Kisoro, which can be reached by charter flight or a full day’s drive from Entebbe.
Linking Southern and Northern Bwindi
The Nkuringo trail links the southern region of Bwindi National Park with the northern side, in a 3-4 hour hike cutting across this Impenetrable Forest. Uncover diverse fauna and flora, as well as a profusion of birds and butterflies. The park also protects an estimated 400 mountain gorillas.
Bwindi Forest National Park
Gorilla trekking – Bwindi is home to 17 gorillas families.
Ride for a Woman – started as a bicycle rental project run by local women, this project has expanded to include basket weaving and sewing projects.
Community Interactions – including a visit to the award-winning Bwindi Community Hospital.
Gorilla Clinic – for a behind the scenes tour of gorilla conservation.
Batwa Cultural Experience
Bwindi Village community walk – visit a traditional home, local orphanage or school, meet traditional medicine healers or learn all about banana brewing.
Getting there: the park is a 90 min drive from Kisoro airstrip, which is a 90 min flight from Entebbe.