Walking Safaris in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Walking Safaris in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park: Walking safari in Uganda is becoming a popular an integral part of any safari people can take. Most of travelers on their visit to Uganda safari destination prefer to combine walking safaris with other activities done through hiking the nature such as gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, game drive, boat cruises among others. If you prefer to do walking safari On Uganda destination, the following should give you an idea and as listed below;
Walking safaris in Bwindi Impenetrable national park is more enjoyable when you combine it with gorilla trekking tour. The park is under management of Uganda Wildlife Authority, a body that manages all the Uganda conservation national parks. Uganda Wildlife Authority manages the nature based on walking safaris in Bwindi national park. However, walking safaris in Bwindi is best done and more interesting in trekking trails heads of the park including Buhoma, Rushanga, Nkuringo, Ruhija. These immersive forest walk is the best way to be exposed to the hidden treasures and the beauty of this natural forest where you will be able to sightsee other primates such as Black and white colobus monkeys, un chimps, birds, butterflies and waterfalls. Another options where you can experience walking safari is to visit the community and one of the most interesting trail is visit Buhoma Village walk that leads you to community farms to observe their agricultural practices ,learn how a herbalist process the herbs to cure some diseases, to a local brewing plant and you will also have a chance to visit home of the Batwa pygmies who used to stay with mountain gorillas and they could feed with them before this area being gazette into Bwindi impenetrable national park in early 1990’s.
One to become more adventurous on Bwindi walking safari, we recommend the Nkuringo walking safari, you need to be physically fit in body which starts from either Buhoma in the north or Nkuringo in the south direction of the park. The walking safari done here, takes you through the forest and lasts 2 to 3 hours. This is truly humbling to nature lovers who prefer to enjoy nature on foot and along the trails, you can be able to spot birds, primates among others. As you will want to ascend back its better you start from Nkuringo to Buhoma due to the fact that you will be slopping instead of climbing.
Walking safaris can be done everywhere in Uganda’s national park and when it comes to Kibale National Park, you can also love it, as you can try out a forest walk within the park for birding and primate viewing, or walking around Bigodi wetland the experience is more rewarding. Whatever place you will want to visit, we are ready for advise.
Bwindi Impenetrable national park a home to half remaining mountain gorillas in the world with other primates such as velvet monkeys, baboons, duikers, giant forest hogs, bush pigs, L’hoest’s guenon among others. It is also birding haven where you can spot notable bird species such as giant kingfisher, mountain masked apalis, Ruwenzori apalis, crowned horn bill, black faced warble, African green pigeon many more. The park is located in southwestern region of Uganda in Kisoro district, approximately 8 to 9 hours’ drive. Alternatively, you can use a charter flight from Entebbe Airport lasting for 1:30 hours by Air, you can decide to land in Rwanda and then you travel a short journey using Cyanika board which is Uganda –Rwanda border takes only 3 hours’ drive to access the park.
Best Time to do Walking Safaris
Walking Safaris is best done in dry season when forest trail heads are out of water source, the drier months are June to September and December to February.
What to carry with you on your walking safari?
They include; comfortable walking boots, be in good health, camera with enough batteries, sun hat, head torch, rain coat among others.
Travelers shouldn’t worry where to sleep on their walking safari experience on Uganda safaris in Bwindi Impenetrable national park, here are some of comfortable lodges you can select on such as Silver back lodge, Buhoma Community rest camp, Rushaga gorilla camp, Traveler rest hotel, Gift of nature lodge, Broad bill forest camp mentioned few.
Book now and discover all the hidden treasures with lots of excitements on your walking safari in Bwindi impenetrable National Park in pearl of Africa.