Hiking/Nature Walks in Bwindi

There are six main nature trails in Buhoma for those who wish to explore the “impenetrable forest”, including waterfall walks, forest walks, primate encounters, mountain views and impressive birdlife.

There are six main nature trails in Buhoma for those who wish to explore the “impenetrable forest”:

Muyanga Waterfall Walk departs from Buhoma along the River Ivi-Nkuringo trail and culminates in the sensational sight of the falls plummeting 33 meters.

Rushura Hill Walk passes through one forest shared by two countries. On a clear day you can view Lakes Edward and George and the Rwenzori Mountains as well as the conical peaks of the Virunga Volcanoes.

Muzubijiro Loop is a 6km walk around a hill, where you will encounter primates and birds and enjoy a view of the Virungas.

The Ivi River Walk is 14km and takes around seven hours. The trail passes a place known as Mukempunu – meaning “a place of pigs” – where wild pigs can often be found.

The Buhoma-Nkuringo Trail takes three to four hours, and crosses right through the park, connecting the two villages and offering impressive views of the misty hillsides as you ascend the hills towards Nkuringo. You can leave our luggage with your driver, who will meet you at the other side. This trail can also be completed as part of the Ivi River Walk.

The Habinyanja (Railegh) Trail takes 4-6hrs. After crossing the Munyaga River, it takes in a fairly steep ascent of the Habigorogoro and Riyovi Ridge overlooking Buhoma River. Found along this trail is the legendry “African Corner” named after a rock piece depicting a map of Africa. Following the steep ascent, keen hikers can enkoy a more relaxed gentle slope to the mighty Habinyanja swamp. Birders on this trail should watch out for the Pel’s Fishing Owl, African Black Duck and Black Bee Eaters, among others.

Read 51878 times

Facebook

Twitter

Uganda Wildlife NKURINGO GORILLA GROUP STABLE. Nkuringo group has stabilized with 11individuals under the leadership of Rwamutw… https://t.co/rVMRThH8r5
About 14 hours ago
Uganda Wildlife We all have a role to play in wildlife conservation. Are you owning up? Photo by ©️ 2020 We Animals Media. https://t.co/9Hq8lETpBV
Monday, 29 June 2020 10:46
Uganda Wildlife @KigoziMaggie @UWEC_EntebbeZoo will be reopening soon. An announcement will be made as soon as they’re ready. https://t.co/9WFxOItjzr
Sunday, 28 June 2020 05:09

Follow ugwildlife on Twitter