2023 hiking tours uganda

In Uganda, hikers will find a number of hiking trails, trekking tours, and village walks. Some routes can take several days to complete and tour operators may even have to create temporary accommodations for hikers.

In Uganda, there are numerous hiking trails, trekking tours, and village walks. Some pathways can take several days to traverse, and tour operators may even be required to establish temporary accommodations for hikers.

Hiking and trekking tours in Uganda are arguably the best way to experience the region’s scenery at a slower pace. Fortunately, to travel this way, you don’t have to forgo comfort or carry a bulky bag filled with camping supplies. 

Although it is possible to rough it and arrange multi-day hikes through Uganda on your own, tour companies may arrange these kinds of journeys by transferring your bags between inns as you walk.

Here are the ten best hiking and trekking tours in Uganda in 2023.

5 Days Rwenzoris Hiking Uganda- Enchanted Uganda Safaris

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Due to their spectacular beauty and block formation, the Rwenzori Mountains were rated the ninth best mountain climbing and hiking destination in the world. PHOTO/ Kilimanjaro Budget Safaris

Only overnight camping has been permitted on this trail. Chameleons, blue monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, Rwenzori Turaco, and other animals can be spotted when hiking through the mountain jungle. 

The quickest hike takes 3 to 5 days. One day’s worth of extra time, including a stay at the John Matte Hut(a mountain cabin), can be arranged as well. This tour Includes an expert guide, meals, and transport.

A maximum of 14, people are allowed for the tour to happen, all at US$1,200.

3 Days Gorilla Uganda- Enchanted Uganda Safaris Ltd

There aren’t many natural predators for the mountain gorilla, a huge, powerful primate that lives on Africa’s volcanic slopes. 

Yet the mountain gorilla, a subspecies of the eastern gorilla, has become the most endangered species of the gorilla as a result of negative human activity, such as poaching, civil violence, and habitat degradation.

The habitat of the mountain gorilla is currently restricted to two parts of Africa’s protected national parks. In Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, one gorilla family resides. 

In the Virungas mountain range in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, and Rwanda, the other group is dispersed throughout three national parks.

On this hiking and trekking tour, you have a 3 days tour package taking you through Entebbe, Uganda, and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

The entire Itinerary costs around US$1,250.

3 Days Gorilla trekking in Uganda from Kigali- Devine African Safaris Ltd

3 days gorilla trekking uganda

For individuals who want to trek mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park but are staying in Rwanda, Devine African Safaris Ltd offers a 3-day gorilla safari through Kigali.

The tour is also intended for people who would want to trek gorillas in Uganda but would rather avoid driving by flying into Kigali rather than Entebbe International Airport.

You will save USD 800.00 per person by tracking gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park rather than Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda because gorilla permits in Uganda cost US$700 while gorilla permits in Rwanda cost US$1,500

For a maximum group size of 6 people, the tour costs US$1,679.

5 Day Gorillas and Tree Climbing lions- Across the Wild African Safaris

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Tree-climbing lions are most common in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park, in Ishasha, western Uganda. PHOTO/QENP

While seeing lions while out on a game drive is something that many of us are interested in. Because of their size compared to other members of the cat family like the cheetah and leopard, lions rarely climb trees. 

However, Uganda is fortunate to have prides that do climb very high in the trees in Queen Elizabeth National Park in the Ishasha Southern region.

With the help of the Across the Wild African Safaris’ 5-day gorilla trekking and tree climbing lions package, they were able to combine an activity that involves some physical conditioning with a more peaceful nature game drive that is emphasized by the lions scaling trees.

For a maximum group size of 6, the tour costs around US$2,325.

Gorillas & Hiking Uganda’s Rwenzori Mountains-YellowWood Adventures

You can go for 12 days through Entebbe, Uganda, and 6 other locations in Uganda with the Hiking & Trekking tour Gorillas & Hiking Uganda’s Rwenzori Mountains

The package Gorillas & Hiking in Uganda’s Rwenzori Mountains includes a professional guide, meals, transportation, and more in addition to hostel lodging.

For a maximum group size of 12 people, the tour costs around US$4,310.

Backpack Budget Gorilla Trekking 3 Days- Across the Wild African Safaris

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Gorilla trekking takes place in two national parks, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga, and receiving permits isn’t always straightforward.

This three-day budget backpacking gorilla trekking trip is intended to provide those on a tight budget an opportunity to explore more of the outdoors. Depending on when you visit, you might stay in a small bed & breakfast or go camping.

The most sought-after experience, going gorilla trekking in the forest of Bwindi, is finally provided by nothing fancy. A basic vehicle will be used for transportation, and there may be some adventure in muddy areas, but what good is a backpacking budget tour without fresh experiences?

On this three-day backpacking budget gorilla trekking excursion, you are guaranteed to see mountain gorillas and become exhausted.

Once your ticket is reserved, the rest will depend on your input and our joint planning to personalize the experience, but there should at least be two (2) individuals and not fewer. 

The tour costs around US$1,046 plus $600 for a Gorilla permit.

Hiking & Mountaineering Tours- Venture Uganda

They provide guided walks with a particular focus, such as tours of medicinal plants, trips to coffee, mango, and organic farms, natural forests, conservation initiatives, and tea estates.

There are also shorter, simpler hikes available, like the one from the base of the magnificent Murchison, Falls to the summit, of the volcanic Virungas in Mgahinga National Park.

To see more hiking specials offered by this tour company, we recommend visiting their site online.

Rwenzori Mountains Trekking with Margherita Peak Summit -By Bujuku Eco Tours & Travel Ltd

World-class hiking and mountaineering trails can be found in the Rwenzori Mountains.

Equatorial alpine Africa has no other ecosystem like the plants of the Ruwenzori. The land is incredibly gorgeous and lovely thanks to its many swiftly flowing rivers, stunning waterfalls, and layered vegetation. 

In the upper altitude zones, the mountains are renowned for their distinctive alpine flora, which includes several species that are indigenous to the Albertine Rift, such as huge heathers, groundsels, and lobelias. This journey is always worthwhile.

For seven days, it costs $1,400 per adult.

4 Days Mount Elgon- Discover Sipi

Mount Elgon

The slopes of Mt. Elgon, a significant watershed, host a wide range of altitudinal vegetation zones, from montane forest to high open moorland studded with the otherworldly huge lobelia and groundsel plants.

The main draw for hikers on this sometimes ignored, flat mountain is the spectacular scenery, but there are also a variety of forest monkeys and small antelope, as well as elephants and buffalo, and other species that are not yet officially recognized.

The tour costs $550.00 per adult.

Rwenzori Mountains village walk- By RWATS – Rwenzori Action for Tourism Services

With this personalized trip led by RWATS, you may learn about the rich culture of the Bakonjo people while also supporting their neighborhood. 

A non-profit organization called RWATS offers community tourism that benefits nearby towns. Visit the isolated mountain village where you will be welcomed and allowed to learn about the people’s rich traditions. 

Visit local residences and rural schools while taking in their traditional dance. The village walk takes about 6-8 hours and costs $30.77 per adult.


hiking trekking tours uganda

The natural beauty that Uganda has to offer, from fascinating odd rock formations to exquisite nature, wildlife, and towering mountains, may all be seen through hiking and trekking. 

These 10 hiking and trekking tours will give you a little sample of everything beautiful Uganda has to offer this 2023.