The Hiking Experience

Uganda is surrounded by mountains. The Rwenzori Mountains, also known as the Mountains of the Moon, make up about 80 kilometers (49.7 mi) of the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The two major peaks found in this range are the snow capped and glaciated Margherita at 5,113 meters (16,774.9 feett) and Alexandra at 5,094 meters (16,712.59 feett). The Mufumbiro volcanoes are found further south, with the three main peaks being Mount Mahabura at 4,132 meters (13,556 feet), Mount Mgahinga at 3,648 meters (11,968 feet), and Mount Sabinyo at 3,477 meters (11,407 feet). Mount Elgon at 4,324 meters (14,186 feet) is Uganda's highest peak and is found on the border with Kenya.

North of Mount Elgon are Kadam Peak at 3,054 meters (10,019 feet) and Mount Moroto at 3,085 meters (10,121 feet). There are also morungole mountains (2,749m , 9,019ft) and Mount Zulia (2,149, 7,051feet) to the far northeast as well as the Imatong Mountains that border Sudan.

With no doubt Uganda has what to offer to every hiker, whether beginner or super cool, you will certainly have your share, as if this is not enough most of these mountains are located in some of Uganda's protected national parks, you therefore have an option of combining hiking with other activities like birding, game drives, gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, golden monkey tracking, butterfly watch, swimming, and so much more.

Top wildlife viewing safaris in Uganda

impalas on the road

3 Day Lake Mburo and Queen Elizabeth National Parks

This short wildlife tour takes you to Western Uganda as you explore beautiful landscapes and wildlife in a short period. This tour takes to the smallest Savannah National park Lake Mburo national park

Explore Idea $844

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murchison falls

3 Day Murchison Falls National Park Wildlife Safari

This 3 day Murchison Falls safari tour itinerary includes game drives and a boat safari on the Nile with expectations of seeing many animals including lions, leopards, hippos, elephants among others.

Explore Idea $800

Per person sharing

hippo side close up

3 Day Uganda Mid Range Tour

The typical 3 days safari is more suitable for those that are already in Kampala or arrive in the previous day's night, so that you will immediately be transferred to Murchison falls national park the next morning.

Explore Idea $973

Per person sharing


4 Day shoebill tracking, White water rafting and Sipi Falls

This short tour takes you to the Mabamba swamp in search of the prehistoric shoe bill stork which is one of the critically endangered birds.

Explore Idea $1153

Per person sharing

rhino in zziwa

4 Day Murchison Falls National Park and Ziwa Rhino Sancturay

This tour is ideal for people who want to look for the big five in a few days thus combining Ziwa rhino sanctuary which gives one a chance to track the southern white rhinos on foot and Murchison falls national park

Explore Idea $1133

Per person sharing

sipi falls wide

4 Day Pian Upe, Sipi Falls and Jinja White Water Rafting

Explore Eastern Uganda on 4 Days Uganda Safari to Pian Upe Game Reserve, Sipi Falls and Jinja to the source of the River Nile.

Explore Idea $1143

Per person sharing

giraffes on a game drive

6 Day Africa Honey Moon

This honey moon safari is meant for nature and wildlife lovers, it exposes you to Ugandas most visited national park with the strongest water falls in the world

Explore Idea $2293

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6 Day Sipi, Pian Upe and Kidepo Valley National Park

Explore Eastern and North Eastern Uganda on 6 Days Uganda Safari to sipi falls, Pian Upe Game Reserve and Kidepo Valley National Park.

Explore Idea $1475

Per person sharing

walking lioness

7 Day Africa Family Safari

This 7 days Africa Family safari will expose you and your Family to Uganda's wildlife, Nature and culture, you will encounter most of Uganda's crater lakes in Fort Portal

Explore Idea $2003

Per person sharing

lioness in a colar

7 Day Africa Honey Moon Safari

Specifically designed for honeymooners, this seven days tour has been crafted in such a way that it goes very slow and tackles the most thrilling destinations

Explore Idea $2227

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