Following the beaten trek route from Nkuringo to Buhoma in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park. This walking safari between Buhoma and Nkuringo gives tourist and other visitors the opportunity to learn more about the Bwindi forest’s flora and fauna, the walk is guided by well-experienced park ranger guides who knows the Bwindi dense jungle very well and this hike takes about 5 to 6 hours depending on one’s walking speed through the Bwindi jungle.
This walking safari can start from Nkuringo sector in southern Bwindi forest to Buhoma sector following your way north through the impenetrable forest, ranger guides are very knowledgeable which makes the hike very informative, you will also learn more about the different ty informative of the plants and wildlife along the way and see the Bwindi impenetrable forest from a whole new perspective, the walking from Nkuringo to Buhoma in Bwindi forest can as well start from Buhome sector the north of the park to Nkuringo but the commonly used route/direction is Nkuringo to Buhoma.
This walking safari from Nkuringo–to Buhoma is a memorable hike through the Impenetrable Forest of Uganda, on a lucky day you may even meet mountain gorillas along the way.
It is recommended if you start from the Nkuringo side and spent the night at Nkuringo Bwindi Lodge before embarking on the hike across Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, walking from the south to the north side of the park, this hike is approximately 23 kilometers and will take between 5 to 6 hours of the walk
The first few hours of the walk although very hot from the humidity is a bit challenging passing through different terrains of Bwindi, this hiking route is very interesting giving you an insight into how the local land is used for farming through different communities, as you progressed into the final phase of the walk it becomes easier. However, everything is done at your own pace which means that it can take longer or shorter depending on your pace, the ranger guides, and porters will stop more often to make sure that you are doing well and they will move at your peace.
This walk from Buhome to Nkuringo is an experience certainly Kisoro Tours Uganda would recommend to any traveler who loves hiking and walking and a challenge yourself, this walk can start either way by reversing the route and going from Nkuringo to Buhoma or the other way around so it depends which side you’re coming from, on this walk along the way there is the added option of detouring to visit one of the waterfalls in Bwindi forest but if you choose to pass by the waterfall it means that walk is going to be extended like for 30 minutes but it is worth it the scenes is amazing.
There is no guarantee that on your walk from Nkuringot o Buhoma that you will meet the gorillas along the way, the trek from Nkuringo to Buhoma follows along the feeder’s lines which means that is a chance of meeting the mountain gorillas along the way as you walk through Bwindi Forest but as I mentioned above it depends on the lack of the day, for those who are interested in gorilla trekking safari in either Bwindi Forest Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park just let us know we can combine hiking and gorilla tracking safari, all our tours are tailor-made to suit your time and budget.
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