Walking safaris offer an altogether more intimate experience of Africa's incredible wilderness and immerses you in the natural feel of the region.
Guided walking safaris give you the experience of traveling under your own power and at your own pace, opening up an opportunity to connect more meaningfully with East Africa's natural wonders. Safaris on foot with deeply rooted local guides augment our other on-foot experiences like mountain hiking, trekking the mountain gorillas, and exploring the remote countryside.
Why you should take a nature walk
Walking safaris get you out of the safari vehicle confines and launch you into backcountry trails, mountains, the woods, or savannah grasslands on foot for hours or days on end, spending nights under the starlit skies at remote lodges and camps. Our local walking safari guides give you the confidence to travel under your own power, in a classic explorer's way, at your own pace, opening up an opportunity to connect more meaningfully with East Africa's natural wonders.
The traditional African safari is fun, but a nature walk is more rewarding and intense. Imagine birdsong-filled days following an ancient human footpath, shadowing a foraging monkey troop, or settling under a tree shade to grab a bite with insane views across the valley.
Armed rangers and professional walking guides ensure your safety and comfort. Sit down to a fire-cooked meal, then sleep between crisp worm sheets every night.
Our walking safaris are set in Uganda's unusual backcountry trails, villages, and wildlife reserves, free from dangerous predators. These hiking experiences emphasize nature's smaller details - a whispering water stream, colorful flowers, golden sunset, and unusual species sightings. Cultural elements also come into play, whether greeting a local nomad, learning a new word in a new language, or sharing stories with your guide. Formal barriers melt away after a day or two, fireside conversations carry on deep into the night, and you are rewarded with a better insight into this alluring continent.
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Join the daily gorilla trekking excursions deep into the tropical rainforests of Uganda and Rwanda mountains and sit close to a gentle silverback and his family. A forest adventure experience that will leave you forever enchanted.
Take a guided primate walk into Africa's ancient forest, and spend an hour or the entire day walking with a wild chimpanzee troop, observing the great apes' primitive antics and social behaviours in a wild environment.
It's hard not to be fascinated by East Africa's birdlife; the sheer diversity of species, sizes and colours is astounding. From the elusive shoebill to vibrant bee-eaters, there is plenty in the avian world to see on our birdwatching safaris.
For cultured travellers, East Africa, the cradle of humanity, presents a varied experience with indigenous cultures, ancient tribes, villages, and fossil sites and a mixture of colonial. Our cultural safaris will take you closer to the new you.