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Walking Safari Holidays in East Africa

A guided walking safari gives 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.

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Walking Safari Holidays in East Africa

A guided walking safari gives 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.

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Guided Walking Safari holidays in East Africa

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Guided Walking Safari

Leave the confines of a safari vehicle and venture into the big game country and backcountry trails on foot for hours or days on end, spending nights under the starlit skies at remote lodges and camps. A guided walking safari holiday gives you the experience of traveling 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 guided walking safari is more rewarding and intense. Imagine birdsong-filled days spent following animal tracks, shadowing a foraging baboon troop, or settling under a tree shade to watch elephants gather at a waterhole. Armed rangers and professional walking guides ensure your safety and comfort, and at the end of the day, sit down to a fire-cooked meal, then sleep between crisp worm sheets every night.

Set in the unusual backcountry trails, villages, and top game reserves in East Africa guided walking safari trips offer plenty of animals to see. Still, the trip’s emphasis is on nature’s smaller details – a whispering water stream, colorful flowers, golden sunset, and unusual species sighting. Cultural elements come into play as well, 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.

Guided walking safaris augment our other on-foot trekking experiences like mountain climbing, trekking the mountain gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda’s misty forest jungles, a must-do experience tracking the playful chimpanzee troops in Uganda’s Kibale Forest. All our walking safari trips are privately tailor-made to every traveler’s preferences.


What Our Guests Say About Us

Based on 74 reviews.
Sarah B.
Sarah B.
November 29, 2020.
Travel in Covid times- 2.5 unforgettable weeks In November 2020, we travelled Uganda as a couple in a 4*4 Jeep. Considering the difficult time we are all in, we were especially happy about the level of service we experienced. If you have a negative COVID-19 test beforehand, you can travel Uganda with no problem. During our travel we felt very safe: all staff wore masks, if you enter buildings (Lodges, Banks etc.) or parks you have to sanitize your hands and your temperature will be taken. All in all, we felt safer than in Europe - as everybody was very considerate about our health. But let`s talk about the experience: - We travelled the north (Kidepo national park) which we highly recommend. The amount of animals (mammals, birds) is spectacular - Furthermore we did Murchinsons, Queen Elizabeth (incl. Ishasha sector), chimpanzee habituation experience and Nkuringo- where we tracked Gorillas in the Rushaga sector - This trip was unforgettable. Our guide made sure we enjoyed it to the fullest. He was very professional and could answer all our questions about animals, history and the country - As tourism is low at the moment, we were even more spoiled by all staff in all lodges, which made our experience even more special We highly recommend to travel Uganda now, as it is one of the most amazing experiences you can have in your travel life. About Nkuringo tours: - From the booking (where we could give our inputs and wishes), to the payment, the guide during the trip to the COVID test to the end, we experienced a highly professional service - We want to acknowledge especially, that if problems arised, they solved them in a professional and efficent manner. For example, we had a car break down (due to the rainy season some roads were very bad). We still arrived in our lodge that day in the evening and were able to proceed with a new car the next day. We didn`t experience any negative impact to our travel, even if this could have been a major issue - All in all, we highly recommend to work with Nkuringo Walking Safaris to experience this beautiful country the fullest
February 5, 2020.
Great walk and canoe trip. Don’t miss out on this unique experience. Our guide with Nkuringo Walking Safaris, Richard was excellent. We had an informative and unique walk down the mountain from Kisoro to Lake Mutanda. We walked through villages and saw families actively working their farms. Children along the way were delightful. The walk is easy. Once we arrived at the lake we got into canoes with Boatman David and his son. They took us across the lake ( a very big lake) to Chameleon Hill Lodge. The dugout canoe was very comfortable with padded seats to lean against. You can help paddle or not. It was a peaceful and beautiful tour of the lake. Highly recommended adventure.
Victoria V
Victoria V
January 29, 2020.
Amazing 7 day - Gorilla and Chimp tracking and QENP. My husband and I had a week vacation, which is not a lot given all the things we wanted to do/see. Nkuringo organized our trip to make the most of this week. The trip was flawlessly organized. Time-management was perfect. They were flexible and accomodating, all our needs were met and we felt listened to, it was a truly customized experience. Our guide (Darrick) was amazing, he was knowledgable, very informative, and very flexible too! He also went above and beyond to make sure we experienced the things we were showing interest on. We are tuly happy with Nkuringo and will recommend to friends and family.
Tom R
Tom R
January 12, 2020.
An incredible way to see Uganda For part of our trip we trekked through the mountainous region of Uganda, from Gahinga to Bwindi, via Lake Mutanda and Nkuringo. Throughout this part of the trip we were accompanied by our wonderful guide (muhavara) Richard. Richard knew so much about pretty much everything - the local animals, plants and trees, the communities the country's history and culture. He's funny and friendly and looked after us incredibly well. I really recommend this way of exploring the region.
Bill G
Bill G
December 29, 2019.
Best experience I ever had Our trip was actually organised by Wild Frontier Safaris and we spent 3 days at Buhoma Lodge and walked into see the H group on the second day. It took me one and half hours but some of the walking was not difficult. When I arrived it was just so wonderful I was almost in tears, it was one of the most amazing hours of my life, 14 gorillas who just went on with their lives and occasionally came right up to us. Two hours of a steep climb to get out,

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    Your walking safari booking can be extended up to 12 months ahead with no extra fees, in case of any emergency (based on accommodation availability). Reservations are accepted after we receive a 30% deposit on the trip and the full payment for gorilla tracking and chimp tracking permits for each tour participant. For more details on our booking terms, please read our Terms and Conditions.

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