Since 2007, Nkuringo Walking Safaris has taken travelers on memorable active adventure tours across Bwindi Forest, nature walks, and hiking around Uganda. At Nkuringo Walking Safaris, we believe that traveling under your own power and at your own pace opens up an opportunity to connect more meaningfully with the world. Our mission is to provide a safari experience so transformative that you’ll never want to travel in any other way. We provide amazing support on meticulously planned itineraries with superb accommodations so you can be totally present enjoying your adventure.


Our most famous active adventure in Uganda is the remarkable walking safari hike around and across the prehistoric Bwindi Impenetrable Forest through some of the oldest forest trails on the continent. The expedition between Nkuringo in the south and Buhoma in the north through Ivy or Kashasha hiking trails is the most rewarding hiking adventure in this pristine jungle after the gorilla trekking excursion. The walking adventure offers two trails going in either direction between Buhoma and Nkuringo gorilla trekking trailheads. The journey also offers you an opportunity to hike through surrounding communities and villages around Bwindi.

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    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.
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    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.
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    My husband and I had a week's 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 knowledgeable, very informative, and very flexible too! He also went above and beyond to make sure we experienced the things we were showing interest in.

Why Walk With Us

I simply can't imagine a better way to immerse yourself in the life of a region, to explore hidden corners and appreciate nuances while enjoying the benefits and enormous satisfaction of traveling under your own power. These are experiences you cannot have behind the wheel of a car, or in a chartered plane or a tour truck. Active travel is, at its heart, a way of connecting more authentically with the world. Sure, Nkuringo Walking Safaris provides amazing leaders, superb accommodations and meals, and opportunities you could never arrange on your own. But all of our comprehensive planning and support is aimed at something far simpler: bringing you the immediate, highly personal satisfaction of discovering a new world on your own terms.

Unique Backcountry Trails
At a relaxed pace

Trekking the dump forest floors of
Uganda & Rwanda's Misty Gorilla Jungles

The Smell and sight of life, the feeling of being one with nature

Canoeing Uganda's Backwaters

Peace and serenity as you silently glide and discover the backwaters.

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