9 Days, Walking Safari in Southern Uganda

Starting from Kigali, Mgahinga NP, Lake Mutanda and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP

Superb Walking Safari in Southern Uganda

The Safari Starts and Ends in Kigali, Hiking in Uganda.

This Superb Walking Safari takes place in Southern Uganda around Mgahinga and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, starting from Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, and crossing into Uganda via Cyanika border. We start from Kigali because it’s nearer to our hiking trails, and we want to avoid the long 10 hours drive from Kampala to Bwindi and spare the energy for the hiking adventure. In Mgahinga National Park, you’ll be trekking the endangered golden monkeys, spending about an hour with a habituated golden monkey family once found. You’ll also take on the Batwa natives trails and see the communities and peoples that live on the region’s mountain slopes. You’ll take another trail to Lake Mutanda, where you’ll be challenged to a canoe ride on the calm waters of the volcanoes lake and sleep at the elegant Lake Mutanda Resort by the lakeside. Between Mutanda and Bwindi is another community trail that will drain about 5 hours of your hiking energy. Sleeping at the beautiful Nkuringo Lodge, you’ll trek the magnificent mountain gorillas and get to spend unforgettable moments in the presence of a habituated mountain gorilla group. All the hiking trails on this walking safari trip have been carefully selected to give the maximum experience of African culture, Uganda’s beautiful and scenic nature, and a bucketload of memories to last a lifetime. This is the kind of trip you needed after the COVID pandemic sadness that engulfed the world. Explore your options now!.


  • Arrive in Rwanda’s Capital Kigali and cross the border driving through the scenic southwestern Uganda countryside and see Africa’s beautiful landscapes
  • Hike through ancient Ugandan village trails that have not been so much affected by modern developments and experience African village life. Take a boat canoe on Lake Mutanda and sleep at the elegant Lake Mutanda Resort.
  • Go trekking endangered golden monkeys in Mgahinga and the famous mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
  • Hiking and walking through some of the rarest trails near Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
  • Meet the native Batwa and Bakiga tribes that occupy the region’s mountain slopes and experience some of the most beautiful landscapes of the region.


  • Transportation, local flights, and 4×4 vehicle transfers
  • Accommodation and Meals as per itinerary
  • English Speaking Guide

We will process the trekking permits on your behalf from the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA).

Please carry a pack of N95 Facemask and hand sanitizer with you. You’ll be required to have a negative PCR COVID-19 test certificate issued within 72 hours of your arrival in the country, and keep your mask on when with animals and people crowds. You’re are requested to adhere to COVID Operating procedures to keep you safe during your trip.

Your walking safari at a glance

Day 1 — Arrival in Rwanda, Optional Activity

Arrive in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, and transfer to heaven Boutique Hotel.


In the afternoon, choose to hike around Kigali’s vibrant capital or stay at Heaven lodge and experience Rwanda’s culture organized by the hotel.

  • Accommodation: Heaven BOutique Hotel, Rwanda
  • Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast basis; Lunch & Dinner on own’s account

Day 2 — Transfer Kigali to Mgahinga, Optional Activities


Accommodation: Mout Gahinga Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 — Golden Monkey Trekking in Mgahinga NP


• You’ll be sleeping at Mount Gahinga Lodge
• Your meal plan includes: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), and Dinner (D)

Day 4 — Mgahinga To Lake Mutanda Hiking Trail


Sleeping at Lake Mutanda Resort (Mid-range)
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 4 — Hiking Mutanda – Rubuguri – Nkuringo Walking Trail


  • You’ll sleep at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
  • Meals include Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 — Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest


  • You’ll sleep at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
  • Meals include Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), and Dinner (D)

Day 7 — Hiking The Batwa Trail in Nkuringo


  • You’ll sleep at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
  • Meals include Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), and Dinner (D)

Day 9 — Transfer to Kigali, Heaven Boutique Hotel (B,L,D)


  • You’ll be staying at Haven Boutique Hotel, Rwanda
  • Meals include Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), and Dinner (D)

Day 9 — Transfer to Airport, Departure (B,L,D)


  • Meals include Breakfast (B)

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    Travel safely

    Please make sure you have your facemask on when in contact with animals, especially the endangered creatures. Without a negative PCR Covid Test, you’ll not be allowed into the country. You’ll spend most of your time in open spaces away from human crowds, with that there’s minimal to no infections of the COVID virus.

    Flexible booking terms

    Your 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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