CNN Names Bwindi among 23 of the world’s best hiking trails-Uganda Safari News
Hiking is much more of an amazing active safari and when it comes to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park it becomes yet more interesting. Bwindi Forest is popular as the ultimate Uganda gorilla trekking safari destination because its home to more than half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. Sitting in south western Uganda, CNN Names Bwindi among 23 of the world’s best hiking trails. CNN placed Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda in the 15th position.
“Wildlife walks don’t come more fascinating than a trip into Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, where you can get up close and personal with the area’s mountain gorilla population.” CNN wrote.
Hiking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park raises to an altitude of 1,190 to 2,607 meters above sea level and therefore offers a hiking task to both gorilla trackers or to those who choose to go hiking. The Bwindi forest offers various forest trails both short and long depending on the traveler’s choice. The trail involves hiking up, sloping down, walking on knees and arms, jumping over streams of water and of course meeting some wild animals and birds.
Hiking trails in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Muyanga Waterfall Walk; This departs from Buhoma (one of the gorilla trekking sectors) continuing along the River Ivi-Nkuringo trail and culminates in the sensational sight of the falls plummeting 33 meters.
Rushura Hill Walk; This trail goes through one forest shared by two nations. On a sunny morning, one can see Lakes Edward, George, the Rwenzori Mountains and additionally the funnel-shaped pinnacles of the Virunga Volcanoes.
Muzubijiro Loop; This is a 6km long and it takes a walk around a hill, this is where visitors might encounter primates and birds plus enjoy a view of the Virunga’s.
The Ivi River Walk; It takes you around seven hours is 14km long. The trail passes a place known as Mukempunu – signifying “a place of pigs” – where wild pigs can regularly be found. One can even get a chance to taste these sweet creatures.
The Habinyanja Trail; It takes 4-6hrs. After the crossing of the Munyaga River, it takes in a genuinely steep climb of the Habigorogoro and Riyovi Ridge sitting above Buhoma River. Found along this trail is the legendary “African Corner” named after a stone piece depicting the map of Africa. Following the steep ascent, sharp climbers can appreciate a more casual gentle slope to the Habinyanja swamp. Birders on this trail dependably keep an eye out for the Pel’s Fishing Owl, African Black Duck, and Black Bee Eaters, among others, a perfect spot for Uganda Birding Safaris.
The Buhoma Nkuringo trail is the longest stretch in Bwindi forest lasting from over 7 hours. The trail connects the Buhoma sector of Bwindi and Nkuringo sector in the southern sector of Bwindi forest national park.
Other hiking destinations ranked by CNN
- Pennine way in the United Kingdom
- Camino de Santiago de Compostela Spain
- The Appalachian Trail in the United States
- The Basho Wayfarer in Japan
- The Regugio Frey and Cerro Cathedral in Argentina
- Mount Toubkal in Morocco
- Great wall of China in the Jinshanling section
- Dragon’s back in Hong Kong
- The Dingle way in Ireland
- Tergo La Trek in Bhutan
- Tahoe Rim Trail in the United States
- Armenia and the silk road in Europe
- Lechweg Trail in Australia and Germany,
- Indus Valley in Himalaya India,
- West Coast Trail in Vancouver Island,
- Percporsi Occitani Maira valley in Italy,
- Lares and Royal Inca rail in Peru,
- Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve in Costa Rica
- The Lycian way in Turkey,
- The Balkans Montenegro and Albania,
- Clous Forest Trek in Laos
- Cape to Cape Track in Western Australia.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a great gorilla trekking safari in Uganda destination with many tourists visiting the park making it popular especially the 3 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari Bwindi. After gorilla trekking, many tourists will wonder what else to do just within the gorilla land, spending a day or two on a hiking experience within the forest is much rewarding. Many tourists opt for extended safaris when they go trekking, and on a visit to Bwindi, its wise to tailor in a wildlife safari in Uganda to Queen Elizabeth National Park, home to Africa’s largest population of hippopotami, to Kibale Forest National Park, host to the world’s largest chimpanzee population or to Murchison Falls National Park, home to the world’s most powerful falls.