Uganda offers a diverse range of trekking, hiking, and walking activities.

The Rwenzori Mountains, Africa’s highest mountain range, offers a variety of trails ranging from day-long to multi-day circuits. The higher regions should only be attempted by experienced climbers as altitude sickness is possible above the snow line at 4,500m.

Mount Elgon on the eastern boundary with Kenya offers less challenging hiking as specialist equipment isn’t required. Several hiking routes of varying duration are available.

Many of Uganda’s national parks offer nature treks. Bwindi features a variety of nature trails which can be enjoyed independently of the gorilla trekking experience. Mgahinga, offers excellent walking trails in the foothills of the Virunga Volcanoes. Lake Mburo is the only national park entirely accessible on foot if accompanied by a ranger guide, while Semliki National Park offers a variety of walks including that to the Sempaya hot springs. Within Murchison Falls national park it is possible to walk a trail from the banks of the nile to the top of the falls. QENP also offers a variety of walking trails along the Ishasha river and through the Maramagambo Forest.

Finally, much of Uganda’s rural landscape can be enjoyed on foot and there are guided walking tours available.


Uganda offers Trekking & Hiking in the following locations. Click on the buttons below for more info and Accommodation lists.

Rwenzori Mount Elgon Bwindi & Mgahinga Mbabara & Mburo Semliki Queen Elizabeth