Waterfalls in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park; Well , Bwindi National Park is a place of memories with its beautiful thick natural forest – home to half the remaining mountain gorillas in world which can be seen in four habituated gorilla sectors that is Buhoma ,Nkurigo ,Ruhija and Rushaga gorilla sector .Furthermore ,Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is listed on a list of UNESCO World Heritage Site and the reason is that because it’s a lot to offer to the travelers .It is located in southwestern Uganda regions , approximately 8 to 9 hours drives from Kampala to the main visited destination. Back to the point, waterfalls in Bwindi; Fact, the park has got a lot of waterfalls and they exist more in both northern and southern sector, you can take a nature walk to the picturesque waterfalls. More so, the waterfall hikes are amazing as you can be able to see plenty of beautiful birds and monkeys of the way as well as lots beautiful butterflies and a few spiders.
Below are stunning waterfalls to visit or include on your tour package of gorilla trekking;
Munyaga River Falls;
This guided trail is quite interesting with lots of attractions which takes you along the scenic Bizenga Creek which joins the Munyaga River – the hike starts at Buhoma. To birders joining into this activity, you will find most rewarding unique and endemic species of birds in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The hike or walk can take like 1:20 hour in length. The hiking experience along these trails gives easy hike and brings much with it in terms of what you see in the forest.
One joining in hiking adventure is the only way you can get to explore the mysteries of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, its beautiful nature, vegetations, plants, unique species of primates, tree, beautiful butterflies, birds and all these can be encountered along this trail.
You will be guided with the skilled guide to lead you through a stunning trail where you expect to see various birds, butterflies, monkeys and scenic beauty of the forest as well as meeting the local residents and it is the most popular visitor’s hike. As you hike around, your guide will give you clear information that will an enrich part of your time at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in the Buhoma region of the park.
This trail was supposed to be a road leading to the town of Kisoro when gorillas and conservation which were not on the mind of politicians. It can be enjoyed without vehicles. The hiking experience in this trail takes about 3 hours – difficulty level is moderate – located in Buhoma area.
Ivy River Trail;
The ivy River trail is rewarding and it follows an old road through the forest. This is a full day’s hike with elevation gain and simply a fantastic experience. This trail can be enjoyed after having tracked gorillas in Buhoma and then after reaching Nkuringo.
It is a very scenic route with great points along the way, you can be able to view monkeys, bush pigs, butterflies, birds, villagers on the way. This trail can also be taken from Nkuringo to Buhoma area.
The hike here starts from Buhoma and hike to Nkuringo – you can have overnight stay – to trek Gorillas the next day and on the following day visit Lake Mutanda and the Kisoro town. The tracking experience takes 7 to 8 hours.
Kashasha River Trail
This trail takes about 4 to 5 hours in length and it brings you to see the ancient rainforest up close. It involves steeper inclines especially if you take the Buhoma to Nkuringo route – it raises 600 meters up at the end of the trail. While hiking along this trail, your guide will point out the wildlife, birds, plants, beautiful flowers, ferns and trees among others and views are stunning. What interest most, you visiting by vehicle from Buhoma to Nkuringo takes 7 hours and more, and is much shorter taking the Kashasha River trail 5 to 6 hours in length. The hike from this trail can either start Buhoma or Nkuringo area of the park. Meaning it might start at Buhoma and ends in Nkuringo.
Bwindi waterfall hiking advice
Well, hiking and walking safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park can take some preparation, wearing the right clothing, books, shoes among other.
Geeting well set for a hike or nature walk will make it more remarkable for you. You can book with us Achieve Global Safaris to help you if you have any questions and we would also love to help you in creating an itinerary that includes gorilla tracking and other activities like visit the Batwa people, Gorilla habituation, Birding, Mountain biking, Buhoma Community walks among others.
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