There are several waterfalls in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. In both the northern and southern sector, you can take a nature walk to the picturesque waterfalls. The waterfalls hike is beautiful and on a guided walk through the park, you will see a lot of birds and monkeys on the way. There are also lots of beautiful butterflies and a few spiders though.
The waterfalls are worth the journey, these include:
Munyaga River Falls:
This guided trail will take you along the scenic Bizenga Creek which joins the Munyaga River – you start out at Buhoma and end up there. An excellent trail that Birders will find most rewarding – with an excellent Birding Guide at your side you will not miss too many of the unique and endemic species of birds in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. ( 1/2 hour in length – difficulty level is easy – Location – Buhoma Area)
This is an easy hike and brings much with it in terms of what you see in the Forest – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the reason it is so is because it has so much to offer.
Hike along the scenic Munyanga River.
Explore the mysteries of Bwindi, its plants, trees, see its butterflies, its birds unique to the area on this trail – it is always amazing what you encounter along this trail.
It is guided trail and one of the most popular ones– birds, butterflies, monkeys, scenic beauty of the forest, your guide will point out things to you that you might not or miss and it will an enriching 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 were not on the mind of politicians – thank goodness it was never completed and you can enjoy it today without vehicles. ( 3 hours or longer in length – difficulty level is moderate – location – Buhoma Area).
On this trail you will meet a lot of local residents and it is the most popular visitor hike.
Ivy River Trail:
This trail follows an old road through the forest. This is a full day’s hike with elevation gain and simply a most fabulous experience. Clients have taken this trail after having tracked gorillas at Buhoma and then after reaching Nkuringo.It is a very scenic route with viewpoints along the way, monkeys, bush pigs, butterflies, birds, villagers on the way or coming from market. This trail can also be taken from Nkuringo to Buhoma.
You begin probably from Buhoma and hike to Nkuringo – stay overnight – track Gorillas the next day and on the following day continue to Lake Mutanda and the town of Kisoro.The trek takes 7 -8 hours .
Kashasha River Trail:
This trail is 4 to 5 hours in length – and once again you see the ancient rainforest up close – this trail involves steeper inclines – especially if you take the Buhoma to Nkuringo route – it is 600 meters up at the end of the trail – your guides will point out the wildlife and the birds, plants, flowers, ferns and trees.The views along this trail are most stunning. Amazingly to go by vehicle from Buhoma to Nkuringo takes 7 hours plus and is much shorter taking the Kashasha River Trail .5 to 6 hours in length – difficulty level – moderate – The start of this hike is either Buhoma or Nkuringo area of the park. Some claim that it is more scenic in starting at Buhoma and ending in Nkuringo.
Bwindi Waterfall hiking advice
Hiking and Nature Walks in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest takes some preparation, wearing the right clothing, boots, shoes more.
Preparing for a hike or nature walk will make it a lot more rewarding for you. We can also help you if you have any questions and we would also love to help you in creating an itinerary that not only includes gorilla tracking, but other activities such as outlines above and a hike in or through the forest just might be right for you.