The Nkuringo walking safari is 3-4 hours’ memorable hiking adventure between Buhoma and Nkuringo. This hiking experience takes you across Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and connects 2 villages as you enjoy the beautiful surrounding, the misty hillside while you ascend to the higher elevation of Nkuringo.
On this 17kms on-foot-walk experience, you cross lush Bwindi Impenetrable Forest on a guided tour with an experienced local guide. You also have opportunity to take a boat ride along Lake Mutanda. The walk takes you through the village footpaths while you have excellent view of cultivated mountain slopes, human settlements and a lot more in the surrounding areas.
The 2 trailheads covered on this 17kms Nkuringo walking safaris include Nkuringo to the southern Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Buhoma trailheads in the Northern side of Bwindi. 2 days hiking tour can be enough for you to have a complete exploration of Buhoma-Nkuringo trail.
The highlights of Nkuringo walking safaris include traversing through the local communities/villages, cultivated areas, interact with local residents, sight some interesting birds and have ample time to take as many photos as possible. Get to challenge yourself on a canoe ride along Lake Mutanda, one of the stunning lakes near Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
You can as well take 3 days Nkuringo walking safaris. Your day one will involve transferring from Kisoro to Lake Mutanda trail then check in at Nkuringo Bwindi Lodge, day 2, go enjoy gorilla trekking adventure in Bwindi and on day 3, explore the Buhoma-Nkuringo trail. You will have an amazing exploration as you navigate through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
There are also 2 other trails that crisscross each other within Bwindi Forest. These trails are used by local residents; the Kashasha and Ivy river trails. The Kashasha river trail is direct and covers 14kms while the ivy river trail is ideal for visitors with safari car so that they can be dropped off or picked up 7kms from Nkuringo on the Nteko ridge.