East Africa has some of the most exciting hiking locations you will ever want to visit. You’ll have an opportunity for breathtaking views, pristine landscapes and unlimited Fauna and flora!
From the mountains of the moon commonly known as Rwenzori to the eastern rift valley escarpments of Mount Elgon through the roaring falls of Murchison to the evident heights of geological history of Mount Kenya, the adventure just never ends.
We package hiking trips will make you fall in love with East Africa as you explore some of the worlds unforgiving heights.
Hiking through the Rwenzori Mountains in Uganda is like entering, exploring and marveling at a different world. The natural surroundings are fiercely stunning and the images you will have in your mind will doubtlessly remain with you for the rest of your life.
Throughout this trip, you will get to explore a number of thrilling peaks including; the Virunga Volcanoes, which include Gahinga, Muhabrua and Sabyinyo. You will also get to climb Mount Rwenzori, and explore the unbelievable Mahoma Trail and the Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will get to climb to the summit of the Margherita Peak, on Mount Stanley.
But that is not all. You will get to see and admire an abundance of wildlife, from a number of different mammals to over 170 different species of birds.
But just in case that has not excited you enough, what about enjoying parks primates, birds and rare tree species as you trails past caves, viewpoints and waterfalls, with the option of camping overnight on the mountain slopes. Well let’s try Mount Elgon.
Where the 7km (four-hour) mountain bamboo trail to Kapkwai Cave passes through tropical and bamboo forest. Along the trail are many primates, birds and rare trees such as Elgon teak and Elgon olive. The 5km walk to the Chebonet Falls and 3km walk to the Kapkwai caves follow the ridge view trail. There is also a 11km hike to the Tutum Cave, with the option of camping overnight beside the cave.
In Wanale, a visit to Khauka Cave takes three to four hours. Alternatively, you can go to the viewpoint through Nabuyoga loop where you can see Jackson’s Summit and Wagagai peak.
In Budadiri, short day hikes are available covering the Mudagi Cliffs, Sasa River Camp and Drigana lower falls. These are great for bird watching, nature walks and overnight camping.