Discover Bwindi Impenetrable National Park With Nkuringo Safaris


Nkuringo Safaris, The Perfect Gateway To Bwindi’s Wonders

Nestled in the heart of Uganda, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is renowned for its mystical mountain gorillas and captivating landscapes. Nkuringo Safaris, with over 16 years of experience, offers expertly crafted hiking adventures that allow visitors to explore not only the magnificent primates but also the stunning scenery, vibrant communities, and rich cultural heritage of this UNESCO-protected area.

Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge: A Luxurious Retreat

Nkuringo Safaris provides a luxurious haven for adventurers at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge. Perched on a hilltop, the lodge offers breathtaking views of the lush jungle and serves as a perfect base for exploring Bwindi. The lodge’s commitment to comfort and sustainability ensures an unforgettable stay, with amenities designed to enhance the experience of being immersed in nature.

Community-Based Tourism and Expert Guides

Nkuringo Safaris emphasizes community-based tourism, empowering local youths through their Nkuringo Walking Safaris’ community program. This initiative trains local guides, who are passionate about their homeland and dedicated to conservation efforts. These knowledgeable guides share fascinating narratives about Bwindi’s flora, fauna, and cultural history, enriching every hike with their expertise.

Famous Hiking Trails in Bwindi

The Ivy River Trail (13 km, 4-6 hours)

Hiking Trail In Bwindi

The Ivy River Trail, the oldest route through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, connects Nteko and Buhoma villages. Hikers have three options to experience this historic trail:

  1. Nkuringo to Nteko and Back (18 km): Starting from Nkuringo Lodge, hikers traverse 8 km to Nteko village, descend into the valley, and follow the Ivy River before returning to Nteko.
  2. Nteko Outpost to Ivy River and Back (10 km): This route begins at the Nteko outpost, accessible by car from Nkuringo. Hikers descend to the Ivy River and retrace their steps.
  3. Nteko to Buhoma (13 km): This comprehensive route takes hikers from Nteko through the heart of Bwindi to the Buhoma sector.

Along the Ivy River Trail, hikers are treated to stunning rural scenery, mist-shrouded valleys, and the dense rainforest, home to playful monkeys, elusive duikers, and a variety of bird and butterfly species.

The Kashasha River Trail (17 km, 6-7 hrs)

Starting from the Nkuringo Sector, the Kashasha River Trail winds through the park’s rugged borderlands. The trail features multiple vantage points showcasing mist-shrouded valleys and lush landscapes. Hikers are serenaded by the calming sounds of nature as they walk along the Kashasha River, enjoying a tranquil atmosphere.

Hiking Trail Down Kashasha River
Trail View of Buhoma From Nkuringo
Kashasha River Trail

Hikers have two options:

Loop Back to Nkuringo: Retrace the steps along the Kashasha River Trail.

Continue to Buhoma: Extend the adventure by hiking to the Buhoma sector, popular among birders and hikers traveling onward to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Suma Waterfall Trail (4 to 5 hrs)

Located near Suma village, 7 km from Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, the Suma Waterfall is a 50-meter cascade. The trail meanders through picturesque landscapes and charming villages, offering cultural immersion with locals’ warmth and hospitality. The trail culminates at the breathtaking Suma Waterfall, creating a mesmerizing mist and a unique adventure combining natural beauty with cultural encounters.

Tips for Hikers

Booking: Adventures can be booked directly with Nkuringo Walking Safaris through their website or by contacting them via email or phone.

Light Trekkers: The Ivy River Trail offers a scenic and manageable hike.

Seasoned Hikers: The Kashasha River Trail provides a challenging hike with the option to extend the journey to Buhoma, offering unique perspectives and a gateway to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Nkuringo Safaris ensures an unforgettable adventure, tailored to suit every hiker’s interests and abilities, making Bwindi Impenetrable National Park a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts and cultural explorers alike.




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