Hiking in Uganda

Discover the stunning scenery and incredible landscapes of magnificent Uganda on foot!

From thick tropical rainforests and rugged mountain peaks to the pristine shores of Africa’s great lakes, there are plenty of incredible places to explore in Uganda on foot. From a single day to a whole week, the perfect hiking adventure awaits in Uganda! Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Hiking trips in Uganda. The mountains are calling!

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There are many reasons for choosing Hiking in Uganda

Home to snow-capped mountains (on the equator), thick tropical rainforests, and stunning coastlines, Uganda is a gorgeous country to explore. Heading out on a hiking adventure is a great way to see as much of its diverse landscapes in a short time as possible.


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Ugandan shilling (UGX)

Best time to climb:

January to February and June to August

What’s the weather like?

During the dry season, average daily temperatures in Uganda range from 25 ºC to 29°C (77 ºF to 84 °F)

How to get there:

Any trip to Uganda begins with a flight into Entebbe International Airport (EBB), in Kampala, the capital. Most guides will opt to meet you here and provide transport to the start of the trip

More info about Hiking in Uganda:

Situated in eastern Africa, sandwiched between the rainforest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the high plateau of Kenya, Uganda is a veritable paradise for all types of hiking adventures. The Ruwenzori Range, in the west of the country, is the most popular hiking destination, with most opting to head to the summit of one or more of Mount Speke, Mount Stanley and Mount Baker. At 5,109 meters (16,762 feet), Mount Stanley is the third highest mountain in Africa and the highest point in the country, making it a particularly popular hiking destination. Away from the Ruwenzori Range, there are plenty of other great hiking spots throughout the country. Other popular hiking destinations are Murchison Falls National Park, in the west of the country on the shores of Lake Albert, and Mount Elgon National Park, on the country’s eastern border with Kenya

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