Mountain hiking tours and safaris in Uganda take you to beautiful landscapes and breathtaking scenes during your hiking trails on the different mountains. Best multi-day hikes in Uganda are done in the protected areas of mount Elgon national park in Eastern Uganda and Rwenzori mountains national park however, the country also offers half day and 1-day trips to several mountains and volcanic features such as Sipi falls, Mount Muhabura, Mount Sabinyo and Mount Gahinga.
Mount Rwenzori has two hiking experiences that is to say the high altitude and low altitude excursions. The low altitude treks don’t go beyond 4,000 metres and normally scheduled between 2-4 days whilst the high-altitude treks take climbers to peaks above 4,000 metres; normally takes between 4-12 days.
A visit to mount Rwenzori can be a standalone adventure, however, some guests opt to combine this tour with other Uganda safari experiences such as travelling to Queen Elizabeth national park for wildlife encounter, Kibale forest national park for chimp tracking and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for mountain gorilla trekking.
Mount Sabinyo is an extinct volcano located in Uganda and one of the mountains under the Virunga massif. Other mountains within the Virunga ranges include Mount Muhabura & Gahinga in Uganda; Karisimbi & Bisoke in Rwanda and mount Mikeno, Nyiragongo and Nyamuragira in DR Congo. A crater lake which is 20 meters in Diameter separates Mount Sabinyo from its closest neighbor Muhabura.
Climbing Mount Sabyinyo is one of the best mountain hiking experiences destined in Mgahinga gorilla national park Uganda.
Mountain hiking safaris and tours in Uganda can be done throughout the year however, the best time for the mount climbing in Uganda is during the dry season that runs from June to September and from December to February. Weather in Uganda is unpredictable so just be ready for sunny, rainy, windy and muddy, foggy conditions.
Wet season happens from March to May and October to November hence wet season means more rain at lower mountain slopes, but more snow at higher altitude for the case of mountain Rwenzori.