Being the pearl of Africa, Uganda is blessed with lots of mountains and volcanoes offering you the most adventurous hiking experience. As an OKapi bulyah tours policy of customer satisfactory, we offers you both short and long hiking tours to meet you expectations, regardless of your fitness. Uganda’s popular hiking spots include Mt Rwenzori, Mt Elgon, Sipi falls, Mt Sabinyo, Mt Gahinga and Mt Muhabura. Intrestingly, mots of Uganda’s volcanoes are in national parks which give travelers a chance to encounter wildlife animals especially mountain gorillas in Mgahinga gorilla national park.
Also known as the “Mountains of the moon”, Rwenzori is the highest peak in Uganda and the third highest in the whole world. Mount Rwenzori is situated in Kasese district on the borders of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Hiking to the summit of mount Rwenzori is a long trek which last for roughly 8 days to reach Margerita the highest peak standing at an altitude of 5,109 meters above the sea level. At the summit of Mount Rwenzori is a permanent snow, which often melts into various, rives flowing to the lowland areas such as river Nyamwamba and River Mubuku. Interestingly, various ranges have been formed which together form the Rwenzori chain of mountains. At the base of the mountain is Mount Rwenzori national park covered with tropical rain forests and a home to various animals. Travelers follow different trails depending on their fitness and the end point.
Situated in the eastern Uganda in the borders of Uganda and Kenya, Mt Elgon is yet another interesting mountain to hike. The mountain stands at 4321m above sea level and is the 8th highest peak in Africa yet the 4th highest in East Africa. Mt Elgon was at once one of Africa’s highest peaks but the continuous erosions have reduced its height to its current. Wagagai is the highest peak of Mount Elgon whose summit shelters the world’s largest caldera measuring approximately 50 by 80 kilometers. Being a national park, Mt Elgon is a home to a variety of animals such as Elephants, forest monkeys, Buffalos and other small antelopes among others. An encounter with these animals is an added advantage for the hikers. On the slopes are caves of different sizes, waterfalls and various water polls among others.
These are three conical extinct volcanic mountains in Mgahinga gorilla national park sharing borders with the neighboring Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. They are part of the 8 volcanoes, which make up a chain of the Virunga volcanoes.
Mont Muhabura is the highest peak standing at 4,127 meters above sea level, which take roughly 5 hours to reach the summit. Also known as mount Muhabura translated as “guide” in Kinyarwanda, the volcano is the third highest after karisimbi in Rwanda and Mikeno in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At the summit is a crater lake surrounded by a swamp rewarding you with spectacular views of adjacent karisimbi and Mikeno.
Situated in kapchorwa district Eastern Uganda just in the foothills of Mount Elgon, Sipi falls is worth hiking. The fall is a composition of three stunning waterfalls, which originate from the hot springs at the summit of Mount Elgon in the border of Uganda and Kenya. Sipi falls fall roughly 85 meters over the cliff continuing with its course through farmlands and local communities over small rocks to form rapids. The second waterfall is formed after the first fall plunges 65 meters over a big cliff forming a natural shower.