The best places for Mountain climbing in Uganda and Rwanda

Have you ever had mountain climbing safaris in Uganda & Rwanda? Rwanda & Uganda offer the best mountain climbing safari destinations in Africa. Uganda and Rwanda are both landlocked countries found in East Africa. They are among the East African community at large. These two countries are the top and most countries that are being visited due to the beautiful and memorable experience that they offer to the tourists. Uganda itself is well known as the “pearl of Africa. ” It was named by an explorer Sir Winston Churchill because of its beauty, abundant wildlife, and diversity. Uganda offers amazing activities that create memorable moments. These include; gorilla trekking safaris, white water rafting extended mountain climbing, and many others.


Switching to Rwanda, it can talk about itself as a land of “a thousand hills” due to its hilly and mountainous physical natural beauty all over the country. Rwanda takes the reward of being the cleanliness country in Africa from its heart “Kigali” and all over the country. Since Rwanda is dotted by volcanic mountain ranges and many more rolling hills, this will catch your sight and provide you with an unforgettable experience during your mountain safari to Rwanda.

In addition to the above, for the best experience visitors/ tourists should book in advance at least two or three months before the safari and can book directly through a professional tour operator or government body. In Uganda, you can contact the Uganda Wildlife Authority and Rwanda, through the Rwanda Development Board. For more information in Uganda and Rwanda, mountain hiking safari can be carried out in conserved areas and protected national parks.

For further notice, having a mountain hiking safari to Uganda, you will not miss visiting the tallest mountain in Uganda which is the third tallest mountain in the whole world. It is also believed to be the source of the longest river in the world, the River Nile. Rwenzori Mountain is located on the border of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo in the Kasese District and it can take about 6 to 7 days to get to its peak (top) “Margherita” which is covered by snow it stands at 16,700 feet above the sea level.

Beauty awaits on your Mountain climbing safari in Uganda & Rwanda

As soon as you start hiking this tall mountain, a lot of beautiful creatures will welcome you on sight. These include; the three-horned chameleon which is the endemic species in this region. Beautiful birds like Rwenzori Turaco, unique plants for example lobelias. It will proceed with a visit to chimpanzees, the Bakonzo culture and many more.  These will bring a smile on your face and create unforgettable memories.

Hopefully, if time allows you can also visit mountain Sabyinyo which is a local word meaning the old man’s tooth that resulted from mountain Sabyinyo being in the tooth shape of an old man. This mountain is located between three countries that are Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Though it borders three countries you can only hike it while in one country that is Uganda. Have a great chance to stand in three countries after getting to its summit at the same time.

However, there are very many mountains in Uganda not only the above-mentioned ones that one can hike while on his/her safari to Uganda. Take the example of mountains Elgon, Kilimanjaro, Moroto, Virunga Mountains in Mgahinga National Park, and many more. All mountains offer both short and long hikes just depending on someone’s choice.

Driving Rwanda consists of several mountains which both offer almost the same activities as Uganda. They provide different and beautiful sightings while at the top and they both have geographical and historical beliefs about them. While in Rwanda you can visit and Hike Mountains like Mount Bisoke, Karisimbi, mount Muhabura, and many others. These places offer the best mountain climbing safaris in Uganda & Rwanda and Africa as a whole. 

What is the best time to do Mountain climbing safaris in Uganda & Rwanda? 

Mountain hiking safari can best be done during dry seasons. They normally run from June to September and December to February. During this period the trails are dry hence easy hike than during the rainy season. This is normally from October to November and March to May when the trails are muddy, slippery, and impassable.

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