Nature Tours & Community Walks

Nature Walks and Community Tours in Uganda alongside key Safari Activities.

Beside wildlife safaris, there are numerous nature walks that are done alongside the major tour activities. Uganda Nature walks and tours in Uganda are usually supplementary when one has done some major activities.

Uganda Nature walks are guided by locals who are well conversant and acquainted with the nature and historical background of the areas. Nature tours mainly have to do with admiration of the natural environment and its wonders plus its sights and sounds. On the hand, Community Tours involve visits by the tourists in the communities around the major tourist destinations.

Community tours entail a courtesy call to the activities done by the local populations for a living, for instance handicraft, dancing troupes plus cultural and traditional displays or demonstrations. Like nature tours, community tours are also supplementary to the major safari and tour activities are usually undertaken in the afternoon or evening hours.

At times, these activities are optional. These two tour categories are cheaper are most of the times all the proceeds from them go to supporting the communities for survival.

Nature Tours

Under nature tours, a happy visitor to Uganda can take sightseeing and appreciating nature and the beauty of the country largely known as ‘the Pearl of Africa’ a definition Sir Winston Churchill gave it because of it splendid geography. A visit to Ngamba Island or Ssese Islands in Lake Victoria brings one close to the feel of nature, taking an excursion to see the source of the River Nile, take a boat ride or rest by the waterside is another feel of nature. Lake Bunyonyi in south western Uganda with its multiple beautiful islands, birding activities, community tours and to the pygmies is a realization of nature at its best. Mountain hiking of Rwenzori and Elgon and its Sipi Falls, the visit to the Kitagata Hot springs in Bushenyi and Sempaya hot springs in Semliki are a manifestation of Uganda’s beautiful nature and its wonders.
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