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Seeking and Traveling Deeper

The bio-diverse Virunga of South West Uganda

An amazing and diverse journey across volcanic crater lakes by local dugout canoe, along village trails, through equatorial forest teaming with life to the soaring Virunga Volcanoes with their other-worldly Africa Alpine vegetation and the habitat of the Mountain Gorilla

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Journey essentials

This journey is under development and the inaugral trip will be run in July 2023

  • 16 days/15 nights from Kampala
  • Internationally and locally led by experts in rural development and the cultures of SW Uganda
  • 4 nights in a high quality, boutique hotel in Kampala
  • 11 nights supported camp trekking (supported by 4WD vehicle that will transport our luggage)
  • Up to 10 days moderate trekking with an ascent up to 3640M.

Journey dates: 2023: Inaugural journey July 23rd to 7th August

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Journey highlights

A journey into biodiverse nature, African culture and stunning Volcanic landscapes
  • Crossing beautiful island splattered crater lakes by local dug-out canoe
  • Walking along village paths through the lush and stunning volcanic landscape of SW Uganda
  • Staying beside local villages and homesteads and interacting with villagers to explore the life, culture, stories and beliefs of the people of SW Uganda
  • Being guided through equatorial forest by indigenous Batwa guides (the original people of the African equatorial forest).
  • Seeking and viewing stunning birds, primates, insect life, plants and trees of the African equatorial forests of the Echuya Forest Reserve and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
  • Ascending to the peaks of the stunning Virunga Volcano (to 3640M) and experiencing the other-worldly vegetation and animal life of the high African Alpine zones including giant heather and moss forest, giant lobelia and giant groundsel.
  • Forest walks to seek chimpanzee in the Bwindi Impenetrable forest.
  • Potential for adding in a gorilla trekking experience on one day (permits are limited and need to be sought early).
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Discover a stunning corner of equatorial Africa

Background of the journey

The bio-diverse Virunga of southern Uganda is an amazing and diverse journey. We will tavel across volcanic crater lakes by local dugout canoe, along village trails, through equatorial forest teaming with life to the soaring Virunga Volcanoes with their other-worldly Africa Alpine vegetation culminating at the habitat of the Mountain Gorilla.

This journey has been developed based on Nomadic Skies' founder, Gavin Anderson's, longstanding and intimate knowledge of Uganda, the Virunga area and rural development. Gavin lived in Uganda for 9 years and has been involved in development activites in the county for over 25 years. He was also the expeditions secretary and then Chairman of the Mountain Club of Uganda, pioneering journeys in the Virunga and other mountain and rural areas of the country.

Maps of our journey

Map of trekking route is indicative and will be updated in July 2020
Hiking map
Overall route
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