Wildlife Tours

9 Days Uganda Tour - Hiking Mountain Rwenzori National Park

 Kasese, Uganda
 12th Feb - 12th Feb

Overview

9 DAYS MOUNTAIN RWENZORI TREKKING ADVENTURE

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Why Go Climbing in the Rwenzoris

The Rwenzori Mountains is the second tallest mountain in Africa after mountain Kilimanjaro. This UNESCO world heritage site is jealously protected as the Rwenzori Mountains National Park and managed by the Uganda Wildlife Authority. Also known as the Mountains of the Moon, this snow-capped mountain is located along the border of Uganda bordered by the Democratic Republic of Congo. The most recommended Rwenzori Trekking route is 10 Days Rwenzori Hiking trip and Queen Elizabeth National Park for wildlife, Book Rwenzori Mountain Climbing Expeditions at a discounted price with the highest quality, professionally guided Trekking tour: 

The unique landscape of the Rwenzori mountain range is outstanding, with still by far the biggest glaciers in Africa, incomparable beauty, and of a very different character to the high single standing volcanoes of Kilimanjaro or Mount Kenya. The Congolese side, which is a lot drier, gives an easy and beautiful approach off the beaten track to reach the summit range.

The Rwenzori Mountains is a free-standing, snow-covered, block mountain located within Uganda, Congo and in Uganda, it's known as Rwenzori Mountains National Park. The Rwenzori Mountains are located in Kasese Uganda, it can be seen from far Queen Elizabeth national park and Virunga National Park

Climbing Mountain Rwenzori National Park

Over 7500 travelers each year visit Rwenzori mountains to explore the highest peak of ‎Mount Stanley, Although Rwenzori Mountaineering service offers two hiking trails for Uganda and then one trail for the congo side. The shortest hiking trip is 4 days Rwenzori hiking tour and the longest is 7 Days Rwenzori mountaineering tour with great chances of adding gorilla trekking, primate safaris, wildlife safari in Queen Elizabeth national park. Combing a hiking tour with gorilla trekking, wildlife watching & cultural experience can be the most warding Uganda safari holiday tailored by the Rwenzori Mountaineering service. Enquire or Book From Here

Safari highlights

  • Photo session at the Equator
  • Snow at the Equator (how ironic)
  • Different vegetation covers
  • Lakes, Waterfalls, and Caves

Itinerary In Summary

Day 1: Drive from Kampala to Kasese

Day 2: Travel to Nyakalengijo.

Day 3: Start your trekking to John Matte (3550M).

Day 4: proceed with hiking,

Day 5: Hiking

Day 6: Climb Mt. Baker

Day 7: Proceeding with Hiking,

Day 8: Coming back from hiking

Day 9: Drive back to Kampala.

General hiking tips

  • You will be hiking at high altitude and this may cause difficulties for some visitors. You should pace yourself and drink plenty of water.
  • Rain gear
  • Warm winter clothing
  • Waterproof hiking boots are essential
  • Porters are available to help you carry your day small pack 

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Tour Overview

Availability

January 01 - December 31

Duration

9D/8N

Pickup Location

pickup avaiable from airport, train and also cruise

Language

English

Car PickUp

Available

Tour Guide

Included

Included

  • Ground Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • All Meals and bottled water
  • All Government Taxes
  • All Tourist attractions and activities charges charges
  • English-speaking driver/guide

Excluded

  • International Flights
  • Visa Fees
  • Airport Taxes
  • Items of personal nature like Laundry
  • Bar bills
  • Tipping and any extra expenses not included above.

Itenary

Day 1
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 1: Drive from Kampala to Kasese

Day 2
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 2: Travel to Nyakalengijo.
    A starting point of hiking the Mountain with a view of the portal peaks which raise above 4000M above sea level. Overnight at Nyabitaba huts.From Rwenzori Mountains National Park Mihunga gate to Nyabitaba Camp is 6.4km.

Day 3
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 3: Start your trekking to John Matte (3550M).
    The trail is a mixture of descend and ascend through the Nyamuleju boggy areas, hiking to John matte may take 7 km for a 5-7 hours hike depending on your mountaineering fitness. After a cup of coffee get ready to set off to Bujuku through the beautiful valley filled with giant lobelias, giant heather trees-have a rest at Bujuku Mountain hut. As from John Matte Camp to Bujuku camp is about 6km hike.

Day 4
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 4: Proceed with hiking
    It is from here that if you are not a climber you opt to climbing through to Scott-Eliot pass to Kitandara lakes overlooking Mt. Baker and Stanley, it is about 4 km hike while Bujuku to Elena Camp is 2.5km hike. Mountaineers hike to Elena hut 4.899M and prepare themselves for Climbing to Margarita peaks the following day.

Day 5
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 5: Hiking
    Start as early as 5.00am to be able to reach the summit Margherita early enough. The weather here is always clear in the early mornings and late evenings for most of the time Rwenzori will be shy to open up for the visitors. Peak is 5109m from Elena camp to the summit is about 1 km hike to have a clear view of Mt. Speke, Mt. Baker, Mt. Albert.

Day 6
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 6: Climb Mt. Baker.
    Continue climbing Mt.Baker as from Kitandara which is 2km hike and there after descend to Guy Yeoman Camp. Otherwise from Kitandara to Guy Yeoman Camp is 5.4 km. The vegetation here is beautiful of heather trees mixed with moss and Helichrysum.

Day 7
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 7: Proceeding with Hiking,
    Proceed to Nyabitaba as from Guy Yeoman Camp 5.3 km walking through boggy areas of Kamatu and Kichuchu and a zone of bamboo forest near Lake Mahoma for an overnight rest at Nyabitaba camp.

Day 8
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 7: Coming back from hiking
    After breakfast, descend and onward to the base where you and your porters welcome each other back to crown the end of the expedition. Lodging in Kasese town.

Day 9
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 9: Drive back to Kampala