Wildlife Tours

10 Days Uganda Tour - Hiking Rwenzori and Queen Elizabeth National Park

 Kasese, Uganda
 12th Feb - 12th Feb

Overview

RWENZORI MOUNTAINS National Park - The mystical challenge Africa’s highest mountain range, the 5,100 meter Ruwenzori- or mountain of the moon – is the snowy source of the Nile Referred to by early geographers, 17 centuries before European explorers marked it on their maps. The high Ruwenzori is a montane wonderland; the trails to the snow peaks following glacier-carved valleys lied with fantastically coloured mosses and rare Afro-alpine plants that include giant forms of lobelias, heathers and groundsels.

Expeditions use a chain of basic huts and campsites to ascend the mountain from kilembe and Nyakalengija. This 10 days safari tour takes you to a journey of trekking Mountain Rwenzori which involves hiking to the highest peak- Margherita that is at an altitude of 5,109m. You will have an added safari tour to Queen Elizabeth national park that is located close to Rwenzori, This Park is Uganda’s second largest, a home to 4 members of the big five and a number of birds.

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: Game drive and boat cruise at Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Day 10: Transfer from queen to Kampala

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Tour Overview

Availability

January 01 - December 31

Duration

10D/9N

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
    Pick up from either Kampala or Entebbe by our driver guide, drive via Masaka with a stop in Mbarara town where you will have lunch from. Then embark on the road to Kasese enjoying the magnificent views of Rwenzori Mountain and finally relaxation/dinner at your booked lodge.

    Accommodation Category:
    (Mweya Safari Lodge - Luxury option)
    (Enganzi Lodge - Midrange option)
    (Pumba Safari Cottage - Budget option).

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,
    Descend 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 Queen Elizabeth national park.

    Accommodation Category:
    (Mweya Safari Lodge - Luxury option)
    (Enganzi Lodge - Midrange option)
    (Pumba Safari Cottage - Budget option).

Day 9
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 9: Game drive and boat cruise at Queen Elizabeth national park.
    Early in the morning after breakfast, you will be transferred by our driver guide for an early game drive where you will be welcomed by animals like Buffaloes, lions, various Antelopes, elephants, warthogs, and various bird species.

    After the game you will be transfer to your lodge for lunch as you warm up for the afternoon boat cruise that always takes 2 hours on the Kazinga channel; you will closely see giant crocodiles, very many hippos, buffaloes, elephants and many beautiful birds. Have dinner and sleep at your booked lodge.

Day 10
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 10: Drive back to Kampala
    After breakfast, you will be transferred by our driver guide from Queen Elizabeth national park to Kampala with a stop at the Equator to take photographs and lunch. Your driver guide will drop you off at either your hotel in Kampala or at the Airport in Entebbe if your flight is on that very day!