9 Days Mountain Rwenzori Hiking adventure takes you to Uganda’s highest mountain situated along the western rift valley. Rwenzori Mountains are located on the border of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Rwenzori mountains offer a fantastic adventure for travelers.
- Day 1: Kampala – Kasese
- Day 2: Hike Up to Nyabitaba Hut
- Day 3: Nyabitaba Hut – John Matte hut
- Day 4: John Matte hut – Bujuku Hut
- Day 5: Bujuku Hut – Lake Kitandara hut
- Day 6: Lake Kitandara hut – Guy Yeoman Hut
- Day 7: Descend to Nyabitaba
- Day 8: Nyabitaba – Nyakalengija
- Day 9: Transfer back to Kampala
Day 1: Kampala – Kasese
Drive from Kampala to Kasese Town. Make sure you have shop all food needed up in the mountain. Register with RMS offices. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Magherita or Rwenzori Base Mountain Camp.
Day 2: Hike Up to Nyabitaba Hut
After breakfast, drive to Ibanda, the park headquarters and the Rwenzori Mountaineering services (RMS) at Nyakalenjiga (5400ft/1646m) arrange payments, rent equipment and select guides and porters. Start hiking from this point up to Nyabitaba Hut (8700ft/2652m) and overnight. Hiking may take 5-7 hours.
Day 3: Nyabitaba Hut – John Matte hut
Follow the trail from Nyabitaba hut leading to Kurt Shaffer Bridge crossing Bujuku and Mubuku rivers. From this point it is steep and slippery. Continue the hike up to John Matte hut (11200ft/3415m) and overnight. Day’s hiking may take 7 hours. Slow hikers can consider going back from this point.
Day 4: John Matte hut – Bujuku Hut
From John Matte you will cross River Bujuku and enter the Bigo bog . cross the drier ground up to Lake Bujuku overlooking Mt. Baker and speke to the north. Follow the trail up to Bujuku Hut (13000 ft 3962m)the Hike may take 3-5 hours.
Day 5: Bujuku Hut – Lake Kitandara hut
From Bujuku Hut, hike to Scott Elliot leading to Elena Hut (14,700 ft / 44300m). This the end point for the central circuit. At the same time it is the starting point to climb Margherita peak (16763 ft /5109m) or Mt Stanley. (You will need 2 extra days to climb to the peaks) Follow the central circuit through the alpine zone of sparse low vegetation to crater lakes and drop to Lake Kitandara hut and overnight.
Day 6: Lake Kitandara hut – Guy Yeoman Hut
Descend from Lake Kitandara hut leaving Megharita peak northwards and Democrat Republic of Congo westwards and on clear days you will see big area of Congo and the famous tropical forests of Congo. Descend up to Guy Yeoman Hut (10700ft/3261m).
Day 7: Descend to Nyabitaba
Descend to Nyabitaba Hut. The journey is long and may be difficult of deep mud and river crossing. This may take you 5 hours. Should you decide to descend up to Nyakalegila it may take you anther 2-3 hours.
Day 8: Nyabitaba – Nyakalengija
From Nyabitaba Hut, descend to Nyakalengija the park headquarters. You will meet your driver to drive you back to Kasese town to your hotel for warm showers and relax. Dinner and overnight.
Day 9: Transfer back to Kampala
After breakfast drive to Kampala or Entebbe in case your flight connections.
End of hiking
This Safari Package Covers:
Rwenzori Hiking fees
Park entrance fees
Park Ranger Fees
All relevant Government Taxes
Full Board Accommodation and en-route meals as indicated in the itinerary.
Full time English speaking Driver/Guide
Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle
Airport transfer, as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.
The Safari Excludes
Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities
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