10-days Mountain Rwenzori hiking safari Uganda in Mountain Rwenzori National Park which is one of the national parks found in Uganda and is truly one of the most fantastic and unique places to visit. Also known as the Mountain-of-the-Moon, Rwenzori Mountain is over 5,109 m above sea level with a peak called Margarita as the highest point, available Magnificent Hiking, Mountain Hiking is the main exciting or activity done in this national park, with the amazing beauty of the valleys within the nine lakes.
The mountains are blessed with a wide variety of flora and fauna as you are climbing all the way through different vegetation zones that create the decisive Rwenzori Mountain hiking experience. Rwenzori Mountain is worldwide trekking that will give you the opportunity to see nature at its best at take it all in as it is. You will notice that the plant life is the heavy tropical rain forest kind, with a mix of bamboo forests, with some montane cloud forests and vegetation.
Highlights for 10-days Mountain Rwenzori Hiking safari in Uganda
- Exciting mountaineering to Uganda’s highest peak.
- 9 nights’ Accommodation around Mountain Rwenzori National Park.
- Experienced English-speaking guide or driver.
- Travel in a customized 4WD safari vehicle.
- Delicious meals.
- Breathtaking hiking to the top of Mountain Rwenzori.
- Airport transfers.
Detailed itinerary for 10-days Mountain Rwenzori hiking safari Uganda
Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Kasese
Today after your breakfast from your hotel, meet our guide and then proceed to Mbarara Town, prior to reaching the foothills of Mountain Rwenzori, Dine and slumber at Hotel Margarita. Meal plan: half board
Day 2: Travel to Nyakalengija – Nyabitaba
In the early morning head to Nyakalengeja which is at 1646 meters to begin your climb up the magical mountain. The hike leads you along the serene Mubuku River as well as through the dense equatorial vegetation prior to reaching the Nyabitaba hut at 2650 meters. You might be able to hear chimpanzees or even see the blue monkeys. Dine and slumber in Nyabitaba hut. Meal plan: full board
Day 3: Hiking John Mate Hut
Following an early breakfast, we begin hiking past the Kurt Shaffer Bridge to watch the radiant river Mubuku confluence. After lunch, you will arrive at the Nyamuleju hut and while there you will enjoy the spectacular sights of Mount Stanley and Mount Speke. Ascend through the heath-moss forest, open patches, and the lobelia, and then continue to John Matte hut at 3415 meters for the night. Meal plan: full board
Day 4: Hiking Bujuku Hut
Set off early through the large Lobelias plus the heath trees. You will ascend to the spectacular Bigo Bog and picturesque terrain of lobelias and large groundsels. You will hike past Lake Bujuku, which grandly lies between the well, known mountain ranges. Hike onto a rocky shelter referred to as the Cooking Pot and shortly arrive at the day’s final stop. Dine and sleep at Bujuku Hut which is at 3960 meters. Meal plan: full board
Day 5: Climbing Elena Hut
Depart from the mountain valley with attractive sights of alpine vegetation comprised of large Groundsels plus Lobelia and then head on to climb Mount Victoria as well as Mount Speke (4890 meters). Ascend through the gorgeous sights of the Savoia glacier and the Elena glacier; hike on through to the scenic Scott – Elliot Pass trekking through the mountain snow to reach the Elena Hut at 4560 meters for the overnight. You will set your base here at the Elena Hut from which you will finally triumph Mountain Rwenzori. Meal plan: full board
Day 6: Hiking Ascent and the Alps
Ascend very early in the morning to the icy Alexander peak at 5092 meters and then head to the mountain’s highest peak the renowned Margherita at 5109 meters! From there we will descend to the attractive lake Kitandara for a night at Kitandara hut which is at 4020 meters. Meal plan: full board
Day 7: Climbing Guy Yeoman Hut
Following an early breakfast, we shall set out on a long descent. First, we ascend from Lake Kitandara up to the Fresh field Pass and while their gaze into the bordering country of Congo. Have a good picnic lunch and then proceed to descend up to the Guy Yeoman hut at 3260 meters for dinner as well as the overnight. Meal plan: full board
Day 8: Hiking Nyabitaba Hut
Today will be the last fraction of our hike! Descend steeply along river Mubuku to join the initial route adjacent to River Bujuku. Dine and slumber at Nyabitaba Hut which is 2650 meters. Meal plan: full board
Day 9: Transfer from Kasese to Kampala
We move down for about 2 to 3 hours to Nyakalengeja; Then we continue to Kasese and check-in at Hotel Margherita. Here we will unwind as we reflect on our exciting climb to Uganda’s highest peak. Dine and slumber at Hotel Margherita. Meal plan: full board
Day 10: Departure
Filled with exciting unforgettable memories of this 10 days Uganda mountain trekking adventure, you will bid farewell to the Mountains of the Moon and drive back to Kampala city. Then continue to Entebbe International Airport to catch the departure flight. End of services, Meal plan: half board
10-days Mountain Rwenzori hiking safari in Uganda includes:
- Accommodation and meals during the hike.
- Accommodation in mountain huts and camps or hotels.
- Transfers with a private 4WD safari vehicle.
- Park Entrance fees.
- Professional guide fees.
- Porters 25kg per.
- Professional cook.
- Rescue fees in case of emergency rescue on the Mountain Rwenzori.
10-days Mountain Rwenzori Hiking Safari in Uganda excludes:
- Flight fares.
- Personal insurance.
- Equipment for the hike.
- Extra Luggage (extra 25kg per person).
- Any changes in the program itinerary while in the Rwenzori.
- Climbers must be prepared to walk for up to 8 hours every day via steep cliffs and muddy path.
- Climbers must bring along their own climbing gear or hire it at the base camp.
- Our porters carry 8 kg of personal climbing gear.
What to bring for 10-days Mountain Rwenzori hiking safari in Uganda:
- Sleeping bag.
- Sleeping mat.
- Good hiking boots.
- Waterproof trousers.
- Heavy warm jacket.
- Hand gloves.
- Scarf and cap.
- Light changeable clothing.
- Insect repellents.
- Sun cream.