10 Mount Rwenzori Climbing Safari


10 Mount Rwenzori Climbing Safari, Rwenzori Mountains are located in the southwest corner of Uganda, near the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, next to the magnificent Virunga National Park. The mountain is located in the Rwenzori national park which spans 386 square miles and is bordered by the districts of Kabarole, Bundibugyo, and Kasese. The main features of the park are the Rwenzori mountain ranges, which are Africa’s highest and largest mountain ranges. At 16,762 feet, Mount Stanley’s peak Margherita is Africa’s third highest peak. 10 Mount Rwenzori Climbing Safari, Mount Speke is close behind at number four, with Mount Baker ranking fifth in Africa. Mount Gessi, Mount Luigi da Savoia, and Mount Emin Pasha are the other mountains in the Rwenzori ranges, in addition to the three already mentioned.

Tour highlights

  • Arrival & transfer– Kasese
  • Nyakalengija – Nyabitaba Hut
  • Nyabitaba Hut to John Matte hut
  • John Matte hut – Bujuku hut
  • Bujuku hut to Kitandara hut
  • Kitandara hut – Guy yeoman hut
  • Guy Yeoman hut – Nyabitaba
  • Nyabitaba hut – Nyakalengija Hike
  • Kasese city Tour
  • Departure Kampala

    Price Includes:

    • A profession safari Driver/guide
    • Park Entrance fees
    • Hiking fees
    • Boat cruise

    Price Excludes:

    • Personal Insurance
    • International flights
    • Visa and Air Tickets

Itinary in details

Leave Kampala and travel through the towns of Masaka and Mbarara, stopping briefly in either place for lunch before continuing on to Kasese, the location of the “Mountains of the Moon.” Unwind and spend the night at the chosen hotel.

Get up very e A guide and a porter will be assigned to you. Start your hike from the park headquarters at 1,646 meters. It will take you 4–5 hours to hike the 10 km to Nyabitaba, with an ascent of 1200 meters and drive to the headquarters of Rwenzori Mountaineering Services (RMS) to rent hiking gear. The trail begins in homes and fields and continues through bamboo, high elephant grass, and dense bushes. After crossing the Mahoma River and climbing over rocks and bluffs, you’ll ascend sharply into Nyabitaba. There are some animals that can be seen, including the Rwenzori turaco, blue monkeys, and the white Colobus. Visit the Nyabitaba hut for the night.

After climbing 762 meters, it takes between five and six hours to reach John Matte hut. The Kurt Shafer Bridge is located just below the confluence of the Bujuku and Mubuku rivers. To get there from Nyabitaba Hut, follow the trail to the left of the hut for about a half kilometer, then take the right fork. After ascending the muddy, slick paths and passing through rocks and rocks, you will arrive at Nyamuleju hut. This is also the beginning of the gia The path drops to a river before climbing through heather to John Matte Hut, which is located 3,414 meters away from Nyabuleju Hutnt lobelia, which can only be found in tropical highland regions of Africa at extremely high altitudes. We’ll spend the night at John Matte Hut.

The ascent of 560 meters along this 6 km trail takes 5 to 6 hours. This muddy trail leads to the edge of lower Bigo bog and eventually to the Bigo hut, which also commands a very good view of the surrounding peaks, after an hour of wading through fords and crossing a river. Through the upper Bigo bog, keep going. After crossing the river, this leads to drier terrain and then to Bujuku Lake. The Margherita, Stanley’s summit, can be seen best from here as well. The Bujuku hut is located at 3962 meters; continue on the trail for another 30 minutes up the valley. Because it is the closest to the peaks of Speke, Baker, and Stanley, this hut is very well-liked. Beware of red duikers.

The trail begins by climbing and then descending twice, then ascending steeply for 4372 meters before reaching Scott-Elliot pass, which is also the main col between Mount Stanley and Baker. The Kitandara hut, at 4023 meters, is reached after a further descent, where you will spend the night.

This 5 km stretch requires ascent and descent and takes 5 to 6 hours to complete. Take a look at the Democratic Republic of the Congo while you are at Lake Kitandara. Before the path opens up to more level ground at the Fresh Field Pass, get ready for a steep climb over boulders and through deep mud. Mount Stanley can be seen clearly. To reach the Guy Yeoman hut, which is 3262 meters away, requires a steep descent, rock-climbing, and wading through deep mud.

It takes 4 to 5 hours to complete the 6 km of this trail. This requires assistance from one another as we must descend a very steep slope. While crossing rivers, it passes through deep mud before arriving at Nyabitaba Hut.

Early departure from Nyabitaba Hut followed by a return trip to the Rwenzori mountain services offices. Normally, it takes 2 to 3 hours to complete this 10 km trail. To deliver the rented equipment, descend through fields and the Mubuku River to the RM’s offices. Drive to Kasese After relaxing at the pre-arranged lodge; go on an evening game drive.

Today you will wake up very early in the morning and have a leisure breakfast before heading to Kasese city tour. On this tour you will explore various attractions like the Rwenzurulu palace (Kings palace), markets among others. In the even you will go for an evening walk. Later you will go to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

After breakfast, take a leisurely drive to Kampala, where you will be dropped off at your lodging or the airport.

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