14 Days mountain Rwenzori trek and wildlife safari


14 Days mountain Rwenzori trek and wildlife safari, The wide variety of plant and animal species in the Rwenzori Mountains and the hike through the various vegetation zones create a unique experience and life-long memories, making climbing Mountain Rwenzori one of the special adventure experiences in Africa that interests every adventure traveler visiting the continent. You will get the opportunity to witness mammals, primates, and reptiles while hiking up to the Rwenzori mountain peaks. The plant life ranges from dense tropical rain forests, bamboo forests, montane forests, and alpine vegetation, creating stunning landscapes.

14 Days mountain Rwenzori trek and wildlife safari, After exploring the ultimate Rwenzori Mountain you will proceed to Queen Elizabeth national park to experience the authentic wildlife with stunning view of incredible landscape. Your visit to Queen Elizabeth national park will give an opportunity to see various wildlife species like the famous tree climbing lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes and among other species.

Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is about 500km away from Kampala city at the edge of the Albertine rift valley, the rainforest has a vast and misty kind of environment that stretches over the formed steep mountains. This wide range of biodiversity also includes the endangered mountain Gorillas which is also included on our 7 days safari expedition alongside chimpanzees in the flourishing Kibale forest national park and not forgetting the magnificent Queen Elizabeth national park for other wildlife species to encounter.

Tour highlights

  • Arrival in Entebbe
  • Transfer to Rwenzori Mountains
  • First day of hiking
  • Ascend to Mutinda Camp
  • Ascend to Bugata Camp
  • From Bugata to Bamwanjara Pass
  • Margherita Camp
  • Margherita summit
  • Descend to Bugata Camp
  • Descend to Kiharo Camp
  • Travel back to your lodge
  • Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
  • Morning game viewing and afternoon boat cruise
  • Departure for Kampala

    Price Includes:

    • Full board accommodation
    • Park entrance fees
    • Rwenzori mountain hiking fees
    • Food
    • Frequent English speaking guide
    • 4×4 safari vehicle with fuel and a full time English speaking driver/guide

    Price Excludes:

    • International flights and visa fees
    • Drinks,
    • Bar bills,
    • Cigars
    • Phone calls
    • Laundry
    • Personal insurance
    • Souvenirs
    • Tips

Itinary in details

Upon arriving at the airport, your safari guide will pick you up and start the journey to your hotel. This is a chance for you to get to know each other well and make final arrangements to make your arrival in Uganda enjoyable. Share all relevant facts and enquire about Ugandan culture.

Today, immediately after breakfast, your rural safari in Uganda will begin. As you slowly exit the Victoria basin, use your safari guide to ask any questions you may have. You will make a brief stop at the equator line crossing point for photos and other really unique Uganda safari experiences. In the afternoon, you will arrive and settle into your accommodation near Kasese.

The goal of the Rwenzori hike is to reach and summit Margherita peak, Africa’s third-highest mountain at 5,109 meters. The Uganda safari into the Ruwenzori Mountains is challenging and calls for a lot of patience, effort, and dedication along with specialized gear and knowledgeable mountain climbing experts. We start our journey early in the morning from the camping hostel at Kyanjuki 1,450 and proceed through the native Bakonjo homes before ascending into the trees, where there is a good chance that we may see primates and other wildlife species. Before spending the first night at the Sine Hut 2,585 meters, the hiking group must navigate treacherous canyons and mountains.

After breakfast in the morning, the second day of the hike into the Rwenzori begins. Some hikers may find it challenging to cross the bamboo zone and the muddy, slippery soils that the hiking team is supposed to cross. The trekking group can take a little break at the 3,147-meter-high Kalalama Camp before making the last ascent to the 3,925-meter-high Mutinda Camp for your second night.

Although it is only 4.9 km from Mutinda to the next camp for the night, the alpine environment is more difficult than many other areas. The walk, however, passes through areas with unique topography, including waterfalls, glacial lakes, and one of the most astounding plant communities, including the most notable giant lobelias, tussock grass, and everlasting flowers is one of the most amazing.

The distance from Bugata to Bamwanjara Pass is 6.2 kilometers, beginning with an ascent to 4,450 meters, the highest point of the day’s journey, and concluding with a short descend to the camp at 3,974 meters. The hike to the new location passes through extensive flat bogs, enormous lobelias, and enormous groundsels with picturesque vistas of glacial lakes. The rest camp at Bamwanjara Pass provides exceptional views of the snow-capped summits of Mount Baker, reviving energy for overcoming the Rwenzori. Your lodging for the fourth night of your safari mountain trekking in Uganda is here.

After breakfast, you begin the day’s climb from Bamwanjara Pass, elevation 3.974 meters, ascending for 4.2 kilometers to Margherita Camp, elevation 4.485 meters. Trekkers have a great chance of realizing their childhood aspirations of climbing the Rwenzori Mountains thanks to the clear view of Mt. Baker and the sparkling glaciers of Mt. Stanley from Margherita Camp. Your fifth night of your Uganda mountain climbing safari is spent at the camp that is the nearest to the highest peaks.

There is an urgent need to maintain your composure and restrain your exhilaration over accomplishing the seemingly impossible for many travelers. Teams of trekkers cover the greatest distance today while enduring severe weather conditions like snow and ice. Get ready for the final ascent of the tallest peak around 4.30 a.m., keeping in mind that Mount Stanley must be reached before daybreak. It takes 3.5 kilometers to walk from the camp, which is located at 4,485 meters above sea level, to Margherita Peak, which is 5,109 meters high. The following day, trekkers will descend 4.2 kilometers to Butawu Camp, which is located at 3,974 meters.

Enjoy your morning sleep with the excitement of trekking Africa’s most difficult peak and the third highest point, 5,109m. You will return to Bugata Camp for your seventh night of your Uganda hiking safari.

Today, after breakfast, we depart for Samalira Camp (3,170 meters). Many hikers prefer Samalira camp since it is closer to the starting point of a mountain hike.

After breakfast, the last descent begins, passing through lovely mountain scenery and the grain estates of indigenous people. Your safari driver will be waiting for you to commemorate your achievement. Relax, shake off fatigue, share your Uganda safari adventures with friends online, and enjoy the comforts of your Uganda holiday.

After breakfast, your safari driver will pick you up and transport you to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Your tour of Queen Elizabeth will begin with a quick stop at the Lake Katwe salt mining operations. You will go to the Mweya Peninsular to regain your depleted energy.

Today, your Uganda wildlife viewing tour begins with a hot cup of coffee at dawn light. Soon, your safari guide will pick you up after the breakfast and take you on an adventure through the countryside. As you move through the savannas, keep an eye out for various wildlife species. You can get the closest look at huge creatures swimming in the tropical heat during the 2-hour afternoon boat tour. To soothe your body after a long day of hiking, you will spend the remainder of the evening relaxing by the pool.

Soon after breakfast, you’ll start your leisurely journey to Kampala. At the place where the equator line crosses, you will eat lunch before continuing on to Kampala. Your safari guide will accompany you to Entebbe International Airport to catch your flight out of Uganda.

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