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10 Days Hike Rwenzori Mountains Safari

This trip will give an intimate experience of the Rwenzori Mountains, a UNESCO world heritage site in western Uganda. The Rwenzori Mountains were selected as one of the World’s Best Hikes by National Geographical. They provide a natural border with DR Congo for hiking safari in the Pearl of Africa. They are Africa’s highest mountain ranges with fourth highest peak in Africa snow capped throughout the year. The hike is however not an easy one posing a challenge to even experienced hikers, sign up when ready for the challenge.

per adult from

$6,743

AUD

Duration

10 days

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  • What's included :
    • 9x Breakfast
    • 9x Dinner
    • 10x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 9 nights
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - John Matte Hut
    • Entry/Admission - Bujuku Hut
    • Entry/Admission - Elena Hut
    • Entry/Admission - Lake Kitandara Bwindi Camp
    • Entry/Admission - Guy Yeoman Hut
    What's excluded :
    • Alcoholic Beverages

  • Day 1: Transfer to Kasese – foothills Rwenzori mountains

    Stop At: Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Western Region
    Today you will be transferred to Kasese and continue to the foothills of the Mountains of Moon – the Rwenzori mountains. You have enough time to rest and prepare to start your trek tomorrow.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Upmarket – Equator Snow Lodge

    Budget – Sandton Hotel

    Day 2: Start the Rwenzori Mountains Tour

    Stop At: Mubuku River, Uganda
    Today wake up early excited to start your hike of the Rwenzori mountains. The driver guide will transfer you to Nyakalengija (1646 meters) to receive your briefing and start your climb into the Rwenzori mountain ranges. You will hike along River Mubuku through the thick vegetation arriving at the Nyabitaba hut (2651 meters) where you will overngiht.
    Duration: 0

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Nyabitaba hut

    Day 3: Hike to John Matte hut

    Stop At: John Matte Hut, Busongora, Uganda
    After yesterdays hike, hopefully today you are getting better accustomed to the climatic conditions. Have an early breakfast and hike through a bridge across River Mubuku. The plan is to overnight at John Matte hut so hike past Nyamuleju hut enjoying the views of Mount Stanley and Speke depending on weather. You will climb through some open patches, lobelia, and heath moss forest to the John Matte hut (3505 meters) for overnight.
    Duration: 0

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: John Matte Hut

    Day 4: Hiking to Bujuku hu

    Stop At: Bujuku Hut, Busongora, Uganda
    Your best sights today will be Lake Bujuku (3962 meters)and ‘cooking pot’ a rock shelter. Start the hike early morning through the giant lobelia before you finally arrive at Bujuku hut for overnight.
    Duration: 0

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Bujuku hut

    Day 5: Hike to Elena hut

    Stop At: Elena Hut, Busongora, Uganda
    Today the plan is to ascend Mount Victoria and Mount Speke from the valley with scenic alpine vegetation consisting Giant Groundsels and Lobelia. You will hike through the glaciers to arrive at Elena hut (4541 meters) for overnight rest.
    Duration: 0

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Elena Hut

    Day 6: Final ascent to the snow capped Margherita

    Stop At: Lake Kitandara Bwindi Camp, Buhoma, Bwindi, Uganda
    Today you hike to Alexander peak (5092 meters) and continue on to the highest peak at 5109 meters, the famous Margherita peak. Enjoy the picture session at the highest peak before you start your descend to the beautiful Lake Kitandara for overnight stay at Kitandara hut (4020 meters).
    Duration: 0

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Kitandara Hut

    Day 7: Descend to Guy Yeoman hut

    Stop At: Guy Yeoman Hut, Busongora, Uganda
    After early breakfast you start a long descent to Guy Yeoman hut (3505 meters). We will have a picnic lunch on the way and continue descending with views of DR Congo.


    Duration: 0

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guy Yeoman hut

    Day 8: Descend to Nyabitaba hut

    Stop At: Mubuku River, Uganda
    The last part of the hike drops steeply along the Mubuku River and joins the original route near the Bujuku River to Nyabitaba hut (2651 meters). Enjoy the last of the mountain before exiting the next day.
    Duration: 0

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Nyabitaba Hut

    Day 9: Hike to Kasese

    Stop At: Nyakalengija, Nyakalengija, Western Region
    Today after breakfast you start the last descent to Nyakalengija where you started the journey. You will find your driver guide waiting for you after which you will proceed to your hotel in Kasese.
    Duration: 0

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Budget – Sandton Hotel

    Day 10: End of Rwenzori Mountains tour

    Stop At: Kampala, Kampala, Central Region
    Today after breakfast we leave for Kampala and proceed to Entebbe for your departure flight. Thank you for choosing to explore Uganda. We hope you visit again!


    Duration: 0

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    1: Prestige Hotel Suites Kampala, Plot 9 Lumumba Avenue, Nakasero, Kampala 6219, Uganda
    2: Entebbe aircargo transporter, 14 Kitaasa Rd, Entebbe, Uganda
    Departure Time :
    12:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Africa Exquisite Tours

Activity ID: V-187515P8

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