9 Day Rwenzori Mountaineering safari
This is a 7 Days trekking trip to the Rwenzoris. The Rwenzori Mountains National Park covers nearly 100,000 ha in western Uganda and are Africa's third highest peak with the Mount Margherita Peak rising to 5,109 m). The mountain is characterised with glaciers, waterfalls and lakes that make it one of Africa's most beautiful alpine areas. The park has many natural habitats of endangered species and a rich and unusual flora comprising, among other species, the giant heather.
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Day 1: Kampala to Kasese
Upon your arrival at Entebbe airport, our tour guide will straight away transfer you by road to western Uganda. This journey will between 8-10 hours to arrive in Kasese. Dinner and overnight stay at Margherita Hotel, Kasese
Day 2: Climb Nyabitaba through Bakonjo Farmsteads
After an early morning breakfast, hike to Nyakalengija trailhead (1600m) in the company of a guide and porters. Hiking up to Nyabitaba hut, walk through the banana sambas on the side of the steep foothills, past the typical Bakonjo farmsteads. Follow the trail along the Mubuku River, via landslides up and down rocks and bluffs, traverse the Mahoma River and climb steeply through break fern slopes and podocarpus forest to Nyabitaba Hut. Dinner and overnight at Nyabitaba Hut (FB)
Day 3: Nyabita – Nyamileju - John Matte
Enjoy your breakfast and follow the trail from Nyabitaba which drops along the forest to the Kurt Shafer Bridge, just underneath the convergence of the Bujuku and Mubuku Rivers. Proceed following a steep gradient through the bamboo forest, pass through a long and straining stretch of slippery moss-covered rock. Make a stop-over at Nyamileju Hut for lunch. Later proceed trekking to the base of the mass tussock grass to avoid getting stuck in the rather wet ground. After a 7 hours walking, arrive at John matte Camp for your dinner and overnight.
Day 4 John Matte Camp – Bujuku Hut
Undertake an early morning trek up and down a cliff crossing the river severally along the wet and muddy Bujuku valley. After 5 hours arrive at Bujuku Lake where the scenic forest become bigger and bigger. Proceed for an hour to Bujuku Hut (3,977-m) for your dinner and an overnight.
Day 5: Bujuku Hut – Kitandara Hut
After breakfast, undertake a trek which is much similar to the previous day's experience as you walk up and down cliffs using roots and tussock grass for support. Ascend the Scott - Elliot saddle (4372m) and descend again to the Kitandara Lake before proceeding to Kitandara hut for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Kitandara Hut – Guy Yeoman Hut
Begin the day with an 8 hour trek crossing the Fresh field saddle (4280m) via Bujongolo cave to Mubuku Gorge. Dinner and overnight at the Guy Yeoman Hut (3450m)
Day 7: Guy Yeoman Hut – Nyabitaba Hut
Begin with a descent into the Mubuku valley passing by very steep waterfalls through a bamboo forest. Dinner and Overnight at the Nyabitaba Hut
Day 8: Nyabitaba Hut – Hotel Margarita
After a morning breakfast, descend to Ibanda for your safari vehicle to transfer you back to Hotel Margarita for dinner and overnight.
Day 9: Hotel Margarita – Kampala
After breakfast transfer back to Kampala with lunch en route in Masaka and arrive in Kampala in the evening.
End of the mountaineering tour
Dates & Prices for the Trip
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