Mountain Rwenzori Hiking

5 Days 4 Nights

Rates are per person (pp) and based on 2 people sharing 1 room
Excluding international flights (from/to your home country)

mountain rwenzori

Overview

For this 5 Day Mountain Rwenzori Hiking, this trekking & Climbing for speedy travelers and strong travelers that can make it to the peak of Mountain Rwenzori using the Rwenzori Mountains Central Circuit, to explore the various peaks, this hike takes you up to the top of mount Stanley in the fastest way possible. This 5 Day Mountain Rwenzori Hiking can only be done by mountaineers who are healthy, strong, and fast and fit because you will be moving fast and covering long distances each day.

With this I have attached herewith our 5 Day Mountain Rwenzori Hiking tour starts from with pickup from Entebbe and ends with a drop off back here at the end of the trip for your flight out, accommodation included and camping gear while at the mountain and other services as mentioned below. So book now to enjoy this wonderful experience.

Highlights

  • Safari takes place in South Western Uganda.
  • Safari starts and ends in Entebbe (Uganda)
  • You’ll visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Mountain gorilla tracking and spending one hour among a selected gorilla family
  • Countryside road trip in an open-sided 4×4 vehicle & pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle
  • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
  • Additional accommodation before the tour departs and on the last day can be arranged for extra cost

Things to Consider

  • Accommodation is Inclusive
  • Small Group Safari: Max 6 People per group
  • Tour Can Depart any day
  • Tour can be customized
  • Solo travelers can join this tour
  • Age Limit: 15 years and above

Detailed Itinerary

Arrival

  • You’ll be picked up from the airport (or hotel)
  • Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for extra cost

DAY 1: Nyakalengija (1600m) to John matte hut (3420m)

With this you will go to Rwenzori to start your 5 Day Mountain Rwenzori Hiking in Nyakalengija at the head office where you will be briefed and then pick your hiking equipment. The guides and porters will be ready and you will start the hike passing through the local settlements, tropical forests, montane forests, bamboo forest and part of the alpine. As you hike, you will have a stopover at Nyabitaba hut for lunch and then proceed through the Kurt Schaffer Bridge, which is at the conference of Mubuku and Bujuku Rivers. You will then reach john matte where you will have dinner and spend the night.


DAY 2: John matte to Elena hut (4563m)

After breakfast at john matte, you will pass through the rocky and slippery area as you cross-different rivers and stream. Along this route, you will spot where you will be able to spot the Margherita and Alexandra peaks at a distance. You will then proceed with the hike through the lower bigo bog where boards were put to make movement easier, you will spot various plants like giant lobelia, groundsels, and everlasting flowers among others. You will continue to hike through the rocky parts of mount Stanley to Elena hut where you will have dinner and spend the night.


DAY 3: Elena to Bujuku camp (3930m) – Hiking to the top

On this day you will start the hike at around 2am, get ready with your hiking gear and headlamps, you will hike through the rocky area, and you will use the ropes as you hike on some spots to the Stanley glacier. You will need your crampons. After the Stanley glacier, you will remove the crampons and continue with the hike through the rocks to the Margherita glacier. The hike through the Margherita glacier will lead you to Margherita peak, which is the highest point of the Rwenzori. You will then descend back to Elena hut where you will rest and have lunch. And then continue to descend to Bujuku hut where you will have dinner and spend the night.


DAY 4: Bujuku to Nyabitaba hut (2660m)

After breakfast at Bujuku you will move through the upper bigo bog, continue descending through the lower bigo bog to john matte where you will rest and have lunch. You will then proceed to Nyabitaba hut where you will have dinner and spend the night.


DAY 5: Nyabitaba back to Nyakalengija

After breakfast at Nyabitaba, you will descend back to Nyakalengija. You will descend to Nyabitaba through the bamboo forests. The path down can be slippery and muddy with little to hold on to and requires careful balancing over the vertical mud or steep rock. After about 5 hours of trekking you will reach Nyabitaba hut where you will have a stopover for lunch. You will then continue to descend for more 3 hours to Nyakalengija.

Upon arrival at Nyakengija in the late evening, you may drive back to kampala or plan an overnight stay in Kasese town, or go for other safari add on like gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park or return back to Kampala to end your 5 Day Mountain Rwenzori Hiking experience.

End of Tour

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for extra cost
  • You’ll be dropped off at the airport (or hotel)

COST PER PERSON SHARING

PersonsDatePrice per person
1 PersonAny dateUSD1605.00
2 PersonsAny dateUSD1590.00
3 PersonsAny dateUSD1570.00
4 PersonsAny dateUSD1550.00
5 PersonsAny dateUSD1530.00
6 PersonsAny dateUSD1510.00

Lodge Options

Bwindi Havens Gorilla Lodge Rushaga

Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge Gallery: Click image for details.

Trekkers Tavern Lodge Ruhija Region

Trekkers Tavern Lodge Ruhija Region: Click image for details.

Cost Includes

  • Airport transfers on first and last day
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking driver guide
  • Fuel for the whole trip
  • Accommodation and meal plan as per the itinerary
  • Accommodation whilst in the Mountain
  • All Porters
  • All park entrance fees
  • Drinking water while in the vehicle
  • Hiking gear
  • Park entrance fees of Rwenzori Mountain National park

Cost excludes

  • Pre and post tour accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala
  • International airfares
  • Uganda Visa (USD50.00 which can be paid on arrival at the Airport
  • Items of personal nature such as tips, drinks, and laundry

Safari Vans

STANDARD: 4X4 SAFARI VAN

Our standard mode of transport is by road and we use 4×4 Safari Vans customized for game viewing and photography. Each safari van comes with a professionally trained driver guide and fuel for the whole safari. Our Safari vans have viewing hatches and each client is entitled to a window seat. Our Vans can take up to eight people. We also have 4×4 Super Customs very comfortable and stable on the road. These carry up to 5 people with their luggage. We also have 4×4 RAV 4 for a group of two people

Safari land cruiser

UPGRADE: 4X4 LUXURY SAFARI LANDCRUISER

We have luxury latest Land cruisers each driven by professionally trained driver guides and fuel. They have pop-up roofs for proper game viewing and photography. They come with a small fridge for cooling your drinking water while on safari (which is always included while IN THE VEHICLE). They have inverters for charging small gadgets such as your smartphones and cameras. They can seat five to a maximum of seven people and each client is guaranteed of a window seat.

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