Mountain Rwenzori (Mountain of the moon) is a unique destination for hikers who are interested in climbing and trekking over small hills, medium sized and high mountains. Hiking the snow capped Rwenzoris is one of the most interesting adventures in Uganda. Rwenzori Mountains of the moon is well-known for its stupendous mountain scenery, traversing up through bamboo forests into the mighty amphitheater of the Magherita Peak is a “once-in-a-lifetime” experience that cannot be easily attained elsewhere in Africa! Rwenzori Mountains of the moon offer some exceptional walking to both trekkers at lower altitudes as well as mountaineers who would like to meet the challenge of ascending to the glacial peaks of over 5100 meters
Day 1: Arrival in Uganda: Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your Hotel for dinner and over night.
Day 2: Kampala to Kasese :After early breakfast, depart for Kasese at 08:00hrs via Masaka-Mbarara to Kasese and head for the foothills of the (Rwenzoris) mountains of the moon. Check in at hotel Margarita for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Climb Nyabitaba :After breakfast, transfer to Nyakalengija on to Ibanda to start your 5-6 hour climb into the mountains. Your climb takes you through thick Equatorial vegetation before arriving at the Nyabitaba hut (2650 meters) in the late evening for Dinner and Overnight.
Day 4: Hiking (John Matte) :Have an early breakfast and then start a morning hike through the Kurt Sharfer Bridge to marvel at the sparkling Mobuku river confluence. A climb through the open patches, Lobelia, and Heath moss forest before proceeding up to the John Matte hutyou’re your dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Bigo Bog :Leave John Matte hut to cross the Bujuku River and enter the lower Bigo Bog, where your first real experience of jumping from tussock to tussock on a grassy bog begins. You ascend to the Bigo Bog and scenic landscape of Lobelias and giant Groundsels. Dinner and overnight at Bujuku hut (3997 meters).
Day 6: Bujuku Hut to Kitandara Hut :From Bujuku hut you will ascend to the highest point on the Loop Trail, Scott Elliot Pass (4,372m) before descending to the two Kitandara lakes. The hut is next to the second lake.
Day 7: Kitandara Hut to Guy Yeoman Hut : This is a 5 hour walk, starting with a steep ascent to fresh field Pass (4,282m) then a descent to Bujongolo cave (3,720m) Retire early enough to transfer back to Kampala. Or you may decide to extend your tripby visiting Bujongolo cave (3,720m). Further along the trail at kabamba cave (3,450m) there is so attractive waterfall and rock shelter where you can stay overnight as an alternative to Guy yeoman Hut.
End of Rwenzori hiking safari
The tour quotation Includes: :- Ground transport in a comfortable 4WD safari van equipped for game viewing, photography and touring, full board accommodation,all park entrance fees to include government taxes,Full time English speaking professional driver/guide,all tour activities as detailed in the itinerary,bottled water while on safari,