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Tour Description

Rwenzori Mountain National Park from Kampala via Masaka-Mbarara road, finally Kasese town. Report at the offices of (RMS) Rwenzori Mountain Services based in Kasese town

Tour highlights

  • Day 1: Arrival in Uganda
  • Day 2: To Rwenzori National Park.
  • Day 3: Hinking Rwenzori from Nyakalegijja to Nyabitaba hut.
  • Day 4: Hiking Rwenzori from Nyabitaba hut to John Matte.
  • Day 5: Rwenzori hiking from John Mette to Bujuku hut.
  • Day 6: Rwenzori hiking from Bujuku hut to Elena hut.
  • Day 7: Kitandara hut Descend to Gae Yeoman
  • Day 8: Hikers may be required to begin their journey early enough so as to get to Nyabitaba hut before dark.
  • Day 9: To Nyakalengija then to Kampala.
Price include

  • Park entrance fees
  • Meals
  • Accommodation
  • Government tax
  • Guide fees
  • Ground transportation
  • 24 hour service from us
  • All that is mentioned in the itinerary

Prices excludes

  • Air ticket to and from Uganda
  • Visa to Uganda
  • Yellow fever vacation card
  • Personal expenses

On arrival, Atlas African Safaris representative will welcome you and transfer you to your booked accommodation in Kampala for resting as you wait for your Uganda climbing safari.

Set off for Rwenzori Mountain National Park from Kampala via Masaka-Mbarara road, finally Kasese town. Report at the offices of (RMS) Rwenzori Mountain Services based in Kasese town. Then head to your appropriate accommodation either at Saad hotel or Hotel Margherita.

After breakfast and briefing fully from the (RMS) officials, you set off with your equipments and porters supplied by RMS for the hiking trail (1645m) past Bakonjo homes and moving through elephant grass and garden plots. This trail follows the Mubuku River; it involves climbing over rock and bluff before reaching the Mahoma river and set camp.

An early rise is required, as this circuit is the longest and challenging. From this hut the trail leads westwards and then drops steeply to Kurt Shaffer Bridge crossing below the confluence of the Bujuku and Mubuku Rivers.

Leave this hut in the morning to cross the Bujuku River and enter the lower Bigo bog, here you will experience jumping from tussock to tussock on grass bog.

Leave directly to a newer trail, which rises and falls and finally climbs through magical moss dropped vegetation at 14,345 feet (4372m) to scot Elliot pass. Some visitors who reach here are tired and those who do not want to proceed on and climb Margherita peak due to unexpected altitude sickness and fog, making their climbing a bit difficult there is an option of continuing left via Scott Elliot pass to Kitandara Lake.

After breakfast, descend to Gae Yeoman via the steep but enjoyable hour long climb from the base of mountain Baker. On a clear day, one may also take a view at the Democratic Republic of Congo on the west of Mountain Stanley. The descending continues to Bujangolo rock shelters, the base camp for the historic expedition by Duke Abruzzi in 1906. Time taken to reach Gae Yeoman Hut from Kitandara is about, 5-6 hours.

Late evening, can also be good for taking a walk and viewing some of the birds and the occasional blue tailed monkey. For the typical hikers, the descending process will take 5-6 hours. Stay at Nyabitaba hut (2650m)

Descending to Nyakalengija trail head (1600m) Park Head Quarters, this can take 2-3 hours depending on your body fitness. We shall have lunch in Kasese, and then transfer to Kampala for your evening flight back home carrying memories of Uganda with us.

Note: Client is permitted to maximum of 12.5 kg which he/she takes for climbing. Items for hire, sleeping bag, Warm jacket/sweater, Rubber boots, Gloves, Ice axe. Prices are per trek regardless of number of days not per day

Note: prices are subject to changes without notice; contact us for updates on prices.

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