6 Days Rwenzori Mountains Tour

Day 1: Transfer to Rwenzori mountain Foothills in Kasese

After the morning breakfast at your hotel/residence in Kampala, our company guide/driver will pick you in a safari car and set off for an exciting trip to the foothills of the mountains of the moon in Kasese district. There will be brief stopover along the way for a lunch break in Fort portal and then proceed to Kasese. The beautiful scenery of the lush green vegetation on this side of the country is unmatched. We will arrive in the evening hours at the lodge and check in to have rest for the next day’s activities. Dinner and overnight stay at Sandton Hotel.

Day 2: Hike the Rwenzori Mountain

After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, you will transfer to Nyakalangija to be briefed befoe you start hiking the beautiful Rwenzori ranges. You will meet the local people who will help in carrying your luggage to the top of the mountain. The guides will be there to share more insights on the exciting nature of these mountain ranges as you hike to the top. The hike takes you the entire day to reach the top and you will hike along river Mubuku through a thick under grown that gives a non-polluted fresh sniff as you hike. You will later arrive at Nyabitaba hut where you will rest and spend your night in the wild at the top of the Rwenzori ranges.

Day 3: John Matte hut hike

You must be getting better at hiking after the previous day’s hike and now after a healthy breakfast this day, you will embark on yet another hike crossing river Mubuku on a bridge. You will enjoy great views of the higher parts of the mountains with a different weather condition from the usual. You will hike through forests in these high ranges watching the beautiful plant species and birds and proceed to John Matte hut past Nyamuleju hut. You will spend the night at the John Matte hut enjoying great views of the surrounding environment depending on the weather conditions that day.

Day 4: Ascend to the snowcapped Margherita

You wake up early in the morning at 1 AM and start on the experience of hiking the high mountains. Margherita is the highest peak of the Rwenzori Mountains standing at 5092 meters. The aim of waking up at 1 AM is to have ample time to climb up the high mountain and have time to descend down to Lake Kitandara hut on the same day. The great views at the highest peak are stunning as you overlook the entire Rwenzori region. you will then descend to Lake Kitandara hut where you will have dinner and spend the night.

Day 5: Descend to Kasese

After the morning breakfast this day, you will start the journey descending to Kasese to the bottom of the Rwenzori mountains. Meet your driver and transfer to the Hotel to rest from the tiresome hikes of the Rwenzori mountains. Dinner and night stay at the Hotel.

Day 6: Return to Kampala

You will start your journey to Kampala on your final day of the tour and drive through Fort portal town and proceed to Kampala/Entebbe to catchup with your final flight.

End of the tour

 

4 Days Rwenzori Hiking Safari