9 Days Rwenzori Mountain Climbing Safari

Climb Mount Rwenzori is a 9 days Rwenzori Mountains Climbing tour takes climbers to trek the Mountains of the Moon, soaring mist covered snow capped peaks straddling the equator in the heart of Africa. The Rwenzori Mountains National Park that offers the opportunity of discovering some of the mountain’s secrets. Climbers will experience the results of Afro- Alpine gigantism – forest of giant heather, groundsel and lobelias up to ten times their normal height. On top of all, you will encounter the mountain itself with its snowy peaks rising over 5,000 m above the equatorial jungle below.

Day 1: Kampala – Fort Portal

In the morning at 0830 hrs pick up from your hotel in Kampala and drive to Fort Portal or Kasese. Lunch on the way, dinner and overnight in lodge. FB.

Day 2: Fort Portal – Nyabitaba hut 2650m

Wake up at 0550hrs and drive to Nyakalengija 1615m then you will start trekking thru coffee plantation to cross the Mahoma River. Proceed thru forest where after 5hrs you will arrive at Nyabitaba hut for dinner and overnight. FB.

Day 3: Nyabitaba – John Matte hut 3550m

After breakfast, descend thru forest to cross the Bajuku River at the Kurt Schafer Bridge and thru giant heather and grounded forest, lunch on the way after 7 hrs you will arrive John Matte hot for dinner and overnight. FB.

Day 4: John Matte – Lake Bujuku hut 3900m.

After breakfast, leave Matte hut and proceed thru the two Bigo Bogs, to Bigo hut crossing the Kibatsi Bog to cooking port cave and on to the beautifully set lake Bajuku hut. Fine views of Mountains Stanley incredible ice cave in Mt. Speke and Baker. Dinner and overnight at Bujuku hut. FB.

Day 5: Bujuku hut – Elana hut ? Summit (4540m) – Kitandara hut 3910)

Breakfast followed by climb to the Elana hut, proceed for your final ascend of Margherita, the summit of the highest mountain range in Africa. Later descend to Kitandara hut. FB.

Day 6: R & R

This day you will rest and relax exploring the beautiful of Kitandara lakes. You will have all meals and night at Kitandara hut. FB.

Day 7: Kitandara hut – Guy Yeoman hut 3450m

After breakfast, make the steep ascend to the fresh field pass 4282m and then descend to Bujongolo cave 3720m (the base used for Duke of Abuzzi?s 1906 expedition). {Proceed thru Kabamba cave 3450m, the waterfall and the rock shelter for dinner and overnight at the Guy Yeoman hut set in the giant heather zone. 5hrs.

Day 8: Guy Yeoman hut – Nyakalengija 1615m – Fort Portal:

Breakfast followed by final descend 7hrs steeply thru the bamboo zone via lake Mahoma to meet the road where you will be picked for your return to the hotel Fort Portal. FB.

Day 9: Fort Portal – Kampala

After breakfast, then the drive will take you back to Kampala.

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