RWENZORI, MOUNTAINS OF THE MOONS.
Rwenzori is the highest mountain range in Africa. Its Loftiest peaks, Margherita (5,109m) and Alexandra (5083m) on Mount Stanley, are exceeded in altitude elsewhere in Africa only by Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya, both of which are extinct volcanoes standing in isolation above the surrounding plains.
The Rwenzori Mountains are unique among East Africa’s major peaks in that they are not Volcanic in Origin, but they do rise directly from the Rift valley floor and their formation. The range supports a diversity of animals including mammal and 177 bird species, several of the latter being Albertine Rift Endemics.
Day 01: Gladly Received To Uganda.
On arrival at Entebbe International Airport and then transfer to hotel in either Entebbe or kampala and dinner and overnight.
Transfer to Kasese via the Equator and later a stopover in mbarara town for lunch. We will then drive to Kasese arriving in the evening and dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Equator Glaciers Tour Begins.
Wake up early for a transfer to Nyakalengija the trailhead off Fort portal road. Move to Ibanda to start your 5-6 hour climb into the mountains. Your climb will take you through thick Equatorial vegetation before arriving at the Nyabitaba hut 2650 meters in the late evening. It is a 5 hours ascent to Nyabitaba Hut, passing first through cultivation then through Forest. Dinner and Overnights at Nyabitaba Hut .
Day 04: John Matte Hut.
This is the longest and most strenuous day’s walk; expect it to take a minimum of seven hours . From Nyabitaba hut the path descends through forest for a short time before it crosses the Bujuku River at the Kurt Schafer bridge .Take breakfast, commence on a morning hike through the Kurt Shafer Bridge to wonder at the sparkling Mobuku river conflux. The path is good for the first couple of hours, but it becomes steeper and very rocky as you enter the moorland Zone where heather plants are Prolific. Have Lunch at Nyamileju Hut where there is a little used and rather run-down Hut , as well as a rock shelter. A climb through the open patches, Lobelia, and Heath moss forest before maneuvering a 2 hours ‘walk to the John Matte hut for an overnight.
Day 05: Bujuku Hut.
Retreat early through the giant Lobelias and heath trees. You move up to the Bigo Bog and a panoramic landscape of Lobelias and gigantic Groundsels. This take up to five hours , depending on the condition of the two Bigo Bogs, which are often Knee-deep in Mud .On the way the hut you will pass lake Bujuku ,which has a magnificent setting between mounts Stanley, Speke and Baker. Later, go for dinner and an overnight at Bujuku hut (3997 meters).
Day 06: Mount Victoria & Mount Speke.
Leave early morning for the valley in with scenic alpine vegetation consisting of huge Groundsels and Lobelia and ascent Mount Victoria and Mount Speke at (4890 meters).
Day 07: Elena Hut.
Depart through the gorgeous panorama of the Savoia and Elena glaciers climb further through to the Scott Elliott pass (4372 meters) and proceed through the snow to the Elena hut for overnight rest.
Day 08: Final Ascent to the Alps of Africa!
Early morning climb up to the snowy Alexander peak (5092m); and then move onwards to the supreme peak at (5109m), it gives a good panoramic view and hence a great photo opportunities available. There after descend to the beautiful lake Kitandara for overnight stay at Kitandara safaris hut (3900m).
Day 09: Descent, Guy Yeoman Hut.
After early breakfast, plunge starts. Have a Picnic luncheon on your way, after which we carry on journey to Guy Yeoman hut for dinner and overnight’s rest.
Day 10: Back to Kasese.
Descend to Nyabitaba and proceed to Ibanda and drive to Queen Elizabeth national park arriving in the late afternoon for dinner and overnight.
Morning game drive along Kasenyi track and Queens Mile. Expect to see animals like Elephants, Buffaloes, Lions, leopards, and much more including birds. Drive back to the lodge for breakfast, rest and after lunch, go for Boat launch along Kazinga Channel. Dinner and overnight at Mweya safari lodge.
Day 12 Back To Kampala/Entebbe.
Transfer back to Kampala then proceed to Entebbe Airport for your evening flight.
Rate per person
No of persons Budget Mid-range Luxury
1 Person $875 $1065 $2200
2 Persons $785 $865 $1500
4 Persons $646 $795 $1450
6 Persons $495 $565 $1225
Ground transport in a 4 x 4 vehicle
Fuel for the entire tour
English speaking Ugandan driver/guide
Park entrance fees
Water in the car throughout the tour
Accommodation as listed in the program
Services of Park rangers and Gorilla guides
Airfares into Uganda
Entry Visa fees
Gorilla trekking permits
Tips for guides and lodge staff
Airport departure taxes
Food and alcoholic beverages
All expenses of a personal nature e.g. laundry, souvenirs etc.
Uganda Safaris Packages
- 2 Days to Lake Mburo national park
- 10 Days Uganda Super Safari
- 12 Rwenzori Mountain hiking & Queen Elizabeth tour
- 15 Days Bird Watching Safari
- 3 Days tour to Murchison Falls National park
- 10 Day gorilla, game & birding safari
- 5 Days Gorillas & Lake Bunyonyi Tour
- 6 Days Gorillas & Chimpanzee Tour
- 6 Day Gorillas & Queen Elizabeth N.P