4 Days Rwenzori Mountain Hiking Journey
The greatest package we can provide for experienced mountain climbers is a 4 day hike and climb of the Rwenzori mountains in Uganda. Along the western rift valley, between Uganda and DR Congo, are the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains. The mountains, which are still referred to as “mountains of the moon” and were formerly known as the “Rwenzori mountains,” which rise to a height of 5,109 meters.
During this safari, you can walk the stunning Rwenzori mountain with a good probability of seeing a rewarding landscape, plant species, and the breathtakingly magnificent Nyamwamba valley on its summit. All of the trip includes food, lodging, ropes, and a harness. You can also rent items like boots, sleeping bags, hats, gloves, and raincoats. Although stretchers and mattresses are offered, we advise bringing a sleeping bag and some warm clothing.
- Day 1: Transfer to Rwenzori mountain.
- Day 2: Trekking Day.
- Day 3: Hiking the mountain.
- Day 4: Transfer back to Kampala.
4 Days Rwenzori Mountain Hiking Journey: Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Rwenzori Mountain National Park
Our driving guide will pick you up very early in the morning by 6: 00 am and bring you to the Rwenzori Mountain National Park, depending on where you are. At the equator, you will get a break to experiment and take photos. Continue your drive to Fort Portal for lunch before continuing on to the park. Upon arrival, check in at the lodge and have a break before the evening nature walk through the forest. Dinner and a night’s rest.
Day 2: Trekking Day In The Bamboo Forest
Get up early, eat breakfast, and then head to the trekkers’ hostel at Kyanjiki, 12 kilometers past Kilembe from Kasese. In case you can go as late as 10am, the trekking experience begins at 8:00 am. You will meet your guides there before starting the 2.2 km hike to the UWA ranger station, which rises to a height of 1,727 meters. The park rangers will give you a briefing on the day’s events and regulations here. The walk today will be 8.6 kilometers long and should take 5 to 6 hours to complete. It will begin at a height of 1667 meters and ascend to 3171 meters.
The first two upward kilometers take you into a montane forest where you may witness tall trees covered in thick undergrowth, a wide variety of diverse bird species, and primates. You will continue to follow a sharp ascent up to a main ridge with few rocks and stable footing unless it is pouring heavily. Untouched forests with a diversity of trees and plants can be found there.
At the location of our meal, groups of 15 to 20 black and white colobus monkeys can easily be seen swinging among the trees. We will hike another half kilometer after lunch to a little cave that was a poachers’ hideout. Numerous bird species and insect species call the dense bamboo home.
As we progressively go toward the 3000-meter mark, the bamboo, which is quite lovely, gives way to enormous heather trees draped in bearded moss. You will halt at Samalira camp after your day of hiking to enjoy the panoramic views of the foothills leading to Lake George and Queen Elizabeth National Park, as well as a clear glimpse of Kasese town on the left.
Day 3: Hiking Day to descend through the Bamboo Forest
We’ll begin our descent through the bamboo forest after breakfast. The area is far more moist than the trail on the southern windward side of the mountain, which receives a lot of rain, which leads to Samalira camp. At around 2600 meters, when we pass through the sine rock shelter, the bamboo gives place to afro-montane forests.
A man named Sine lived in this rock shelter for more than 30 years while poaching animals in the mountains. From there, we’ll descend to the base of the ridge where we can bridge a sizable, swift-moving stream and reach the Musenga rock shelter. We have our lunch here and take a little break before walking the last 6 kilometers to the ranger station through the dense montane forest. After a quick debriefing, we shall say goodbye and hike the final 1.2 kilometers to our waiting vehicles and the trekkers’ hostel. Dinner and a night’s rest.
Day 4: Return back to Kampala/ Entebbe Airport
Get up, eat breakfast, and travel to Kampala, where you will be dropped off at your hotel or the Entebbe Airport, where you will catch your trip home. This will mark the end of your 4 days Rwenzori Mountain hiking.
End of Tour
Includes & Excludes
The trip will start from Kampala or Entebbe to Rwenzori Mountain National Park and you will be dropped off at your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe international airport after the trip.
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