Rwenzori Mountain Climbing | Hiking Rwenzori Mountains
Our Rwenzori Mountain Climbing safaris take you to climb Rwenzori Mountains while on your Uganda Safari. Relax at Margherita Peak, the highest point in Uganda. Contact us for the best Rwenzori Mountain Climbing tours in Uganda. The Rwenzori Short Hike (6 days) consists of a hike lasting four days and three nights. These are inclusive of two extra days drive to and from Kampala / Kasese. It is an easier trial to satisfy any need also the families with children, so that all could enjoy the beauty of Rwenzori Mountain Climbing with lesser efforts
Day 1: Kampala – Kasese
Depart early morning for western Uganda. The ride is comfortable with a stopover at the Mpambire drum makers, coffee plantation and the equator. You may go through Lake Mburo at an extra cost. Proceed to Mbarara for lunch and then continue through Queen Elizabeth National Park, which is set in the western rift valley at the base of Mountain Rwenzori. Arrive Kasese and check in at Margherita Hotel / Rwenzori International Hotel or proceed to Rwenzori Base Camp from where you will also make preparations for your hiking equipment that will be used the next morning. Have dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Nyakalengija – Nyabitaba Hut, 2.652 m.
Drive from Margherita hotel or transfer from Rwenzori Base Camp – Ibanda, to the park headquarters at Nyakalengija in the early morning from where you will receive a briefing from the guides, rent equipment and select porters. The hike begins by leaving the park headquarters 1,646m. Walk past typical “watt and mud daub” Bakonjo homes, through elephant grasses then arrive at the park boundary in about 40 minutes. The trail follows the Mubuku River crossing recent landslide areas.
Reach the Makoma River after 2hrs. After crossing the river, you will have a very steep climb through open bracken fern slopes and podocarpus forest up to Nyabitaba Hut, 2,652m, which is the arrival point for the day. This will take from 5 to 6 hours. Have dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Lake Mahoma Uganda Safari and Surrounding
Relax at Nyabitaba Hut from where you will walk to Lake Mahoma. The walk takes you through the bamboo forest. Take time and observe the vegetation as you encounter monkeys, the Rwenzori turaco and other birds. Overnight at Nyabitaba Hut.
Day 4: Nyabitaba Hut – Guy Yeoman Hut, 3261 m.
You will walk along the Mobuku River, through bamboo forest, the Kamato bog until you cross the Mobuku – Kichuchu Bridge. The Mobuku valley is fascinating for its heather vegetation, the waterfalls (Kabamba), view of Mount Baker. Average time five hours to reach Guy Yeoman Hut, 3,261 m. Enjoy the spectacular evening under the Rwenzori Sky.
Day 5: Guy Yeomen – Nyakalengija – Rwenzori Base Camp or Margherita Hotel.
In order to make it to the park Headquarters begin your trek very early in the morning. The path from Guy Yeomen is very dangerous a spot. Descend further till you reach Nyakalengija park headquarters from where you will transfer to Rwenzori Base Camp for a warm shower and comfortable bed. You may also drive to Margherita Hotel or Rwenzori International Hotel in Kasese.
Day 6: Kasese – Kampala
After late breakfast depart for Kampala with a lunch stop on the way. Make a brief stopover at Mpambire Drum makers or any crafts display center along the road, in case you need to buy souvenirs.
Note: All our Uganda tours begin and end in Kampala. Airport pickups or drop offs are provided at US$50 per journey. Accommodation of your choice will be arranged on arrival and if necessary prior to your departure. Executive, mid-range and budget facilities are all available in Kampala and Entebbe.
We are more than happy to prepare tailor made itineraries for clients with specific interests or needs. Those that wish to combine certain aspects of our existing tours or wish to spend additional time in certain locations on any of these tours may correspond with us through our online reservations form on this site.