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This 10 Days Mount Rwenzori Hiking Safari and Wildlife tour Queen Elizabeth National Park offers  the Rwenzori Mountains National Park - 10 Days Uganda Safarisbest of  Uganda wildlife safari and Rwenzori mountain hiking, Uganda gorilla tours, boat trips, hiking safaris and nature walks  giving you ample and time to explore all the possibilities in Uganda .

Game drive

Boat Cruise

Mountain Hiking

Itineraries

Day 1

Drive from Kampala to Kasese

Pick up from either Kampala or Entebbe by your driver guide, drive via Masaka with a stopover in Mbarara town where you will have lunch from. Then embark on the road to Kasese enjoying the magnificent views of Rwenzori Mountain and finally relaxation/dinner at your booked lodge.
Accommodation Category:
(Mweya Safari Lodge - Luxury option)
(Enganzi Lodge - Midrange option)
(Pumba Safari Cottage - Budget option).

Day 2

Travel to Nyakalengija.

A starting point of hiking the Mountain with a view of the portal peaks which raise above 4000m above sea level. From Rwenzori Mountains National Park Mihunga gate to Nyabitaba Camp is 6.4km.
Overnight at Nyabitaba huts

Day 3

Start your trekking to John Matte (3550M).

The trail is a mixture of descend and ascend through the Nyamuleju boggy areas, hiking to John matte may take 7 km for a 5-7 hours hike depending on your mountaineering fitness. After a cup of coffee get ready to set off to Bujuku through the beautiful valley filled with giant lobelias, giant heather trees-have a rest at Bujuku Mountain hut. As from John Matte Camp to Bujuku camp is about 6km hike.

Day 4

Proceed with hiking.

It is from here that if you are not a climber you opt to climbing through to Scott-Eliot pass to Kitandara lakes overlooking Mt. Baker and Stanley, it is about 4 km hike while Bujuku to Elena Camp is 2.5km hike. Mountaineers hike to Elena hut 4.899M and prepare themselves for Climbing to Margarita peaks the following day.

Day 5

Hiking

Start as early as 5.00am to be able to reach the summit Margherita early enough. The weather here is always clear in the early mornings and late evenings for most of the time Rwenzori will be shy to open up for the visitors. Peak is 5109m from Elena camp to the summit is about 1 km hike to have a clear view of Mt. Speke, Mt. Baker, Mt. Albert.

Day 6

Climb Mt. Baker.

Continue climbing Mt.Baker as from Kitandara which is 2km hike and there after descend to Guy Yeoman Camp. Otherwise from Kitandara to Guy Yeoman Camp is 5.4 km. The vegetation here is beautiful of heather trees mixed with moss and Helichrysum.

Day 7

Proceeding with Hiking,

Descend to Nyabitaba as from Guy Yeoman Camp 5.3 km walking through boggy areas of Kamatu and Kichuchu and a zone of bamboo forest near Lake Mahoma for an overnight rest at Nyabitaba camp.

Day 8

Coming back from hiking

After breakfast, descend and onward to the base where you and your porters welcome each other back to crown the end of the expedition.
Lodging in Queen Elizabeth national park.
Accommodation Category:
(Mweya Safari Lodge - Luxury option)
(Pumba Safari Cottage - Budget option).

Day 9

Game drive and boat cruise at Queen Elizabeth national park.

Early in the morning after breakfast, you will be transferred by our driver guide for an early game drive where you will be welcomed by animals like Buffaloes, lions, various Antelopes, elephants, warthogs, and various bird species. After the game drive, relax at the lodge. In the afternoon boat cruise that always takes 2 hours on the Kazinga channel, you will closely see giant crocodiles, very many hippos, buffaloes, elephants and many beautiful birds. Have dinner and sleep at your booked lodge.

Day 10

Drive back to Kampala

After breakfast, you will be transferred by our driver guide from Queen Elizabeth national park to Kampala with a stop at the Equator to take photographs and lunch. Your driver guide will drop you off at either your hotel in Kampala or at the Airport if your flight is on that very day!

·    Hiking

·         Park entrance fees

·         Ground transport

·         Bottled water in the safari vehicle

·         Full board accommodation

·         Service of an English-speaking driver guide

·         All mentioned activities except for the optional ones

·         Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.

·         Tips to porters and driver/ guide

      Insurance

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Mount Stanley
Rwenzori Mountains/Highest point
Park at a Glance
Highest point: 5,109m above sea level on Mt Stanley's Margherita Peak. Mt. Stanley is bisected by the border with the DR Congo. The Rwenzori is not volcanic like East Africa's other major mountains but is a block of rock upfaulted through the floor of the Western Rift Valley.

The main tribes living at the foothills of the mountains are the Bamba and Bakonjo. These tribes have lived in these areas for countless generations and have adapted to life at the foot of the mountains.

western Uganda
The Rwenzori Mountains National Park covers nearly 100,000 ha in western Uganda and comprises the main part of the Rwenzori mountain chain, which includes Africa's third highest peak (Mount Margherita: 5,109 m). The region's glaciers, waterfalls and lakes make it one of Africa's most beautiful alpine areas.