Ruwenzori Mountain 13 days

13 days
Ruwenzori Mountain Uganda

Margherita Peak Africa’s third highest peak however the real beauty is in the climb up the Kilembe route, the forests and valleys the flora is diverse with trees and valleys of ferns. The trees are alive with many species of birds and primates and as you walk up the trail you will see chimp nests high up in the tall trees, if you are lucky you may catch a glimpse of the resident chimpanzee as they scamper away. Climbing Magherita Peak is more of a hard scramble than a climb except for a few difficult moves and when it snows it is more difficult however the rewards and exhilaration of reaching the top is enormous as you look across Albert Peak to the DRC (Congo) then east across the spectra of the Rwenzori Mountains..

  • Ground transportation,
  • Fuel for the whole safari,
  • An English speaking guide/driver,
  • Park fees,
  • Guides and porters fees,
  • Accommodation as per itinerary,
  • Trekking permits,
  • Margherita peak
  • Meals,
  • Lunch and water enroute.

  • Personal expenses
  • visa fees
  • airport taxes
  • laundry services
  • tips etc

Day 1:

Arrival Entebbe Airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight at Cassia Lodge/The Lodge Kampala

Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Drive South West of Uganda to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This journey will take you south west of Uganda. To stop at the equator for photographs and continue to Mbarara where you will have another stop for lunch and then proceed to reach Bwindi in the late afternoon. In the evening you may go for a community walk where you will be entertained in some of the cultural dance of the community. Dinner and overnight at the Buhoma Lodge/Buhoma Community Bandas

Day 3: Gorilla Tracking

Wake up and prepare for the unforgettable experience. You will have breakfast to transfer to the park headquarters for briefing before setting off to the forest in search for gorillas. The guide will brief you and at 9:00 am you will set off to the forest for these apes. The time you will take searching these humble apes is unpredictable however it ranges between 2-9 hours depending on their movement. The activity requires you to go through steep rocks climbing up and down making it tiresome; however the thrill of encountering these giant primates erases the poor memories you went through in trying to find them. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Lodge/Buhoma Community Bandas

Day 4: Depart for Rwenzori Mountains

After breakfast, you will drive to the foot of Mountain Rwenzori. Overnight at Hotel Margherita/Rwenzori Base Camp

DAY 5:

Morning Transfer to Nyakalengija on to Ibanda to start your 5-6 hour climb into the mountains. Your climb takes you through thick Equatorial vegetation before arriving at the Nyabitaba hut (2650 meters) in the late evening for Dinner and Overnights rest.

DAY 6:

Early breakfast and then start a morning hike through the Kurt Sharfer Bridge to marvel at the sparkling Mobuku river confluence. A climb through the open patches, Lobelia, and Heath moss forest before proceeding up to the John Matte hut for overnight.

DAY 7:

Depart early through the giant Lobelias and heath trees. You ascend to the Bigo Bog and scenic landscape of Lobelias and giant Groundsels. Dinner and overnight stop at Bujuku hut (3997 meters).

DAY 8:

Head off from the valley in with scenic alpine vegetation consisting of Giant Groundsels and Lobelia and head on to ascent Mount Victoria and Mount Speke at (4890 meters)

DAY 9:

Early morning you will continue to Margherita peak (5109meters) which is one of the loftiest peaks Dinner overnight at the hut.

DAY 10:

Depart through the lovely views of the Savoia and Elena glaciers, scale further through to the Scott Elliott pass (4372 meters) and proceed through the snow to the Elena hut for overnight rest.

DAY 11:

Early morning ascent to the snowy Alexander peak (5092m); and then onwards to the highest peak at (5109m), great photo opportunities available. Thereafter descend to the beautiful lake Kitandara for overnight stay at Kitandara hut. (3900mt).

DAY 12:

After early breakfast, descent begins. Picnic lunch on the way, after which we Resume journey to Guy Yeoman hut for dinner and overnight’s rest.

DAY 13:

Descend to Nyabitaba and proceed to Ibanda and transfer to Kampala overnight at Cassia Lodge/The Lodge Kampala


USD 4090$dollars per person sharing under Luxury accommodation

USD 3600 $ dollars per person sharing under Budget accommodation


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