Overview of the 7 Days Mountain Rwenzori climbing safari Uganda

Mountain Rwenzori also known as the Mountain of the moon is a unique destination for hikers who are interested in climbing safaris Uganda or mountaineering safaris Uganda over small, medium sized hills and high mountains.

7 Days Mountain Rwenzori climbing safari UgandaThe 7 days Mountain Rwenzori climbing safari Uganda takes you to the snow capped Rwenzoris where you will enjoy one of the most interesting adventures in Uganda in the amazing mountain scenery, navigating up through bamboo forests into the mighty arena of the Margherita Peak. This once in a lifetime experience will not be attained elsewhere in Africa apart from Uganda on Uganda safari. While on this adventure, you will enjoy excellent walking to both trekkers at lower altitudes as well as mountaineers who would like to encounter the challenge of ascending to the glacial peaks of over 5100 meters.

Your ground transport will be in a comfortable 4WD safari van equipped for game viewing, photography and touring.

Uganda safari highlight of the 7 Days Mountain Rwenzori climbing adventure Uganda

Day 1: Arrival in Uganda and transfer to your hotel in Entebbe

Day 2: Transfer from Kampala to Kasese where your hiking safari begins

Day 3: Climb Nyabitaba where you will enjoy your overnight

Day 4: Hiking John Matte where you will enjoy your dinner and overnight

Day 5: Bigo Bog where you will enjoy your dinner and overnight

Day 6: Bujuku Hut to Kitandara Hut where you will enjoy your dinner and overnight

Day 7: Kitandara Hut to Guy Yeoman Hut where you will enjoy your dinner and overnight

Detailed itinerary of the 7 Days Mountain Rwenzori climbing adventure Uganda

Day 1 of the 7 Days Mountain Rwenzori climbing adventure Uganda: Arrival in Uganda and transfer to your hotel in Entebbe

Upon arrival at the airport in Entebbe, your guide will be at the airport to pick you up. He will then give you a short briefing about your mountaineering safari Uganda and after you will be transferred to your hotel for dinner and overnight in Entebbe.

Day 2 of the 7 Days Mountain Rwenzori climbing adventure Uganda: Transfer from Kampala to Kasese where your hiking safari begins

After an early breakfast, you and your driver guide will depart for Kasese at via Masaka-Mbarara-Kasese road heading for the foothills of the Rwenzoris. Check in at your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 of the 7 Days Mountain Rwenzori climbing adventure Uganda: Climb Nyabitaba where you will enjoy your dinner and overnight

After breakfast, transfer to Nyakalengija on to Ibanda to start your 5-6 hour climb into the Rwenzori mountains. This climb will take you through the mountains thick Equatorial vegetation before arriving at the Nyabitaba hut (2650 meters) in the late evening for dinner and your overnight.

Day 4 of the 7 Days Mountain Rwenzori climbing adventure Uganda: Hiking John Matte where you will enjoy your dinner and overnight

You will have an 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 your dinner and overnight.

Day 5 of the 7 Days Mountain Rwenzori climbing adventure Uganda: Bigo Bog where you will enjoy your dinner and overnight

Depart John Matte hut, hike and cross the Bujuku River where you will enter the lower Bigo Bog. You will your first real experience of jumping from tussock to tussock on a grassy bog begins. Ascend to the Bigo Bog and scenic landscape of Lobelias and giant Groundsels. You will enjoy your dinner and overnight at Bujuku hut (3997 meters).

Day 6 of the 7 Days Mountain Rwenzori climbing adventure Uganda: Bujuku Hut to Kitandara Hut where you will enjoy your dinner and overnight

From Bujuku hut you will ascend to the highest point on the Loop Trail, Scott Elliot Pass (4,372m) before descending to the two Kitandara lakes. The hut is next to the second lake.

Day 7 of the 7 Days Mountain Rwenzori climbing adventure Uganda: Kitandara Hut to Guy Yeoman Hut where you will enjoy your dinner and overnight

This is a 5-hour walk, starting with a steep ascent to fresh field Pass (4,282m) then a descent to Bujongolo cave (3,720m) Retire early enough to transfer back to Kampala. Or you may decide to extend your tripby visiting Bujongolo cave (3,720m). Further along the trail at kabamba cave (3,450m) there is so attractive waterfall and rock shelter where you can stay overnight as an alternative to Guy yeoman Hut.

End of the 7 Days Mountain Rwenzori climbing adventure Uganda

 

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