Hike the Rwenzoris – the fabled Mountains of the Moon that lie in western Uganda along the Uganda-Congo border, a world-class hiking and mountaineering destination. The Rwenzoris are among the highest peaks in Africa that offer the best hiking experience. Hike to the equatorial snow peak; Magherita Peak, the third highest point in Africa passing through different vegation zones that include moorland, bamboo, moist montane forests. The hike takes 7 days and can be tailormade to be a nine- to twelve-day trek for non skilled climbers aiming at the summit of Margherita.
Leave Kampala and drive to Kasese. Have a stop over at the Lake View Hotel in Mbarara for lunch. Dinner and overnight at the Margarita Hotel.
After breakfast, drive to Nyakalengija trail head where you will begin your ascent. Meet with your guide and porters. The 4 hour climb takes you along the Mubuku River to Nyabitaba Hut (2,650) where you will spend the night.
After breakfast, cross the Mubuku River; one of the highest sources of the Nile, on a rope bridge and continue walking along the river. Have lunch at the Nyamileju Hut. Continue your trek stepping at the base of the mass tussock grass to avoid getting stuck in the rather wet ground. The 7 hours climb will end at the John matte Camp where you will spend the night.
After breakfast go up and down a cliff crossing the river severally along the Bujuku valley. The ground is permanently wet and muddy. After 5 hours, you reach the Bujuku lake where the scenic forest become bigger and bigger. After a short break, another hour’s walk takes you to the Bujuku Hut (3,977-m) where you will spend the night.
After breakfast begin your climb towards the Kitandara Hut (4027 m). Today’s walk is much similar to the previous day’s; as you walk up and down cliffs using roots tussock grass for support. The last bit of your trek is by ascending the Scott – Elliot saddle (4372m) and descending again to the Kitandara Lake before proceeding to Kitandara hut for dinner and overnight.
Today’s walk takes you via the Fresh field saddle (4280m) passing Bujongolo cave to Mubuku Gorge. The walk takes about 8 hours. Overnight will be at the Guy Yeoman Hut (3450m).
Descend to the Mubuku valley passing very steep water falls through a bamboo forest. Overnight will be at the Nyabitaba Hut.
Descend to Ibanda where vehicles will be awaiting to take you to Hotel Margarita for dinner and overnight.
Drive back to Entebbe with lunch on the way for either return flight or connect to your Mt. Elgon climb with our Elgon Cross over package.
End of the Safari