The Mountains of the Moon” these snow capped mountains make Africa’s highest ranges at 5109 m/asl, situated astride the Equator line western Uganda. Its beautiful sceneries form a natural habitat for various flora and faunas including humans “Bakonjo pygmies”. The ox-bow lakes, hanging valleys, Crater lakes, cliffs, waterfalls, rivers and ever green tropical rain forests inhabited by the stunning troops of primates and varied bird life. This is a premier mountaineering destination on the continent. Climbing Rwenzori Mountains is the toughest expedition and most rewarding adventure in Africa.
Arrival at Entebbe airport, picked up by our staff, driven to hotel for overnight.
Day 2: Kampala to Kasese via Fort portal.
Arrival at Entebbe airport and transfer to Kasese via Fort portal town. This expedition safari will expose you to different aspects of tourism including cultures, wildlife and scenic beauty adventures. On your arrival if time allows you visit the local community located at the foothills of the Mountains of the Moon “The Rwenzoris”. Have African dinner and overnight at Nyabitaba campsite.
Day 3: Start hiking Nyabitaba
In the foggy morning after breakfast head to Nyakalengija trail located at (1600m) get rangers and porters to begin hiking to Nyabitaba hut on the steeply forested slopes across River Mahoma to Nyabitaba hut for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Ascend to Nyabita- Nyamileju- John Matte
After the morning cup of tea, trek through the forest to Kurt Shafer Bridge on the convergence of Bujuku and Mubuku rivers. A steep gradient through bamboo forest, pass through a long and fatiguing stretch of slipper moss-covered rock. After having lunch at Nyamileju Hut for lunch. You then continue to your trek stepping at the base of the mass tussock grass to avoid getting stuck in the rather wet ground. After about 7 hours walking, you will have reached the John matte Camp where you will spend an overnight.
Day 5: John Matte Camp –Bujuku Hut
This morning trek takes you 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.
Day 6: Bujuku Hut – Kitandara Hut
After breakfast, you will go for a hike which is much similar to the previous day 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.
Day 7: Kitandara Hut – Guy Yeoman Hut
The day will begin with a trek which will take you via the Fresh field saddle (4280m) passing Bujongolo cave to Mubuku Gorge. This will take about 8 hours. The overnight stay at the Guy Yeoman Hut (3450m).
Day 8: Guy Yeoman Hut – Nyabitaba Hut
The day will begin with a descent into the Mubuku valley passing very steep water falls through a bamboo forest.
Accomodation at will be at the Nyabitaba Hut.
Day 9: Nyabitaba Hut – Hotel Margarita.
After breakfast, you will descend to Ibanda where vehicles will be awaiting to take you back to Hotel Margarita.
Day 10: Transfer to Kampala