6 Days Rwenzori Hiking Safari Uganda Safari / 6 Days Uganda Hiking Safari to Rwenzori National Park

Overview of the 6 Days Rwenzori Hiking Safari Uganda Safari / 6 Days Uganda Hiking Safari to Rwenzori National Park

This 6 days Uganda hiking safari gets you hiking half of the Rwenzori mountain up to the Bujuku hut at located at 3930m above sea level.

Mt Rwenzori National Park is located in Uganda which is found in the East African region on the African continent just slightly above the equator line on the geographical co-ordinates 00o 22’N 29o57’E. Mt. Rwenzori National Park lies 398 km or 6-hour drive away from Kampala city the capital of Uganda in the southwestern district of Kasese.  Mt. Rwenzori National Park is boarded by Democratic Republic of Congo in west as it lies on the boundary between Uganda and D.R. Congo, Bundibugyo district in the north, Kanungu district in the south and Kabarole in the northeast, the savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth national park and eastern escarpments of the western arm of the great East African rift valley in the east.

Highlights of the 6 Days Rwenzori Hiking Safari Uganda Safari / 6 Days Uganda Hiking Safari to Rwenzori National Park

Day 1 of the 6 Days Rwenzori Hiking Safari Uganda Tour: Transfer from Kampala to Kasese

Day 2 of the 6 Days Rwenzori Hiking Safari Uganda Tour: Start hiking from Nyakalengijja- Nyabitaba hut

Day 3 of the 6 Days Rwenzori Hiking Safari Uganda Tour: Continue the ascent from Nyabitaba Hut to John Matte hut

Day 4 of the 6 Days Rwenzori Hiking Safari Uganda Tour: Proceed from John Matte to Bujuku hut

Day 5 of the 6 Days Rwenzori Hiking Safari Uganda Tour: Descend from Bujuku to back to Nyakalengijja

Day 6 of the 6 Days Rwenzori Hiking Safari Uganda Tour: Return to Kampala or continue with your safari to other destinations

Detailed itinerary of the 6 Days Rwenzori Hiking Safari Uganda Safari / 6 Days Uganda Hiking Safari to Rwenzori National Park

Day 1of the 6 Days Rwenzori Hiking Safari Uganda Safari / 6 Days Uganda Hiking Safari to Rwenzori National Park: Wake up early in the morning of your Uganda tour to Mountain Rwenzori National Park and have an early morning breakfast to give you energy for the magnificent day ahead of you on this 6 days Uganda hiking tour to Mountain Rwenzori. Our guide will pick you up from your hotel in either Entebbe or Kampala and begin your safari in Uganda to Rwenzori Mountain in Kasese which lasts about 6-7 hours Uganda tours journey to fort portal town. Mindless of its length, this Uganda safari tour road adventure comes with captivating road sightings as you get to see the lush green scenery that blankets Uganda’s landscape. Feel the gentle breeze blowing over your skin as well as the fresh air rushing through your nostrils to give you a perfect aroma of Uganda on this 6 days Uganda safari tour to the Ruwenzori Mountains. Have a short break in Fort portal for lunch before you finally proceed to Kasese which is located at the base of mountain Ruwenzori. Check-in into your hotel and you can have a take a relaxing evening walk around Kasese town as you wait for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 2 of the 6 Days Rwenzori Hiking Safari Uganda Safari / 6 Days Uganda Hiking Safari to Rwenzori National Park:  Day 2 begins with an early morning breakfast then transfer to the field offices of Rwenzori mountaineering services for a briefing about how the entire hike will be conducted, the route which you are going to use is made known to you and the resting places along the route are also clearly mentioned as well as all the dos and don’ts. After the briefing, you proceed to Nyakalengijja and now the climb starts off officially from here, you move through the communities of the Bakonzo people and you will be able to observe their way of life as you will see them go about their daily chores. You will now reach the Rwenzori National Park Gate where you will be received and registered before you continue with your hike. Day one will also take you through the thick afro montane forests of mt. Rwenzori as you will now be between 2000-3000m above sea level. While here, please enjoy the view of various bird species habituating in these forests like Rwenzori turaco, handsome francolin, cinnamon chested bee-eater, strange weaver and long-eared owl and animal species like L’Hoest monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, duikers and occasionally seen forest elephants. Day 2 takes you through a stretch of 8km to Nyabitaba hut. Dinner will be served here and you will have an overnight stay here as well as you refresh for the next day.

Day 3 of the 6 Days Rwenzori Hiking Safari Uganda Safari / 6 Days Uganda Hiking Safari to Rwenzori National Park: Day 3 kicks off with breakfast being served at Nyabitaba after which gear up and start scaling up again. You will move to the Kurt Shafer bright located on the confluence of Mubuku and Bujuku rivers. After the Kurt Shafer bright, you will proceed through a vegetation zone with a mixture of afro montane forests, bamboo forests and rocks covered by the wet and slippery moss. While in this zone, you will still be able to sight or hear the twittering of various forest bird species and other animal species that habituate within the area. You will now arrive at Nyamulejju rock shelter which used to serve as a night camping site for early climbers but today, it will be your spot for a lunch break. While here please look out for the breathtaking view of Mount Stanley and Speke especially when there is clear weather. After your lunch break, you will continue scaling up through the alpine forests to the John Matte hut where you will have your dinner from and also spend your 2nd night here. For those who are tough hearted and thrill-seekers, the John Matte hut is located very near lake Bujuku so you can decide to take a cold shower or swim in it and it’s so refreshing and reinvigorating especially after the day’s climb. At john matte hut you can have a glimpse of glory in the form of the Margherita glacier in between Mount Stanley and Margherita peak on clear visibility. This marks the end of day two. Day 3 takes you through a stretch of about 11km.

Day 4 of the 6 Days Rwenzori Hiking Safari Uganda Safari / 6 Days Uganda Hiking Safari to Rwenzori National Park: Day 4 is quite hustle as you get moving through the bigo bog but as a reward to this you get to see the beautiful black waters of lake Bujuku which signals that you have now reached 3800m above sea level. Enjoy a sleepover at the Bujuku hut.

Day 5 of the 6 Days Rwenzori Hiking Safari Uganda Safari / 6 Days Uganda Hiking Safari to Rwenzori National Park: Wake up early in the morning and enjoy a nice breakfast then start descending back to Nyakengija which takes about 6 hours to descend from the Bujuku hut.  From here transfer to your booked hotel in Kasese for an overnight stay.

Day 6 of the 6 Days Rwenzori Hiking Safari Uganda Safari / 6 Days Uganda Hiking Safari to Rwenzori National Park: Day 6 is quite relaxed as you wake up relatively late at around 09:00 am for a heavy and warm breakfast then check out of the lodge to begin your transfer back to Kampala taking the Kasese fort portal road and have a lunch stop in Fort portal town. If you still got an extra day in Uganda, feel free to make out the most of it with a day trip to Jinja. A 1 day trip to Jinja gives you an opportunity to see the various tourist attractions in Jinja such as the source of the Nile, Lake Victoria and the amazing Itanda falls. During this very 1 day source of the Nile tour, you get to engage in a wide range of safari activities such a boat ride to the source of the longest river in the world river Nile. If you are a thrill-seeker, make a detour to the famous Itanda falls and engage in white water rafting on this category 1-5 falls. There is also a chance to do quad biking following the off-track roads in the sugar plantations of Jinja. A fishing enthusiast will also be attended to as you engage in a fishing excursion which gives you a chance to wrangle with the elusive Nile perch. In the afternoon, you can finally make a cruise to Entebbe airport for a return flight back home which finally concludes this safari to Uganda experience.

 

 

 

 

 

6 Days Rwenzori Hiking Safari Uganda Safari / 6 Days Uganda Hiking Safari to Rwenzori National Park
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