9 Days Mount Rwenzori Hike

Mountain Rwenzori also known as the mountain of the moon situated along the western rift valley offering a fantastic mountain climbing adventure for travelers looking for a hikking experience on safari.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Kasese/at the foot hill of Mt Rwenzori
After a heavy breakfast at your Hotel in Kampala, meet and greet with our company driver guide who will transfer you to Kasese through Masaka, Lyantonde and Mbarara. Have lunch en route. Proceed through Queen Elizabeth national park to Kasese town. Dinner and overnight at a lodge/Camp in Kasese town.

Day 2: Start Hiking from Nyakalengija to Nyabitaba hut
After breakfast, drive to Rwenzori mountaineering services at Nyakalengija to have ample time to rent equipment, book guides and porters. You will then start your climb at the park headquarters, past mud and wattle Bakonzo homes to the park boundary. Climb following the Mubuku River to reach the Mahoma River after two and a half hours. Have a steep climb through the Podorcarpus forest up to Nyabitaba hut. colobus and blue monkeys behind the hut.

Day 3: From Nyabitaba to John Matte hut
Continue with the trail from Nyabitaba hut leading to Kurt Shaffer Bridge crossing Bujuku and Mubuku rivers. From this point it is steep and slippery. Continue the hike up to John Matte hut for dinner and overnight. This day’s hiking may take 7 hours.

Day 4: John Matte- Bujuku Hut
From John Matte cross River Bujuku and enter the Bigo bog, then cross the drier ground up to Lake Bujuku which overlooks Mt. Baker and Speke to the north. Follow the trail up to Bujuku Hut this hike may take 3-5 hours. Dinner and overnight at Bujuku Hut

Day 5: Bujuku Hut – Elena Hut
From Bujuku Hut, hike to Scott Elliot and Elena Hut. This is the end point for the central circuit and the starting point to climb Margherita Peak or Mt Stanley. Follow the central circuit through the alpine zone of sparse low vegetation to crater lakes and drop to Lake Kitandara hut for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Kitandara hut – Magherita
Descend from Lake Kitandara hut leaving Margarita peak northwards and Democrat Republic of Congo westwards and on clear days you will see big area of Congo and the famous tropical forests of Congo. Descend up to Guy Yeoman Hut for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7: Nyabitaba Hut- Nyakalengija
Descend to Nyabitaba Hut and this may take you 5 hours. Relax at the hut while preparing for dinner and overnight stay

Day 8: Descend to Kasese
From Nyabitaba Hut, descend to Nyakalengija the park headquarters and this may take 2-3 hours. Meet with your driver and drive back to Kasese town at your hotel for warm showers and relaxation. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Margarita.

Day 9: Return to Kampala
After breakfast drive to Kampala via Fort Portal town with lunch en route at the hotel of your choice. Make a stopover at the Equator for water experiments and then proceed to Kampala City reaching late in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at your hotel in Kampala.

End of Mountain Rwenzori Hiking