9 Days Rwenzori Mountain Hiking Safari

9 Days Rwenzori Mountain Hiking Safari

Mountain Rwenzori National Park Safari

Take on this twenty-one days Uganda comprehensive safari to give you exposure to the most famous national parks in Uganda that come along with stunning views that are going to sweep you off your feet. You are going to fully engage in the most enjoyable activities during this safari among which is the gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable, hike to the top of Murchison Falls, chimp trekking, boat cruise along the Kazinga channel, and more other various activities.

Detailed Itinerary


Day 1: Kampala – Kasese (Rwenzori National Park).

Upon your arrival, a guide from Adventure in the wild safaris will pick you up and transfer you to Kasese town with a first stop over at the equator to take photos and have breakfast. Continue with your journey and make the second stopover in Mbarara where you will have lunch. Although the trip takes six hours, you won’t get bored because of the breathtaking scenery along the way. Continue with your journey and finally you will reach Kasese. Check-in at your lodge, have dinner and overnight stay.


otel Margherita.


Day 2: Nyakalengija (1646) – The Nyabitaba Hut (2652).

After a hearty breakfast in the morning, you will be driven to the Rwenzori Mountaineering Service offices in Nyakalengija. You will be given the equipment you need for hiking, as well as designated guides and porters. After that, you will embark on a five to seven-hour climb to Nyabitaba Hut. The Mubuku River must be crossed on the route to Nyabitaba Hut. After two hours, you will arrive at the Makoma River. From there, the terrain gets quite steep and muddy as you approach a forest. At the Nyabitaba Hut, you will eat dinner and spend the night.


Nyabitaba hut.


Day 3: The Nyabitaba Hut – The John Matte Hut (3414m).

After eating breakfast, hike for seven hours to the John Matte shelter. You will cross the Bujuku and Mubuku rivers, which are close to some steep and treacherous terrain. Those who are unable to handle the work ahead should think about turning around at this point. We’ll spend the night at the John Matte hut.


John Matte hut.


Day 4: The John Matte Hut – The Bujuku Hut (3972m).

It takes between three and five hours to travel to the Bujuku Hut eating breakfast. Cross the River Bujuku after leaving the John Matte Hut to get to Lake Bujuku. The trial will be followed till you get at the Bujuku Hut. You will spend the night at the Bujuku hut.


Bujuku hut.


Day 5: The Bujuku Hut – The Elena Hut (4430m).

After enjoying your breakfast, leave the Bujuku Hut to Elena hut ascending through the surrounding area of Mount Baker and Stanley’s thick vegetation. Go around to the Elena Hut at last. We’ll spend the night in the Elena Hut.


Elena hut.


Day 6: Climb to Mt. Stanley.

Enjoy your breakfast and ascend to the Elena glacier on day 6 before continuing to the Stanley Plateau. Crampons are required moving forward to make climbing easier. You will climb the Margherita glacier up to the Summit from the Stanley Plateau. When you’ve reached the top, descend to the Elena Hut before passing the Kitandara Lake and arriving at the Kitandara Hut. Continue climbing Mount Baker or Mount Luigi di Savoia before descending to Kitandara Hut. Your overnight stay will be at the Kitandara hut.


Kitandara hut.


Day 7: The Kitandara Hut – The Guy Yeoman Hut (3261m).

The hike for today will take six hours to complete. The Mount Stanley and Baker glaciers are reached after leaving Lake Kitandara. You will go through some muddy pathways until you reach several rock shelters, which mark the beginning of the Kabamba valley. After that, a slope will lead you to Guy Yeoman Hut. Beautiful landscapes and a fantastic topography, including mountains, rivers, and a lot of greenery, surround this place.


Guy Yeoman Hut.


Day 8: The Guy Yeoman Hut – The Nyabitaba Hut.

After your breakfast, start ascending the hillsides that surround the River Mobuku. To return to the original path by the Bujuku River, take the trail that passes through the Kichuchu rocks.
Dinner and overnight at Nyabitaba hut.


Nyabitaba hut.


Day 9: The Nyabitaba Hut – Nyakalengija for Departure.

Eat breakfast, and get ready for the final 2-hour descent. You will be able to see various primates, different bird species, and a few mammals as you get closer to Nyakalengija. Adventure in the Wild safaris tour guide will drive you back to Kampala once you descend. Along the way, you’ll make a lunch stop in Mbarara town. Most likely, you will arrive in Kampala in the evening be driven to the airport for your flight back home.

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The package includes.

English-speaking guide.

The package excludes.

International flights.
Entry visas.
Alcoholic drinks.