Rwenzori Mountains

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During this 10-day Rwenzori Mountains Hiking and Climbing Tour with a Uganda Safari company  (8 days on the Safari in the Uganda Rwenzori Mountains), where you’ll discover the Rwenzori Mountains, also known as the “Mountains of the Moon.” This Uganda Safari adventure into the Rwenzori Mountains is an exciting and rewarding Uganda Safari vacation experience, but it must be meticulously planned to be successful.

‘Being prepared is the key to having a successful Uganda Safari Tours experience. Approximately six nights and seven days are required to complete the central circuit hike, which reaches an altitude of 4267m (14,000f) above sea level. Take in the glaciers and snow on your timetable!

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Activities In This Adventure Traveling African Safari

Explore the forests on the slopes of the Rwenzories
Check out the highest mountains such as Stanley and Baker, as well as Margherita and Elena Peaks
See the giant Lobelia and other unusual plants on high altitudes
Experience the equator’s snow and glaciers

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Day 1

Entebbe – Kampala

Your journey begins when you land at Entebbe International Airport, where our guide will be waiting for you to be picked up and taken on to your Uganda Safari Lodge accommodations.
ACCOMODATION: Lake Heights Hotel (BB) or Lake Victoria View Guest House (BB)


Day 2

Rwenzori Mountains National Park

After early morning breakfast, you will be driven to Uganda Safari Adventure Rwenzori Mountains National Park, where you will spend the rest of the day. The guide will inspect your equipment before you embark on the Safari Uganda Mountain hike, ensuring that you are well prepared for the adventure. And, if you forget something, you can rent it in Kasese at your own expense.


Day 3

Hiking Day 1

Transfer to the start of the Safari Uganda Mountain hike!

The main hiking activity for visitors to the Rwenzori mountain range is the “central circuit” trail. It consists of a six-night, seven-day hike beginning at Nyakalengija, the headquarters of the Rwenzori Mountains National Park. The trail then takes a circular route around Mount Baker, staying in five different Huts and reaching a maximum altitude of 4.372m at Scott Elliot Pass.

The circuit allows visitors to get up close and personal with the peaks and glaciers of Mount Speke, Mount Stanley, Mount Luigi di Savoia, and Mount Baker. The hike is manageable for everyone because the level of difficulty is not too high. It is possible for mountain climbers to reach all of the major peaks by adding one day to the trial for each peak. The central circuit provides the best view of Rwenzori, as well as its landscape and vegetation.

You will receive a briefing from RMS (Rwenzori Mountaineering Services) and UWA (Uganda Wildlife Authority) at the Safari Uganda Rwenzori Mountains National Park Head Quarter in Nyakalengija, 1.646m, with the option of renting equipment. The hike begins by passing through the plantations and homes of the Bakonjo, the mountain people, before reaching garden plots and elephant grass.

You continue along the Mobuku River until you reach the Mahoma River. The trail ascends through open bracken fern slopes and Podocarpus Forest to Nyabitaba Hut, 2.652m., the day’s destination. This will take between 5 and 6 hours. From here, you can see the Portal Peaks, 4.627m., in front of Mount Kyniangoma to the north. During the day, you may encounter monkeys, the Rwenzori Turaco, and hear chimps.
ACCOMODATION: Nyabitaba Hut (FB)


Day 4

Hiking Day 2


You cross the Kurt Shaffer Bridge from Nyabitaba Hut through a muddy area. The trail then ascends through the bamboo forest. You eventually arrive at a steep rocky area that leads to Nyamuleju Hut. The giant lobelia and groundsel zone begins at this point. Next, the path follows the Bujuku River through a bog filled with native plants. The final point is John Matte Hut, 3.414m, where you can spend the night. It takes approximately 6 hours to travel from Nyabitaba Hut to John Matte. Take in the scenery, which includes Mount Stanley and the snow-capped Margherita and Elena Peaks.


Day 5

Hiking Day 3


You cross the Bujuku River from John Matte Hut and enter the lower Bigo bog, a grassy bog where you learn how to jump from tussock to tussock. Finally, you arrive at Bigo Hut and enter the upper Bigo bog before continuing to Lake Bujuku, where the alpine savannah zone with little vegetation begins.

Bujuku Hut, elevation 3.962m, is finally reached. This day hike can take up to 5 hours to complete. There is a view of Mount Stanley, Mount Baker, and Mount Speke from there. The diversion for those planning to climb Mount Speke begins in Bujuku. It is recommended to spend the night at Elena Hut before climbing Margherita and Alexandra peaks.


Day 6

Hiking Day 4

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From Bujuku Hut, climb to Scott Elliot Pass, 4.372m, the trail’s highest point. The path at the foothills of Mount Baker is steep and rocky. The views of Margherita Peak, Elena and Savoia Glaciers, and Mount Baker are spectacular.

Upper Kitandara Lake is reached via thick mud, followed by Lower Kitandara Lake, where Kitandara Hut, 4.023m, is located. Kitandara means “fresh field” in the local language, as a cold wind blows into the valley. The hike should take about 5 hours to complete. It is recommended that you check for any signs of altitude sickness or hypothermia while on this trail. From Kitandara Hut, you can continue to Mount Baker, Mount Luigi di Savoia, and the peak Vittorio Sella.
ACCOMODATION: Kitandara Hut (FB)


Day 7

Hiking Day 5


Before descending the circuit through rocky and boggy areas, you climb from Lake Kitandara to Freshfield Pass, 4.282m, a long flat of high alpine mossy glades. The glaciers of Mounts Stanley and Baker dominate the view. A muddy trail leads to the rock shelters of Akendahi, Bujongolo, and Kabamba, from which the Kabamba valley descends to Guy Yeoman Hut, 3.261m. This process can take up to 6 hours. The hut is surrounded by a stunning landscape of mountains, forests, and rivers.


Day 8

Hiking Day 6

On this day, you finish the central circuit by returning to Nyabitaba Hut. The trail is beautiful as it follows the valleys of the Mobuku and Kichuchu rivers, which are rich in heather plants and flowers before reaching the bamboo forest. On the way, see Kabamba Falls. It takes about 6 hours to get to Nyabitaba. You eventually decide to end the trial by descending directly to Nyakalengija, which adds 2 to 3 hours to the journey.
ACCOMODATION: Nyabitaba Hut (FB)

Day 9

Hiking Day 7

It can take up to three hours to travel from Nyabitaba to Nyakalengija. Then, the 40-minute trail from Nyabitaba to Lake Mamoha and back to the hut to descend to the Park Head Quarters begins. Return to the hotel.

Day 10

Rwenzori Mountains National Park – Entebbe

Safari Uganda concludes with a transfer back to Kampala. We will make a shopping stop during our Kampala City tour. After that, you’ll be taken back to the airport for your flight home.
ACCOMODATION: Flight (End of service)


BB = Bed and Breakfast / HB = Half Board / FB = Full Board

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Services Included In This Safari


Airport transfers from Kampala/Entebbe to the Rwenzori Mountains


Accommodations with the meals as mentioned


Entrance fees to the National Park


Activities: hiking through the Rwenzori Mountains, full board in the Rwenzori Mountains

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Services Excluded from This Safari






Rucksack, sleeping bag for low temperature and sleeping mat




Meals not mentioned and beverages


Tips and personal expenses such as laundry and communication

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Some Frequently Asked Questions

Travelling to Uganda

From Europe and America, you can travel to Entebbe in Uganda both by the African towns of Addis Ababa, Kigali or Nairobi or through the Middle East, passing through Dubai or Doha.

Uganda culture
As in several African nations, it’s common for Ugandans to exchange warm welcomes before starting into the subject of discussion. To be kind, you should adhere to this cultural tradition, even if you’re requesting a stranger on the road for ways.
Public displays of love are viewed as impolite in Uganda: so restrain your desire towards your companion. Ugandan women tend to wear conservatively, covering long clothes and skirts that hide their knees.
Languages in Uganda
Uganda has 43 languages, Luganda is the common broadly spoken, and Swahili and English are the official languages. Most cultivated Ugandans talk English, and in sightseer destinations, most utmost people will speak English.
Is Uganda safe?
Uganda is ordinarily a secure and calm country, but few points are to be knowledgeable of.
When in cities and towns, use the equal care that you would everywhere; don’t display your valuables, be conscious of your bag when you’re in full areas and don’t forget valuables in your vehicle. Be mindful when you’re walking or driving in darkness.
Avoid political displays in cities.
Travel carefully if you’re travelling near the frontier with South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, as there have been extreme conflicts in the region.
Changing money in Uganda
Uganda’s money is the Ugandan shilling. US dollars are broadly admitted for hotel activities, park access payments and safari activities. The dollars need to be more modern than 2003 and have no cuts on them.
Uganda is a cash nation: many resorts and restaurants in Uganda don’t receive credit cards, and payment for park expenses and grants are in cash, so always have sufficient cash with you. There are ATMs positioned in towns over the country, but if you’re moving to isolated regions, it’s good sense to go with sufficient cash to pay for everything you will want.
Shopping in Uganda
Kampala, Entebbe and Jinja have the widest choice of artworks, handicrafts, curio stores and shops. In Kampala, Exposure Africa is the biggest craft “community” in the town, where you’ll encounter everything from wooden carvings to sandals, baskets and ornaments. In contrast, the Friday handicraft fair on Ggaba Road is a famous spot to browse handcrafted arts sold by artisans. A buying highlight in Kampala is Banana Boat, with three distinct sections, where you’ll discover upcycled paper goods and jewels and other wonderful arts.
In Entebbe, there’s the Entebbe Crafts Village with 20 stalls retailing ornaments, dresses, sculptures and memorials, and numerous additional curio stores.
In Jinja, attend Kilombera Workshop for cotton textiles or browse footpath stalls for sandals, handbags, drums and portraits.
Visa requirements and fees

Most utmost visitants will be required to obtain a visa for Safari to Uganda. You managed to obtain a visa on landing in Uganda, however this is no longer the situation. You presently need to ask for an electronic visa online before your journey. Go to to demand. A single-entry visa costs US$50, and a six-month multiple entry visa costs US$100.7
If you’re travelling to Rwanda and Kenya on the same trip, then apply for the 90-day multiple-entry East African Tourist Visa, which includes all three countries and charges US$100.

Health and emergencies
To stay healthful in Uganda, you should take bottled or treated water and avoid having any unpeeled fruits or vegetables. If you consume street meat, make sure that you purchase it from an occupied vendor and have a high meat turnover to guarantee that it’s good, and observe that the meat is prepared in your presence.
Uganda has a high risk of malaria. You should get antimalarial medicine and limit mosquito bites by applying repellent on your skin and dresses, using long clothes and shirts in the early morning and evenings, and napping under a mosquito net.
Health care system
Uganda has both government and private healthcare amenities. Government healthcare offices are understaffed and require medical supplies and medications. Suppose you have a health difficulty or medical danger. In that case, you should attend a private clinic or hospital, where you’ll be required to compensate for your medicine and later receive reimbursement by your travel insurance.
Medical emergencies
If your medical emergency is not severe, then get to the nearest city and try to find a private clinic or hospital. For more severe emergencies, unless you’re in Kampala and can reach a private clinic, you need to reach a medical evacuation service (such as MAF on +256 772 777 208), which will carry you by plane to the closest private hospital for treatment.
Food and tipping in Uganda
Tipping in Uganda is not required, but multiple travellers give tips – and this additional money assists increase the livelihood of people operating in the tourism business. For restaurants, you can tip 10% for excellent service, and if you want to tip a taxi driver, you can round up your expense.

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