5 DAYS RWENZORI HIKE UGANDA $900
- Two people sharing a tent
- Budget single supplementary $260 for 4 nights
- Mid-range single supplementary $380 for 4 nights
The trail has been open for exclusively wilderness camping. The hiking goes through the mountain forest, giving you the opportunity to see wildlife like the black and white colobus monkeys, blue monkeys, chameleon, and the Rwenzori Turaco. The shortest trekking is 3 days. An extension of one day can be arranged including John Matte Hut.
This 5 day trip includes transfers, and:
- Accommodation in the mountains
- Meals in the mountains, hiking gear
- Park fees, guiding, potters, and camping equipment
- Night and a simple game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park
Day 1: Transfer From Entebbe/Hotel
On this day, you will be picked and transferred to Fort Portal, the foothills of the Rwenzori. You have a chances to visit the crater lakes and hike, as we prepare for a trek.
Day 2: From Ibanda To Omu’ka Kizza Rest Camp (2,977 m)
After breakfast at your hotel / campsite from Ibanda or Nyakalenjija, the trekking starts through the pristine rainforest of Kyambogho ridge with a view of the Mubuku Valley. Then climb the heavily forested ridge which is home to many primates, such as black and white colobus monkey, blue monkey and occasionally the L’hoest’s monkey. Up the Omu’ka Kizza Rest Camp at 2,977 meters, you will enjoy the magnificent views over the Rwenzori foothills and Kasese town 2,160 meters below. During this part of the trip, you may hear chimpanzees and see black-and-white colobus, blue monkey, and the brilliantly colored Rwenzori turaco. The camp is a camping site in the wilderness.
Day 3: From Omu’ka Kizza Rest Camp To Mahoma Lake
Mahoma lake early morning after breakfast, you will hike to Mahoma Lake. The forest will give you a way to a long narrow moss-covered ridge up to 3,515 meters through an incredibly beautiful forest of giant heather covered in layers of bright green moss. You will follow the footprints of mountain Elephants through the bamboo and heather forest; you may get the chance to watch them having a drink at the hot spring. The ridge will lead you to the Rukenga valley where you will see the everlasting flowers (mimulopsis eliotti) and the giant lobelia. You then cross to Mahoma Lake Camp for overnight. If the sky is clear that day, from the camp you may be able to see Mt. Baker, Mt.Stanley, and the Portal Peaks.
Day 4: From Mahoma To Ibanda – Night In Queen Elizabeth
After breakfast, you may go for walk around the lake and then descend back through Nyaibitaba ranger post and the Mpanga ridge to adjoin the Mubuku valley, home of three-horned chameleon which will lead you back to Ibanda.
Day 5: Relax At Kazinga Channel
Relax at Kazinga Channel – a natural link, where lakes Edward and George are in an eternal handshake. After this break, proceed to the airport or next destination.