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8-Day Best of Mountain Rwenzori Hiking Safari

8Day Best of Mountain Rwenzori The 8 Days Mount Rwenzori Hiking Safari offers you a remarkable Wildlife and Hiking Adventure tours in Uganda you watch the various Wildlife animals of Queen Elizabeth National Park and Hike to the top of the highest point in Uganda that is the Margherita Peak on Mountain Rwenzori a block mountain found in East Africa. The Mountain lies on the boarder of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo serving as a trans- boundary resource between the two countries receiving annual rainfall of 600.

Highlight Itinerary#8Day Best of Mountain Rwenzori

Day1; Kasese (Town)

Day2-7; Rwenzori Mountains (Mountain Range)

Day8; Kampala (City)

Full guide# 8Day Best of Mountain Rwenzori

Day 1; Journey to Rwenzori Mountains

The journey to Rwenzori Mountains passes through Kasese through the captivating attractions like the royal drum makers,8Day Best of Mountain Rwenzori the Equator giving you chance of being in both hemispheres at once. This beautiful journey goes through roadside markets aerated with fruit and vegetables. Continuing to the escarpment overlooking the Great Rift Valley before getting to your hotel and the Rwenzori Mountains acting as a majestic backdrop is worthy. While, dinner and overnight will be at Equator Snow Lodge.

However, the main destination is Kasese (Town)

8Day Best of Mountain Rwenzori Accommodation option:

Meanwhile, Equator Snow Lodge is a Mid-range lodge located in or near Rwenzori Mountains

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2; Nyakalengiija trailhead (1600m) to Nyabitaba (2650m)#8Day Best of Mountain Rwenzori

Adventurous hiking to Rwenzori Mountains starts from Nyakalengiija trailhead (1600m). Through the banana shambas on the side of the steep foothills and also the homesteads at the foothills then following the trail along the Mubuku River is great.

The hiking of Rwenzori Mountains continues by crossing the Mahoma River then climb through slopes and Pod carpus forest. While, dinner and overnight will be at Nyabitaba Hut.

However, the main Destination is Rwenzori Mountains (Mountain Range)

Accommodation option:

Meanwhile, Nyabitaba Hut is a Budget mountain hut located in or near Rwenzori Mountains

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3; Heading to John Matte (3350m)#8Day Best of Mountain Rwenzori

From the Nyabitaba hut, 8Day Best of Mountain Rwenzori passing through a small trail slopping down through the forest to the Kurt Shafer Bridge below the convergence of the Bujuku and Mubuku Rivers is another stage in Rwenzori Mountains. Hiking out of the forest in Rwenzori into a bamboo zone by a long stretch of slippery moss-covered ground is adventurous. Through the zone of lobelia, the giant heather and groundsel, to Nyamileju rock shelter then pass across a laborious bog to your hut. While, dinner and overnight will be at John Matte Hut.

However, the main destination is Rwenzori Mountains (Mountain Range)

8Day Best of Mountain Rwenzori Accommodation option:

Meanwhile, John Matte Hut is a Budget mountain hut located in or near Rwenzori Mountains

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4; To Bujuka (3900m)#8Day Best of Mountain Rwenzori

Another trail in Rwenzori Mountains that crashes down to cross the Bujuka River then enters Lower Bigo Bog, home of giant lobelias. Crossing the bog to the Upper Bigo bog, continue to Bujuka Lake, giving a chance to view one of the high peaks mountain Stanley to the West. While, dinner and overnight will be at Bujuka Hut.

Meanwhile, the main destination is Rwenzori Mountains (Mountain Range)

8Day Best of Mountain Rwenzori Accommodation option:

Meanwhile, Bujuka Hut is Budget mountain hut located in or near Rwenzori Mountains

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5; To Elena (4541m)

From Bujuka hut,8Day Best of Mountain Rwenzori the adventurous trail heads to the slopes west of the lake through the paranormal Groundsel Gully then ascend to Scott-Elliot Pass (4372m). Passing over an extremely steep section up to Elena Hut and Mt Stanley over a steep rocky trail, while the left leads to Scott-Elliot Pass and down to Kitandara Lakes. while, dinner and overnight at Elena Hut (4541m) at the base of the Stanley Glacier.

Meanwhile, the main destination is Rwenzori Mountains (Mountain Range)

8Day Best of Mountain Rwenzori Accommodation option

Meanwhile, Elena Hut is a Budget mountain hut located in or near Rwenzori Mountains

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6; Elena Hut (4541m) to the peak (5109m) or begin the descend to Kitandara Hut (4023m)#8Day Best of Mountain Rwenzori

For those who do not want to climb the Margherita peak will transfer from Elena Hut to Kitandara Hut (4023m). And those who want to continue to the Margherita peak (5109m) will have three hours up and later down to Kitandara Hut. Climb on to the glacier moving on to the Stanley Plateau to the Margherita summit,8Day Best of Mountain Rwenzori the highest point of the Rwenzori Mountain. Back through Scott-Elliot view the magical Bujuka Lake and Mt Speke at a distance then down to the Kitandara Lakes. While, dinner and overnight will be at Kitandara Hut.

Meanwhile, the main Destination is Rwenzori Mountains (Mountain Range)

8Day Best of Mountain Rwenzori Accommodation option:

Meanwhile, Kitandara Hut is a Budget mountain hut located in or near Rwenzori Mountains

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 7; To Guy Yeoman (3260m)#8Day Best of Mountain Rwenzori

Afterward your breakfast,8Day Best of Mountain Rwenzori a sharp climb from the base of Mt Baker to the south side of the mountain to Fresh field Pass (4280m). Meanwhile, Views into the Congo to the west and Mt Stanley to the north are possible. Furthermore, from the pass, the boggy pass continues downwards, passing the rock shelter at Bujangolo, the base camp for the historic expedition by the Duke of Abruzzi in 1906. while, dinner and overnight will be at Guy Yeoman Hut.

Meanwhile,8Day Best of Mountain Rwenzori the main Destination is Rwenzori Mountains (Mountain Range)

8Day Best of Mountain Rwenzori Accommodation option:

Meanwhile, Guy Yeoman Hut is a Budget mountain hut located in or near Rwenzori Mountains

8Day Best of Mountain Rwenzori Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 8; To Nyakalengiija Trail Head (1600m) and Departure#8Day Best of Mountain Rwenzori

Morning breakfast and load up on the Equipment. Later, 8Day Best of Mountain Rwenzori the porters and the climbing partly finally descent out of the Mountains. Trekking will be through a 6 hours walk that goes past the nearby Lake Mahoma and Nyabitaba and passes through the healthier area around the Moss zone. Lastly, drive to Kampala via Kasese then transfer to the airport for the departure flight.

Meanwhile,8Day Best of Mountain Rwenzori the main destination is Kampala (City)

8Day Best of Mountain Rwenzori Accommodation option:

Meanwhile, there is no accommodation. Thus, end of tour

8Day Best of Mountain Rwenzori Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

However, the additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.

Meanwhile, you’ll be dropped off at the airport for your flight back home.

 

 

 

 

 

Tour Details

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Departure & Return Location

John F.K. International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Air fares
  • 3 Nights Hotel Accomodation
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location

Price Excludes

  • Guide Service Fee
  • Driver Service Fee
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Zürich, Switzerland

We’ll meet at 4 p.m. at our hotel in Luzern (Lucerne) for a “Welcome to Switzerland” meeting. Then we’ll take a meandering evening walk through Switzerland’s most charming lakeside town, and get acquainted with one another over dinner together. Sleep in Luzern (2 nights). No bus. Walking: light.

Day 2Zürich–Biel/Bienne–Neuchâtel–Geneva

Enjoy an orientation walk of Zurich’s OLD TOWN, Switzerland’s center of banking and commerce. Then, leave Zurich and start your Swiss adventure. You’ll quickly discover that Switzerland isn’t just home to the Alps, but also to some of the most beautiful lakes. First, stop at the foot of the Jura Mountains in the picturesque town of Biel, known as Bienne by French-speaking Swiss, famous for watch-making, and explore the historical center. Next, enjoy a scenic drive to lakeside Neuchâtel, dominated by the medieval cathedral and castle. Time to stroll along the lake promenade before continuing to stunning Geneva, the second-largest city in Switzerland, with its fantastic lakeside location and breathtaking panoramas of the Alps.

Day 3Enchanting Engelberg

Our morning drive takes us from Swiss lakes to Swiss Army. At the once-secret Swiss army bunker at Fortress Fürigen, we’ll see part of the massive defense system designed to keep Switzerland strong and neutral. Afterward, a short drive into the countryside brings us to the charming Alpine village of Engelberg, our picturesque home for the next two days. We’ll settle into our lodge then head out for an orientation walk. Our stroll through the village will end at the Engelberg Abbey, a Benedictine monastery with its own cheese-making operation. You’ll have free time to wander back before dinner together. Sleep in Engelberg (2 nights). Bus: 1 hr. Walking: light.

Day 4Interlaken Area. Excursion to The Jungfrau Massif

An unforgettable trip to the high Alpine wonderland of ice and snow is the true highlight of a visit to Switzerland. Globus Local Favorite At an amazing 11,332 feet, the JUNGFRAUJOCH is Europe’s highest railway station. Jungfrau’s 13,642-foot summit was first ascended in 1811 and in 1912 the rack railway was opened. There are lots of things to do here: enjoy the ALPINE SENSATION, THE PANORAMA 360° EXPERIENCE, and the ICE PALACE. Also receive your JUNGFRAU PASSPORT as a souvenir to take home with you. The round trip to the “Top of Europe” by MOUNTAIN TRAIN will take most of the day.

Day 5Lake Geneva and Château de Chillon

It’s market day in Lausanne! Enjoy browsing and packing a picnic lunch for our 11 a.m. boat cruise on Lake Geneva. A few miles down-shore we’ll dock at Château de Chillon, where we’ll have a guided tour of this delightfully medieval castle on the water. On our way back we’ll take time to peek into the vineyards surrounding Lutry before returning to Lausanne. Boat: 2 hrs. Bus: 1 hr. Walking: moderate.

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