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Rwenzori Mountains(10 Days)
Rwenzori is the highest mountain range in Africa. Its loftiest peaks, Margherita (5,109m) and Alexandra (5,083m) on Mount Stanley, are exceeded in altitude elsewhere in Africa only by Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya, both of which are extinct volcanoes standing in isolation above the surrounding plains. The Rwenzori mountains are unique among the east Africa’s major peaks in that they are not volcanic in origin, but they do rise directly from the rift valley floor and their formation, like that of mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya, was linked to the geological upheaval that created the Rift. In addition to Mount Stanley, there are four other glacial peaks i the Rwenzori: Mount Speke (4,890m),Mount Emin(4791m), Mount Gessi(4,715 m) and Mount Luigi da Savoia (4,627 m).

Known primarily for its challenging hiking and climbing the Rwenzori ranges also support a diversity of animals, including 70 mammals and 177 bird species, several of the birds being Albertine Rift Endemics. The forest zone is home to a diversity of birds, including Rwenzori Turaco, barred long-tailed cuckoo, long eared owl, handsome francolin, cinnamon-chested bee-eater, Archer’s ground robin, Lagden’s bush shrike, golden-winged sunbird, apalis, illadopsis and many more.

Day 01: Gladly Received To Uganda.
On arrival at Entebbe International Airport through Kampala, You will be transferred to Mbarara town by our driver guide /tour representative. That will be before heading for the plateau of the mountains of the moon. Then proceed to hotel Margherita for dinner and overnight rest.

Day 02: Equator Glaciers Tour (EGT) Begins.
Wake up early for a transfer to Nyakalengija the trailhead off Fortportal road. Move to Ibanda to start your 5-6 hour climb into the mountains. Your climb will take you through thick Equatorial vegetation before arriving at the Nyabitaba hut 2650 meters in the late evening . It is a 5 hours ascent to Nyabitaba Hut ,passing first through cultivation then through Forest. Dinner and Overnights at Nyabitaba Hut .

Day 03: John Matte Hut.
This is the longest and most strenuous day's walk; expect it to take a minimum of seven hours . From Nyabitaba hut the path descends through forest for a short time before it crosses the Bujuku River at the Kurt Schafer bridge .Take breakfast, commence on a morning hike through the Kurt Shafer Bridge to wonder at the sparkling Mobuku river conflux. The path is good for the first couple of hours, but it becomes steeper and very rocky as you enter the moorland Zone where heather plants are Prolific. Have Lunch at Nyamileju Hut where there is a little used and rather run-down Hut , as well as a rock shelter. A climb through the open patches, Lobelia, and Heath moss forest before maneuvering a 2 hours 'walk to the John Matte hut for an overnight.

Day 04: Bujuku Hut.
Retreat early through the giant Lobelias and heath trees. You move up to the Bigo Bog and a panoramic landscape of Lobelias and gigantic Groundsels. This take up to five hours , depending on the condition of the two Bigo Bogs, which are often Knee-deep in Mud .On the way the hut you will pass lake Bujuku ,which has a magnificent setting between mounts Stanley, Speke and Baker. Later, go for dinner and an overnight at Bujuku hut (3997 meters).

Day 05: Mount Victoria & Mount Speke.
Leave early morning for the valley in with scenic alpine vegetation consisting of huge Groundsels and Lobelia and ascent Mount Victoria and Mount Speke at (4890 meters).

Day 06: Elena Hut.
Depart through the gorgeous panorama of the Savoia and Elena glaciers climb further through to the Scott Elliott pass (4372 meters) and proceed through the snow to the Elena hut for overnight rest.

Day 07: Final Ascent To The Alps Of Africa!
Early morning climb up to the snowy Alexander peak (5092m); and then move onwards to the supreme peak at (5109m), it gives a good panoramic view and hence a great photo opportunities available. There after descend to the beautiful lake Kitandara for overnight stay at Kitandara safaris hut (3900m).

Day 08: Descent, Guy Yeoman Hut.
After early breakfast, plunge starts. Have a Picnic luncheon on your way, after which we carry on journey to Guy Yeoman hut for dinner and overnight's rest.

Day 09: Back To Kasese.
Descend to Nyabitaba and proceed to Ibanda and check in hotel Margherita for overnight rest.

Day 10: Back To Kampala.
Transfer back to Kampala then proceed to Entebbe Airport for your evening flight.

 
PACKAGES
Group Tours
Kidepo Valleys 6 days
Uganda Tour 10 days
 
Budget Tour
Gorillas & Lions 6 days
Top 3 of Uganda 8 days
Highlights of Uganda 10 days
Uganda Complete 13 days
Heart of Uganda 17 days
 
Midrange Tours
Gorillas & Lions 6 days
Top 3 of Uganda 8 days
Highlights of Uganda 10 days
Uganda Complete 13 days
Heart of Uganda 17 days
 
Luxury Tours
Gorillas & Lions 6 days
Fly the Pearl 9 days
Highlights of Uganda 10 days
Uganda Complete 13 days
Heart of Uganda 17 days
 
Specials
Active & Kite surfing 13 days
Rwenzori & Apes 17 days
 
Short Trips
Gorilla tracking 3 days
Queen Elizabeth 3 days
Kibale Forest N.Park 3 days
Murchison Falls 3 days
 
OTHER SAFARIS
Gorilla Safari 3 days
Uganda Gorilla Trek 3 days
Queen Elizabeth Tour 3 days
Kibale Forest Np 3 days
Murchison Falls Safari 5 days
Bwindi & Elizabeth 4 days
Queen & Mburo 5 days
Murchison & Kibale 5 days
Birdding Safari 7 days
Mburo & Murchison 7 days
Gorilla Safaris 8 days
Mountain Elgon Hiking 8 days
Rwanda & Bwindi 7 days
Uganda Safari 8 days
Big Game Safari 9 days
Rwenzori Mountains 10 days
Uganda Tour 11 days
Uganda Tour 12 days
Uganda & Rwanda 13 days
Primate Watch 14 days
Uganda Super Safari 15 days
Golfing Expedition 7 days
Uganda Camping Safari 14 days
 
Tailor made Tours
Uganda Family Tours 13 days
Birds of Uganda 15 days
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UGANDA HOTELS AND LODGES
 
Kampala Hotels
Entebbe Hotels
Jinja Hotels
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Other Hotels By District
   
UGANDA NATIONAL PARKS
 
Bwindi National Park
Murchison Falls National Park
Queeen Elizabeth National Park
Mgahinga National Park
Kibale Forest National Park
Rwenzori Mountains NP
Jinja R.Nile & Bujagali
Kidepo National Park
Lake Mburo National Park
Mount Elgon National Park
Mout Moroto National Park
   
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