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Rwenzori Moutains Safari Uganda - 10 Days

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 10 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 6 people
Destination(s): Uganda  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 3800 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 4900 US Dollar (USD)

Rwenzori is the highest mountain range in Africa. It's Loftiest peaks, Margherita (5,109m) and Alexandra (5083m) on Mount Stanley, are exceeded in altitude elsewhere in Africa only by Kilimanjaro and Mt. kenya, both of which are extinct volcanoes standing in isolation above the surrounding plains.

The Rwenzori Mountains are unique among 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 Kilimanjaro and Kenya, was linked to the geological glacial peaks in the Rwenzori's: Mt Speke(4,890M), Mount Emin (4,727m), Mount Gessi (4,715m) and Mount Luigi da Savoia (4,627m).

The Rwenzoris are Known primarily for their challenging hiking and climbing possibilities but the range also supports a diversity of animals including mammal and 177 bird species ,several of the latter being Albertine Rift Endemics.

The "Equator Glaciers Tour", 10 Days

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: 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 2: 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 3: 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 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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 7: 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 8: 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 9: 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.

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10% discount for InfoHub customer.  Request a free gift certificate.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

About This Supplier
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Location: Uganda
Joined InfoHub: Nov 2006
Client Request Served: 24

The company is owned by Begumisa Robert a Ugandan citizen. Begumisa is a graduate of Tourism from Makerere University. He holds a masters degree in Social Sector Planning and Management and a certificate in tour guiding. He has a wide experience in tourism dating back from 10 years as a tours Manager for East Africa...

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