Arrival Kampala, Uganda
On arrival at Entebbe International Airport you will be
transferred to Kampala for dinner and overnight at Hotel
Africana or Ivys Hotel.
Day 2: Kampala - Ibanda, Rwenzori
From Kampala the visitors reach Rwenzori. Lunch at Mbarara.
Dinner and overnight at Ibanda, Tour Holiday Inn.
3 Stage 1: From Nyakalengija to Nyabitaba Hut, 2.652 m.
From the Rwenzori Mountains National Park Head Quarter
at Nyakalengija, 1.646 m., you will receive the briefing
from the guides, with the possibility of hiring equipment.
The hike starts through the plantations and homes of the
Bakonjo, the people of the mountain, gradually reaching
garden plots and elephants grass. You follow the Mobuku
river, until crossing the Mahoma river. The trail passes
through an open bracken fern slopes and Podorcarpus Forest,
up to Nyabitaba Hut, 2.652 m., which is the arrival point
for the day. This will take from 5 to 6 hours. From the
location, you are facing on the North the Portal Peaks,
4.627 m. and in front Mount Kyniangoma. During the day,
you might see monkeys, the Rwenzori Turaco and hearing
Day 4 Stage
2: From Nyabitaba Hut to John Matte Hut, 3.414 m.
From Nyabitaba Hut you cross the Kurt Shaffer Bridge,
through a muddy area along the Mubuku river. Then the
trail climbs up through the bamboo forest. You reach a
steep rocky area, which leads to Nyamuleju Hut. This point
marks the start of the giant lobelia and groundsel zone.
The way proceeds through a bog full of typical plants
along the Bujuku river. The final point is John Matte
Hut, 3.414 m. for spending the night. From Nyabitaba Hut
to John Matte it can take approximately 6 hours. Enjoy
the view of Mount Stanley and snow capped Margherita and
Day 5 Stage 3: From John Matte
Hut to Bujuku Hut, 3.962 m
From John Matte Hut you cross the Bujuku River and enter
the lower Bigo bog, a grassy bog where you experience
how to jump from tussock to tussock. You reach Bigo Hut
and enter the upper Bigo bog, proceeding to Lake Bujuku,
where it is starting the alpine savannah zone of little
vegetation. You finally arrive at Bujuku Hut, 3.962 m.
This day hike can take up to 5 hours. There you have a
view on the peaks of Mount Stanley, Mount Baker and Mount
Day 6 Stage 4: From Bujuku Hut
to Elena Hut, 4.540 m.
From Bujuku Hut you climb through moss draped groundsel
vegetation, to Scott Elliot Pass, 4.372 m., between Mt.
Baker and Stanley. Here you divert to Elena Hut, 4.540
m. for spending the night before climbing Mt. Stanley.
Day 7 Stage 5 From Kitandara
Hut to Guy Yeoman Hut, 3.261 m.
From Elena Hut you ascend the last tract of rock and ice
which leads to Margherita Peak on Mt. Stanley, 5.109 m.
Time to complete the climbing about 3 hours. The peak
was first climbed by the Duke of Abruzzi at 9.30am on
18th June 1.906. After you descend to Upper Kitandara
lake and through thick mud to Lower Kitandara lake where
is located Kitandara Hut, 4.023 m. Time to complete the
hike about 3 hours more. From Kitandara Hut you can proceed
for climbing Mount Baker or Mount Luigi di Savoia and
the peak Vittorio Sella. Enjoy the view of Mt. Luigi di
Day 8 Stage 6: From Kitandara
Hut to Guy Yeoman Hut, 3.261 m.
From Lake Kitandara you climb to Freshfield Pass, 4.282
m., a long flat of high alpine mossy glades, before descending
the circuit among rocky and boggy areas. The panorama
is dominated by the glaciers of Mounts Stanley and Baker
and Mount of Savoy. A muddy trail leads to Akendahi, Bujongolo
and Kabamba rock shelters, where starts the Kabamba valley
down to Guy Yeoman Hut, 3.261 m. This can take up to 6
hours. The hut is surrounded by a beautiful landscape
of mountains, vegetations and rivers.
9 Stage 7: From Guy Yeoman Hut back to Nyakalengija
Final descent back to Nyakalengija. The trial is attractive
along the valley of the Mobuku and Kichuchu rivers, rich
in plants and flowers of the heather zone before reaching
the bamboo forest. See Kabamba falls on the way. Time
to reach Nyabitaba Hut is about 4 hours. From Nyabitaba
starts the 40 minutes trial to see Lake Mahoma and back
to the hut for descending to the Park Head Quarter. The
trial takes more 2 to 3 hours. Transfer to Kasese for
dinner and overnight at Margherita Hotel.
Day 10 - Kampala City Tour
After breakfast transfer from Kasese to Kampala by road.
Spend the day at leisure and for your own shopping in
Kampala. The city tour of the capital town can be arranged,
to see the most relevant cultural and traditional sites
of Buganda. Lunch on own arrangement at a city restaurant
of your choice. Later, we transfer you to the Airport
for your onward arrangements. AfriChoice! airport representative
will re-confirm your onward flight, and assist you at
check-in. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch.