Overview of the 1 Day Rwenzori Hiking Safari Uganda Safari / 1 Days Uganda Hiking Safari to Mountain Rwenzori National Park
This 1 day Uganda hiking safari in Mountain Rwenzori National Park gives you a chance to explore the untamed wilderness of the Rwenzori Mountains as you get to engage in a fantastic Uganda mountaineering safari of the lower slopes of the Rwenzori Mountains following one of the community nature walks. Given the fact that Mountain Rwenzori National Park is located in the far from Kampala about 398km or 6-7 hour drive away, this 1-day safari in Uganda to Rwenzori Mountain will begin from Fort portal town or Kasese town which are close to mt Rwenzori National Park.
Rwenzori Mountain is situated in the western region of Uganda at the border between Uganda and Congo and in Uganda, it covers the districts of Kasese, Bundibugyo and Kabarole. This mountain is found in Mountain Rwenzori National Park Uganda which was named after it. Mountain is the highest mountain in Uganda, 3rd highest in east Africa and Africa as well only behind mountain Kilimanjaro in Tanzania which is the highest in Africa and Mount Kenya in Kenya. The mysteries surrounding mt Rwenzori started captivating European medieval geographers as early the 1st-2nd century AD and in 150AD, an ancient Greek-Roman geographer called Cladius Plotemy wrote of a mountain deep in the heart of Africa was the source of the mighty river Nile, he named this mountain as “Mountains of the Moon”. As time passed, early geographical explorers took up a task to discover the source of the longest river in the world and in 1888, Henry Morton Stanley successfully became the first white man to see MT Rwenzori, he added it on the world map on 08th May 1888 naming it Ruwenzori which is a local Bakonzo word which means “Rain Maker”. Rwenzori National Park was gazetted into a national park in 1991 and in 1994, it was added among the World Heritage Sites by the United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization.
Highlights of the 1 Day Rwenzori Hiking Safari Uganda Safari / 1 Days Uganda Hiking Safari to Mountain Rwenzori National Park
Transfer from fort portal/ Kasese for hiking then a return trip back to fort portal or Kasese.
Detailed itinerary of the 1 Day Rwenzori Hiking Safari Uganda Safari / 1 Days Uganda Hiking Safari to Mountain Rwenzori National Park
Wake up early in the morning and enjoy a nice cup of coffee then ready yourself for an early morning pick up by any of our guides from your hotel in Fort portal. Transfer to the starting point of the Kazingo trail to embark on a short Uganda wildlife tour in Mountain Rwenzori National Park. The Kazingo nature trail is a few kilometres away from Fort port town and this makes our journey from Fort portal town a really short one. Although this transfer to the trail is short, it comes with captivating road sightings as you get to see the lush green scenery that blankets Uganda’s landscape. In the far distance enjoy the view of the hills that surround fort portal town. You also get a chance to see the locals going about their daily activities such as tending to their gardens or men riding bicycles loaded with farm produce. On arrival to the trailhead, begin your 1-day hiking experience following this exciting nature trail which gives you an opportunity to get close to the untamed wilderness of Rwenzori as you walk through the thick jungles of mountain forest vegetation. You also get to a spectacular encounter with the Rwenzori colobus monkeys, blue monkeys and the red-tailed monkey. For any birder who takes this hike, you get to enjoy a front seat for a splendid Uganda birding safari spectacle as you view several of the amazing 217 bird species that call this wilderness of the Rwenzori Mountains their home such as the Rwenzori turaco. Further ahead on this Uganda wildlife safari excursion in the Rwenzori, meet some of the rarest plants on the planet as you get to hike through the Ericacecular zone on your way to Karangora peak which rises up to 3014 m gives gorgeous views of the Semuliki river as it meanders its way north into lake Albert, have a panoramic view of the Congo forests on the western frontier and glance at the plains of central Uganda on the eastern end. Take a lunch break to have your packed lunch after which you begin your descend following the northern spur ridges for more splendid sceneries of the Semuliki River. After about 6 hours of exploring this gorgeous natural beauty, return to the starting point then embark on a transfer back to fort portal or Kasese and this marks the end of this 1-day mountaineering excursion in Mt Rwenzori Park. From Kasese or fort portal town, you can easily make a Uganda gorilla safari to compliment your Rwenzori hiking experience. in case you choose to make this gorilla safari Uganda adventure, make a road adventure from Kasese passing through Queen Elizabeth National Park in which can make a brief stop to enjoy a thrilling short Uganda wildlife safari experience as its home to numerous wild mammals such as cape buffaloes, African bush elephants, leopards, topis, leopards and tree-climbing lions that are located in the Ishasha sector. This Uganda gorilla tour takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park which translates into an opportunity to meet any of the 19 gorilla families that have been habituated to give you an ultimate gorilla trekking safari Uganda experience. Prime Safaris& Tours has developed numerous short Uganda gorilla tours and long gorilla trekking safaris Uganda with a single objective in mind which is to give you a gorilla safari Uganda to remember.
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