Overview of the 5 Days Rwenzori Hiking Safari Uganda Tour / 5 Days Uganda Mountaineering Safari to Rwenzori National Park

This 5 days hiking safari to Rwenzori Mountain gives you a mountain trekking experience on the Rwenzori Mountain as you get to scale this mountain up to the john matte hut which lies at 3420m above   sea level

Mountain Rwenzori is found is encompassed by Mountain Rwenzori National Park which is located in the western district of Kasese which lies about 400km or 6 hours drive away from Kampala Uganda’s capital city. This 5 days Uganda safari to Rwenzori National Park gives you an opportunity to scale part of this spectacular mountain as well as meet a variety of wildlife that is found in the within the confinements of this park such as 217 bird species with 23 Albertine endemic bird species, a number of wild mammals such as forest elephants and forest buffaloes.

Highlights of the 5 Days Rwenzori Hiking Safari Uganda Tour / 5 Days Uganda Mountaineering Safari to Rwenzori National Park

Day 1 of the 5 Days Rwenzori Hiking Safari Uganda Tour: Transfer from Kampala to Kasese

Day 2 of the 5 Days Rwenzori Hiking Safari Uganda Tour: Start hiking from Nyakalengijja- Nyabitaba hut

Day 3 of the 5 Days Rwenzori Hiking Safari Uganda Tour: Continue the ascent from Nyabitaba Hut to John Matte hut

Day 4 of the 5 Days Rwenzori Hiking Safari Uganda Tour: Descend from John Matte back to Nyakalengijja

Day 5 of the 5 Days Rwenzori Hiking Safari Uganda Tour: Transfer back to Kampala or continue with your safari to other destinations.

Detailed itinerary of the 5 Days Rwenzori Hiking Safari Uganda Tour / 5 Days Uganda Mountaineering Safari to Rwenzori National Park

Day 1of the 5 Days Rwenzori Hiking Safari Uganda Tour: Wake up early in the morning of your Uganda tour to Mountain Rwenzori National Park and have an early morning breakfast to give you energy for the magnificent day ahead of you on this 5 days Uganda hiking tour to Mountain Rwenzori. Our guide will pick you up from your hotel in either Entebbe or Kampala and begin your safari in Uganda to Rwenzori Mountain in Kasese which lasts about 6-7 hours Uganda tours journey to fort portal town. Mindless of its length, this Uganda safari tour road adventure comes with captivating road sightings as you get to see the lush green scenery that blankets Uganda’s landscape. Feel the gentle breeze blowing over your skin as well as the fresh air rushing through your nostrils to give you a perfect aroma of Uganda on this 5 days Uganda safari tour to the Ruwenzori Mountains. Have a short break in Fort portal for lunch before you finally proceed to Kasese which is located at the base of mountain Ruwenzori. Check-in into your hotel and you can have a take a relaxing evening walk around Kasese town as you wait for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Equator Snow Lodge

Midrange: Sandton Kasese, Springs International Hotel Kasese

Budget: Uhuru 50 Hotel, Ruboni Community Camp, Snow View Hotel,  Rwenzori Turaco View Campsite

Day 2 of the 5 Days Rwenzori Hiking Safari Uganda Tour: Commence the second day of this tour in Uganda with an early morning breakfast then transfer to the Rwenzori Mountaineering Services filed office for a briefing about the entire hiking safari to Elena’s hut. You will be assigned to specific guides and porters who prove to be very instrumental to making your hiking experience a memorable one as they help you carry your hiking requirements and foods as well as preparing your meals during this entire course of the hike to the top of the mountain.  After this briefing, get to business as you start your hike to 3979m above sea level. The first day of hiking takes you through Bakonzo villages giving you an opportunity to see these people as they go about their daily routines. It also sees you move through the afro montane forests of Rwenzoris and this habituate a wide variety of birds and other mammals which you will meet on this hike to Nyamitaba hut. Day 1 hike covers about 10 km which you ascend in about 4-5 hours. You will have the day’s meals at this hut which has running tap water that is pumped from the nearby stunning Mahoma lake which you should visit when you get here. At this hut, you will have stunning views of the fort portal peaks of the Rwenzoris from here.

Day 3 of the 5 Days Rwenzori Hiking Safari Uganda Tour: Wake up to the melodic twittering of the birds that is usually interjected by loud sounds of other mammals that are found in mountain Ruwenzori national park. Begin your hike through the Mobuku confluence and Bujuku rivers passing the Kurt Schaefer bridge. Continue following the way to john mate hut passing bamboo forest moss and lichen festooned trees before you get to the hut. You will have your dinner here as well as an overnight stay.

Day 4 of the 5 days Rwenzori hiking safari tour: This marks your final day on the mountain and you will you wake up early in the morning to the loud cheers of the birds that sing to mark the beginning of the new day in this tropical paradise. Have breakfast then begin your descent back to Nyakalengijja for a short debrief then continue to your already pre-booked lodge for a warm lunch meal. Dinner and an overnight stay in Kasese at any of the following lodges

Accommodation options

Luxury: Equator Snow Lodge

Midrange: Sandton Kasese, Springs International Hotel Kasese

Budget: Uhuru 50 Hotel, Ruboni Community Camp, Snow View Hotel,  Rwenzori Turaco View Campsite

Day 5 of the 5 Days Rwenzori Hiking Safari Uganda Tour: Wake up early in the morning and have a nice breakfast then begin your transfer to either Kampala or a continuing transfer to your next Uganda tour destination. Usually this short Rwenzori trekking safari in Rwenzori National Park is done as part of a larger Uganda safari tour package which usually involves visiting other destinations such as Queen Elizabeth national park for an Uganda wildlife safari experience, Kibale National Park for an encounter with man’s closest wild cousins the chimpanzees and finally a Uganda gorilla safari to either Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.  Making Uganda gorilla trekking safari from as part of your Rwenzori hiking safari gives you an opportunity to see the elusive mountain gorillas of Uganda since Uganda is a proud habitat to over 50 % of the world’s gorilla population that is found in the forests of Bwindi as well as Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. A gorilla safari Uganda to any of these 2 parks gives you a dramatic encounter with any of the 19 habituated gorilla families found here. Prime Safaris and Tours Ltd is always willing to take you your Uganda gorilla tour expedition given our experience at the helm of organizing spectacular Uganda gorilla trekking safaris for over 10 years now. Many of our past clients have testified about the superior standards we have showcased during their Uganda gorilla safaris with us and that has led to being one of the most sought after company for the ultimate Uganda gorilla tours.