10 Days Rwenzori Hiking Safari

Join a 10 Days Rwenzori Hiking safari takes you to the Margarita, the highest peak of Mount Rwenzori with Engagi Safaris.

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Kasese
Day 2: Nyakalengija (1615M) – Nyabitaba Hut (2651M)
Day 3: Nyabitaba (2651M) – Mubuku River (2600M) John Matte Hut (3505M)
Day 4: Jonh Matte (3505M) to Bujuku (3962M)
Day 5: Bujuku (3962M) to Elena Hut (4541M)
Day 6: Elena Hut (4541M) to Margherita Peak ( Stay at Kitandara Hut, 4223M)
Day 7: Kitandara (4023M) – Fresh Field Pass (4282M) – Guy Yeoman (3505M)
Day 8: Guy Yeoman (3505M) – Nyabitaba (2651M)
Day 9: Nyabitaba (2651M) – Nyakalengija (1615M)
Day 10: Departure

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Kasese
Upon reaching the airport, our driver guide will pick and transfer you to Kasese with enroute lunch. The drive will take roughly 7 hours and 30 minutes through Kampala – Mbarara – Kasese road. Dinner and overnight at Mt Rwenzori Travellers Guest House.

Day 2: Nyakalengija (1615M) – Nyabitaba Hut (2651M)
Transfer to the hiking starting point at Rwenzori mountaineering service office at Nyakalengija for briefing. You will then embark on the hike through farmlands along Mubuku river. Enjoy a 7 hours steep hike to Nyabita hut for an overnight.

Day 3: Nyabitaba (2651M) – Mubuku River (2600M) John Matte Hut (3505M)
Follow a trail to Kurt Bridge hiking through the forest along Mubuku and Bujuku rivers. This stretch is quite strenuous through slippery rocks covered by mosses. Hike over Nyamileju, Mount Stanley and Mount Speke into a giant heather zone. Dinner and overnight at Jonh Matte Hut

Day 4:Jonh Matte (3505M) to Bujuku (3962M)
After breakfast, hike through the forest crossing river Bujuku into the lower Bigo Bog. This hike is generally through the swampy watery area, home to giant lobelias. This is the most difficult trek, hiking to Bujuku Lake, which gives you clear views of Mt Baker and Mt Stanley in the west and south of Rwenzori Mountains. You will then proceed to Bujuku hut situated in the shadows of the two mountains. Dinner and overnight at the hut.

Day 5: Bujuku (3962M) to Elena Hut (4541M)
Have an early morning breakfast and follow a trail through bog west of Lake Bujuku. Climb the steep slopes in the deep gullies following ladder like trails into a deeper section. The trail further divided into two. The right trail takes you to Elena hut while the left trailheads to Scott-Elliot to Kitandara lake. Dinner and overnight at Elena hut.

Day 6: Elena Hut (4541M) to Margherita Peak ( Stay at Kitandara Hut, 4223M)
Have breakfast and embark on this steep hike to Margherita, the highest peak of Mt Rwenzori at (5109m). The hike is tough through glaciers, ice, and slippery rocks. The area is for the physically fit and associated with altitude sickness. The summit of the peak rewards you with excellent views of Speak and Bujuku mountains. You will then descend passing by Kitandara lakes heading for an overnight at Kitandara Hut.

Day 7: Kitandara (4023M) – Fresh Field Pass (4282M) – Guy Yeoman (3505M)
Afterbreakfast and ascend steeply to the base of Mount Baker proceeding to the fresh filed pass in the south. This trail gives you clear views of Congo part of Uganda in the west while Mount Stanley is well seen from the north. Overnight at Guy Yeoman.

Day 8: Guy Yeoman (3505M) – Nyabitaba (2651M)
Descend for 7 hours down to Nyakalengija. The downhill is steep through rock cliffs of kichuchu across river Mubuku to Nyabita.

Day 9: Nyabitaba (2651M) – Nyakalengija (1615M)
Have breakfast and descend from Nyabitaba to Nyakalengija for 4 hours. This is the last descent to the starting point of Mount Rwenzori.

Day 10: Departure

Have breakfast and transfer to the airport for your return flight.

End of the Safari 

Tour Inclusions
• Ground transport
• Accommodation and meals
• Driver guide allowance
• Bottled drinking water
• Enroute lunches
• Shared pictures on request
• Government taxes

Tour Excludes
• Alcoholic drinks
• Driver/guide tip
• Porter’s tip
• Personal calls
• Air tickets