8 Days Mountain Rwenzori (Central Circuit) Trekking, Hiking Safari Uganda

8 Days (Mountain Rwenzori Uganda) Hiking Safari via Central Circuit, go hiking at Mountain Rwenzori in Uganda. 8 Days (Mountain Rwenzori Uganda) Hiking Safari is your Best Hiking Safari in Uganda.

Mountain Rwenzori is located in the Western Part of Uganda known to offer amazing Hiking/Trekking Expeditions to travelers from all over the world interested in hiking Adventures in Uganda. The Mountain is one of the Mountains challenging to hike due to the deadly hiking challenges it offers to all hikers as you follow the Central Circuit Route of the Kilembe Trekking Route.

The Routes are chosen by the hikers for they offer different hiking adventures to the highest point at Margherita peak.

8 Days (Mountain Rwenzori Uganda) Hiking Safari offers you a hiking experience very unique along Mountain Rwenzori’s Central Circuit located in the Western Part of the Pearl of Africa (Uganda).

Trip Highlights of the 8 Days (Mountain Rwenzori Uganda) Hiking Safari via Central Circuit

Day 1: Kasese

Day 2: Nyakalengija- Nyabitaba

Day 3: Nyabitaba- John matte

Day 4: John matte-Bujjuku

Day 5: Bujuku-kitandara

Day 6: kitandara-Guy yeoman

Day 6: kitandara-Guy yeoman

Day 7: Guy yeoman-Nyabitaba then to Nyakalengija

Day 8: Kampala/ Entebbe- Departure

Detailed Trip Plan of the 8 Days (Mountain Rwenzori Uganda) Hiking Safari via Central Circuit

Day 1: Kasese

Today you arrive at Entebbe International Airport where you are welcomed by a driver guide who drives you to Kasese Town situated near Mountain Rwenzori National Park. Journey takes you 8 hours and on arrival in Kasese-check-in lodge for Dinner and Overnight. Equator Snow Lodge.

Day 2: Nyakalengija- Nyabitaba

Excited to get on your hiking experience! Have breakfast earlier at 6:30 am then proceed to headquarters for short briefing regarding hiking Mountain Rwenzori. Start your hike at 8:00 am following though bamboo thick bush and grass continuing through rocks, bluff traversing the stunning mahoma River to Nyabitaba Hut for Dinner and Overnight. Extra Tours to do are 9 days White Water Rafting & Wildlife Safari, 5 days Bwindi Gorillas and Chimpanzee tour.

Day 3: Nyabitaba- John matte

8 Days (Mountain Rwenzori Uganda) Hiking Safari via Central CircuitHave breakfast then continue through the forest for half an hour over the Shafer bridge, bujuku river and bamboo forest. Proceed via the rocks enfolded with slippery moss for some hours then to Nyamulenge rock shelter where you view Mountain Rwenzori’s Mount Stanley and Mount Speke. After a while you reach john Matte hut for Overnight.

Day 4: John matte-Bujjuku

Have breakfast early then transfer to traverse the Bujuku River to lower Bigo Bog then proceed jumping from tussock a very steep region via the hut which continues to upper Bigo along a board walk. Enjoy lunch break at the stunning narrow stream at the elevated end of the bog, Mount Baker in the South, Mount Stanley in the West and Mount Speke in the North. Overnight at Bujuku Hut. Extra Safaris you should do

Day 5: Bujuku-kitandara

Have breakfast then leave Bujuku following the trail through magical moss and groundsel vegetation at about 14,345 ft (4,372 m) to Scott Elliot Pass. Continue following a very steep region along a short strong ladder to the right hand route to Elena Hut 14,700 ft (4,430 m).

When it is a hot day, this steep rock trail is very slippery. Proceed beneath the pass reaching a sheltered area where yo relax and rest before proceeding to Elena Hut. The area is the base camp at 16,763 feet and 5,109m for climbing to Margherita peak. Overnight at Kitandara Hut.

Day 6: kitandara-Guy yeoman

Today the hike is very challenging requiring you to get tough and hard for it takes you 5- 7 hours depending on your physical fitness. Follow through three glaciers, ice, slippery rock hence you are required to have hard skin and determination. Proceed on your hike climbing on the glacier, traversing the Stanley Plateau ascending to the Top. You face acclimatization, altitude sickness, very cold weather which becomes a problem for all hence making some give up here. Continue through the Scott-Elliot Pass watching Bujuku Lake, Mount Speke then the Kitandara Lake. Proceed through the alpine zone of vegetation and rough boulders to Kitandara Hut for Overnight.

Day 7: Guy yeoman-Nyabitaba then to Nyakalengija

Have breakfast then from Guy Yeoman follow the trail ascending up to the headwall stretching out from the bottom of Mount Baker to the field Pass. When here, view Congo in the West and Mount Stanley in the North and continue via the rock shelter at Bujongolo (Base Camp). Overnight at Equator Snow Lodge.

Day 8: Kampala/ Entebbe- Departure

Have breakfast then with your entire luggage, embark on departure to Kampala or the Entebbe Airport where you board a flight to go back home.

Safari Includes:

  • An English speaking driver guide
  • A 4×4 safari land cruiser/ Rav4
  • All Activities as mentioned
  • Bottled Drinking water

Safari Excludes:

  • Visas and Permits
  • Personal bought items

Route Map of the 8 Days Mt Rwenzori trekking Tour in Uganda