455 - The Roof of Uganda Mountain Hike
Day 1 Kampala - Mbarara.
Arrival at Entebbe airport. Transfer to Kasese
via Mbarara for lunch at the Lake View Hotel. The journey takes you
along the Lake Victoria on a good road to Mbarara. From here, the landscape
charges to a hilly and fertile area with tea and banana plantations.
Dinner and overnight at the Margarita Hotel.
Day 2 Mbarara – Nyabitaba
After breakfast, short drive to Ibanda (1,600m),
the starting points of your Ruwenzori climb. After brief introductions
to the crew, your trek; which takes 4 hours starts taking you along
the Mubuku River to Nyabitaba Hut (2,650) where you will spend the night.
Day 3 Nyabitaba Hut – John
After breakfast, cross the Mubuku River; one of the
highest sources of the Nile, on a rope bridge and continue walking along
the river to the Nyamileju Hut for lunch. You then continue to your
trek stepping at the base of the mass tussock grass to avoid getting
stuck in the rather wet ground. After about 7 hours walking, you will
have reached the John matte Camp where you will spend the night.
Day 4 John Matte Camp –Bujuku
Today's trek takes you up and down a cliff crossing
the river severally along the Bujuku valley. The ground is permanently
wet and muddy. After 5 hours, you reach the Bujuku lake where the scenic
forest become bigger and bigger. After a short break, another hour's
walk takes you to the Bujuku Hut (3,977-m) where you will spend the
Day 5 Bujuku Hut – Kitandara
Continue your hike this time walking towards the
Kitandara Hut (4027 m). Today's walk is much similar to the previous
day as you walk up and down cliffs using roots tussock grass for support.
The last bit of your trek is by ascending the Scott - Elliot saddle
(4372m) and descending again to the Kitandara Lake before proceeding
to Kitandara hut for dinner and overnight.
Day 6 Kitandara Hut – Guy
Today's walk takes you via the Fresh field saddle
(4280m) passing Bujongolo cave to Mubuku Gorge. The walk takes about
8 hours. Overnight will be at the Guy Yeoman Hut (3450m).
7 Guy Yeoman Hut – Nyabitaba Hut
Descend to the Mubuku valley passing very steep water falls through
a bamboo forest. Overnight will be at the Nyabitaba Hut.
Day 8 Nyabitaba Hut – Hotel
Descend to Ibanda where vehicles will be awaiting
to take you to Hotel Margarita for dinner and overnight.
Day 9 Hotel Margarita – Kampala
Drive back to Entebbe with lunch on the way for your
Safaris - US$1,600 (MINIMUM 4 PAX)
NSU 456 - Ruwenzori Mountains Trekking (5 Days)
Day 1 Kampala - Kasese.
A full Scenic days drive from Kampala takes you across
the Equator and through the Rift valley to your overnight stop at Kasese.
Days 2 – 4 Trekking Days.
Assisted by guides and porters you hike up to one
of the Seven intermediate stages. There is a great diversity of vegetation,
the chance of sporting some wild animals and breath taking views. The
route chosen for you will be based on the skill and experience you have.
Camp cook will prepare meals and accommodation is in mountain huts or
Day 5 Return to Kampala.
Make a slow descent into Kampala via Mbarara passing
through small villages with their Ankole Cattle and viewing numerous
mattock plantations arriving in Kampala late afternoon.
Safaris - US$1,200 (MINIMUM 4 PAX)