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Rwenzori with Mt. Margherita

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Israel Byaruhanga

Rwenzori Ranges Hikers Assoc

Rwenzori Ranges Hikers Association is an established community based organization promoting tourism.

  • Local time:16:30

Rwenzori with Mt. Margherita

Rwenzori Ranges Hikers Association (RRHA) is an established community based organization promoting tourism for community sustainability around the Protected Areas of Uganda. RRHA provides experienced guides, cooks and escorts for both Mountain and Savannah safaris. RRHA is formed and owned by the local Bakonzo people living on the foot hills of Rwenzori Mountains, one of the highest in Africa and a permanent snow capped mountain along the Equator. RRHAs guiding experience dates back 1888 AD when a young boy directed Stanley’s eyes to the snow capped mountains behind the lake Albert. RRHA boasts of its professional, qualified and experienced guiding skills offered by trained guides, chefs and escorts; who are also conscious of environmental protection.

DAY 1

Rwenzori with Mt. Margherita

Arrive at Entebbe Airport and you are met by our Guide and driven to Hotel in Kampala.

Staying in cabins and lodges
DAY 2

Entebbe - Kasese

Drive down to Fort Port with a stopover at Travelers Inn for lunch and thereafter transfer drive to Kasese for an overnight stay at a hotel/lodge.

DAY 3

Ibanda - Nyabitaba Hut

After breakfast start your travel to Nyakabugha (Rwenzori Ranges Hikers Association office), the starting point to the Mountain. It is from here that you meet the Guides and porters that Escort you to the Higher peaks. This day you walk through Coffee plantations, crossing the Mahoma River up to the forested ridge with a view of the portal peaks which raise above 4000M, have an overnight at Nyabitaba camp at 2650m. The walk takes between 4-5hours. Read more

DAY 4

Nyabitaba Hut - John Matte H

After breakfast with packed Lunch start your trekking to John Matte camp(3550M) the trail is a mixture of descend and ascend through the Nyamuleju boggy areas, Hiking to John matte may take you 5 -7 hours hike depending on your mountaineering fitness. It is from this point that if the weather clears you are able to see clearly the Margarita peaks. Read more

DAY 5

John Matte Hut - Bujuku Hut

After a cup of coffee get set off to Bujuku through the beautiful valley filled with giant lobelias, giant heather trees, groundsels, helichrysum and lots of stunning waterfalls, Finally you find yourself along L.Bujuku a lake collecting its waters from the melting glaciers of Mt. Speke, Mt. Stanley and Mt. Baker. Having trailed a long side the lake, you will continue for a few minutes to reach Bujuku Tourist Camp at3977m. As from John Matte Camp to Bujuku camp takes about 4 hours. Read more

DAY 6

John Matte Hut - Elena Hut

It is from here that you climb to Elena Camp. Mountaineers hike to Elena hut at 4.899m and prepare themselves for Climbing to Margarita peaks the following day.

DAY 7

Elena Hut - Mt. Margherita -

Wake up at 4.30am early in the morning for a cup of coffee and thereafter, start the climb to the main Margherita peak summit 5109m the highest point in Uganda and third high mountain in Africa. From Elena camp to the summit is about 1 km hike. While on top and assuming the weather is clear, you will be able to see the rest of the peaks on the Rwenzori Mountain range like Vittorio Emmanuelle on Mt. Speke, Edward on Mt. Baker, Mt. Albert and if the weather is good you opt to climbing all the twin peaks of Margarita and Alexandra all on Mt. Stanley. Though distance looks short but it can take you long hours to reach the summit due to fog and mist. After a good time, have a view of DR Congo. Be one of the people who have left their foot prints on top of the Mountains of the moon and confirm your arrival on this point with a breath taking and say yes I have made it. After your successful view and pictures, descend to Kitandara Camp 4000m for your rest time and a cup of coffee Read more

DAY 8

Kitandara Hut - Guy Yeoman H

After breakfast you ascend fresh field pass and descend to Guy Yeoman Camp. from Kitandara to Guy Yeoman Camp is 5.4 km. The vegetation here is beautiful of heather trees mixed with moss and helichrysum. Enjoy a breath rest at scenic Kabamba water falls and you can see the mountain Hyrax and other wildlife in the mountains. Read more

DAY 9

Guy Yeoman Hut - Ibanda

Descend to Nyabitaba for lunch as from Guy Yeoman Camp at 3450m is 5.3 km walking through boggy areas of Kamatu and Kichuchu and a zone of bamboo forest near Lake Mahoma onward to the starting point and have an overnight at a hotel/lodge

DAY 10

Bakonzo culture

After an early breakfast set off to visit the Bakonzo traditional doctor, a black smith and participate in the making of hand crafts using local materials, and if you so wish you can participate in preparing a local meal in one of the Bakonzo homesteads. After 4-5 hours return to the camp and you are entertained to the Bakonzo traditional dance performances before dinner and have night at a hotel.  Read more

DAY 11

Ibanda - Queen Elizabeth Nat

After breakfast set off as early 6am and proceeds to Queen Elizabeth National Park for a 2-3 hour early morning game drive on the Kasenyi plains, and continue to Mweya peninsular for lunch as you prepare for boat ride on the Kazinga channel. After a boat ride drive to have a night at a hotel.

Lodge
DAY 12

Queen Elizabeth NP - Bwindi

After breakfast drive on to the Bwindi National Park through Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park for a very comfortable rest at the Buhoma Homestead for an overnight, it’s a mini resort inside a thick forest.

Lodge
DAY 13

Gorilla Tracking

After an early morning briefing we embark on one of the most exhilarating experiences in life. The gorilla search which may last 1hour to 10hours. When sighted, visitors will be guided to within 6metres of the gorillas and will be allowed to sit around these animals for a whole hour gazing into their big round eyes. Return to Buhoma Homestead for an overnight. Read more

Lodge
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DAY 14

Buhoma - Kampala

After an early morning breakfast, drive through Mbarara to Kampala and on ward to Entebbe and thereafter, transfer to the Entebbe International Airport for your late afternoon departure flight to finish our 14 day trip to Uganda.

Hotel

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Entebbe
Hotel The Boma
Day 2
Location Rwenzori
Hotel Holliday Inn
Day 3
Location Rwenzori
Hotel Nyabitaba Hut
Day 4
Location Rwenzori
Hotel John matte Hut
Day 5
Location Rwenzori
Hotel Bujuku Hut
Day 6
Location Rwenzori
Hotel Elena Hut
Day 7
Location Rwenzori
Hotel Lake Kitandara Hut
Day 8
Location Rwenzori
Hotel Guy Yeoman Hut
Day 9
Location Ibanda
Hotel Holliday Inn
Day 11
Location Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 12
Location Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Hotel Buhoma
Day 14
Location Entebbe
Hotel The Boma

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

REVIEWS

3 Reviews

Piotr Filek, Poland

Everything was very very good! First of all the cook! Food was amazing, always ready on time with a nice atmosphere! Great!" The guide and porters also without complain. Thank You very very much! This was the experience I will remember forever! Thank You for help and for making it possible! Good luck for the future. Read more

Alice Hubová, Czech Republic

Dear Israel, This February 2015 we went on the 7 days trek in Rwenzori Mountains with Rwenzori Ranges Guides and Escort Association and had the most amazing experience. The Bukurungu Trail was quite a challenge, but a unique experience. Our support team with Denis was very knowledgeable, experienced and professional - they really made the trip exceptional. The scenery was spectacular. Getting through all the different plant zones we felt like going back to prehistoric times. We were exploring different vegetation zones, like a tropical forest, Heather and lincen zone, Alpine, Rock and moor land. We did 6-7 hours hiking each day and some sections were fairly steep, both uphill and downhill. Denis pointed out animals, insects, and plant life along the way and insisted that we ask any questions we might have about the beautiful surroundings. We saw some chameleons, Colobus monkeys, Rwenzori turacos and a number of medicinal plants, admired wonderful incredible plants and snow on the peaks close to the equator! We were hearing to chimpanzees, but didn't manage to spot any. We reached the altitude of 5000 meters and it was still full of plants, warm and no altitude sickness. We took small breaks along the way to catch our breath, and Denis was very observant of the groups' abilities and accommodating to our needs. Each day we arrived at camp around 2-4pm where we could relax and explore the surrounding area. The cooks were excellent and we always had tea and a fire prepared for our arrival which was very nice and warm! The Bukurungu Trail is an amazing experience for everybody who loves real wild nature. You will see unbelievable sceneries with 4 amazing lakes (Mughuli, Bukurungu, Bujuku and Irene) on your way, crossing Mountain Rivers, waterfalls and enjoying raw nature. Trekking in the Rwenzori mountains for us was exhausting, but gave us a lot of satisfaction - incredible place, great friendly people. Undoubtedly, this is the best wildlife available on this continent. I would like to thank Rwenzori Ranges Guides and Escort Association for perfect service. It’s a company with a lot of knowledge and experience. Read more

Hadas & Asaf, Israel

the trek to the Rwenzori was amazing with a staff that made us feel really comfortable and safe. the guides, the cookers, the porters and the mountains were amazing! comments: 1. We think that the last 2 days should be divided into 3 days in order to make the walk each day a bit shorter. 2. In our opinion, the walk each day should start earlier in order to reach the camp in day light. the trek was perfect, we had a lot of fun and it is definitely a unique experience! we will advise our friends to do the trek with RRGEA!! thank you very much for a great time! Read more

RRHA provides experienced guides, cooks and escort

Rwenzori Ranges Hikers Assoc
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CONTACT US

THE TEAM

Masereka Bernard

Director of Chairperson

Muhindo Elizah

Director of Gender and Community

Kabahisya Jerome

Director of tourism

Kabahisya Charles

Director of Culture and Conservation

Mulekya Muhindo Robert

Director of Finance and Administration

Baluku Herbert

Office Administratior and in charge of Guides

Ulf Rugumayo Amundsen

International Relations

Rwenzori Ranges Hikers Association is an established community based organization promoting tourism.

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