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10 -Day Rwenzori trekking Safari

Get up close to Uganda’s tallest mountain. Trekking the Rwenzori is on the list of many people's life goals and doing it under guided tour is the safest way to go about it. The journey starts in Nyakalengija and end at the summit of Margherita which reaches heights up to 5109 meters.  Take in the views of  Rwenzori’s highest peaks that are permanently snow-capped . This Seven-day mountain  trekking is a spectacular destination for Mountain climbing enthusiasts.

Rwenzori Uganda


Day 1: Entebbe/ Kampala

Upon arrival in Entebbe you will be received by our friendly staff and transferred to your hotel in Kampala/ Entebbe. Accommodation at Aura Safaris and Mission Tours has been handpicked to ensure that our guests get the best experience and a taste of Uganda’s culture and hospitality after a long flight.

*Depending on your time of arrival, you may partake in an optional Excursion

Accommodation: Entebbe - dinner and 1 night 

Day 2: Rwenzori National Park 

You will be picked by our guide at  from your accommodation and embark on your journey to the slopes of Mountain Rwenzori National Park. check- in your hotel for over night stay.

Accommodation: Kasese- 1 night and all meals 

Day 3: Nyabitaba Hut

After an early breakfast, you will picked by tour guide and then connected to Nyakalengija Trailhead which is at a height of 1648m. This is Rwenzori National Par headquarters where you will meet with ranger and porters for briefing about the hike. The hike starts at the foot of the mountain and you will cross River Mubuku, Mahoma river to Nyabitaba Hut which is about 2651 meters for overnight stay.

Accommodation: Nyabitaba Hut 1 night

Day 4: John Matte Hut 

After taking having breakfast, you will follow the trail to Kurt shafer Bridgewhere you will pass through a bamboo forest and slippery moss . You will pass through Nyamileju rock shelter where you will have sights of Mount Speake and Mount Stanley a couple of the peaks of Mountain Rwenzori. You will reach John Matte where you will enjoy the view of Margherita glaciers.


-Mout Baker,

-Mount  Stanley

-Mount Speke

-Margherita peak

Package Inclusions:

- 9 nights accommodation include breakfast

  • 1 night in Entebbe

  • 2 nights Kasese

  • 6 nights Mount Rwenzori National Park

- Meals as specified in the itinerary

- Includes wildlife  permits and guides.

- Tour guide and all Transportation including meet and greet services,airport transfers to Entebbe.

Package exclusions:

- International Flights: We can assist with your flights to match your itinerary.
*If you have already booked your flight, please provide us your flight details or send us copies of e-tickets when you book/enquire.

-Travel expenses (unless covered by Aura Safaris).

-Activities or tours: Except as mentioned in the Package inclusions.
-Alcoholic drinks 

-Admission fees: Except as mentioned in the Package inclusions.

-Personal expenses

-Travel insurance


*Depending on your time of arrival, you may have an optional Excursion

*Climb to Margherita is a technical climb which requires crampons, roping up and appropriate equipment for cold conditions.

*Please read our Terms and conditions

Accommodation: John Matte Hut 1 night

Day 5: Bujuku Hut

After taking having breakfast, you will cross the Bujuke River and cross the Bujuku Lake. where you will have beautiful views of Mout Baker, Mount  Stanley and Mount Speke.You will later reach Bujuku hut where you will stay overnight.

Accommodation: Bujuku Hut 1 night

Day 6: Elena  Hut

After breakfast, you will leave Bujuku hut and continue on your trail to the steep slopes western of Lake Kitandara, passing through the Groundsels gully. At the steepest section there is a ladder that leads to Elena Hut. This is the base camp for the climb to Margherita peak.

Accommodation: Elena  Hut 1 night

Day 7:Kitandara  Hut

For those who are willing to reach Margherita peaks , you will continue on your climb to the base of the Stanley Glacier to reach the Margarita peak. The hike will take up to 7 hours depending on the weather conditions and climbing pace.After enjoying the views at Margherita, you will start your descend returning to Scott- Elliot pass with incredible views back to Bujuku lake and down to Kitandara hut for overnight stay.

*Climb to Margherita is a technical climb which requires crampons, roping up and appropriate equipment for cold conditions.

Accommodation: Kitandara  Hut 1 night

Day 8: Guy Yeoman  Hut

After breakfast start an ascend to he base of Mount Baker and Continent along the south side of the Mountain.Descend through the long muddy path, passing through the shelter at Bujangolo. Then descend to Guy Yeoman Hut for over night stay.

Accommodation: Kitandara  Hut 1 night

Day 9: Nyakalengija

This is the last day of the trek. After breakfast , you will continue the descend down the mounatin path through the slippery and muddy path. Have lunch Nyabitaba and then proceed to Nyakalengija. Here you will meet your guide and connect to your accomodation for overnight stay and dinner.

Accommodation: Kasese- 1 night and all meals 

Day 10: Entebbe 

After your breakfast, begin your journey back to Kampala or Entebbe as you view beautiful scenery along the way. You will have lunch en route thereafter proceed to Kampala where our friendly guide will drop you to Entebbe for your onward flight.

**Depending on your time of arrival back to Kampala you may have an optional Excursion

Accommodation: Entebbe/Kampala Not provided 

Note: Depending on your flight, accommodation after the Safari can be arranged at an extra cost.

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