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Mt. Renzori Climbing Kilembe Circuit

9 Days Safari

9 Days Mt. Rwenzori Climbing Safari

Price

From USD 1,026 pp sharing

What is included

  • Airport transfers on first and last day,

  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle

  • Services of an English speaking driver guide

  • Fuel for the whole trip

  • Accommodation and meal plan as per the itinerary

  • 1 day pre-tour accommodation in Kampala / Entebbe

  • All mountaineering fees and equipment

  • Potters' wages

  • Park entrance fees

  • Bottled water while in the vehicle

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Safari Overview

9 Days Climbing rwenzori Mountain Kilembe circuit / Southern Circuit tour is adventure of life time. Kilembe Rwenzori Trail is considered among the top challenge to be enjoyed by travelers that wish to view the nature with fantastic views, stunning valleys, and a wide variety of plants and trees due to its good looks and remoteness. Basically, it maximizes the chances for summit success rate by many hikers. This reduced traffic jam at certain points and also made for a more enjoyable experience by restraining crowds. In 9 days rwenzori Mountains climb Kilembe circuit route you will have large extent of acclimatization on the mountain by trekkers through joining longer distances, longer stretches on the mountain and slighter altitude gains.

Safari Highlight

What is excluded

  • Pre and post tour accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala

  • International airfares

  • Uganda Visa (USD50.00 which can be paid on arrival at the Airport

  • Items of personal nature such as tips, drinks, and laundry

  • Scenic views of Rwenzori Mountain

  • Sunrise one Margherita peak

  • snow capped peak

  • Unique mountainous Wildlife like 3 horned Chameleon

  • glacier crater lakes

  • Rwenzori vegetation cover.

Day by Day - Itinerary

Arrival Day

Day 1: Transfer to Kasese

Day 2: Kilembe (1,450m) to Kalalama Camp (3147m)

Day 3: Kalalama Camp (3.147m) to Mutinda Camp (3.688 m)

Day 4: Mutinda Camp to Bugata Camp (4.062 m)

Day 5: Bugata Camp to Hunwick’s Camp (3.974 m)

Day 6: From Hunwick’s Camp to Margherita Camp (4,485 m.)

Day 7: Hike to the Summit and back to Hunswick Camp

Day 8: Descend back to the Ranger post

Day 9: Transfer to Kampala / Entebbe

Arrival Day

You will be welcomed by a representative of Broveny Safaris who will transfer you to your hotel in Kampala/ Entebbe for an overnight. Depending on the time of arrival, our guide will take you on a city tour for an exciting introduction to the capital. Visit some interesting and historical sites, including the Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, the Uganda Museum, and of course the African Craft Village. We also advise you to have some money changed to Uganda shillings. 

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Day 1: Transfer to Kasese

From Kampala / Entebbe we will depart for Kasese in western Uganda. On our way, we will pass the famous Fort portal city (City of tourism) and you will have a chance of viewing different crater lakes and spectacular views of tea plantations, and the views of Mountain Rwenzori ranges. 

Main Destination: Mountain Rwenzori

Accommodation:

Luxury: Springs International Hotel | Margherita Hotel

Mid range: Sandton Hotel | Rwenzori International Hotel 

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

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Day 2: Kilembe (1,450m) to Kalalama Camp (3147m)

This is the first day of this masmerising trip that will start from the rangers post and head straight to the Rwenzori national park entrance point into this park and this will mark the official beginning of this hike.

This walk takes you the mountain forest zone where you might have encounters with species of monkeys like the colobus monkeys and the blue monkeys, then birds like the Rwenzori Turaco. You will proceed and reach Sine camp where you will have a stopover and enjoy your lunch and other refreshments. Then you will proceed and reach the first overnight camp at Kalalama which sits at 3,147 m.You will spend the first night at this camp in the cabins where you will be served dinner, get briefed about what will transpire the following day and then sleep over.

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Day 3: Kalalama Camp (3.147m) to Mutinda Camp (3.688 m)

On this second day of this hike, you will be up by 7 AM and get ready for the days hike. You will enjoy your breakfast and at exactly 9AM you will set off for this hike that will see you pass through the bamboo-mimulopsis zone, which is steep climb with many high steps. You will reach a resting point where you will a cup of tea and some refreshments.

From this point you proceed along the heather zone, passing by several streams and even waterfalls, all covered by the typical green moss vegetation. You will see a lot of Giant Heather trees, sometimes in a misty atmosphere.

The arrival point of the day is Mutinda Camp, at 3.688 m named after the Mutinda Peaks. From this point, you can climb further to Mutinda Lookout, 3.925 m, about one hour and half walk plus one hour to descend back to the camp.

The place is worth a visit as you stand on moss covered rocks with views across the Rwenzori Mountains, down to Kasese town and Lake George. You will reach this camp late in the evening and check into the cabins for dinner and overnight. You will be briefed about the following day and then retire to your beds.

Day 4: Mutinda Camp to Bugata Camp (4.062 m)

Still on the hike to the peak, here comes day 3 of this trip that will begin at exactly 9 Am that straight away startswith going through the boggy terrain with the typical wet vegetation and tussocks.

You enter the Alpine vegetation zone with the presence of the giant lobelias (Lobellia gibberoa), the groundsel (Senecio adnivalis) and the everlasting flowers as you cross the Mutinda valley. You later climb a steep section up to Namusangi Valley (3.840 m), from where you will enjoy the best view of the Mutinda Peaks.Along the Namusangi Valley you cross various bogs as you climb to Bugata Camp at 4.062 m which is the arrival point of the day.

You will have a view of the Weisman’s Peak of Mount Luigi of Savoy, often covered by the snow. The vegetation area is covered with tussock grass, everlasting flowers, giant groundsel and giant lobelia.

This walk also takes you via lake Kitandara that stretches up to the Democratic republic of Congo.From the nearby Plozza Rock you will get fantastic views of nine lakes down the valley and Lake Nusuranja.

Bugata Camp has good facilities with solar lights, eco-toilets and bathroom. You have dinner and spend the night. You will be briefed about the following day and then retire to your cabins for the night.

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Day 5: Bugata Camp to Hunwick’s Camp (3.974 m)

On this day you will wake up and have your breakfast and begin on the hike to the almost the epitome of this hike that started four days ago. After breakfast you will start your hike to climb up Bamwanjara Pass. The trail climbs steadily with several long flat bogs.

As you climb you look back to see the glacial lakes far down in the valley. On reaching the top of Banwamjara Pass (4.450n) you get excellent views of all the main snowcapped peaks where we have a small shelter for you to rest and enjoy the scenery.

This walk leads you down to both lower and upper Kachope lake which is steep and often very muddy but offers fantastic views of Kachope Lakes and McConnell’s Prong. Hunwick’s Camp (3,974m) is the arrival point of the day. The Camp is set on a ridge overlooking snowcapped Mt Baker. Today trekking is about.

Day 6: From Hunwick’s Camp to Margherita Peak (5109m)

This is the most important walk of this hike to the Margherita camp which will be followed with making it to the summit the following day.This a walk along the ridge before crossing several wet areas and small rivers coming from Mt Baker and Fresh fields Pass.

The walk up Scott Elliott Pass is enjoyable as you climb through the pass and up the ridge of Mt Stanley to Margherita Camp at 4,485 meters which is below Elena Hut of the Rwenzori mountaineering services.

It is sheltered with a ring of high rocks and it is the original camp used by the Italian Prince Luigi Amadeo di Savoia, Duke of the Abruzzi. From here you have great views of Mt Baker, Scott Elliot Pass and some of the high glaciers on Mt Stanley.

The day’s hike to this camp is 4.2 kilometers. So you will reach here late in the evening and relax a little bit. Then you will prepare and go through what will transpire the following summiting day. So this exercising will entail preparing the ropes, the hiking shoes, ice breaking axes as well as crampons. So you will pass through how to use these equipment and attires. Then you will retire to your cabins for a night.

Day 7: Hike to the Summit and back to Hunswick Camp

This is the D-day of this hike and it will turn out to be the longest and most hectic day yet the most sought after day on this entire hike. So this day will entail waking up as early as 3AM and have your breakfast.

So you will set off at exactly 4AM hiking to Margherita peak of Mt Stanley. This early movement is aimed at making it through the glacier before sunrise as it sunshine makes the glacier totally impassable as it melts.

The climb up Margherita glacier is steep and requires that you are fit. On getting near to the top of the glacier you then climb around an exposed section of rock, which is also bolted and roped, to get on the ridge running up to the top of Margherita Peak (5.109 m).

After reaching the summit you enjoy the scenic of almost the whole coun5ry as you are now at the highest point in the country. You will eat your special food package that you carried from day one at the starting point.

Day 8: Descend back to the Ranger post

Wake up to the shrill calls of the Ruwenzori Turaco (Ruwenzorornis johnstoni) and other birds. After breakfast you walk down the valley which is home to many species of birds that dive in and out the thick vegetation.

Chameleons are a common sight as they crawl along the branches of the thick vegetation feeding on insects. In the clear areas you may catch a glimpse of a Duiker quietly feeding surrounded by Giant Lobellias and a variety of flowering plants.

After descending a few kilometers, you climb two hundred metres height to a ridge overlooking the valley, before crossing several small valleys and streams to Kyalavula. Walk back to the Base Camp from where you will be awarded your Rwenzori hiking certificate and this will mark the end of this masmerising hike.

Day 9: Transfer to Kampala / Entebbe

You will check out of the hotel and prepare for a drive back to Kampala / Entebbe for your flight.

End of Tour

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for extra cost

  • You’ll be dropped off at the airport (or hotel)

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Important to Know

  • Rates are per person and exclude the international flights from/to your home country.

  • This tour accepts children.

Rates Per Person

What is included

  • Airport transfers on first and last day,

  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle

  • Services of an English speaking driver guide

  • Fuel for the whole trip

  • Accommodation and meal plan as per the itinerary

  • 1 day pre-tour accommodation in Kampala / Entebbe

  • All mountaineering fees and equipment

  • Potters' wages

  • Park entrance fees

  • Bottled water while in the vehicle

What is excluded

  • Pre and post tour accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala

  • International airfares

  • Uganda Visa (USD50.00 which can be paid on arrival at the Airport

  • Items of personal nature such as tips, drinks, and laundry

Getting There

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This tour starts and ends in Entebbe or Kampala

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This operator can help select your international flights, but you'll have to book them yourself

A transfer from and back to the airport is included

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Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost

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