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Rwenzori Mountain

This 4 Days Wildlife and Rwenzori Hike tour although short offers mind blowing encounters in the Uganda wilderness. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a day hike on the Rwenzori mountains. Explore the savanna wilderness of Queen Elizabeth for exceptional game viewing.

Rwenzori mountain is the 3rd highest mountain in Africa standing at 5,321m above sea level. The peaks are snowcapped throughout the year. The ranges are shared by the 2 countries of Uganda and DR Congo. The mountain is famous for her beautiful flora. Groundsel, heather, and giant lobelia dotted the rocky mountain side. Queen Elizabeth national park on the other hand is a vast savanna wilderness. This is one of the most visited game reserves in Uganda. The plains are beaming with large herds of elephants, antelopes and the big cats.

4 Days Wildlife and Rwenzori Hike itinerary

Arrive at Entebbe international airport. Your safari director will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. After a short briefing, check into the hotel and recover from your journey.

Day 1: Transfer to the Mountain.

Embark on your 7-hour drive to the southwestern Uganda to the Rwenzori mountains. A quick stop at the equator monument allows an opportunity for a quick photo, refreshment and some hemispheric experiments. Proceed through the gradually changing hilly to the flat lands of the west. The Kichwamba escarpments offer a scenic view of the western rift valley. In Rwenzori, we will check into our accommodation at the base camp. Here, the mountain towers formidably. Relax in anticipation of the next day’s hike.

Day 2: Hike the Mountain.

Although the Rwenzoris aren’t the tallest mountain in Africa, they are the toughest to summit. This hike is a day’s hike and allows you to experience the beauty on the mountain side. After a short briefing, we will hike the ridge in the direction of Samalira camp. This camp is found at an elevation of 2,570m. The trail offers pristine forests with a variation of flora and fauna. The beautiful sound and sight of birds offer astounding moments on your hiking safari. Cross rivers fed by the waters from the glaciers on the mountain. The montane forests with thick undergrowth offer sanctuary for the primates on the mountain. Blue monkeys, chimps and white and black colobus monkeys are usually spotted in this forest. We will enjoy our packed lunch and proceed through the bamboo forest to the cave. We will descend to the ranger station. We will then return to the lodge for a well-deserved rest in Queen Elizabeth. 

Day 3: Explore the Savanna.

4 Day Wildlife and Rwenzori HikeTransverse the savanna plains of Queen Elizabeth national park in search for game. The mating grounds in the Kasenyi plains attract predators. As thousands of antelope gather to battle for mating rights, the big cats, lions, leopards and hyenas lay in wait for a quick meal/ The tree climbing lions are one of the major attractions in this part of the park. Vast herds of elephant can be seen as they head to the Lake Edward for a drink. Buffalos and hippos are seen grazing on the open grasslands.

The afternoon boat cruise takes you to Mweya peninsular of the Kazinga channel. More game is seen by the banks of the river. Crocodiles, buffalo, elephants, waterbucks are seen as they quench their thirst in the afternoon heat. With over 660 bird species, many of them can be seen by the shores of the channel. End your day with a relaxing time by the camp fire, starry night and sounds of the wild game.

4: Transfer to Kampala.

On the last day of your 4 Days Wildlife and Rwenzori Hike, depart Queen Elizabeth national park for Kampala. Enjoy the beautiful views of the tea plantations in Bushenyi. On arrival in Kampala, your safari director will drop you at your hotel or airport for your next destination.

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