PARK AT A GLANCE
Size: 996km2
The park was gazetted in 1991 and was recognized as a World Heritage site in 1994 and Ramsar site in 2008.
Highest point: 5,109m above sea level on Mt Stanley's Margherita Peak. Mt. Stanley is bisected by the border with the DR Congo.
The Rwenzori is not volcanic like East Africa’s other major mountains but is a block of rock up faulted through the floor of the Western Rift Valley.
The Rwenzoris were christened the "Mountains of the Moon" by the Alexandrine geographer Ptolemy in AD 150.
The explorer Henry Stanley placed the Rwenzori on the map on 24th May 1888. He labeled it ‘Ruwenzori’, a local name which he recorded as meaning “Rain-Maker” or “Cloud-King.”
The oldest recorded person to reach Margherita Peak was Ms Beryl Park aged 78 in 2010.

 

Day 1: ARRIVAL
Arrive at Entebbe International Airport, You will be welcomed by our Representative from Breeze Travel & Safaris Ltd who will transfer you to your hotel in Kampala (Space Hotel Apartments and Spa.) depending on the time of arrival, our guide will take you through the city for an amazing introduction of the capital. We also advise you to have money changed to day. Dinner and overnight at Space Hotel Apartments.

Day 2:

After breakfast, you will be picked by your driver guide who will drive you to Kasese. You will have a stopover at the Equator to perform a simple experiment and experience the hemisphere variation then proceed for lunch at Igongo Cultural Center and Museum. After lunch you will precede to Kasese via Mbarara town, Queen Elizabeth National Park enjoying amazing view of animals arriving Kasese late in the evening. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.

Day 3:

Meet your guides and escorts at RMS Headquarters and start the hike 4-5 hours to Nyabitaba camp, enjoying wonderful views over the lush afro-montane forest

Day 4:

Start for John Maate camp (6-7 hours away) walking through the Bamboo-Mimulopsis zone, the hagenia belt and ending the day with the heather zone.

Day 5:

Start for Bujuku camp, walking through the heather zone, the lower and upper Bigo bogs (now with board walks), enter the senecio and groundsel zone, past lake Bujuku and on to the beautiful Bujuku camp. Walk normally between 4-5 hours

Day 6:

Climb to Elena Camp (at the snout of the glacier), walking through senecios and the wonderful lobelia wallastoni, then bare rock and scree with nice views of the valleys below as well as Lake Bujuku with a great break taking scenery!

Day 7:

Scale the Stanley Plateau and the Margherita Glacier to Point Margherita (5,109 m above sea level) and descend to kitandara camp through sreee slopes and enjoy the beauty of the twin trough lakes of kitandara.

Day 8:

Climb over Fresh field pass and descent to Guy Yeoman camp, bypassing bujongolo the ancient Rock shelter used by the Duke of Abruzzi in his 1906 classic climb and kabamba falls.

Day 9:

Walk down, crossing the Mubuku river through the heathers, mimulopsis and Bamboo zone to Nyabitaba camp for lunch /cup of tea and proceed walking down Panga ridge and exit the mountains. Dinner and overnight in Kasese.

Day 10:

After an early morning breakfast, you will be picked by your driver guide who will transfer you to Fort- Portal visit the Amerenganyinamwiru, AmabereGaNyinamwiru (Stalagmites and staltites) The cave AmaberegaNyinamwiru (Breasts of Nyinamwiru) is named after Nyinamwiru or NyinaMwiruChwezi Kingdom (Bachwezi). She was the daughter of Bukuku, a very rich man and King of the Batembuzi dynasty, the predecessor of the current Babiito kings of Toro and Bunyoro kingdoms. She was a girl of famed beauty, and as always in these stories she was not willing to marry the man her father chose for her.

As a result she was punished by cutting off her breasts which then grew into rock dripping with milk. Other versions of the legend tell, she cut off her breasts herself. Amaberenganyinamwiru where we expect to see breast and the history of first Baganda people and foot mark of man which has like 2.5 feet and the crater lakes.
Visit Toro Palace:Tooro is one of the five traditional kingdoms located within the borders of Uganda. The current Omukama of Tooro is King Rukidi IV. The people native to the kingdom are the Tooro, and their language is likewise called TooroIt was founded in 1830 when OmukamaKaboyoOlimi I, the eldest son of Omukama of BunyoroNyamutukuraKyebambe III of Bunyoro, seceded and established his own independent kingdom. Absorbed into Bunyoro-Kitara in 1876, it reasserted its independence in 1891.

As with Buganda, Bunyoro, and Busoga, Tooro’s monarchy was abolished in 1967 by the Government of Uganda, but was reinstated in 1993. Then lunch after depending on the time we can visit the Hot Springs in Semilike National Park. Afternoon transfer to Kampala. Dinner and overnight at Space Hotel Apartments & Spa.

Day 11. DEPARTURE
After an early breakfast, Depending on the time of departure you might have some time to spend in Kampala and shop for a souvenir. Or leave early for your flight back home.
We are looking forward to see!
For more detailed information, personalized safaris and prices please contact us.

  • 4WD Safari vehicle
  • Fuel in the vehicle for all days
  • Driver guide with all associated expenses
  • Park entrances and associated activities
  • Accommodation based on full board
  • Enough bottled mineral water
  • Equator water experience

Cost excludes

  • Any personal expenses and other expenses that are not mentioned above

ALL PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

  • Any personal expenses and other expenses that are not mentioned above
TOP
Our customer support team is here to answer your questions. Ask us anything!
WeCreativez WhatsApp Support
Tour Consultant
Alexis
Available
WeCreativez WhatsApp Support
Tour Consultant
Christine
Available
WeCreativez WhatsApp Support
Tour Consultant
Daniel
Available