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4 Days Mountain Rwenzori and National Park

4 Days Mountain Rwenzori and National Park

Price

$98

Duration

4 days

Max People

50

Min Age

10+

Tour Type

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Overview

Mountain Rwenzori also known as Ruwenzori and Rwenjura is located in the western part of Uganda at the border of Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo. The mountains have also been known as “mountains of the moon”. The mountain rises at an elevation of 5110 meters above sea level. Mount Ruwenzori is the third highest mountain in Africa after Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya, with Africa’s third, forth and highest peaks. Mount Rwenzori is the hardest to climb of all African mountains and it will therefore require physical fitness.

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Tour Plan

Day 1 : Trip to Mountain Rwenzori

Journey to Mountain Rwenzori with a stopover at Fort Portal for lunch before proceeding to Kasese and have another stopover at the Equator for a few moments and then continue to our destination in the National park.

Day 2 : Trek Ruboni Hill

Wake up early and have breakfast then embark on a guided nature walk to this 2,300m high hill, there are scenic views of river Mubuku, Baker and Portal Peaks as one ascends. While at its top, one is able to see the panoramic view of the mountains of the moon and the snow capped Magheritah peak.

Photography is a must at this point before returning to the camp for dinner and overnight rest.

Day 3 : Community Walk and Cultural Encounter

Wake up early for breakfast then start the walk along the Bulemba–Ihandiro cultural trail for a day long exploration of the Bakonzo culture, pass through the Bat Valley– a holy place for the Bakonzo and cross river Kamusonge to reach a hilltop cultural museum.

Visit the traditional healer and learn how he uses his muhima or powers to heal the sick.

Alternatively, visit the neighbouring villages of Ruboni Community or Mihunga community for a cultural tour where one enjoys dance entertainment by the traditional troupe here and also buy locally made handicrafts for souvenirs.

Day 4 : Return Trip to Kampala

After our breakfast, we shall embark to a return trip back to kampala. It might take about 6 to 7 hours on the road.

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