6 Days Rwenzori Mountain Climbing & Wildlife safari – Hiking Tours in Uganda

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6 Days Rwenzori Mountain Climbing & Wildlife safari in Uganda

Overview

The 6 Days Rwenzori Mountain Climbing & Wildlife safari takes you climbing challenge of Africa’s second highest snow peaks and later takes you on a classic African safari game drive through Queen Elizabeth National Park and a boat safari on Kazinga Channel.

Highlights for the 6 Days Rwenzori Mountain Climbing & Wildlife safari

  • Drive Entebbe to Rwenzori Mountains NP
  • Climb to Sine Camp (2596 meter)
  • Climb to Kalalam Camp (3134 meters)
  • Queen Elizabeth savanna wildlife game Drive
  • Boat Safari on Kazinga Channel
  • Sleep in awesome safari camps


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Included in the price:

  • Airport transfers
  • Ground transport in a private 4WD safari vehicle
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Accommodation as described in the itinerary, based on a double room sharing
  • Meals as described in the itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Bottled mineral water in the car
  • Entrance and ranger fees for the national parks
  • Activities mentioned in the program
  • Boat Safari on Kazinga Channel
  • VAT for upcountry hotel and lodge accommodations

Not included

  • International flight
  • Visa (USD $50)
  • Optional activities in Jinja
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Items of personal nature
  • Laundry service
  • Tips

ITINERARY


Arrival

You’ll be picked from the airport in Entebbe and transferred to your hotel lodge in Entebbe by your private Wildlife & Rwenzori Mountains Challenge Safari guide. Accommodation before the trip is arranged at an extra cost.

DAY 1: Transfer To Rwenzori National Park

In the morning, your private Wildlife & Rwenzori Mountains Challenge will transfer you and your party towards the Uganda-Congo border as you view the equatorial snow peaks of the Rwenzori Mountain the third highest point in Africa, while the lower slopes are blanketed in moorland, bamboo and rich, moist montane forest.

Rwenzori Mountains National Park protects the highest parts of the 120km-long and 65km-wide Rwenzori mountain range. The national park hosts 70 mammals and 217 bird spieces.

Accommodation: Fort Motel ( Mid range)/Rwenzori View Guest House( upper budget).

Meals: (B-L-D)

Note: For a supplement you can opt to stay at Kyaninga Lodge is located on backdrop of Lake Kyaninga and the Rwenzori Mountains .You can experience the beauty and romance of this unexplored region, while staying in the height of luxury and elegance. Nine exclusive cottages made from hand carved logs, superb dining, and a wealth of adventures await

DAY 2: Rwenzori Mountains: Hike To Sine Camp

Brief and start the hike to sleep at Sine Camp 2596 metres, the hike will take you through the tall forest trees of the Afro montane forest zone. This is a steady climb for about 6 kilometers then climb along a steep ridge towards Sine hut. There are beautiful Enock falls which are just 200 metres from the Camp and offer a splendid opportunity to capture a great screensaver for your memories. Covering 9.5km approximately 5 to 6 hours of walking.

DAY 3: Rwenzori Mountains: Hike To Kalalama Camp

Hike up through the Bamboo zone to Kalalama camp 3,134m, stop for a short rest then climb high before crossing a thick forest covered with hanging mosses to a small lobelia garden, and descend through a mossy ridge to Samalira camp at 3174 metres. The distance is approximately 4km with some good steep terrain taking approximately 5 to 6 hours of walking

DAY 4: Slope Down And Transfer To Queen Elizabeth National Park

Descend down from Samalira Camp through the Bamboo zone to a heavily forest ridge home for many primates such as black and white Columbus monkeys and back down to the basecamp. Covering 10.8km which will take you approximately 6 to 7hours of walking. After this hike we calmly transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Dinner and overnight at Simba Safari Camp (B-L-D)

DAY 5: Game Drives And Boat Cruise On The Kazinga Channel

The day begins early when we start with a morning game drive and head to the mating ground of the Uganda Kobs. We search for lions, elephants, buffaloes and other wild animals in their natural habitat before returning for lunch. In the afternoon we take on a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, a natural channel between Lake Edward and Lake George. Thanks to the abundant birdlife that is sighted, and the elephants, buffaloes and hundreds of hippos that are cooling off at the shores, this cruise will definitely be one of the highlights of your safari.

Dinner and overnight at Simba Safari Camp (B-L-D)

DAY 6: Equator Water Experiment And Departure

Enriched with an experience of a lifetime and unforgettable memories you will say goodbye to the Pearl of Africa. In time you will be transferred to Entebbe Airport for your international flight. (B)

End of the 6 Days Rwenzori Mountain Climbing & Wildlife safari in Uganda

Terms and Conditions

* The rates are in US dollars and subject to change.

* Availability of accommodation, permits and activities is not guaranteed until confirmation by your contact person of Forever Africa Safaris. Permits are sold on ‘first come first serve’ basis.

* Should any of the included accommodations not be available, Forever Africa Safari reserves the right to substitute it with an alternative suitable accommodation, which might affect the final quoted price.

* The estimated travelling hours are based on the actual hours of driving. Stops for lunch and photos are not included.


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