The Ultimate Rwenzori Trek

An alpine adventure in equatorial Africa. 10 days of trekking to reach the four main peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains. Margherita peak (5109m), Mt Speke (4890m), Mt Baker (4844m) and Weismann’s Peak (4620m). A tough trek, much harder than Kili or Kenya, it's one of the most exciting treks you can do on the continent.

12 Days

$2,663

The Ultimate Rwenzori Trek - 12 - $2,663

Itinerary Map

Start from Entebbe and end at Entebbe

Landmarks visited on The Ultimate Rwenzori Trek

Itinerary

Day 1: Entebbe

Fly into Entebbe International Airport. Upon arrival, clear Immigration, collect your luggage and leave the airport to meet a driver for the transfer to Karibu Guest House. Relax and spend the night preparing for the adventure to come.

Overnight: Karibu Guesthouse

Meals: TBD


Day 2: Kasese

After breakfast, depart at 8:00am for the cross-country road transfer to Kasese. Taking between 7 to 8 hours, you will arrive in time for  dinner and an overnight stay. Get a good night's sleep to prepare for the challenge ahead.

Overnight: Sandton Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 3: Rwenzori Mountains

After breakfast transfer to the base camp where you will be briefed by your guides at Trekkers Hostel Kilembe (1450m). The trek begins with a climb to Sine Camp at 2,596 meters, an altitude lift of 1146 meters.

Overnight: Sine Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 4: Rwenzori Mountains

Hike to Mutinda camp at 3688m, giving you an altitude gain of 1092m. in the afternoon at Mutinda, you can climb up to the Mutinda look-out at 3,975m. Apart from the breathtaking views, this hike also helps with acclimatization before the trail takes you to higher summits.

Overnight: Mutinda Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 5: Rwenzori Mountains

Hike to Bugata camp at 4,062m, giving you an altitude gain of 412m through the valley of unique plant species, streams and waterfalls. A number of steep ridges, mud and boggy section, and high steps make this section of the trek difficult, but the rewards are worth it.  

Overnight: Bugata Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 6: Rwenzori Mountains

Hike to Hunwick’s camp at 3,974m via Bamwanjara pass at 4450m. There are excellent views of the main peaks here. 

Overnight: Hunwick's Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 7: Rwenzori Mountains

Summit Mt Baker at 4,842m and sleep at Hunwicks camp at an altitude of 3974m. 

Overnight: Hunwick's Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 8: Rwenzori Mountains

Summit Margherita peak at 5,109m before descending to Bujuku Caves for overnight.

Overnight: Bujuku Caves

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 9: Rwenzori Mountains

Summit Mt. Speke at 4,890m. Return to Hunwicks camp for overnight. 

Overnight: Hunwick's Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 10: Rwenzori Mountains

Descend to Kiharo Camp at 3430m. During the descend from Hunwicks, you have the option of summiting Weismann's Peak from Olivers Pass, before dropping down to Kiharo camp. 

Overnight: Kiharo Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 11: Rwenzori Mountains

Descend down hill past the moss covered rocks along rivers and beautiful forests back to the basecamp in Kilembe. After your debrief, you will be driven two hours to a hotel in Fort Portal for a warm shower and a comfortable bed! Alternatively, you can stay in Kasese and fly to Entebbe the next day.

Overnight: Fort Motel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 12: Rwenzori Mountains

Transfer back to Entebbe. Stop for lunch en route before pressing on to Entebbe Airport (5-6 hour total drive). Connect with you international flight out of Entebbe. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

  • Prices are per person based on two people travelling together.
  • Prices shown are based on low season rates. Peak season costs increase by about 20%.

Includes

  • Airport transfer to/from Entebbe Airport
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary in hotels and mountain huts
  • Bed & Breakfast in Entebbe. Full board on the the trek
  • All park fees
  • Mountain Guides & Porters
  • Return road transfer Entebbe-Kasese (using a safari van)
  • Technical summit equipment
  • VAT for hotels and lodges outside Kampala

Excludes

  • International flight
  • Visa (USD $50, available upon arrival & online)
  • Optional activities
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned above. Plus drinks at hotels.
  • Items of personal nature
  • Tips

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