6 Days Rwenzori Uganda Safari
6 Days Rwenzori Uganda Safari / 6 Days Rwenzori Trekking Tour Uganda Hiking Safaris
6 Days Rwenzori Uganda Safari is a Mountain Climbing Adventure Uganda Safari tour that takes you to Rwenzori mountains park. The 6 Days Rwenzori Uganda Safari Trek to Weisman’s Peak 4,620m high Rwenzori Mountains National Park. For the six-day trek, you need to be fit because on the last day we walk two sections however some people may prefer to do the trek in seven days
Day 1 of the 6 Days Rwenzori Uganda Safari
The trek starts at Trekkers Hostel in Kyanjiki 12 kilometers from Kasese past Kilembe. Best to start by 8.30 am but can leave as late as 10 am. You walk 2.2km to the UWA ranger’s post at 1,727metres.
Here the rangers brief you on the day’s activities and rules of the National Park. Today’s walk is 8.6 km and the expected time is 5 to 6 hours. The start height is 1,667 meters climbing to 3,171 meters.
The first two kilometers climb steadily through a montane forest, with tall trees thick undergrowth, and a multitude of different bird species and primates, followed by a steep climb up the main ridge with few rocks and firm footing except immediately after a heavy downpour. The forests are untouched and carry a wide variety of trees and plants. Many bird species can be heard and seen in this rich environment.
At our lunch spot at 2,570m, you may see troops of 15 to 20 black and white Colobus monkeys or Blue monkeys as they dash through the trees. A few hundred meters beyond the lunch spot the bamboo zone commences and we climb up another half kilometers to a small cave that was previously used by poachers. The dense bamboo is home to different bird and insects species.
We climb steadily and as we approach the 3,000 meter level, the bamboo thins and gives way to giant heather trees covered in bearded moss. Samalira Camp has spectacular views across the foothills to Lake George and Queen Elizabeth National Park while on the left you can clearly see Kasese town. Samalira Camp is at 3,147 meters, meaning views offer great views of the surrounding landscape and Kasese town. (Mobile network available at this camp)
Day 2 of the 6 Days Rwenzori Uganda Safari: 6.9 kilometres 4 to 5 hours.
After a hearty breakfast we commence walking at 8.15 am and initially climb steadily then cross a small stream and the climb becomes steep for about 200 meters up a narrow moss-covered ridge.
The thick moss covering the ground and rocks under the giant heather trees is spectacular and we ask you to help preserve this pristine environment by keeping to the pathway.
The views give us the impression that we could fly as we look across the many ridges and valleys far below. You can see Kilembe village deep in the valley and across Lake George.
After a relatively short climb, the trail becomes less steep as we pass over Chavumba (meaning heaven) at 3,316m They cross a small flat valley to climb up a steady ridge through moss-covered trees and misty forests to the top of the ridge at 3,515 meters.
Here we descend steadily for about one kilometer before descending a steep drop with the good footing of 200 meters into the Nyamwamba valley and a well-earned lunch break at Polys Rock Shelter 3,249 meters.
After lunch, we climb steadily above the Nyamwamba River for 1.6 km through old giant heathers covered in old man’s beard moss to Kiharo Camp at 3,380 meters directly at the base of some good granite rock climbs of 20 to 40 meters, with towering peaks above.
Day 3 of the 6 Days Rwenzori Uganda Safari: 6.8 kilometres 4 to 5 hours
After an early breakfast, we climb a short steep climb through the narrow valley with large moss-covered rocks. This area is stunning as you weave through the narrow passes near the foot of towering peaks till you reach the wider upstream Nyamwamba River.
From here you climb steadily along the valley floor with small bogs and many giant lobelias. Both sides of the valley are lined with sheer cliff faces as we near the confluence of the Nyamwamba and Namusangi valleys.
Our third camp at 4,065 meters, is above Lake Kopello and has spectacular views looking down the valley of nine glacier lakes, the Namusangi valley.
Day 4 of the 6 Days Rwenzori Uganda Safari: Distance 6 kilometres
It will take about 3 to 4 hours climbing up about 2 to 3 hours climbing down. We start by climbing up a long valley with fantastic views of the Namusangi valley as you climb then far the last half kilometers to the ridge is steep (nontechnical) Then turn right to climb to the summit of Weisman’s.
As we look behind we see Kachope Lakes far below then just as we near the top we see Mt Bakers seemingly towering above. From Weismann’s 4,620 meters, we can take a gentle walk across the moss-covered domed-shaped ridge to Stella Peak 4,635 meters. We then return to camp three for the night.
Day 5 of the 6 Days Rwenzori Uganda Safari: 5.8 kilometres 4 to 6 hours
Today we descend via the Namusangi valley across open Moreland and large areas of tussock grass. As this is a valley floor it is rather wet and at times quite boggy. It is a good idea to have rubber boots for this section.
We continue down the valley passing several small waterfalls and moss-covered valleys until we reach the steep rocky section above Mutinda with fantastic views of Mutinda Peaks directly ahead.
We turn left just as the river drops over a sheer cliff to the Mutinda valley to walk down several steep slopes until we reach the valley floor.
Here we again cross the river before climbing up to the Mutinda Rock Shelter. The Mutinda Rock Shelter is large enough for 80 to 100 people to take shelter from the weather and it offers a dry night for our last night. Sleep Mutinda Camp.
Day 6 of the 6 Days Rwenzori Uganda Safari: 16.7 kilometres 6 to 10 hours
Distance from Mutinda to Kalalama Camp is 5.1km plus from Kalalama to the Rangers post 11.6km. 7 stars as we descend down a series of rocky streams and valleys often passing or rock-hopping across the rocks to Kalalama Camp 3,134 meters.
As we near Kalalama Camp we pass through a beautiful valley dotted with Gaint Lobelia. After passing the Lobelia garden we climb to reach Kalalama Camp which is perched on a high ridge overlooking the Kilembe valley and Kasese town. Here we have a quick lunch before continuing the descent through the bamboo forests.
Here we cross to the ridge climbing to Samalira camp just above the lunch spot on day one where we have a short break before we walk the final distance through mountain montane forest to the Rangers Post 1,727 meters.
After debriefing, we sign off and walk down to Trekkers Hostel. Some fast walkers have descended to the rangers post by midday however the majority of people arrive at the rangers post around 3 pm.
Note:- If you wish to take it a bit more steady you can stop the night a Kalalama Camp and pay for an extra night at an additional $120 per person.
This must be decided before you climb so as we take enough food and once decided and paid for we do not give refunds. In the wet season (April May & September November) the upper areas may be covered with snowmaking spectacular scenery with snow-covered plants and landscape
End of the 6 Days Rwenzori Uganda Safari
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