Safari Highlights: Margherita Peak
Our 8 day safari takes you trekking the Rwenzori Mountains which involves hiking to the highest peak- Margherita which is at an altitude of 5109m.
Day 1 Arrive Entebbe
On Arrival we meet and greet and provide a private transfer to the hotel for overnight stay at the Malakai Eco Lodge on Bed and breakfast basis
Day 2 : Kasese
Depart for Kasese, having lunch in Fort portal before heading for Kasese. Final purchases of the fresh fruits and vegetables before, Overnight
Margherita Hotel [L, D]
Day 3 Nyabitaba
Morning, transfer to Nyakalengija for weighing and porter allocation before starting the climb of about 5 hours to the first hut. Picnic lunches will be served this day before climbing through the moss to the Nyabitaba Hut [2650 m] Overnight Nyabitaba Hut [B, L, D]
Day 4 John Matte
Start early after breakfast and climb through the Kurt Shafer Bridge that crosses the Mobuku River Confluence. This 5 hour hike takes you through the bamboo, Lobelia and heath finally ending at John Matte Hut [3350 m] Overnight John Matte Hut [B, L, D]
Day 5 Bujuku
The climb this day gets boggy as you hike through Giant heather, Lobelias and groundsel through the Cooking Pot to the overnight hut at Bujuku [3977 m]. The average hiking time for this section is 4.5 – 5hours. Overnight at Bujuku Hut [B, L, D]
Day 6 Elena
Breakfast at leisure and proceed on a muddy hike through steep cliffs. This is a section of Giant Groundsels and Lobelias that characterized the higher section of the Mountain. Ascend further to Elena Hut which acts as a base for the final assent of the highest peak of the Rwenzori Mountains “The Margherita”. Meals and overnight at Elena Hut [4541 m] Overnight Elena Hut [B, L, D]
Day 7: Kitandara
Rise up very early before sunrise and walk through the snow to Margherita peak (5109m). If weather conditions are favorable, sunset would find you at the peak where you would take pictures. From here, descend to the Kitandara Lakes [4023 m] Overnight Kitandara Hut [B, L, D]
Day 8 Guy Yeoman
The descent gets you through beautiful views of the Congo and the alpine moss. The trail then leads through the Bujongolo and Kabamba rock shelters. This trip takes an average of 6 hours to Guy Yeoman Hut is [3260 m]
Overnight at Guy Yeoman Hut [B, L, D]
Day 9 Nyabitaba
The descent of about 6 hours starts to Nyabitaba through the heather zone, Mobuku River and the Bamboo forest before heading to your final hut in the Mountains [2650 m] Overnight at Nyabitaba hut [B, L, D]
Day 10: Kasese – Fort Portal
Transfer from Kasese to Forportal where you can choose to relax or have an optional city tour. Overnight at Mountains of Moon hotel
Day 11: Fort Portal – Entebbe
In the morning you will drive from Fortportal to Entebbe to catch your flight back home
- This include park entrance fees,
- VAT-Government tax,
- guide and porters’
- clients’ food,
- chef and cooking appliances,
- accommodation in the mountain huts,
- franchise fees,
- and charcoal fuel for warmth.
- Optional activities and bar Bills
- Phone calls
- Personal insurance
- Air fare
- All other Services of a personal nature.
- Driver guide’s gratuity.
With the current Covid19 pandemic, travelers should come with a negative test certificate done at least 72 hours to arrival. We continue to follow all the Ministry of Health / World Health Organisation Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) throughout the safari period.