DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN ENTEBBE
Your safari guide on tour of Uganda wil pick you up on arrival at the airport and begin travel to your hotel. This is an opportunity to get to know each other well and make all last preparations of making your into Uganda an exciting one. Share all necessary information and inquire more about the Ugandan lifestyle.
DAY 2: TRAVEL TO RWENZORI MOUNTAINS
Your Uganda safari to the countryside begins shortly after breakfast. Make use of your safari guide to inquire anything of interest as you ease your way out of the Victoria basin. You will have a brief stop at the equator line crossing point for photo opportunity and very rare Uganda safari experiments. You will reach and check into your hotel close to Kasese town in the afternoon.
DAY 3: STARTING THE HIKE
The Ruwenzori hiking is aimed at reaching and conquering Margherita Peak 5,109m; Africa’s third highest peak. The Uganda safari into the Ruwenzoris is not an easy one and requires lots of patience, dedication and perseverance with special equipment and skilled mountain climbing guides. We begin our hike from the camping hostel at Kyanjuki 1,450 in the morning and make our way through the indigenous Bakonjo homesteads and ascend into the forests with high opportunities of sighting primate wildlife species. The hiking team will traverse steep gorges and mountains before checking into the Sine Hut 2,585 metres for the first night
DAY 4: MUTINDA CAMP
The second day of hiking into the Ruwenzoris starts shortly after morning breakfast . The hiking team will trek through the bamboo zone, muddy and slippery soils which is a bit of a challenge to some hikers. The trekking team may take a brief refreshing break at Kalalama Camp at 3,147m and make the final trekking assault to Mutinda Camp at 3,925 meters for your second night.
DAY 5: BUGATA CAMP
From Mutinda to the next camp for the night is a mere 4.9 km ascent but this is alpine environment and very challenging more than many places anywhere. However, the trek goes through rare land features; waterfalls, gracial lakes and one of the most startling plant cover with iconic Giant lobelias, tussock grass and everlasting flowers, the most outstanding. You will spend your third night at Bugata camp 4,062 meters.
DAY 6: BAMWANJARA PASS
From Bugata to Bamwanjara Pass is 6.2 km starting ascending to the highest point of the day’s trek to 4,450 meters before making slight descent to the camp at Bamwanjara Pass 3,974 meters. The hiking to the new place traverses through long flat bogs, giant lobelias, giant groundsels with scenic views of graciers and gracial lakes. The rest camp at Bamwanjara Pass offers oustanding views of snow capped Mt. Baker’s peaks rejuvinating strength of conquering the Ruwenzoris. This is your place of accommodation for the fourth night of Uganda mountain hiking safari.
DAY 7: MARGHERITA CAMP
You start the hike of the day shortly after breakfast from Bamwanjara Pass 3.974 meters ascending 4.2km to Margherita Camp 4.485 meters. Margherita Camp has clear view of Mt. Baker and glittering glaciers of Mt. Stanley giving trekkers great hope of achieving their childhood dreams of conquering the Ruwenzoris. This is the closest camp to the highest peaks for your fifth night of Uganda mountain hiking safari.
DAY 8: MARGHERITA PEAK 5.109M
There’s an urgent need to be extra calm and control the excitement of conquering the unbeliavable to many travelers. This day trekking teams walk the longest distance in extremely snow, ice and harsh conditions. Rise up at 4.30am and and make final preparations for the last to the highest peak bearing in mind you have to at Mt. Stanley before sunrise. The trek from the camp at 4,485 meters to the Margherita Peak 5,109 meters is 3.5km, then another 3.5km to Margherita Camp. Trekking teams then descend 4.2km to Butawu Camp at 3,974 meters for the night.
DAY 9: BUGATA CAMP
Enjoy your morning sleep with excitement of hiking the most challenging of African mountains ans the third highest point 5,109m. You will hike 6.2km from your camp at 3,974m rising to 4,450 meters in some spot before settling at Bugata Camp 4,062 meters for your seventh night of Uganda hiking safari.
DAY 10: KIHARO CAMP OR SAMALIRA CAMP
The trekking team sets off after breakfast with two safari camps of choice to spend the eighth night of hiking; Kiharo Camp 3,460 metres or Samalira Camp 3,170 metres. Samalira camp is many trekkers choice for it is closer to the base of mountain hiking starting point, though Kiharo camp enjoys best scenic views with unique lush vegetation.
DAY 11: WALK BACK HOTEL MAGHERITA
The final descent starts after breakfast traversing through beautiful alpine vegetation and indigenous people homesteads crop estates. Your safari driver on tour of Uganda will be waiting on you to celebrate your milestone. Relax, shake off fatigue, share the Uganda safari experiences with friends online at the hotel and enjoy the luxuries of your tour into Uganda.
DAY 12: TRAVEL TO QUEEN ELIZABETH, SALT MINING WORKS, SWIMMING
Your Uganda safari driver will pick you up after breakfast and travel to Queen Elizabeth national park to refresh and rejuvinate your energies. Your tour into Queen Elizabeth starts with a brief visit to Lake Katwe salt mining works. You will travel to Mweya peninsular and refresh your lost energies.
DAY 13: GAME VIEWING SAFARI, BOAT CRUISE
Your Uganda wildlife viewing safari day begins at first light with a hot cup of coffee. Shortly, your safari guide on tour of Uganda will pick you up and travel together to explore the wilderness. You will traverse the savannas on the look out for different wildlife species. The 2-hour afternoon boat cruise brings you closest to large mammals taking a swim in the burning heat of the tropics. You will spend rest of the evening chilling by the pool to sooth your hiking battered body.
DAY 14: TRAVEL TO KAMPALA
You will begin a slow travel to Kampala shortly after breakfast. You will have lunch at equator line crossing point and arrive in Kampala city in the afternoon. Your safari driver on tour of Uganda will escort you to Entebbe International Airport for your departure flight.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN ENTEBBE