THE MONTANE FOREST HIKE ( RWENZORI RANGES)

Day 1:

Arrive at Entebbe International Airport aboard Brussels Airlines flight at 21.45 hrs you are met by the staff of UTB Holidays then transfer to Kampala and check in at Natete Backpackers.
Night at Natete Backpackers.

Day 2:

After breakfast you drive to Kasese via Fort Portal where you will have a Lunch stop at Fort Portal on arrival at Kasese you proceed to Kilembe and check in at the Rwenzori Backpackers then you engage your guide and porters.
Night at Rwenzori Backpackers.

Day 3:

After breakfast you begin your trek on the Rwenzori Ranges the fabled Mountains of the Moon. From the backpackers at 1493m you go through the pristine rain forest on Munyabuli Valley then climb up a steeply forested ridge which is a home to many primates such as the black and white Colobus Monkey and the blue Monkey. At 2700m the forest gives way to thick Bamboo up to Samalira Camp 3170m.
Night at Samalira Camp.

Day 4:

You climb up to Kyalavula along a narrow moss covered ridge once on top you cross the mossy valley with giant Lobelia up to 3515m through an incredibly beautiful forest of giant heathers and layers of green moss then crossing to Kalalama Camp 3134m.
Night at Kalalama Camp.

Day 5:

You descend down to Rwenzori Backpackers hostel and then relax.
Night at Rwenzori Backpackers.

Day 6:

After breakfast you go and hike the Rucooci falls trail that will take you up to the Rucooci Falls at 2300m then return to the Hostel.
Night at Rwenzori Backpackers.

Day 7:

After breakfast you drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park on arrival you check in the Albertine Rift Hostel then have Lunch. In the afternoon you go for a Launch trip on the Kazinga Channel to view a variety of birds and wildlife.
Night at Albertine Rift Hostel.

Day 8:

After breakfast you drive to Kampala via Mbarara you will have a Lunch stop at the Igongo Culture Centre after lunch you visit the Museum then proceed to Kampala, you will have another stop at the Equator to take photographs on arrival at Kampala you will check in the Natete Backpackers.
Night at Natete Backpackers.

Day 9:

After breakfast you will have a City Tour then do some shopping in Kampala Lunch will be at a restaurant of your choice. At 4.00 pm you transfer to the Airport to check in for your departure flight on Brussels Airlines at 22.15 hrs.

Cost of Safari Includes

  • Bed and breakfast accommodation at the Albertine Rift Hostel
  • Bed only accommodation at Natete and Rwenzori Backpackers
  • Park fees to Rwenzori Mountains and Queen Elizabeth National Parks
  • Trekking fees { huts,meals,guide,porter }
  • Launch trip on Kazinga Channel
  • Entry to Igongo Cultural Centre
  • Discounted air ticket on Brussels Airlines
  • Internal transportation in a 4WD Vehicle including Driver, Driver’s allowance, fuel and taxes
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