This 28km trail takes you through the exploration of a cross section of the scenic Rwenzori mountains. The trail is an alternative to longer trek that lead to the high peaks. On this three days two nights mahoma trip, you will traverses the lower slopes of the mountains finishing at Lake Mahoma where the trail joins the existing ‘Central Circuit’ trail to return to the park gate. The entire circuit can be completed in 1-2 nights, or parts of it can be done as a day hike.

During this trip, you will explore some of the 70 mammals and 217 birds that are found in Rwenzori that include 19 species that are endemics to the Albertine Rift, as well as some of the world’s rarest plants. The plant life is mixture of lush forest, bamboo forest, heather, everlasting flowers, giant lobelia and a multitude of plant life endemic to this mountain.


Day 1: Arrive at the base camp of the Rwenzori Mountains at Nyakalengija (D)

Day 2: Start trekking Mahoma trail from the base camp to Omuka Kiiza Camp (2,977 mtrs): (BLD)

Day 3: Omuka Kiiza camp to Lake Mahoma camp besides the largest lake in Rwenzori Mountains,  (3,515 mtrs): (BLD)

Day 4: Complete the Mahoma trail trek today. From Lake Mahoma descend to the base camp via Nyabitaba camp through the central circuit trail. (BLD)

Day 5 Transfer from the base camp to Kampala, Uganda’s capital city (B)


Accommodations options of this trip

This trip can be matched with the following accommodations in the different categories

Budget/ community accommodation,

  • Ruboni community camp
  • Natete back packers

Mid-range accommodation

  • Hotel Sojovalo
  • Equator snow lodge

Luxury accommodation

  • Equator snow lodge
  • Sheraton hotel

On booking this trip, quote this code RFCT17

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