A trek on the pristine trails of Rwenzori with the mountain tribe. (9 days)

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Overview: 

On the only secrete trail of Rwenzori, you will be guided by the indigenous people as they share with you their secret of living in the mountains. You will be rewarded with some of the best scenery, lush vegetation, and the maximum calm enabling you to absorb nature in the most untouched mountain habitat. On the trek, you may spot animals including primates, rock hyrax, antelopes, and a good variety of unique colorful birds. In total, Rwenzori has a total of 70 mammals and 217 bird species. This and more, qualify Rwenzori to be both a world heritage site and Ramsar site.

Price per person:

  • 1 Pax (1260$)
  • 2-3 Pax (1235$)
  • 4-5 Pax (1197$)
  • Pax (1185$)

Trip includes:

  • Meals: All meals at the base camp and on the mountains
  • Activities: All park fees, Porters and guided on the mountains, Food and energy (gas) on the mountains
  • Accommodation: Camping gear, All night’s accommodation fees at the basecamp and on the mountains.

Excludes:

  • Transport to and from the base camp,
  • Insurance,
  • Items of personal nature,
  • All bar drinks
  • Tips,
  • Laundry

Upgrade available on-demand:

  • Single supplement
  • Arrival and departure transport
  • Accommodation hotel
  • Number of group participants

Booking Code: UGtrip-7

  • Day 1: Kilembe – Bughalitsa community:
    From Kilembe, you will turn right into the hillside on Nyakazinga- Mbunga road. Here you will trek a total of 9.5km in the residential villages as you take a mix of scenery, homesteads, and different community livelihoods.  Passing by coffee and bananas gardens or interacting with the local people in action. Spend a night camping at Bughalitsa community center.
  • Day2: Bughalitsa community
    Today you spend the entire day in Bughalitsa community as you explore the local life in the hills. Full of beautiful views of queen Elizabeth lakes and savannah at a distance. Explore the hilly setting patched with local homes. Some of the activities you will participate in include; visiting the waterfalls, traditional dances, storytelling, community walks, and tree planting or visiting the local Babinga Ethnic center.
  • Day 3: bughalitsa – Kinyamwirima camp (2738M)
    After an early breakfast, you will start the 5-6 hours trek that goes through coffee gardens the woods, and then through the bamboo forest inside the park. Catch the glimpse of the sunrise as you trek via the babying cultural site, heading to the park gate. The trail crosses river Rukoki. Common plants and trees include spear grass, elephant grass, and others giving an opportunity to learn how the plants relate to the locals. On a lucky day, guests can spot local wildlife such as the three-horned chameleons, Blue monkeys, birds, and different insects. On arrival, take a walk around the camp taking the views of the lower plains below the Rwenzori Mountains as you enjoy the fresh mountain habitat dominated by bamboo piper capense, pteridium aquilinum.  Activities at the camp include a campfire, storytelling, and dinner.
  • Day 4: Kinyamwirima camp – Kamipe camp (3362 M): Early morning after breakfast, trek through an assortment of Bamboo forests, mimulopsis olliottiis, mountain flowers, Erica spps vegetation.  You will be trekking for 6-7hrs with a lunch break at Kyoha river ( 3029m) after lunch, continue the trek to the camp to arrive at the beautiful hypericum bequaeritiis forest. During the stay at the camp, you will not miss the beautiful view of the waterfall at Nyamwamba River, Mitinda, outlook peak, and lowland areas of Kibale National Park lakes; Edward and George, Mount Muhavura. You can participate in evening nature walks to find Columbus monkey, duikers, Rwenzori turaco and then enjoy the storytelling on the campfire during the evening time
  • Day 5: Kamipe camp – Nyamiyaru camp (3468M): After an early breakfast, trek to Nyamiyaru camp. The trail takes through rich vegetation of Senecio trees, lobelias, rubus staubneriis, dondrisecio, beautiful flowers with opportunities of hearing or seeing rock hyrax, Columbus monkey, duikers, sun Birds, and other unique wildlife. The trek will take an estimate of 5-6 hours. On arrival, set the camp, and take nature walks, share some of the experiences or enjoy nature. From the camp, you have opportunities for generous views of rocks on Wiseman peak, the view of Lakes Edward and George, queen Elizabeth National park, parts of Mahoma Lake.
  • Day 6: Nyamiyaru camp – Kameli camp (3781m): Early morning trek for 3-4 hours to Kameli camp common wildlife includes, Duikers and the colorful sunbirds, Senecio Trees, and other short high altitude shrubs. The camp is located in a Senecio Trees forest with great views of mountain rocks that give a relaxing moment. From the camp, you can choose to participate in short peak climbing, storytelling, short nature walks, campfire, or relaxing in the beautiful natural setting.
  • Day 7: Kameli camp – Kameli peak – Nyamiyaru camp (3468M): Today morning head to climb Kameli peak. On return from the peak, descend to Nyamiyaro camp for overnight. The common vegetation on the trail is Senecio Trees. We will be trekking for an estimate of 2-3 hours. From the camp take the generous views of guy yeoman and Mount Baker. View of Mubuku river and bujuko valley giving great photo moments. After quality time on the peak, return to proceed to Nyamiyaru camp, arriving in the afternoon.
  • Day 8: Nyamiyaru camp (3468M) – Nyabyayi valley camp: This morning, take an early breakfast and trek for 6-7 hours descending past Nyabyayi River to have lunch at Nyabyayi valley camp. We will spend the night in this beautiful valley camp as we enjoy the forest surrounding bamboo and rich natural forest vegetation. While at the camp, you may hear the beautiful sounds of chimps calling in the tropical forest or you may even spot some nests and black Columbus monkeys in the canopy during the evening nature walks.
  • Day 9: Nyabyayi valley camp – Bughalitsa community: Early morning trek for 2-3 hours as we descend to the base camp at Bughalitsa Community office. This is a low altitude trek with woodlots and common vegetations including Cyattea manniis, preridium aquilimums, smilax asceps. During the trek, take the endless views of the queen Elizabeth savannah plains as you meet the rivers, birds, bees, and other components of the natural ecosystem. Be welcomed by the people, gardens, and homes in the villages at the base camp.

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