Rwenzori central circuit – camping trip (8 days)

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Day 1: Transfer to the Rwenzoris: Arrive to the basecamp today. Depending on your past trip activities, you will be picked from Queen Elizabeth national park, Kasese town or received at the base camp. Dinner and overnight at Ruboni community camp (BB)

Day 2: Nyakalengija – Nyabitaba camp 2632 m: After a briefing with the local porters and guides you will trek from 1646 meters above sea level to Nyabitaba camp at 2632 m Dinner and overnight at the camp. (5hrs) Mountain camp (FB)

Day 3: Nyabitaba-John Mathe camp 3414 m: Leave Nyabitaba and take the central circuit loop anticlockwise. The trail leads to the crossing point of rivers Mubuku and Bujuku at the confluence. Difficult to pass in the past but easy today thanks to a bridge. After a slippery and difficult path you will reach Nyamuleju hut at 3000 meters a simple shelter among rocks. It’s better to hike for other 3 hours and reach John Matte camp at 3414 meters and spend the night. (7 hrs) Mountain camp (FB)

Day 4: John Mathe – Bujuku camp 3962m: The third trekking day will lead you to Bujuku camp. After 5 hours of hiking passing through the Bigo bog where there is an old shelter. Bujuku camp is located at 3962 meters near the Bujuku Lake in a valley among 3 mountains: Mt Stanley, Mt Baker and Mt Speke. (5hrs) Mountain camp (FB)

Day 5: Bujuku to kitandara camp, 4.023 m. After you descend to Upper Kitandara lake and through thick mud to Lower Kitandara lake where is located Kitandara camp. From Kitandara camp you can proceed for climbing Mount Baker or Mount Luigi di Savoia and the peak Vittorio Sella. Enjoy the view of Mt. Luigi di Savoia (3hrs) Mountain camp (FB)

Day 6: Kitandara Hat to Guy Yeoman camp, 3.261 m. Some people consider the fifth trekking day as hard as the second! After crossing Fresh Field pass head for the Guy Yeoman camp at 3261 meters. In case of fog or bad weather it could be hard to follow the trail and remember that the last part is full of bogs. Before Guy Yeoman hat there are other two shelters: Bujongolo and Kaijongo. Bujongolo is well known for having been the base camp of Luigi di Savoia, Duke of Abruzzi who conquered and fully explored the Rwenzori in 1906. (6 hrs) Mountain camp (FB)

Day 7: Guyeoman – Nyabitaba camp 2632 m: The sixth trekking day on Rwenzori is dedicated to descend to the camp of Nyabitaba. On the descent there are some tricky points since the terrain is often slippery and boggy. After Kichunchu rock the trail will become easier passing through bamboo forests interesting to many birdwatchers. (5-6 hrs) Mountain camp (FB)

Day 8: Nyabitaba – Base camp/ Nyakalengija: On the seventh trekking day return to the Rwenzori National Park headquarters, Ruboni community base camp. After a well-earned rest with the entire trekking group, porters and guides we go to for diner and overnight. (3hrs) Ruboni community Camp (BB)

Meal plan Key:

  • FB= Full board (three meals per day)
  • BB= bed and breakfast, (breakfast only)

Included in the price:

  • Experienced English speaking mountain guide
  • Park entrance fees and park ranger fees
  • Full board camping accommodation on the mountain camps
  • Bed and breakfast at the base camp
  • All taxes on park activities done
  • Mountain porters and guide
  • Energy (gas or charcoal on the mountains)
  • Private chef and catering equipment on the mountains

Excluded from the price:

  • Visa fees (if required) requires online application and prior approval (EA visa at 100$)
  • All bar drinks and extras at the hotels
  • Insurance cover.
  • Air ticket
  • All Optional Activities and activities of personal interest not on the itinerary
  • Transport to and from the base camp


  • The prices are based on guests sharing (2 per room and tent). Single supplement fee will be charged if guests choose to use separate rooms/ tents.
  • Guests can upgrade to staying in huts upon request.
  • High alpine insurance is highly recommended. Please buy it before arrival and present the policy at the beginning of the trek.
  • We can put the entire trip on full board and supply a new price, upon request.

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