Mt Ruwenzori Hiking, Mount Ruwenzori Climbing
Mount Ruwenzori Walking Tours, Mount Ruwenzori Trekking,
Hiking on Mount Rwenzori
Mount Ruwenzori National Park
The Ruwenzori Park is a splendid world of ice and snow,
with its massive ice-rime sculptures and mind-boggling vegetation, and
arguably surpasses other afro-alpine areas in its beauty, wonder and interest
to mountaineering enthusiasts. This park, covering 996 sq. kms.
provides a magnificent environment for both experienced climbers and casual
day hikers. These legendary mountains exhibit spectacular
scenic beauty and provide a unique habitat for many rare and indigenous
plants and animals. The Highest mountain in the range, Mt. Stanley,
is the third highest in Africa after Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya.
Its highest peak, Margharita, rises 5109 m above sea level. The
giant lobelia and the groundsell are hallmarks of the Ruwenzori.
All of the above make this park an unforgettable visitor destination.
Decreasing temperature with increasing altitude have
resulted in marked zoning of vegetation, which is of great interest to
scientists and a delightful experience for visitors. In fact, more
people visit the Ruwenzori to explore and experience the fascinating vegetation
than to climb the peaks and glaciers.
The usual trip lasts not less than 6 days, just long
enough to hike the Central Circuit Trail. Longer and shorter trips
can be arranged. No special climbing equipment is necessary unless
you intend to climb one of the summits. However, hiking the trails
is arduous work, and weather conditions are unpredictable and rainy.
The driest months are July, August and December, January and February.
Hiking should be undertaken only by the physical fit.
Mount Ruwenzori Hiking Adventures - ATWM 76U
Day 1 Kampala - Kasese.
A full Scenic days drive from Kampala takes you across the Equator and
through the Rift valley to your overnight stop at Kasese.
Days 2 - 4 Trekking Days.
Assisted by guides and porters you hike up to one of the Seven intermediate
stages. There is a great diversity of vegetation, the chance of sporting
some wild animals and breath taking views. The route chosen for you will
be based on the skill and experience you have. Camp cook will prepare
meals and accommodation is in mountain huts or tents.
Day 5 Return to Kampala.
Make a slow descent into Kampala via Mbarara passing through small villages
with their Ankole Cattle and viewing numerous mattock plantations arriving
in Kampala late afternoon.
NB. (1) This package can be extended to 10-12 days
depending on how high one would like to climb. If you are serious climbers
Baker (15889) and Margarita (16763 ft) peaks are worth visit.
(2) There are numerous rugged cliffs. Rock
climbing equipment is needed.