3 Days Nature Walk to John Maate Camp
The Mahoma Nature Trail a 28 km long loop-trail starting and ending at the Nyakalengijo Gate of the national park was built and opened on August 27, 2012 by UWA and USAID-STAR with support from the US Forest service to enable visitors experience the Rwenzori ranges in shorter 1-3 day walks.
The Rwenzoris are a world-class hiking and mountaineering destination that offers multi-day (6-12 day) treks around and up to the highest peaks. For those who prefer something a little less strenuous but offering the same experience, the Mahoma Loop nature trail offers that experience which has made it the most hiked trail of the Rwenzoris ever since its opening.
Book the 3 days Mahoma loop nature central circuit trail with Bujuku Ecotours and Travel Ltd for the best experience like no other.
-Lodging and Food, 4 Wheel Drive Safari Vehicle, Fuel, English Speaking Driver, Bottled Drinking Water on all Drives, Park Entrance fees, and cultural site entrance fees, Permits as applicable, Guide for Tracking and Game Drives.
-Air Travel, Visa Costs, Laundry, Tips, Drinks, except those included in the lodging meal price.
The advantage of this trek is that it can be combined with other wildlife safaris around or near the beautiful Rwenzori region for activities such as Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National park, Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National park or at the Kyambura Gorge, HotSprings viewing, Crater lake and cave tours, etc. Contact us here for a tailored package in addition to your 3 days Mahoma Loop nature walk trail package.
Day 1: Transfer to Nyakalengija Gate then to Omuka Kizza Rest Camp at 2,977 meters.
Transfer from your hotel in Kasese town or around Nyakalengijja early in the morning after breakfast and drive to the Rwenzori mountains park gate in Nyakalengijja.
From the park gate, you ascend through the rainforests along the Kyambogho ridge where you will have a view of the Mubuku valley and the Rwenzori Mountains. As you move, expect to see blue monkeys, colobus monkeys, some birds like the Rwenzori Turaco, three horned chameleon. You will reach the Omuka kizza camp where you will have dinner and spend the night.
Day 2.Omuka kizza to lake Mahoma (3000m).
Have breakfast at the camp then proceed with the trail. You will move through the bamboo and heather forest and you will expect to see some forest elephants or their footprints in this area. You might as well find them having a drink at the hot springs. You will move along the ridge that leads to the Rukenga valley where you will see giant lobelias that can grow for up to 8 meters or more and the everlasting flowers (mimulopsiseliotti) that are so beautiful to look at – making it a beautiful spot for taking photos. Reach the campsite near Lake Mahoma where you will have dinner and spend the night.
Day 3: Lake Mahoma back to Nyakalengija.
Have breakfast at the camp, walk around the Mahoma Lake (the deepest lake in the Rwenzori) and then descend back through the Mpanga ridge that will lead you to the Mubuku valley. Continue to Nyakalengia and then depart for your next destination.