4 Days Rwenzori Hiking Trip To Bujuku Camp
Duration: 4 Days 3 nights
Activities: Nature walk, Trekking, camping.
This camp is good for acclimatization for clients attempting the summits of peaks Mount Stanley and Mount Speke (4890M asl.).
- Park entrance fees
- Hiking fees where applicable
- Government taxes prescribed in the itinerary
- Guides and porters
- Meals according to the itinerary
- Drinking water.
- Accommodation according to the Itinerary
- Transport according to the Itinerary
- Climbing equipment which can be hired at our head office between $ 20 – $ 25 per equipment (Approximately 7 equipment per person) where applicable.
- Visa fees
- Laundry services
- Flight fees
Increase in Government taxes in relation to the Itinerary
Day 1: Kasese-Park gate -Omukakiiza
In the morning after breakfast, you will be picked by your guide and then head to the Rwenzori Mountains National Park Head Quarter at Nyakalengija, 1.646 m. At this point you receive briefing from your guide or the tourism officer. The hike starts through the plantations and homes of the Bakonzo, the people of the mountain, gradually reaching garden plots and elephants grass and then join the forest zone. This takes you through the pristine rainforest of kyambogho ridge with a view of the Mubuku Valley then climb the heavily forested ridge which is home to many primates, such as black and white colobus monkey, blue monkey and occasionally the L’hoest monkey up to Omu’kaKizza Rest Camp at 2,977metres. Here you will enjoy the magnificent views over the Rwenzori foothills and Kasese town 2,160 metres below.
The third day you hike to Mahoma Lake the forest gives way to along a narrow moss covered ridge up to 3,515 metres through an incredibly beautiful forest of giant heather covered in layers of bright green moss. You will follow the footprints of mountain Elephants through the bamboo and heather forest, watch them having a drink at the hot spring. The ridge will lead you to the Rukenga valley where you will see the everlasting flowers (mimulopsiseliotti) and the giant lobelia.You then cross to Mahoma lake Camp for the night. From Mahoma lake if the sky is clear you will be able to see Mt.Baker, Mt.Stanley and the Portal Peaks.
After breakfast go for walk around the lake and then descend back through Nyabitaba ranger post and the Mpanga ridge to adjoin the Mubuku valley, a home of three horned chameleon.After a rest in Nyabitaba,descend to Nyakalengija/Kasese town and the Bujuku Ecotours officer awards you a certificate for trekking Rwenzori