3 Days Mount Rwenzori Nature Walk To John Maate Camp Safari.
Location: Mount Rwenzori, Kasese.
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
Tour activities: Nature walk, Camping, Trekking
The 3 days Rwenzori Nature walk to John maate takes you to the mossy heather zone above 3,500 metres which will give you a dreamlike experience. No wonder UNESCO calls the Rwenzoris “Africa’s botanical big game”.
- 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
- Visa fees
- Laundry services
- Flight fees
- Increase in Government taxes in relation to the Itinerary
Day 1: NYAKALENGIJA (1615m asl.) – NYABITABA CAMP (2651m asl.)
The 3 days nature walk to John Maate Camp follows the Rwenzori Central circuit trail and starts at the Rwenzori Mountains National park Mihunga gate. After an early morning breakfast, your driver guide will transfer you from your hotel around Kasese to Nyakalengijja for a briefing from the park wardens and induction for the trip while meeting your guides and porters.
Thereafter embark on your trip into the park taking the trail which follows a thick forest along the Mubuku River, crossing its Mahoma River tributary before starting a long, steep climb up onto a massive ridge to reach Nyabitaba hut. During this part of the trip you may hear chimpanzee and see black and white colobus, blue monkey and the brilliantly coloured Rwenzori turraco.
Hike Duration: 6 -7 hours. Elevation height: 1,036m
Day 2: NYABITABA (2651m asl.) – JOHN MATTE CAMP (3505m asl.)
From Nyabitaba follow the trail that drops down through the forest to the Kurt Shafer Bridge, just below the confluence of the Mubuku and Bujuku rivers. Passing through the bamboo forest, traverse through a long and exhausting stretch of slippery moss-covered rock. From the Nyamuleju rock shelter, Mount Stanley and Mount Speke can be seen before passing into the zone of the giant heather, lobelia and groundsel. Finally reach John Matte Hut after passing through the tiring bog, for dinner and overnight at the hut.
Hike Duration: 7-8 hours. Elevation height: 854m
JOHN MATTE (3505m asl.) – NYABITABA (2651m asl.) – PARK GATE (1615m asl.).
From John Matte climb downs from the same trail to Nyabitaba Camp for your lunch. This will take about 5 – 6 hours.
After your lunch, descend back to the park gate where you will be met by our driver guide to drive you back to Kasese for an overnight or to proceed to your next destination with Bujuku Ecotours or drop off at Entebbe International Airport for your departure flight.
The descend from Nyabitaba to the Park gate will take 3 – 4 hours to complete your 3 days nature walk to John Maate camp trek.
End of Trip!!!