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Mount Rwenzori Climbing
Mt Ruwenzori Hiking, Climbing Mount Rwenzori, Hiking on Mt Ruwenzori

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 - 5 Days

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.

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