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5-Day Mountain and Forest Trekking ( Camping)

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Duration

5 days, 4 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

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Overview

The Rwenzori Mountains have long been dubbed the mountains of the moon, calling to life the ethereal beauty of the snow-capped peaks rising, luminescent, in the moonlight. There is profound power in the verdant flora that sprouts from the base to the top of this mountain range. Embrace this elemental journey as a return to a pristine wilderness that exists outside of time. These five days will give you the perfect adventure to the mountains of the moon.

largest and oldest conservation area, hosting 76 species of mammals and 451 birds. This tour will give you a unforgettable tour.

  • DEPARTURE: This tour departs from Kampala
  • COUNTRY(‘S): Uganda
  • DESTINATIONS: Murchison Falls National Park
  • TOUR CODE: 3A-UGN-MUR-WLD
  • RETURN: Back to Kampala in the Afternoon
  • PASSENGERS: Minimum 1 Traveler and a Maximum of 14 Travelers per group
  • STYLE: Lodging
  • MEALS: FB: Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
  • VEHICLE: 2-3: Double Cab 4×4/

Trip Facts

Accommodation Destination Duration
Nyinabulitwa Country Resort & Safari Camp Kibale Forest National Park 1 Night
Ruboni Community Camp Rwenzori Mountains 2 Nights
Nyinabulitwa Country Resort & Safari Camp Kibale Forest National Park 1 Night
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Itinerary

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Day 1: Kampala to Kibale Forest National Park (308.0 km)
Day 1: Kampala to Kibale Forest National Park (308.0 km)

Accommodation: Nyinabulitwa Country Resort & Safari Camp, Kibale Forest National Park / Similar

Guest will be picked up at their accommodation or Airport and drive to From Kampala/Entebbe to Kibale Forest National Park Located in southern Uganda, Kibale Forest National Park is said to be home to the highest density of primates in Africa. Although the highlight of the park is the habituated chimpanzees, the treetops are alive with all manner of monkey including red-tailed monkey, L’Hoest’s monkey, grey-cheeked mangabey, red colobus and black and white colobus monkeys are all spotted here. we meander westward towards the fabled mountains of the moon, also known as the Rwenzori Mountain, ranges. It’s quite a sight that will most definitely blow your mind. We will journey through Fort portal where we will spend the night.

Meals: Dinner

Included Activity: Tracking

Overnight: Nyinabulitwa Country Resort & Safari Camp

Nyinabulitwa Country Resort & Safari Camp is situated approximately 20 kilometres outside Fort Portal in the western part of Uganda. The resort borders Kibale Forest National Park, one of the most beautiful tropical forests in the country with stunning bird and insect life and 13 species of primates, including a unique population of more than 1400 chimpanzees. Accommodation at the resort includes luxury cottages and quality camping. The campsite offers modern ablution facilities, solar power installations, as well as barbeque and dining facilities with spectacular views over the crater lake. Activities guests staying at the resort can take part in include boating, fishing, mountain biking, guided hiking trails, and bird and monkey viewing.

Day 2: Kibale Forest National Park Murchison Falls National Park (347.0 km)
Day 2: Kibale Forest National Park Murchison Falls National Park (347.0 km)

Accommodation: Ruboni Community Camp, Rwenzori Mountains / Similar

Guest will wake up early at 6.00am and go on preparations for the hike which begin at Kilembe. Along the steady trek from the valley floor to Raboni camp, we meet a multitude of birds and black & white colobus monkeys swinging in the canopies. With luck, we might see L’Hoest monkeys, which are cultural emblems among the Bakonzo and therefore under the protection of Omusinga, the King. The woods bloom with bamboo, flowers, fungi, moss, and hanging vines covered in lichen. We come upon Enoch’s Falls which opens to a breathtaking view.

We reach Rabon Camp at 5100 meters above sea level, overlooking Enoch’s Falls and the lush forest beyond. As some traveler’s enter their rustic wooden huts for the night, others trade tales around a crackling campfire, surrounded by tranquil forest and the open night sky.

Meals: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Included Activity: Hiking

Day 3: Rwenzori Mountains

Accommodation: Ruboni Community Camp, Rwenzori Mountains / Similar

This day guest will have breakfast and We set off from Sine Camp for a steep climb through bamboo forests characterized by fruit and berry trees. The call of Crimson winged Rwenzori turaco bird rings through the crisp air. At 3,000 meters, the bamboo gives way to towering heather trees, some 15 meters high. Tucked away in the heather trees is Kalalama Camp, with a view of Lake George in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

We continue with the ascend until we turn and descend to a flat valley of lobelia plants. A short jaunt takes us to Kyra Villa where we again descend to enter Samalira Camp, which is cusped in a small dip carved from the landscape.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Included Activities: Hiking

Overnight: Ruboni Community Camp

Ruboni Community Camp is situated at the gateway to the Rwenzori Mountains National Park. Accommodation at the camp offers guests the choice between a small cottage with furnished rooms and natural finishing or the possibility to hire or pitch a tent. Each bed is fitted with a mosquito net and rooms are lit with hydropower giving guests an opportunity to charge their gadgets. Activities at the camp are a village tour, hill climbing hike, forest hike, Rwenzori Trekking tours and traditional dancing.

Day 4: Rwenzori Mountains to Kibale Forest National Park 56.3 km

This day guest will have breakfast and begin the descent back through the serene bamboo forest, accompanied by bird calls and chimpanzees screeching in the distance. At Omusita Rest Area, we may continue a straight descent or divert to the scenic route, a trail following Nyamwamba River. All paths reunite at the park entrance and we continue from there back to Wild Tracks Overland Camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Included Activities: Hiking

Overnight: Nyinabulitwa Country Resort & Safari Camp

Nyinabulitwa Country Resort & Safari Camp is situated approximately 20 kilometres outside Fort Portal in the western part of Uganda. The resort borders Kibale Forest National Park, one of the most beautiful tropical forests in the country with stunning bird and insect life and 13 species of primates, including a unique population of more than 1400 chimpanzees. Accommodation at the resort includes luxury cottages and quality camping. The campsite offers modern ablution facilities, solar power installations, as well as barbeque and dining facilities with spectacular views over the crater lake. Activities guests staying at the resort can take part in include boating, fishing, mountain biking, guided hiking trails, and bird and monkey viewing.

Day 5: Kibale Forest National to Airport (308.0 km)

This is the last day of tour, the mountains of the moon diminish in the rear-view mirror, but they loom large in our memories as we return to Kampala and on to Entebbe International Airport for our flight back home. A stop at the Equator presents an opportunity to grab a few souvenirs and gifts from the delectable craft markets.

Meals: Breakfast

Included/Excluded

  • Qualified professional driver guide
  • Vehicle / fuel
  • Park entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Passenger liability 15%
  • VAT 2% tourism levy
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner for the Client
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Entrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Drinks at lodges and on road
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Tips for tour guides
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Items not mentioned in the itinerary
  • All Drinks

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