Join us for an amazing Mountain Climbing Safaris East Africa being a host of exciting mountains that includes Mt.Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa; Mt.Kenya located in the Central part of Kenya and the Famous Ruwenzori Mountains. You are guaranted of a true Mountain Climbing Safari with our experience guides throughout this terrains. Given that every mountain stands out with its unique features, challenges. We encourage everyone with the desire to have an experience of this to be in sound physical condition
Our Common Packages under this Category include:
2 Days Mt Kenya Hiking
DAY 1: NAIROBI – SIRIMON GATE 2650m – OLDMOSES Hut 3300m
Depart Nairobi at 6:30 am to Sirimon gate via Nanyuki to pick the mountain crews. After early lunch at Sirimon gate, trek will start to Old Moses camp, a distance of 9km that take a bout 3-4 hours passing through forest of indigenous trees like Podocapus trees, Douglass fire, Red Cinder, pine e.t.c and then to Bamboo and finally to Heath part arriving at Old Moses hut at around 2:30 pm/3:00 pm. A t the evening, a guide will take you further up for a short distance up to 3600m and then descend back to the hut for dinner and over night. At the altitude of 3600m, you are completely out of Heath and shrub part to Savanna moorland and here you will be able to see the Laikipia plateau clearly. Laikipia plateau is the largest plateau surrounding Mt Kenya.
DAY 2: OLDMOSES Hut – NAIROBI
After breakfast at the hut, you will descend back to Sirimon gate where you will meet your transfer vehicle back to your hotel in Nairobi.
All inclusive except
1.Tips for potter,guide&driver
2.Beverages like Sodas,Beer e.t.c
3.All Mountain gear
4 Days up sirimon down sirimon
Day1:Nanyuki - Judmier Camp (Old Moses Camp) 3-4 hrs, 9km, 860m ascent
Leave Nairobi at 7.00am for 4 hours drive with a shared tax to Nanyuki town where you will have lunch and pick mountain crew before you proceed further to Sirimon Gate, 2650m. From the gate follow the track as it winds uphill though the forest which becomes heath land after about 3 hrs. About 3½ hours from the gate the track veers right to Judimier Camp, 3300m for dinner and overnight, L, D
Day2: Judimier Camp - Shiptons Camp 6-7hrs, 17km, 900m ascent
Wake up at 6:00am in the morning and pack your belongings and then have after breakfast at 6:30am. Leave Old Moses camp with a picnic lunch exactly at 7:00 am to shiptons camp a distance of 14 km a journey that takes 6-7 hours. Shiptons camp is located at the base of the highest peaks in Mt Kenya. Dinner and overnight at Shiptons Hut
Day 3: Shiptons Camp - Point Lenana - Judimaier Camp (Old Moses Camp) 9-10hrs, 21km
Leave at 3am up a steep stony quarry that cuts through a cliff clearing visible part towards lower Hurry’s Tarns arriving point Lenana at 6:30am, taking about 3hrs. After the sunrise, descend down to Shipton Camp, 2hrs, for breakfast and further, 4hrs, down to Old Moses Camp for dinner and overnight, B,L,D
Day 4:Judimaier Camp – Sirimon - Nairobi 2-3hrs, 9km
After breakfast, walk down through the rainforest for 2 hours to connect with your transport vehicle back to Nairobi, B, L
Included in the price:
Guarantee trek on confirmation
Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
Full board accommodation whilst on the trek.
Meal plan as detailed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
Accommodations in camps as per the itinerary
All park entrance fees to include government taxes
Service of an English speaking professional guide, porters and skilled cook
Start and finish Nairobi
Laundry, tips, sleeping bags, drinks, accommodation before the trek and climbing gears
Visas to Kenya
Items of personal nature
Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary
5 Days Chogoria - Sirimon
After an early breakfast, we leave latest at 7.00am for Chogoria where special landrovers are waiting to take us to the Meru Mt. Kenya Bandas (3000m). After a quick lunch, we start our hike through a scenic landscape with forest patches and open plains, home to varied species of wildlife. Today’s destination is the Road Head Camp at 3400 m. The camp has already been set up by our crew and after dinner we retire early to our tents.
After breakfast a 10km hike along a ridge, with spectacular views of Lake Michaelson in the Gorge Valley below takes us close to the Hall Tarns. Here we take a lunch break before we tackle a steep descend to the Gorge Valley floor for a scenic camp night on the shores of Lake Michaelson. Dinner and overnight will be at the fly camp.
Today’s hike is rather short. We hike along the Gorge Valley towards Point Lenana. The hike gets gradually steeper and finally we ascend a ridge and get to the Simba Tarn (4600m), our camp site for the night at the base of Point Lenana. We enjoy our dinner while marveling the spectacular views of Nelion and Batian, the main peaks of Mt.Kenya and Point Lenana our challenge for tomorrow.
After an early morning breakfast at 5.00am, the track will lead via a steep screed to the Simba cole and further on to Point Lenana (4895m). After the summit photo, we descend via Simba Cole to Shipton©s Camp for a rest before we proceed with our descend for another 15km to Old Moses Camp. Here we enjoy our dinner and have a well deserved rest.
After breakfast we descend (9km) to the Sirimon Gate where our vehicles will be waiting for us to take us to Nairobi or any other destination after having bade the crew good bye.
5days Up Sirimon Route Down Chogoria route
DAY1: NAIROBI - NANYUKI
Leave Nairobi at 9.00am for 4 hours drive to Nanyuki town for lunch, dinner and overnight at Simba’s lodge Hotel/Sport Man Arms/Mt Kenya safari club. This is the best place for first day acclimatization since this town is located at the base of Mt Kenya. Spend the evening trekking around Equator where some men in the Equator point will demonstrate to you how you detect that you are exactly at the Equator point. There are other attractions in this town like P.C.E.A NANYUKI SPINNERS & WEAVERS (A WOMEN SELF HELP PROJECT).This is traditional industry for making wall mats, table mat’s, scuffs and sweaters and they colour their products using the natural dye. They use leaves of plants like Mexican marigold, black jack, cactus, worms like amphids and many other small insects that feed on cactus leaves and many other plants. Each plant produce different colour and it depends on the boiling time. They don’t use chemicals. Really, this is interesting to see.
DAY 2: NANYUKI – SIRIMON GATE 2650m – OLDMOSES Hut 3300m
At 10:15am after breakfast, leave Nanyuki together with mountain crews to Sirimon gate where you will start your hiking to Mt Kenya after lunch. Trek from Sirimon gate to Old Moses camp a distance of 9km that take a bout 3-4 hours trekking, pass through forest of indigenous trees like Podo trees, Douglass fire, Cinder, pine e.t.c and then to Bamboo and finally to Heath part. Dinner and over night at Old Moses Camp.
DAY3: OLD MOSES – SHIPTONS Hut 4200m
Wake up at 6:00am in the morning, pack your belongings, and then have after breakfast at 6:30am. Leave Old Moses camp with a picnic lunch exactly at 7:00 am to shiptons camp a distance of 14 km a journey that takes 6-7 hours. Shiptons camp is located at the base of the highest peaks in Mt Kenya. Dinner and overnight at Shiptons Hut.
DAY4: SHIPTONS HUT – LENANA SUMMIT 4985m – CHOGORIA MT KENYA MERU BANDAS
Wake up very early in the morning exactly at 2:00 am to prepare your self and the take pre breakfast at 2:30 am. Leave Shiptons at 3:00 am to attempt the summit a journey that takes 3 ½ hours to reach the summit. Point Lenana is the third highest peak in Mt Kenya and the only one that can be reached by trekking. On a clear sky day, you can see Mt Kilimanjaro on southern side and Indian Ocean shining as the sun is rising. After enjoying the summit, descend down to Mintos Hut for full breakfast. Here the guide will give you 45 mins/1 hour to relax before you proceed further to Chogoria gate via Road Head 3300m where you will have a lunch. Overnight stay at the tent near the rangers post.
DAY5: CHOGORIA MT KENYA MERU BANDAS – NAIROBI
After breakfast at 7:00 am, you will walk down for a distance of 32 km through the dense forest to Chogoria town, where you will meet a transfer vehicle to Nairobi town. Moreover, if you are too much exhausted, a guide can call a 4x4-wheel drive vehicle to pick you from Chogoria gate after breakfast to Chogoria town where you will meet a transfer vehicle to Nairobi town where your tour ends.
A 4X4 vehicle will cost you extra 100/120 US$ depending with the weather condition or you walk down for 10 kms and you drive from there at a cost of 60/70 US$
Price: 600 US$
Included in the price:
• Guarantee trek on confirmation
• Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
• Full board accommodation while on the trek.
• Meal plan as detailed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
• Accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary
• All park entrance fees to include government taxes
• Service of an English speaking professional porters and skilled cook
• Start and finish in Nairobi
• Tips, sleeping bags, drinks e.g. Sodas& beer, accommodation in Nanyuki before the trek
• climbing gears like head touch, rain jackets and trouser, warm clothes, hand groves, warm woolen hats,sun glasses and good water proof mountain boot
• Items of personal nature
• Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary
• Head touch
• 4X4 Wheel drive
Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing
5 Days / 4 Nights - Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Marangu Route
Day 1: Moshi town to Marangu Gate (1980m) - Mandara hut (2700m)
Hiking time: 5 hours.
Distance: About 12 km's.
Habitat: Montane forest.
Elevation change: + 720 m
Early in the morning after breakfast you will be getting a briefing of your hiking from Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro guides before been transfer to Marangu gate around 9:00 a.m in the morning which takes about 45 minutes to reach there. On your arrival to Marangu gate which is located at the Marangu village normal formality of registration for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro will take place. A backpack is important for you to carry few things which will be useful for the particularly day trekking such as camera, extra cloth, skin oil, rain jacket and other things which you will be directed. Porters will carry other things for your climbing Mount Kilimanjaro such as food, drinking water, clothes and cooking gas and normally they walk faster than you so they can be in a position of preparing of dinner for you on time.
After all the formality our guide will show you a clear trail and assist you with any additional information or needs you might have. You now leave the park office and ascend on a cleared ridge route through the rain forest. The forest covered with mist and saturated with beards of moss. This trail follows the edge of a stream through the undergrowth and offers you the option to rejoin the main trail either, after one and half hours hiking, you will reach Mandara hut. The weather at Mandara hut isn't much cold and normal dressing and a jacket is enough. With an exception of Kibo hut the other huts have a group of wooden A-framed huts in a forest clearing. Each hut features 6-8 sleeping bunks with solar generated lighting. The total capacity of the camp is 60 climbers. Water is piped into the camp from springs above and there are flush toilets behind the main hut.
Day 2: Mandara hut (2700m) - Horombo hut (3720m)
Hiking time: 6 hours.
Distance: About 15 km's.
Elevation change: + 1020 m
Early in the morning after your breakfast you will starts climbing towards Horombo hut with your picnic lunch. From Mandara hut the trail passes through a short stretch of forest, and then heads around the base of the Maundi Crater where you will leave the forest and enter the moorland.
We recommend you take a short detour up to the rim of the Maundi Crater - from here you see the impressive Kibo Crater, and on a clear day you will also be able to see the glaciers of Kibo. This is a great photographic opportunity. In the moorlands you will also encounter some of Kilimanjaro most spectacular and strange plants in the open moorland - with giant lobelia and groundsel growing to heights of 3 and 5 metres respectively! Later in the afternoon you reach Horombo Hut to stay for hot dinner and an overnight. Your hut will be comfortable enough to ensure a good nights rest. Temperatures during the night will be around freezing point.
Day 3: Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route
Hiking time: 6 hours
Distance: About 15 km's
Habitat: Alpine desert
Elevation change: + 980 m
The climb is becoming more difficult as the oxygen at these altitudes begins to thin out considerably. To begin today you can take one of the two trails to the "Saddle", located between the peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo. Stick to the lower route, which is much easier and has the added benefit of taking you past the last watering point. You should stock up with all the water you will need - the next watering point will be at Horombo hut when you return there on your descent the night after next. Once again remember to take it slowly and drink enough water. It will take from 5 to 7 hours to reach Kibo Hut where you will rest and have dinner. This is a barren area of extreme conditions, with temperatures at night sometimes dropping to below freezing point and daytime temperatures being relatively high. Kibo hut is a large stone house that can comfortably sleep 60 hikers in bunk beds - remember there is no water supply at this hut. There are toilet facilities behind the hut.
Spend time this afternoon preparing your equipment as you will be making your final ascent tonight-you will need your ski-stick and extra thermal clothing for your summit bid - also ensure that your headlamp and camera batteries are in order and make sure you have spare sets of batteries available as well. Carry your water in a thermal flask otherwise it will freeze later. Make sure you are in bed by 7:00 pm - you will need all the sleep you can get before your very early wake up call in only four and half hours time.
Day 4: Kibo hut (4700 m) - Uhuru Peak (5895 m) - Horombo hut (3720 m)
Hiking time: 10 hours
Distance: About 27 km's
Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
Elevation change: + 1195 m, - 2175 m
Today will by far be your toughest day, you will be woken just before midnight and soon head off into the cold night up a rocky path towards to the Hans Meyer Cave at 5150 metres - you may take a short rest here before continuing your ascent up to Gillman's point at 5680 metres. Probably the most demanding section of the entire route as it is very steep and stony - go slowly and carefully here. From Gillman's Point, you will more than likely be walking through snow for the next 2 hours, when you will finally reach the summit of Uhuru Peak at 5895 metres.
Cold and fatigue will set in quickly here and you may find it very difficult to get started again. So spend a little time to enjoy the fact that you have conquered Kilimanjaro, get the camera out and take some pictures, then it will be best that you get moving again - it's a long way down! The first part of your descent to Kibo hut will take almost another 3 hours. After a short rest you which will be accompanied with heavy breakfast, you will begin the next part of your descent - it will take another 3 hours of hiking to get to Horombo hut. Arriving Horombo hut at afternoon for hot hut lunch and rest as well as dinner and spend overnight there. You will no doubt have a good sleep, feeling exhilarated and proud of your achievement.
Day 5: Horombo hut (3720 m) - Mandara hut (1980m)
Hiking time: 6 hours
Distance: About 27 km's
Habitat: Moorland + Rain Forest
Elevation change: - 1740 m
After an early and well-deserved breakfast, you continue your descent passing the Mandara hut, down to the Marangu gate - this will take the best part of six hours. At Marangu gate you sign your name and details in a register. To make your achievement official, you will receive a summit certificate. If you reached Gillman's Point you will be presented with a green certificate, and if you made it all the way to Uhuru Peak you will have earned yourself a gold certificate. You then take a road transfer back to your hotel where you have certainly earned a long hot shower and a drink or three to celebrate before getting a decent night's rest in a comfortable bed
6 Days / 5 Nights - Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Rongai Route
Day1: Loitoktok Hotel
Pick up from the airport in Nairobi to Loitoktok town where you will spend your first night in a budget hotel.
Day 2: Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai route
The climb begins at the village of Nale Moru (1950 mts) through cultivated land before entering the pine forest. Watch out for Kilimanjaro Colobus monkeys in the tree tops with their white fringed 'capes' and tail. Taking 3 - 4 hours the first camp is on the edge of the moorland zone where the forest begins to thin out at First Cave at (8500ft / 2600 m). Overnight 1st Cave Camp
Day 3: Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai route
The morning walk is a steady ascent up to Second Cave at (11300ft / 3450 m) with superb views of Kibo and the eastern ice fields on the crater rim. Pushing on to reach Third Cave taking 3 to 4 hours at 12800ft/3800m for overnight camp. Overnight 3rd Cave Camp
Day 4: Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai route
Continue ascending on the east side of Kibo crossing the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo taking 4 to 5 hours to reach Kibo Hut at (15000ft / 4700 m). The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent which begins around midnight. Overnight Kibo Camp.
Day 4: Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai route
An early start for the summit on steep heavy scree to arrive at Gilman's Point at (18640ft / 5681 m) in time to see the sun rise. Those who want to reach the highest point in Africa can take the approximately three hour excursion to Uhuru Peak (19340 / 5896 m) passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent to Kibo is surprisingly fast and after some refreshment, continue the descent to reach the final campsite at Horombo at (12000ft / 3700 m) taking 11 to 15 hours. Overnight Horombo Camp.
Day 5: Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai route
A steady descent down through the moor land to Mandara Hut and then downward through the lush forest on a good path to the National Park gate at Marangu (1830 m) taking 5 to 7 hours to be met and transferred to your Hotel for dinner and overnight.
6 Days / 5 Nights - Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Lemosho Route
Day 1: Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho route
Your day starts early with a briefing, followed by breakfast and a 2-hour drive from Moshi (910 m) to Londorossi Park Gate (2100 m). The guides and porters prepare and pack the supplies and your equipment in the village. You will receive a lunch pack and you can also buy mineral water in the village. From here a forest track requiring a 4WD vehicle leads to Lemosho Glades (2100 m, 11 km, 45 minutes). You will have a lunch break a about half way and then walk along forest trails to Mti Mkubwa (big tree campsite, 2750 m, 3 hours) Your porters (arriving at the camp site long before you) will have your tent set upon on your arrival. In the evening the porters will boil drinking and washing water and the cook will prepare dinner, before you retire to your tent for the night. Night temperatures can already drop to freezing point at this campsite.
Day 2: Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho route
You rise early at Mti Mkubwa camp and, after breakfast, you climb an hour or so to the top of the forest and then the trail gradually steepens and enters the giant heather moorland zone. Several streams are crossed. A gentle walk across the plateau leads to Shira 2-camp on moorland meadows next to a stream (3840 m). By now you will be able to see, in an easterly direction, the Western Breach with its stunning glaciers. The porters will boil drinking and washing water, before serving dinner. The night at this exposed camp will even be colder than the previous night, with temperatures dropping to well below freezing. Enjoy dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho route
The route now turns east into a semi desert and rocky landscape surrounding Lava Tower where you reach an altitude of 4600 m after about a 5 hours walk. Lunch is served in a designated are before ascending the rocky scree path to Lava Tower (4600 m). Definitely the toughest day so far. It is normally around this point, where for the first time, some climbers will start to feel symptoms of breathlessness, irritability and headaches. After lunch you descent again by almost 650m to the Barranco camping area and after reaching the high altitude of 4600 m at Lava Tower, the true acclimatization benefit of this day becomes clear. This descent to Barranco camp takes about 2 hours and offers great opportunities to take some beautiful photographs of the Western Breach and Breach Wall. The camp is situated in a valley below the Breach and Great Barranco Wall, which should provide you with a memorable sunsetwhite you wait for your dinner.
Day 4: Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho route
Make sure that you familiarize yourself with the terrain before dark to avoid any accidents. The summit is now a further 1345 m up and you will make the final ascent the same night. Prepare your equipment, ski stick and thermal clothing for your summit attempt. This should include the replacement of your headlamp and camera batteries and make sure you have a spare set available as well. To prevent freezing it will be wise to carry your water in a thermal flask. Go to bed at around 1900hrs and try to get some precious rest and sleep. Overnight at Barafu camp.
Day 5: Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho route
You will rise around 2330, and after some tea you shuffle off into the night. You will head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This 6-hour walks to Stella point is for many climbers, mentally and physically the most challenging on the route. At Stella Point (5685 m) you will stop for a short rest and then proceed to summit. The time you will spend on the summit will depend on the weather conditions. Do not stop here for too long, as it will be extremely difficult to start again due to cold and fatigue. Enjoy your accomplishment and a day to remember for the rest of your live. The walk back to Barafu from the summit, takes about 3 hours. Here you will have a well earned but short rest and collect the rest of your gear, before heading down to Mweka hut (3100 m). Overnight at Mweka Camp.
Day 6: Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho route
After an early breakfast, it is a short 3-hour and scenic hike back to the Park gate. It is strongly recommended not to pay your porters any tips until you and all your gear have reached the gate safely. From the Mweka Gate you will continue down into the Mweka village, normally a muddy 3 km (1 hour) hike. In the Mweka village you will meet your drive guide and drive back to Moshi for a long overdue hot shower, dinner and celebrations! Overnight in Moshi hotel.
6 Days/5nights Machame Route
This is a beautiful 5 night/6 day route following the Machame and Barranco Valleys before making a direct ascent to the Kibo Summit. Only 5 nights on the mountain makes acclimatization more difficult, it helps to have spent two nights at our 6,000 ft private camp on Mt Meru. This route traverses under the massive southern glaciers of the mountain offering stunning views of the Southern Ice Fields. The final ascent is up and down the same trail so it has the great advantage of allowing everyone to climb as high as they can before descending with a guide.
Day 1: Moshi – Machame gate – Machame camp
Drive from the Hotel to the Machame Park Gate, we begin our climb by hiking about 7 hours through the Montane Forest to camp on the forest edge.
Day 2: Machame camp – Shira camp
After breakfast at the camp, ascend across the bush land and then past shira plateau to Shira camp on moorland meadows next to a stream (3840 m). By now you will be able to see, in an easterly direction, the Western Breach with its stunning glaciers. The porters will boil drinking and washing water, before serving dinner. The night at this exposed camp will even be colder than the previous night, with temperatures dropping to well below freezing. Enjoy dinner and overnight. .
Day 3: Shira camp – Barranco camp
The route for day three ascends to 14,000 feet, east into a semi desert and rocky landscape surrounding Lava Tower where you reach an altitude of 4600 m after about a 5 hours walk. Lunch is served in a designated are before ascending the rocky scree path to Lava Tower (4600 m). Definitely the toughest day so far. It is normally around this point, where for the first time, some climbers will start to feel symptoms of breathlessness, irritability and headaches. After lunch you descent again by almost 650m to the Barranco camping area and after reaching the high altitude of 4600 m at Lava Tower, the true acclimatization benefit of this day becomes clear. This descent to Barranco camp takes about 2 hours and offers great opportunities to take some beautiful photographs of the Western Breach and Breach Wall. The camp is situated in a valley below the Breach and Great Barranco Wall, which should provide you with a memorable sunset white you wait for your dinner. .
Day 4: Barranco camp - Barafu camp
We climb out of the Baranco Valley and traverse under the glaciers of the southern slopes of Kilimanjaro with spectacular views of the mountain's Southern Glaciers. After descending into Karanga Valley, we make a final 1600 foot ascent to Barafu Camp
Day 5: Barafu camp - At Stella Point (5685 m) – Uhuru peak (5895m) – Mweka camp
You will rise around 2330, and after some tea, you shuffle off into the night. You will head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This 6-hour walks to Stella point is for many climbers, mentally and physically the most challenging on the route. At Stella Point (5685 m) you will stop for a short rest and then proceed to summit. The time you will spend on the summit will depend on the weather conditions. Do not stop here for too long, as it will be extremely difficult to start again due to cold and fatigue. Enjoy your accomplishment and a day to remember for the rest of your live. The walk back to Barafu from the summit, takes about 3 hours. Here you will have a well earned but short rest and collect the rest of your gear, before heading down to Mweka hut (3100 m). Overnight at Mweka Camp..
Day 6: Mweka camp - Mweka Gate
After an early breakfast, it is a short 2-hour and scenic hike back to the Park gate. It is strongly recommended not to pay your porters any tips until you and all your gear have reached the gate safely. After check out at Mweka gate,drive back to Moshi for a long overdue hot shower, dinner and celebrations! Overnight in Moshi hotel.
Mt Ruwenzori Climbing
10 Days Mount Ruwenzori Climbing
Experience the genuine summit of Uganda! This tour takes you to the majestic Rwenzori Mountains, a true rewarding experience for alpine climbers!
The Rwenzori Mountains have been selected as one of the World’s Best Hikes by National Geographic!
Day 1: Arrival
You will be welcomed by a representative of Great Lakes Safaris at Entebbe Airport. From here you will be transferred to Kampala and continue to Mbarara Town, before heading for the foothills of the Mountains of Moon. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Margherita.
Day 2: Start Of The Equator Glaciers Tour
Early in the morning transfer to Nyakalengija (1646 meters) where you will start your climb into the mountains. The hike takes you along the Mubuku River and through thick equatorial vegetation before arriving at the Nyabitaba hut (2650 meters). You might hear chimpanzees or see blue monkeys. Dinner and overnight in Nyabitaba hut.
Total hiking time: 5-7 hours
Ascent: 1200 meters
Day 3: John Matte Hut
After early breakfast you will start the hike through the Kurt Sharfer Bridge to marvel at the sparkling Mubuku river confluence. In the afternoon you will reach the Nyamuleju hut from where you might enjoy a nice view at Mount Stanley and Speke. Climb through the open patches, lobelia, and heath moss forest when proceeding up to the John Matte hut (3415 meters) for overnight.
Total hiking time: 7 hours
Ascent: 915 meters
Day 4: Bujuku Hut
Depart early through the giant Lobelias and heath trees. You ascend to the Bigo Bog and scenic landscape of lobelias and giant groundsels. You will pass Lake Bujuku, majestically settled between the famous mountains. Continue to a rock shelter called Cooking Pot and soon you will arrive at your final stop for today. Dinner and overnight at the Bujuku Hut (3960 meters).
Total hiking time: 3-5 hours
Ascent: 560 meters
Day 5: Elena Hut
Head off from the valley with scenic alpine vegetation consisting Giant Groundsels and Lobelia and continue to ascend Mount Victoria and Mount Speke at 4890 meters. Depart through the lovely views of the Savoia and Elena glaciers, scale further through to the Scott Elliott pass and proceed through the snow to the Elena Hut (4560 meters) for overnight rest. The Elena Hut will be your base for the final conquers of the Rwenzori Mountains.
Total hiking time: 3-5 hours
Ascent: 470 meters
Day 6: Final Ascent To The Alps Of Africa!
Early morning ascent to the snowy Alexander peak (5092 meters) and then onwards to the highest peak at 5109 meters, the famous Margherita! Thereafter we directly descend to the beautiful lake Kitandara for overnight stay at Kitandara hut (4020 meters).
Total hiking time: 3-5 hours
Ascent: 670 meters – Descent: 1090 meters
Day 7: Guy Yeoman Hut
After early breakfast a long descent begins. First we climb from Lake Kitandara to the Fresh field Pass from where you can look into the neighbouring country Congo. We will have a picnic lunch on the way and continue our journey while descending to the Guy Yeoman hut (3260 meters) for dinner and overnight.
Total hiking time: 5-7 hours
Descent: 1000 meters
Day 8: Nyabitaba Hut
The last part of the hike! Drop very steeply along the Mubuku river and join the original route near the Bujuku river. Dinner and overnight at Nyabitaba Hut (2650 meters).
Total hiking time: 5-7 hours
Descent: 600 meters
Day 9: Kasese
Today we descend to Nyakalengija which will take approximately 2-3 hours. Then we proceed to Kasese to check in at Hotel Margherita. Here you can relax and reflect your climb of the highest peak in Uganda. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Margherita.
Day 10: Departure
A last chance to enjoy the enchanting peaks of the Mountains of the Moon. With unforgettable memories you will say goodbye and leave for Kampala. Then proceed to Entebbe Airport for your evening flight. Or you might choose to enjoy the beauty of Uganda a little longer and visit other beautiful national parks