About the tour
Uganda was described by Winston Churchill as the “Pearl of Africa”, and with good reason. Rich in volcanic mountains, valleys and lakes, rich in wildlife and a green cosmopolitan capital, all in a very small country. Despite a difficult political past, the spirit of the people and natural wealth have allowed Uganda to rise above, offering you and me a safe and rewarding direction.
We will go on an adventure through rainforests, alpine valleys and glacial landscapes in the remote Rwenzori Mountains (“Mountains of the Moon”). After the track, you can optionally enjoy a safari in the Queen Elizabeth National Park, where elephants, lions, leopards, hippos and many others live; Watch rhinos in the wild while walking through the Ziva Rhino Sanctuary; and view the majestic African wilderness on a cruise to the foot of the Murchison Falls, where the River Nile flows through a narrow gorge and spectacularly flows around the wall of the Rift Valley.
Choose your dates and start planning your unforgettable adventure in Uganda!
Trekking to Uganda
Day 1. Arrival at Entebbe International Airport. Moving 110 km. in Kasese 1778m. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2. Early rise and start from Kyanjuka (1450m). After an hour of travel, we will go through a couple of formalities at UWA and start the track. On this day we will cross meadows and ferns, see countless varieties of birds and hear their singing. Overnight in the hut BL Sine Camp (2596m).
Day 3. Trek to Mutinda base camp (3688m). Start of the route from a steep climb and high steps to the Bamboo zone. In bad weather, leggings or rubber boots will come in handy here. We overcome the route along the ridge, descents and ascents through streams, passing by waterfalls covered with moss. We admire the abundance of the forest and come for the night. In your free time, you can relax or climb to the observation deck (1.5 hours up). Overnight in a hut.
Day 4. Trek to Bugata base camp (4062m). We pass to the Alpine zone, crossing the Mutinda valley. We reach the Namusangi valley (3840m), which ends with fantastic waterfalls and a view of the Mutinda peaks. Camp Bugata is located overlooking Lake Copello and Weismann Peak. Overnight in a hut.
Day 5. Trek to BC Margaret (4460m). The most difficult day (about 9 hours on the way) is the route past the Kitandara lakes with the ascent through the Scott Elliott Pass (4335m) to the overnight camp. The camp is located on a flat area protected by rocks. Overnight in a hut.
Day 6. Descent to BC Hanvik (3974m). Overnight in a hut.
Day 7. Descent to Kiharo base camp (3518m). Our return trip will be different from the ascent route in order to get the most out of the track. Through the vicinity of the Bugata around the lake Bugata and the tributary of the Kopello. Crossing the Nyamwamba valley, you can observe the territory of thick giant ground grass with dense undergrowth and moss, we will pass through areas where glaciers melted millions of years ago and today the remaining large stones remind of this. Overnight in a hut.
Day 8. Descent to Samalira Camp (3170m). To the chorus of exotic birds, greeting the chameleons we meet on the way, we begin our track day. We cross several valleys and streams to Kyalavula, from here we admire Lake Edward in the Queen Elizabeth National Park. We arrive for the night in a camp in a closed valley at the top of waterfalls. Overnight in a hut.
Day 9. We descend a long ridge through bamboo forests to the ranger post at Kasese. We’re going to the hotel. Celebrating the end of the track. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10. Souvenir walk in the morning and after lunch departure or early flight to Entebbe International Airport.
Price of trekking Uganda expedition includes:
- Hotel, accommodation in double rooms. Duration of stay depends on the schedule.
- Accommodation in a shelter. Duration of stay depends on the schedule.
- All transfers according to the program.
- Three meals a day throughout the program. Dinner on the first day, breakfast on the last day.
- All necessary permits and registrations
- leading guide throughout the program and assistant guides on the day of the ascent (based on 1 guide for 3 clients – this does not mean that the group will be divided into small groups). We have no limit on the number of attempts to climb a group.
- Group equipment (ropes, ice screws, walkie-talkies, satellite navigators, etc.)
Price of trekking to Uganda expedition dos not include:
- Single accommodation
- Personal equipment
- Any deviations to the original schedule
- Personal Porters on the trek.
- Health insurance and expenses relating to evacuation in case of accident
- International flights
Any costs associated with program changes
Equipment for Uganda trekking:
- International passport.
- Airplane tickets.
- Medical insurance.
- Information in English about vaccination against yellow fever.