Luxury Gorilla, Rwenzori & Chimpanzee Tracking- Rwenzori Expeditions.
Luxury Uganda Safari comes with unique adventure to the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park found in south western Uganda. Uganda is home to around half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas which are open for trekking on gorillas & Rwenzori tour. other destinations to explore include chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest national park. Best black Friday travel deals are available including special stay in accommodations like Equator Snow Lodge and Safari Camps.
Rwenzori Mountains National Park offers unique trekking experiences and to visit rwenzori mountains you need to have the hiking experience since the trek is not an ease compared to Kilimanjaro and other mountains like Nyiragongo, Kahuzi and Biega.
|Day||Duration||Travel day by Day
|1||30 Minutes drive||Arrival in Entebbe and transfer to Nkima Lodge .
Upon arrival at Entebbe international Airport , you will be welcomed by Primate Safari experience guide who will transfer you to Nkima Lodge for dinner and overnight ( Mid Range) and if you stay in Entebbe , NO 5 Boutique ( Luxury). Check on the hotels sections to select.
Note: if time allows , you will explore Entebbe city and visiting the Zoo plus craft shops
|2||Shoe Bill Stork watching||Shoe bill Watching in Mambaba Swamp.
You will have morning breakfast at the lodge and head for the shoe bill watching in the wetlands. If you spent your night in Entebbe hotel , you will transfer by boat to connect to Mabamba Swamp for Shoe bill stork Bird Watching and later return back to the lodge for relaxation. Feel the beach of lake Victoria, the largest water body with East Africa that is shared between Uganda, Kenya & Tanzania. Dinner and overnight as above.
|3||7 hours driving||Transfer to Kasese and stay in Equator Snow Lodge (Dinner).
After Early morning breakfast, You will jump into your safari land cruiser and start on the drive to Rwenzori Mountains national Park which is the unique mountaineering destination that offer summit to Margherita Peak found on Mount Stanley.
The Safari guide will select the route to use to connect to Rwenzori Mountains ( Getting there) since there are two routes.
|4||6 hours||Trek from Nyakalengija Hut to Nyabitaba Camp (FB)
You will head to RMS headquarter where you will meet the rangers and porters, guides , where you will be briefed about the hiking rules and regulations , and after start on the 6 hours hike into the Rwenzoris passing through the lower vegetation covers. Dinner and Overnight at Nyabitaba Camp.
|5||7 hours||Nyabitaba Camp to John Matte Camp (FB).
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. ( Redesigned in unique Rwenzori Mountaineering )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. You will arrive at John Matte in the evening hours for Dinner and overnight at John Matte Hut.
|6||4-5 hours||John Matte Camp to Bujuku Camp (FB).
From John Matte Hut the trail drops down to cross the Bujuku River and enters Lower Bigo Bog, the home of giant lobelias. Jumping from tussock to tussock, the bog is finally crossed but rarely without the feet sampling some of the freezing ooze below.
While at Bujuku Hut, well located in the shadow of Mount Baker and Mount Speke, is set in a narrow valley below Stuhlmann Pass.
This camp is good for acclimatization for clients attempting the summits of peaks Mount Stanley and Mount Speke. Dinner and overnight at Bujuku hut.
Hike duration: 4 – 5 hours. Elevation height: 457m
|7||3- 4 Hours Descend||Bujuku Camp to Kitandara Lakes Camp (FB).
Very early in the morning at 2:00am, you attempt climbing the highest peak, Margherita of Mount Stanley. You will hike to the summit of Margherita peak, the climb takes about 4 -5 hours depending on the weather conditions and the pace of climbing this mountain. This tough walk takes you over three glaciers, slippery rock, ice and very exposed areas which are open on many sides.
Climbing on to the glaciers, cross the Stanley Plateau and proceed with the ascent. Acclimatized to fog, altitude sickness and coolly weather, scramble up to the summit of Margherita the highest peak of the Rwenzori mountains.
The Descend from Margherita peak back to Elena Hut will take you about 2 – 3hours.
After, the trail passes you through an alpine zone of sparse vegetation and rough boulders, descend past the Kitandara Lakes. Dinner and overnight at the Kitandara camp.
|8||Relaxing Day||Special day Relaxing at Kitandara Lakes Camp with exploring the near surroundings., taking photos and enjoying the Mountains of Rwenzoris. Overnight Kitandara Lakes Camp (FB). This comes on a special offer day as you will enjoy the magic trekking with Rwenzori Expeditions.|
|9||6-7 hours||Kitandara Lakes Camp to Guy Yoaman Camp (FB).
From Kitandara, take on the trail that ascends steeply up the headwall, spreading out from the base of Mount Baker and continuing along the south side of the mountain to Fresh field Pass 4282m
At this point you can view into the Congo to the west and Mount Stanley to the north. From the pass, take on the long high alpine mossy.
Thereafter start the descend through steep rocky trails and the rock shelter at Bujongolo, the base camp for the historic expedition by the Duke of Abruzzi in 1906 and then an overnight at Guy yeoman camp.
|10||Guy Yoaman Camp to Nyabitaba Camp (FB).
You will descend through the cliffs of Kichuchu the muddy path crosses the Mubuku River twice through a bamboo forest before climbing downwards to Nyabitaba to complete the circuit. Continue descending Nyabitaba Camp
|11||3 Hours||Nyabitaba Camp to Nyakalengija
After Morning Breakfast, You will then continue to descend for more 3 hours to Nyakalengija. The path down can be slippery and muddy with little to hold on to and requires careful balancing over the vertical mud or steep rock.
Dinner and overnight at Equator Snow Lodge ( Luxury ) Relax in the Afternoon
|12||2 hours||Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
After Morning breakfast at the lodge, you will transfer with your safari guide to Queen Elizabeth National park which is the most lovely destination for watching the tree climbing lions. You will do afternoon game drive to search for the wildlife animals as you relax.
|13||5 hours||Morning Boat Cruise and proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park .
After Early morning breakfast, you will enjoy a 2 hours boat ride on the Kazinga Channel where you will encounter Buffaloes, Elephants, Hippos, kobs plus warthogs among others. This ride will also enable you to see an array of birds. After Boat Cruise you will start on the drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park , which is known for gorilla trekking, it hosts half of the world’s mountain gorillas and its the recommended destination for mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda and volcanoes national Park in Rwanda.
You will arrive at the hotel in the late evening and check in at the lodge for dinner and overnight at Dinner and overnight at Ihamba Residence ( Mid Range) Silverback lodge ( Luxury ) and Buhoma Lodge ( Super Luxury) . Check on the lodges in Bwindi Impenetrable National park.
|14||1-5 hours||Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
After early morning breakfast at your lodge and getting your packed lunch , you will head to the park headquarter for short briefing about the gorilla trekking Rules, and later enter into the jungle to start the search for the endangered species ( Mountain Gorilla Trekking).
Gorilla Trekking in the jungle will take you around 4 hours or more and you will be allowed to spend an hour with the gorillas after return to the park headquarters for the gorilla trekking certificate, After return to the lodge for dinner and overnight as above.
|15||4 hours||Transfer to Lake Mburo National park
After Morning breakfast at the lodge , you will drive into lake mburo with stop over at Mbarara cultural sites and lunch will be in Mbarara town , Later proceed to Lake Mburo National Park which is also known as a wildlife destination that is close to Kampala. Dinner and overnight at Eagles Nest ( Budget) and Rwakobo Lodge ( Mid Range ) , Mihigo Lodge ( Luxury )
|16||Relaxation Day at Lake Mburo.
With your relaxation at Lake Mburo National Park , you will have the option to select on what best activity to do like Bike ( Cycling ) or Horse Riding Tour.
Dinner and overnight as Above .
|17||4 hours||Drive to Entebbe for the flight back to home|