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Rwenzori and Gorillas : Climbing Snow Mountains.

Looking for an Expeditious adventure in Uganda that includes the gorilla trekking & Rwenzori climbing venture as the key highlights of the vacation? We do have variety of gorillas & Rwenzori Climbing tours that we have tailored for previous travelers that selected to have it combined when they are on their trip to Uganda.

An Expeditious holiday booked with Primate Safari Experiences to Climb Rwenzori cant be the usual one since we specialise in Private Tours and Free group tours that are limited to 15 Paxs which are always run on monthly basis.

Amazing Rwenzori & Gorilla Trekking in Uganda.

Looking for an Amazing Rwenzori Trekking tour  combined with Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest national Park , Mgahinga National Park that has an extra ordinary Golden monkey watching at discounted price compared to the one for Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park.

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda:

A visit to the mountain gorillas in Uganda can only lead you into two popular gorilla trekking safari destinations that have been visited by previous gorilla trekkers. You wont be disappointed if you select to go gorillas & Climb Rwenzori Mountains with us .

Gorilla Trekking destinations are Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and the gorilla permit costs us$ 700 per visit and the gorilla habituation permits costs 1500 USD per 4 hours with the gorillas.  Wishing to stay longer with the gorillas , then book gorilla & Rwenzori Trek now.

Rwenzori Safari Extension.

All Tours Tailored by Primate Safari Experiences  to climb Rwenzori Mountains National Park offer the great safari extension options like a visit to the wildlife animals ( Tree climbing ) in Queen Elizabeth National Park , Chimpanzee Tracking  & Habituation in Kibale Forest national Park , Kalinzu forest to ensure you a have a lifetime adventure trip

Rwenzori & Gorilla Trek Highlights

  • Welcome to Uganda, the “Pearl of Africa”, an exotic world with an incomparable natural wealth.
  • 7-Day dream trekking to the mystical Mountains of the Moon and the source of the Nile.
  • Cross several climate and vegetation zones in the Rwenzori National Park, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
  • Mountaineers have the opportunity to climb Mt. Stanley, the third highest mountain of the black continent.
  • In the intact and untouched rain forest of the Bwindi National Park we observe the last wild mountain gorillas on earth in their natural habitat.
  • Close contact with nature and culture of Uganda.
  • At the end of our dream trip we go on a safari in the world famous Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Detailed 12 Days Rwenzori & Gorilla Safari – Rwenzori Expeditions

In this 12 days safari, you will have large extent of acclimatization on the mountain by trekkers through joining longer distances, longer stretches on the mountain and slighter altitude gains.

You will also have the chance to experience the primates in the wild. This gives you a chance to see them build their houses for the night, groom each other and feeding. The mountain gorillas are some of the endangered wild life species that can only be found in Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable national park, Virunga national park Congo, Volcanoes national park Rwanda and Mgahinga National park Uganda.

Safari highlights,
· Gorilla tracking and Chimpanzee tracking
· Cultural tours
· Beautiful views and landscapes
· Margherita summit
· Wild life tour

SAFARI ITINERARY

Days of Travel Activities Accomodation
Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Kibale National park.

 

On this day, you will be received by our experienced tour guide and travel consultant that will give you a briefing about your trip and then transfer to Kibale forest national park where you will be tracking the chimpanzee the following day.

 

1 night at Chimpundu lodge
Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking and Transfer to Kasese

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You have an early breakfast head to the park headquarters for a briefing about the tracking. After the tracking Chimpanzees, you will have refreshments and start the journey to drive to Kasese town which is the next biggest town to Rwenzori Mountains national park, lunch will be en route as it will be advised by the safari guide.

 

Dinner and overnight is at Equator Snow Hotel.

 

Day 3: Hike to Kalalama camp

 

Starts with a briefing at UWA rangers post, trek through various vegetation covers with chances of encountering various bird species and monkeys. There is a steep climb with many high steps as you enter the Bamboo zone, which is muddy and slippery, thus making movements so slow. You ought to be very careful while moving on this terrain. As the trek proceeds further to Kalalama camp, the region offers beautiful scenery. Arrive at Kalalama camp (3147m) which is located within the heather zone for dinner and an overnight sleep.

 

Accomodation at Kalalama camp
Day 4: Transfer to Bugata Camp via Mutinda Camp

 

After Breakfast, you will set off for Bugata camp via Mutinda camp. Trek through the Bamboo-mimulopsis zone comprising of steep climb with many high steps. You will also walk through Giant heather trees, and arrive at Mutinda camp at 3.688m, which was named after the Mutinda Peaks.

It is from this point that you can hike up to the Mutinda Lookout, at 3.925m which is a 90 minutes’ walk, plus 60 minutes descent to the camp. It is from here that you will have your lunch break.

Continue with your trek through the boggy terrain with the typical wet vegetation and tussocks, after which you will enter the Alpine vegetation zone that consists of the giant lobelia, the groundsel and the everlasting flowers while crossing the Mutinda valley.

Hike up the steep section to Namusangi Valley, crossing various bogs as you ascend to Bugata Camp at 3.062m where you will have your dinner and an overnight.

 

Accomodation at Bugata Camp
Day 5: Trek to Hunwick’s Camp

 

 

After breakfast, walk along the ridge, crossing several wet areas and small rivers flowing from both Mount Baker and the fresh fields pass. Trekking up Scott Elliott Pass is amazing as you walk through and rising up the ridge of Mt Stanley to Margherita Camp at 4,485 meters which is below Elena Hut.

The Margherita camp which is sheltered with a ring of rocks was once used by an Italian Prince Luigi Amadeo di Savoia, and Duke of the Abruzzi. It is from here that you will observe breathtaking views of Mt Baker, Scott Elliot Pass and some of the high glaciers on Mt Stanley.

 

Accomodation at Elena Hut
Day 6: Climb to Margherita Camp

 

Breakfast served, and then starts your day with walking along the ridge, crossing several wet areas and small rivers flowing from both Mount Baker and the fresh fields pass. Trekking up Scott Elliott Pass is amazing as you walk through and rising up the ridge of Mt Stanley to Margherita Camp at 4,485 meters which is below Elena Hut of the Rwenzori Mountaineering Services.

The Margherita camp which is sheltered with a ring of rocks was once used by an Italian Prince Luigi Amadeo di Savoia, and Duke of the Abruzzi. It is from here that you will observe breathtaking views of Mt Baker, Scott Elliot Pass and some of the high glaciers on Mt Stanley.

Since you will walk to Margherita camp for 4.2km, you are expected to arrive late in the evening.

 

Accomodation at Margherita Camp
Day 7: Ascend to Margherita Summit and back to Margherita Camp

 

You will wake up at 2:00am for your early morning breakfast, after which you will set off for the longest and strenuous walk to the summit of Margherita which will start at 3:00am The early movement to Margherita peak of Mount Stanley is mainly aimed at reaching the glaciers before sunrise since the heat from the sun causes the glaciers to melt, thus making the roots to be totally impassable.

Hiking through the steep heights to Margherita peak requires enough physical strength. Proceed with your hike over the glaciers close, after then you will climb to an exposed section of the rock, which is bolted and roped, to get on the ridge running up to the top of the Margherita peak at 5.109m

Upon reaching the peak, you will be endowed by the beautiful scene of the whole country, as you are now at the highest point of the country. Lunch will be served at the peak, after which you will descend to.

 

Hunwick’s camp for dinner and an overnight stay
Day 8: Slope to Kiharo Camp

 

You will start your day by climbing up a ridge towards McConnell’s Prong, where you will be rewarded with impressive views of the three peaks of Mount Stanley, mount Baker and Speke as well as the Scott Elliot pass before reaching Oliver’s pass at 4,505m. The total distance between Hunwick’s Camp and Oliver’s pass is 3km.

The confluence then meanders down the valley to Kiharo camp, which is established in a deep valley with high cliffs and dense vegetation. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.

 

Accomodation at Kiharo camp
Day 9: Descend to the base of the Camp

 

From Kiharo camp, the path turns off to the right pass along the river. Spot Duikers as you pass along the river otherwise trek down the river itself jumping across the rocks as you pass down.

The trails becomes steep with multitudes of waterfalls after a few kilometers down the river, which is why you will have to move away from the river and follow a narrow ridge to bypass steep sections.

You will again meet the river where there is a huge rock shelter and a place to rest for a lunch break, after which, you will cross a small stream as you climb up gentle slopes before turning back down to the river to avoid another set of waterfalls which are impassable. The forest along this section is a home many birds species, primates, duikers and hyrax.  This last day offers great experience and ending to a fantastic trek

Accomodation at Equator snow lodge
Day 10: Transfer to Bwindi home of Uganda Gorillas

 

You will be picked up from your hotel by the driver who will have arrived the previous day and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park located in the western part of Uganda. You will have enroute lunch on your way to Bwindi National park.

 

Dinner and overnight Four gorillas lodge
Day 11: Gorilla trekking Uganda Enjoy early morning breakfast and transfer to the park headquarters with your packed lunch for briefing by the ranger guides and later head into the forest for your trek. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi takes 2 to 8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. These primates roam the park freely and there is no way of telling where they will be for a particular day. On finding them, you will be allowed 1 hour to view and take photos of these gentle primates, enjoy your lunch packs and meet your driver / guide and transfer back to your lodge.

 

Dinner and overnight stay at Four gorillas lodge

 

Day 12:Transfer to Entebbe On this day, you will have breakfast at your preferred time them prepare to start your journey to entebbe.

 

Accomodation at Hotel No.5

 

 

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