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Rwenzori Mountains Day Hikes & Treks 2023-2024 – Rwenzori Expeditions.

Climbing Rwenzori Mountains is on many a bucket list, however we have had a chance at Rwenzori Expeditions to explore all the routes to the summit so we  offer multi-day guided ascents of the Rwenzori mountains. However, for a flavor of Rwenzori, how about adding a day hike to your Uganda safari itinerary? Rwenzoris, which is the 3rd highest mountain in Africa at 5,109m, can take around 7 Days climb to the summit margherita peak, but if you head to Ibanda side of the mountain you can do a one-day excursion, which incorporates some hiking on the high moorland and Nature walk.

What to expect on a hike on Mount Rwenzoris

Rwenzori & Gorillas group tourFrom your accommodation in Kasese or around the near the park, depart with your guide after an early breakfast for the drive to Rwenzori Mountains National Park. Depending on the location of your hotel, the journey will take 1½–2½ hours if your from Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Besides the strenuous hike, there are a series of other adventures to engage in while on this mountain Rwenzori trekking safari such as visiting the neighboring Bakonzo villages for nature walks and encounters with the local people

What to wear: The walk can be over uneven ground in places, so closed shoes are recommended. Due to the altitude, warm clothing and/or waterproofs are also advisable. Read More

The tours below showcase just some of what is possible. Use these itineraries as starting points, or to draw inspiration. Then get in touch, and let our expert team help craft the perfect itinerary for you.

Rwenzori Expeditions : gives the soul back to the Safari Experience.

Travel in Africa is about knowing what, when and where to go and with whom – for the ultimate Mountaineering experience. Apart from Mountaineering trips that are offered by Rwenzori Expeditions, Immerse yourself in Uganda’s jaw-dropping landscapes and spectacular fauna on an exploration of three of the country’s protected natural areas. Set out on safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National park, driving through acacia-dotted plains teeming with wildlife in Queen Elizabeth national park ; learn about rhino conservation from  Ziwa Rhino sanctuary ; and spot wading hippos and hundreds of species of birds on the shores of Murchison falls .

Scroll down the list below to select your preferred experiences on Last minute safaris. Or don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have anything else in mind


Explore the crater lakes on a day tour begins with a pick-up from Rwenzori mountains and drive towards Kibale forest national park with stop over at the first crater lake of Lake Nkuruba where you may spot some Primates like the Black and White Colobus, Red Monkeys, Vervet Monkeys and Red-Tailed monkeys during the nature walk around the Lake , visit to the Top of the world where you will see the surrounding areas of Kibale National Park, the Rwenzori lower ranges, Queen Elizabeth National Park, as well as Fort Portal City Center.  Later you will proceed to Kibale Forest national Park where you will have an overnight stay if you booked the Chimpanzee tracking for the next day or transfer back to fort portal city.  It is possible to swim in some of the crater lakes but we don’t  recommend swimming (Approximate trip length: 8-9hours).

Chimpanzee Tracking – Kibale

This day tour starts from Rwenzori Mountains and you will drive to Kibale Forest National Park that is the home for 13 Primates in Uganda including the famous Chimpanzees which can be visited as add-on after the Rwenzori Climbing tour and the experts of Rwenzori Expeditions are available to help you.  We will then drive 126km to the entrance of Kibale National Park, where we will pay the fee for chimpanzee tracking. From there, we will continue driving 10km inside the park to Kanyancu, where we will register our visit . After the briefing, ranger guides will take you onto the chimpanzee trails.  After tracking, your Primate Safari Experiences guide transfer you back to the hotel of your choice or transfer to Kampala depending on the design of the Booking.

Chimpanzee Tracking permit costs 200$$

Queen Elizabeth Wildlife Day Tour

The Queen Elizabeth National Park day tour starts from Rwenzori mountains national park after the feel of the magical margherita peak and drive to Queen Elizabeth national park the home for the cats and big five , you will have stop over Equator, where we will enjoy a photo shoot, then proceed to enter into the park and head for the game drive in the morning where we will get a good view of Lake George, Kikorongo, and a panoramic view of the park, including where we will be spending the day tracking the “Big Five” (lions, elephants, leopards, and round-horned buffaloes). After approximately 2 hours, we will reach Kasenyi Safari Camp where we will have breakfast and you will have the opportunity to purchase crafts. After the game drive,you will have lunch and later proceed for the boat cruise using the local community boat to have more private feel of Queen Elizabeth. we begin our drive back to kasese town, arriving at your hotel in the late evening.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Rwenzori Mountains Day Hike & Trekking for 2023-2024

Rwenzori Expeditions  trading as primate Safari Experiences limited offers a variety of Mountaineering and Trekking options from one day nature walk in Rwenzoris to 12 Days Rwenzori & Gorillas to suit your style of adventure and schedule.

Day Trip Add-ons – Extra activities

Day trips to Rwenzori Mountains National park encompass extra safari add-ons which can be enjoyed at the next trips like Gorilla trekking in Bwindi , Boat Cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale & Kalinzu forest national Park.

We are the certified booking agent for Rwenzori Mountains National Park that are commission based, we are registered and licensed by Uganda Tourism Board as the Laws of Uganda!

Discounted Prices Guaranteed

Compare and contrast the Prices for various bookings to Rwenzori on private tours or group travelers , with greater discounts for students adventurers and East African Citizens ( Kenyan, Ugandan, Tanzania , Rwandese and other member states)

Pick Up locations for Rwenzori Tours .

We do offer customized safaris and they come with ease and freedom to start any time and any day .  we do pick up trips from Fortportal , Kampala , Entebbe , Mbarara and Lake Bunyonyi at an extra cost.  Check out on our transfer services to secure your slot for the visit to Rwenzori Mountains National Park. Ask for a quote.

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