Rwenzori Mountains National Park Uganda;- Rwenzori Mountain Trekking and Climbing Safari in Uganda Tours.

Mountain Rwenzori National Park is the main mountain climbing national park in Uganda. Here we have given you important information about the location of Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Rwenzori mountain trekking and climbing safari in Uganda tours, all attractions-things to see, activities-things to do, the best time to visit Moutain Rwenzori for treks, a guide to what to park-parking list, plus accommodation-safari lodges where one can stay.

A Uganda Safari that features Rwenzori mountain trekking and climbing adventure provides a memorable, rewarding Uganda safari experience but in order to have a smooth flow, it should be well planned and well prepared. The central hike circuit can take about six nights/seven days and then reaches an altitude of 14,000ft(4,267m) above the sea level.

     Rwenzori Mountains National Park-Overview.

    Conditions on this mountain are quite challenging even to an experienced hiker as mountain Rwenzori is well known for its steep, un engineered, and slippery trails with frequent rainfall and cold temperatures, fog, muddy, steep terrain with a high altitude.

    Despite this, it’s worth a try due to the exciting experience you will attain. Its dry period includes July-August, December-February and so its relatively dry for inexperienced hikers.

    At all seasons its recommended that one should have rain gear, a good sleeping bag, a warm hat, pairs of gloves, heavy socks, gumboots, gaiters and a walking stick for easy balance and support are plus a basic first aid kit.
    Porters stay around the mountain thus help visitors carry their heavy equipment and food, leaving one with a small pack, rain gear, warm clothes, camera, water, and any other light luggage for an enjoyable experience.
    One can purchase their own food and the Rwenzori mountaineering service can provide cooking utensils and cooks to help in preparing it.

    Central Circuit Trail

    Day 1:

    Ensure that you arrive at the Rwenzori Mountaineering Services (R.M.S) & Rwenzori Mountains National Park offices located at Nyakalengija during morning hours in order to have enough time to hire hiking equipment and get booked for services of porters guides.
    Hiking activities are set off from 5,400ft/1,646m at the park headquarters going past typical the Bakonzo “mud and wattle” homesteads. Gradually continue walking through the huge elephant grass upwards and via garden plots which take about 40minutes to arrive at the boundary of the park.
    This trail follows river Mubuku crossing through recent landslide areas that involve climbing over rocks and a bluff, before reaching river Mahoma within 2hrs 30min time. After crossing this river embark on a steep climb through the open bracken fern slopes & Podorcarpus Forest at 8,700ft(2652m) up to the Nyabitaba hut.
    climbing from the Nyakalengija area to Nyabitaba takes an average hiker about 5-7 hours and the total elevation attained is 4,000ft(1,200m). Slow or armature hikers could take a much longer time, it is, therefore, advisable to set off from the park headquarters as early as possible to avoid trailing in darkness.
    During this trip, you might hear chimpanzees sounds and might get a glimpse of the black and white colobus, blue monkeys plus the beautifully Rwenzori Turaco bird.

    Day 2:

    For half a kilometer the trail starts at Nyabitaba Hut-West wards then drops steeply heading to the Kurt Shaffer Bridge. It crosses below rivers Bujuku & Mubuku respectively and after turning on the right of the bridge, starts climbing up the central circuit anti-clockwise since the opposite direction is more demanding and risky.
    The muddy slippery trail goes consistently up through a bamboo forest after the Kurt Shaffer Bridge, After 1:30hrs, you will get to the most challenging and dangerous footing of the whole circuit according to any hiker. since it has slippery boulder hopping.
    You will reach out to the Nyamuleju hut with its accompanying rock shelter after 5hrs of walking from Nyabitaba and this may be a great stopover for yo night. This is the start of the giant groundsel zone and Lobelia, a unique vegetation type found no elsewhere in the world, except at Rwenzori.
    You will have a 1hour walk through a challenging bog to John Matte hut (11,200ft/3,414m). It is full of unique plants and the slow pace at which one walks is a delightful chance to examine and photograph the unique environment. Reaching john matte takes 7 hours. To some hikers, this is the most tiring and longest day of the entire circuit so an early start is recommended.
    Getting on top of this altitude-Kurt Shafer Bridge means one is about 3,000ft(915m). Hikers who feel have reached their height limits at this point should consider stopping here.

    Day 3:

    You will leave John Matte to cross the Bujuku River to enter the lower Bigo bog, and you shall experience jumping from tussock to tussock on a grassy bog. This trail is not only muddy but follows the left (southern) edge of lower Bibo bog until it finally reaches the round metal “uni-port” the big hut and its rock hard shelter.
    There is a steep section past the hut that leads to the upper Bigo bog, in the last half of which, a boardwalk has been constructed. someone may think it is an ugly intrusion, but it makes walking easier and prevents hikers from further damaging this bog. At the upper end of this bog is a beautiful narrow stream that can make a lovely stopover for your lunch.

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