5 Days Mountains of the Moon Hiking Adventure

5 Days Mountains of the Moon Hiking Adventure

5 Days Mountains of the Moon Hiking Adventure.

The Rwenzori Mountains have long been dubbed the mountains of the moon.

Calling to life the ethereal beauty of the snow-capped peaks rising, luminescent, in the moonlight.

There is profound power in the verdant flora that sprouts from the base to the top of this mountain range.

Embrace this elemental journey as a return to a pristine wilderness that exists outside of time.

These five days will give you the perfect adventure to the mountains of the moon.

Uganda 
Start Kampala (Day 1)
Day 1-4 Rwenzori Mountains
End Entebbe (Day 5)

 

 

Tour Features

Budget tour

This budget tour includes camping and tented camps.

Private tour

This tour will be organized exclusively for you and won't be shared with others.

Can start any day

If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.

Can be customized

You can request minor changes to the accommodations and destinations of this tour.

Suitable for solo travelers

Solo travelers can book this private tour.

12

Minimum age of 12 years

The minimum age for this tour is 12 years.

Day 1
Day 1 Journey to Rwenzori From Kampala/Entebbe,

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

• A transfer from the airport can be arranged for an extra cost.

• Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

we meander westward towards the fabled mountains of the moon, also known as the Rwenzori Mountain ranges. It's quite a sight that will most definitely blow your mind. We will journey through Fort portal where we will spend the night.

Main Destination:

Rwenzori Mountains

Accommodation:

Wild Tracks Overland Camp

• Budget tented camp located just outside Kibale NP

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 2
Trek through the Bamboo Forest Our preparations for the hike begin at Kilembe.

Along the steady trek from the valley floor to Sine camp, we meet a multitude of birds and black & white colobus monkeys swinging in the canopies. With luck, we might see L’Hoest monkeys, which are cultural emblems among the Bakonzo and therefore under the protection of Omusinga, the King. The woods bloom with bamboo, flowers, fungi, moss, and hanging vines covered in lichen. We come upon Enoch’s Falls which opens to a breathtaking view.

We reach Sine Camp at 2,596 meters above sea level, overlooking Enoch’s Falls and the lush forest beyond. As some traveler's enter their rustic wooden huts for the night, others trade tales around a crackling campfire, surrounded by tranquil forest and the open night sky.

Main Destination:

Rwenzori Mountains

Accommodation:

Budget camping

• In or near Rwenzori Mountains

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 3
A Valley of Splendor

We set off from Sine Camp for a steep climb through bamboo forests characterized by fruit and berry trees. The call of Crimson winged Rwenzorituraco bird rings through the crisp air. At 3,000 meters, the bamboo gives way to towering heather trees, some 15 meters high. Tucked away in the heather trees is Kalalama Camp, with a view of Lake George in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

We continue with the ascend until we turn and descend to a flat valley of lobelia plants. A short jaunt takes us to Kyra Villa where we again descend to enter Samalira Camp, which is cusped in a small dip carved from the landscape.

Main Destination:

Rwenzori Mountains

Accommodation:

Budget camping

• In or near Rwenzori Mountains

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4
Descent along Nyamwamba River

We begin the descent back through the serene bamboo forest, accompanied by bird calls and chimpanzees screeching in the distance. At Omusita Rest Area, we may continue a straight descent or divert to the scenic route, a trail following Nyamwamba River. All paths reunite at the park entrance and we continue from there back to Wild Tracks Overland Camp.

Main Destination:

Rwenzori Mountains

Accommodation:

Wild Tracks Overland Camp

• Budget tented camp located just outside Kibale NP

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5
Departure from Mount Rwenzori

The mountains of the moon diminish in the rearview mirror, but they loom large in our memories as we return to Kampala and on to Entebbe International Airport for our flight back home. A stop at the Equator presents an opportunity to grab a few souvenirs and gifts from the delectable craft markets.

Main Destination:

Entebbe International Airport

Accommodation:

No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

• Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.

• A transfer back to the airport can be arranged for an extra cost.

Important to Know

• Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.

• This tour accepts children who are 12 years and older.

Included

  • Included
  • • Porterage
  • • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • • Camping equipment
  • • A professional driver/guide
  • • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • • All Taxes/VAT
  • • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • • Drinks(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • • Sleeping bag

Excluded

  • • Rescue fee
  • • Climbing gear
  • • International flights(From/to home)
  • • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • • Bath towels
  • • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

Accommodation & Meals

  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost
  • Day

Accommodation

Meals

  • 1

Wild Tracks Overland CampBudget tented camp just outside Kibale NP

All Meals Included

  • 2-3

Budget campingIn or near Rwenzori Mountains

All Meals Included

  • 4

Wild Tracks Overland CampBudget tented camp just outside Kibale NP

All Meals Included

  • 5

End of tour(No accommodation)

All Meals Included

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