9-Days Chimp Trekking and Mt. Rwenzori Hiking

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9-Days Chimp Trekking and Mt. Rwenzori Hiking

This 9-day tour provides a unique blend of wildlife, adventure, and natural beauty, offering a well-rounded experience of Uganda’s diverse landscapes and rich biodiversity. By planning ahead and respecting the environment and local communities, you can have a memorable and responsible travel experience.

Day 1: Transfer to Kibale National Park

After breakfast, start your journey to Kibale National Park. The drive takes about 5-6 hours. Along the way, you’ll enjoy the scenic beauty of the Ugandan countryside. Arrive at Kibale National Park and check into your lodge. Evening at leisure to rest and prepare for the upcoming activities. Overnight stay in Kibale.

Accommodation: Kibale Foreast Camp

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale

Early morning breakfast. Head to Kibale National Park for a thrilling chimpanzee tracking experience. Guided by park rangers, you’ll trek through the forest, and with luck, you’ll spot these remarkable primates. Afternoon: Optional activities may include a visit to Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, a community walk, or nature walk. Overnight stay in Kibale.

Accommodation: Kibale Foreast Camp

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Transfer to Rwenzori Mountains

Depart Kibale National Park and start your journey to the Rwenzori Mountains, a drive of approximately 3-4 hours. The route will take you through picturesque landscapes and local villages. Arrive in the Rwenzori area and check into your chosen accommodation. Take in the mountain views and relax. Overnight stay near the Rwenzori Mountains.

Day 4: Rwenzori Mountains (Nyakalengija Trailhead)

Start your trekking adventure in the Rwenzori Mountains. Hike from Nyakalengija Trailhead to Nyabitaba Hut, the first stop on your trek. The hike might take several hours, depending on the chosen route. Overnight stay in Nyabitaba Hut or camping.

Day 5: Rwenzori Mountains

Continue your trek deeper into the Rwenzori Mountains. Hike from Nyabitaba to John Matte Hut (or other relevant huts/campsites depending on your chosen route). This day offers incredible views and challenging terrain. Overnight stay in the huts or camping.

Day 6: Rwenzori Mountains

Another day of trekking through the Rwenzori’s stunning landscapes. Hike from John Matte Hut to Bujuku Hut or another appropriate accommodation. Depending on your route, this day may involve challenging terrain and high altitudes. Overnight stay in the huts or camping.

Day 7: Rwenzori Mountains (Margherita Peak – Optional)

If you’re aiming for the summit, this day is dedicated to climbing Margherita Peak, the highest point in the Rwenzori Mountains. For those not attempting the summit, enjoy additional hikes and explore the incredible scenery. Depending on your plans, either return to the same camp or hut or continue to a new one. Overnight stay in the huts or camping.

Day 8: Descend from Rwenzori Mountains

Descend from the Rwenzori Mountains to lower altitudes. The descent takes you back to Nyakalengija or your starting point. Celebrate your trekking achievement and relax. Overnight stay near the Rwenzori Mountains.

Day 9: Return to Kibale National Park

Drive back to Kampala or Entebbe. Along the way, you may choose to visit sites like Fort Portal or the Equator for photo opportunities. Arrive in Kampala or Entebbe in the late afternoon or evening. Overnight stay in Kampala or Entebbe.

End of our 9-Days Chimp Trekking and Mt. Rwenzori Hiking

Inclusions:

  • Accommodations
  • Meals
  • Transportation
  • Chimpanzee Tracking Permit
  • National Park Entry Fees
  • Trekking Equipment

Exclusions:

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Optional Activities
  • Additional Permits

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