4 DAYS RWENZORI MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK
Rwenzori Mountains National Park is a Ugandan national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Rwenzori Mountains. Almost 1,000 km² in size, the park has Africa’s third highest mountain peak and many waterfalls, lakes, and glaciers. The park is known for its beautiful plant life.
- Bird watching
- Nature walks
- Mountain climbing
- Cultural encounters
Day 1: Transfer to Kasese
Upon the arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be welcomed by the Prime Tours Uganda Company representatives. You will then transfer to hotel in Kampala to relax and refresh at Serena Hotel/Rochester Hotel/Hotel Africana.
Embark on journey en route to Kasese. You will have a stopover in Fortportal for late lunch at Garden’s restaurant/Food Set Go/Amaani Rwenzori. After lunch, visit the palace of the Omukama of Tooro kingdom and Amabere ga nyina mwiru. Proceed to Kasese town. Dinner and overnight stay Equator Snow Geo Lodge/Hotel Margherita/TJ Global Hotel Kasese.
Day 2: Transfer to Rwenzori Mountains National Park.
Have your early morning breakfast at 7:00am. Drive to Rwenzori mountains national park, check in at the lodge and after go for bird watching in the park. Birding opportunities are greatest in the montane forest; understandably, few species choose to make their home in the inhospitable world of the high Rwenzori. Bee-eaters, Robins, Sunbirds and Barbets are some of the 217 species found in Rwenzori Mountains National Park. Other species to watch out for include the Rwenzori Turaco and Long-eared Owl; while higher up on the slopes, Bearded Vultures, Swifts and Black Eagles may be seen circling for prey. Turn back at the lodge for lunch and rest a bit.
In the evening, follow the trails for nature walks within the central circuit zone. These include trails up to Lake Mahooma and Buraro chimp forest; walks through the communities of Kichamba to reach the Karangura ridge; and hiking to Bundibugo area through Bwamba pass. The communities of Ruboni and Turaco View also offer guided forest walks of various lengths just outside the park. Dinner and overnight stay Equator Snow Geo Lodge/Hotel Margherita/TJ Global Hotel Kasese.
Day 3: Mountain climbing
Have your morning breakfast at 6:30am. Start the mountain climbing through Kilembe Trail with your packed lunch. The recently reopened Kilembe Trail ascends the southern slopes of the Rwenzori from a trailhead at Kilembe near the town of Kasese. The route along the lovely Nyamwamba Valley passes glacial lakes and some stunning viewpoints before joining the Central Circuit at Lake Kitandara. After reaching at the destination of your choice, descend back at the lodge and rest. Dinner and overnight stay Equator Snow Geo Lodge/Hotel Margherita/TJ Global Hotel Kasese.
Day 4: Depart to Kampala
Take your morning breakfast at 7:00am. Go discover the peaceful farming village of Ruboni, home to around 2,000 Bakonzo, in the foothills of the Rwenzoris. Walk with the villagers as they demonstrate their daily activities, from tending to their animals and crops to preparing meals with the freshest ingredients. Meet the blacksmith, traditional healer, basket weavers and storytellers, and enjoy a vibrant dance performance accompanied by lively drumming.
After then check out of the lodge and transfer back to Kampala with a lunch stopover in Mbarara town at Agip motel/Shaheen restaurant/Café Havana. You will then proceed to Kampala at the location of your choice or Entebbe Airport for evening flight.
END OF TOUR
|NO. OF PAX
- Ground transportation in 4WD vehicle
- Park entrance fees
- Full board accommodation
- Service of English speaking driver guide
- All activities included in the itinerary
- Emergency rescue
- Meals as per the itinerary
- Bottled drinking water in the safari vehicle
- Flight fares
- Personal expenses like laundry, telephone
- Extra activities not on the itinerary