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Rwenzori mountaineering and canoe trekking in uganda

Day 1

Arrive at Entebbe airport and transfer to Nexus hotel for an overnight.

Day   2

Transfer to Kasese. Overnight at Tour Holiday Inn Ibanda
 Day 3Hiking starts in the Rwenzoris   seven nights eight days on the mountain.

After breakfast, transfer to park headquarters at Nyakalengija. This is
the starting point, where you will get your guides and porters, You will
start your trekking and head for Nyabitaba hut (2652M) 5-6 hours

 Day  4  John Matte(3414M)
 Early departure is necessary, because the hike involves moving anti clock
wise and the paths are sometimes slippery, so its vital to leave early
enough.
Day 5   Bujuku hut (3962M)
The hike takes 5 hours but this entirely depends on the condition of the
bogs. It involves the experience of jumping from one grassy tussock to the
other.
Day 6     Elena base
Four hours from Bujuku make Elena your base because others might be scaling to Magherita peak (5109M). For those hiking to the peak, you need the crampons, ice axe, harness, ropes and climbing skill is a must. Please bring your own equipments even though we can hire.

Day 7   Hiking to the peak

For those who are Scaling the Magherita will hike up to the peak (5019M) and the rest will descend to Kitandara hut where you will all spend your night

Day 8    Geo Yeoman (3450M)
From Kitandara hut, descend to Geo Yeoman. This is the most difficult part of the circuit It has a lot  of the  rocks ,endless bogs, steep and slippery paths
Day 9   Nyabitaba hut 5 hours

From Geo Yeoman Head for Nyabitaba hut, if your knees are still okay, you
can head for Nyakalengija, Otherwise make a night at Nyabitaba

 Day 10     Nyabitaba to Nyakalengija

Descend to the starting point and transfer to Queen Elizabeth for an afternoon boat cruise
over night at Buffalo lodge overlooking the Kazinga channel

Day 11

Morning game drive and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

 Over night at Heart of Edirisa

 Day 12

CANOE TREKKING IS CONDUCTED BY EDIRISA   TRAVEL

Peddling start at 10:00 am after a hearty breakfast at Heart of Edirisa( meeting point).First  stop is at Bushara Island where you will have half an hour walking safari  in the eucalyptus and after a refreshment, you will visit   a former leper’s colony(Bwama Island) Canoeing past the punishment  Island  you will head  to sharp’s island for lunch  after which you will have some hours in the canoe which will lead you to the swimming area and finally to your first destination. Over night stay with a family opposite Kyevu market.

Day 13

After break fast cross to Kyevu for a day trekking through extensive swamps, Pygmy community, Karembe hills and finally to the peak for your lunch break and excellent view of the volcanoes. After lunch descend for three hours to Bufundi peninsula where the canoes will transfer you to Habukomi Island for an over night.

Day 14

Visit the pelican hideout after your breakfast, then paddle to upside down island with a last stop at the Nature prime island for lunch and finally land  at the home bay by 3.p.m

Overnight at Heart of Edirisa

 Day 15

transfer to Kampala with a stop over at the equator for pictures and water experiment. Check in at Nexus in the late afternoon.

 Day 16

Souvenir shopping in the morning visit Nsambya babies home after your lunch and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Mountain Climbing equipments

Walking/safari  boats, Good Pants, Walking sticks, Long sleeved shirts/blouses, warm sweater, rain gears, warm stockings, gloves, sleeping bags,

For those scaling the peaks      harness, ropes crampons, ice axe.