Hike to the Top of Mount Rwenzori for an Unforgettable Safari Adventure : Raising up to 5100m above sea level, a hike to the top of Mount Rwenzori is so rewarding. The mountain towers over the lush green landscape of the Virunga Mountains in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This incredible mountain range boasts a vast number of peaks. It’s hard to believe that you can actually summit one of these peaks with little more than your own two feet and some determination! This mountain hiking safari will take you on a journey from the foothills of Lake Edward up to Margherita. On top and then all the way to Mount Stanley’s peak — topping out at 5100m!
Planning Your Hike to the Top of Mount Rwenzori Trip
Rwenzori Hiking Safaris are available from March to October when wildlife sightings are slightly high. If you’re planning a trip, be sure that you dress appropriately with a good pair of hiking shoes and bring plenty of sunscreens (most importantly). Be aware that people often suffer altitude sickness so it is important to make sure that you drink plenty of water before and after your trip!
In order to book your tour, contact Lakeside Tours and Travel and they will plan for you an amazing Hike to the top of Mount Rwenzori tour.
The Day-to-Day Trek
Climbing Mount Rwenzori is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views from the top. The journey up to the summit starts at ground level from Mount Rwenzori National Park. This hike can take between 4-9 days depending on a lot of factors like weather and fitness. You’ll need good physical condition, plenty of water, and some snacks, plus proper gear like boots, gloves, hiking poles and a waterproof jacket. We provide all this equipment and a porter to carry your pack!
You will be trekking through beautiful scenery with lush vegetation and wildlife including buffalo herds and cheetahs. You can also visit villages along the way where you can learn about local customs or buy souvenirs made by local craftsmen.
What to pack for a hike to top of Rwenzori Mountain
Packing for a safari adventure can be tricky, but don’t worry! We have the perfect packing list that will make your journey a breeze. First and foremost, it’s important to pack clothes that are rugged and comfortable enough to withstand any weather conditions. There are many areas of Uganda where you can buy such clothes. So you can bring along a few pairs of shoes; one pair with traction and one pair with rubber soles. Along with these essentials, it’s also important to bring some basic first-aid items such as bandages and antiseptic cream since accidents happen on even the best-planned hikes. Make sure you pack plenty of food and water too.
How Much does a hike to top of mount Rwenzori Cost?
Unlike many safaris that are offered in Africa, a Rwenzori Hiking Safari costs much less and is usually cheaper. Even cheaper than other Uganda Rwanda Safaris like Uganda Gorilla Safaris. This tour offers three different levels of difficulty. So even if you don’t hike all the way up you can still see a variety of wildlife on your way. Lakeside Tours and Travel together with Rwenzori hiking Uganda safari tours provide everything needed for their hikers including hot drinks, warm clothes (gloves, boots) water, and lunch. All guides are experienced climbers themselves so they know how best to ensure safety on this adventure!
Things To Know Before You Go for a Rwenzori Mountain Hike
Climbing Mount Rwenzori is a rigorous hike that can take from more than a week depending on your pace. The climb will take you through some unique environments. It will give you a chance to see some of Uganda’s wildlife up close. You’ll come across monkeys, baboons, elephants, and other animals that live in this region. If you’re looking for a challenge, or just something new, this is your chance! It may not be easy, but it will be one heck of an adventure with spectacular views along the way. It would be wise to bring plenty of food and water because there are few resources along the way. Food isn’t always readily available where you might want it. Bring lots of extra clothes as well since it gets very hot at higher altitudes. Be prepared for anything when hiking Mount Rwenzori so pack accordingly and enjoy what promises to be a rewarding experience climbing Mt.Rwenzori!