5 Days Chimpanzee & Rwenzori Hiking Tour
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This safari takes you to the most fascinating destinations in Uganda

 

where you will visit both Kibale National park and Rwenzori National Park. This safari includes a chimpanzee permit worth $150 per person per day.Kibale National Park has one of the greatest and most diverse areas of the tropical forest in Uganda, it has got scattered patches of grasslands and the swamps filled in the north and central parts of the park. The park is home to 70 mammals’ species, 13 primate species like the chimpanzees, monkey species, 375 bird species and more.

Rwenzori National Park is referred to as the mountains of the moon and lies in western Uganda along the Uganda- Congo border. The lower slopes of the mountains are covered with moorland, moist montane forest and bamboo. It has got huge tree heather as well as colourful mosses that are wrapped across the mountain side with the giant lobelias. The park has got 70 mammal species, 217 bird species as well as 19 albertine rift endemics.

Tour Highlights

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Kibale & do chimpanzee trekking

Day 2:  Transfer to Rwenzori National Park and start hiking in the afternoon

Day 3: Trail from Omukakizza rest camp to Lake Mhoma 3,515 metres

Day 4: Trail from Lake Mahoma to Nyakalengija

Day 5: Transfer Rwenzori National Park back Kampala

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  • Destination:Uganda
  • Duration:6 days
  • DATES : Jun 21 - Jun 27
    • Hotel:4 Stars
    • Meals:Lunch, Dinner
  • PRICE :

    $959 $800

DAY 1

Transfer from Kampala to Kibale & do chimpanzee trekking (314km, 5h 10min)

On this day, your guide picks you from your hotel in Kampala by 7:00am and proceeds to Kibale National Park. You get to enjoy great sceneries along the way and have your lunch at Igongo cultural centre. You arrive at the park and check in at the lodge. After proceed to the park headquarters for briefing about the do’s and don’ts of chimpanzee trekking in the jungle. Start the search for the chimpanzees and once you meet them, you are given 1 hour to interact with them as you take photos of them taking care of their young ones, feeding the young ones and many more.

After the trek, you proceed back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Dinner and overnight at Kyaninga Lodge (Luxury) Primate Lodge (Moderate) Kibale Forest Camp (Budget) Meal Plan; Full board

DAY 2

Transfer to Rwenzori National Park and start hiking in the afternoon

Have breakfast at the lodge and then proceed with your drive to Mount Rwenzori National park. Upon your arrival, you start hiking the trail from Nyalengeja to OmukaKizza rest camp at 2,977meters. This hiking takes you through the pristine rain forest of Kyambogho ridge with the view of the Mubuku valley, and thenhikes the heavily forested ridge which is home to primates like black and white colobus monkeys, blue monkeys as well as the L’Hoest Monkey up to OmukaKizza rest camp. You get to enjoy the great views over the Rwenzori foot hills and Kasese town 2, 260 metres below.

DAY 3

Trail from Omukakizza rest camp to Lake Mahoma 3,515 metres

On this day of hiking, you go up to Lake Mahoma where the forest gives a way to a long narrow moss covered ridge up to 3515m through a great beautiful forest of giant heather covered in layers of the green moss. Get to follow the footprints of mountain elephants through the bamboo as well as heather forest, see them having a drink at the hot spring. The ridge leads you to the Rukenga valley where you view the everlasting flowers and the Giant Lobelia. Then cross to Mahoma lake Camp for a night. From here, you are able to see Mt Baker, Mt Stanley and the portal peaks.

DAY 4

Trail from Lake Mahoma to Nyakalengija

Breakfast early in the morning, after proceed for a field walk around the lake and descend back through Nyabitaba ranger post and the Mpanga ridge to connect to Mubuku valley a home of the three horned chameleons, this will mark the end of this hiking safari.

DAY 5

Transfer Rwenzori National Park back Kampala

Breakfast in the morning, and then start your drive from Mount Rwenzori to Kampala having a stopover at the equator as well as lunch at Igongo Cultural centre. Have another stop at Mpambire drum makers point to buy yourself some souvenirs. After, proceed to Kampala arriving late afternoon. The guide is to either drop you at your hotel or at the airport for your departure flight.

Tour Inclusives and Exclusives

Tour inclusions

  • Accommodation and meals during the hike
  • Accommodation in the mountain huts and camps/ Hotels
  • Transport in 4×4 vehicle
  • Park entrances
  • Professional Guide fees
  • Porters
  • Professional cook
  • Rescue team in case of emergency
  • Chimpanzee permits
  • Enroute meals

Tour exclusions

  • Items of personal nature
  • International Flights
  • Drinks & Laundry
  • Telephone fees
  • Personal insurance

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