7 Days Rwenzori Mountains Hiking tour & Gorilla Trekking Safari, Uganda Safari Tours
Explore the mountain gorillas during the gorilla trekking safari in either Bwindi impenetrable forest national park or Mgahinga National park on a combined gorilla trekking & rwenzori mountaineering tour with rwenzori mountaineering services. Book the 7 Days Rwenzori Hiking & Gorilla Trekking safari tour to enjoy the best hiking experience to the highest point in Uganda. This7 Days Uganda Safari tour will offer travelers an opportunity to hike different destinations in Uganda
Day 1: Transfer from kampala to Rwenzori national park
Upon arrival at entebbe international airport, you will enjoy morning breakfast , you will start to take the 8 hours journey to drive from Kampala to rwenzori mountains with lunch en route in fort portal and arrive in the late evening . Check in at Ruboni community banda for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Ruboni Hill Walk
Depart early in the morning to hike up Ruboni Hill. Enjoy scenic views of the River Mubuku as well as Baker and Portal Peaks as you ascend. Reaching the top of the 2300 meter hill, you will be rewarded with a panoramic view of the Mountains of the Moon and the glorious snow-capped Margherita Peak. Return to your accommodation for dinner and relaxation.
Day 3: Cultural Hike or Village Walk
After an early breakfast set off on the Bulemba- Ihandiro Cultural Trail for impressive views and an exploration of the local Bakonzo culture. This 6-7 hours hike to a hilltop cultural museum passes through the “Bat Valley” – a holy place for the Bakonzo, and crosses the River Kamusonge. There is also a visit to the traditional healer who explains how he uses his “Muhima” or powers, to cure the sick. Or you may decide to visit the neighboring villages of Ruboni (with Ruboni Community Camp) or Mihunga (with Rwenzori Turaco View) for a cultural tour including dance performances and the chance to buy local handcrafts.dinner and overnight at the banda.
Day 4: Transfer from Rwenzori Mountains to Bwindi National park
After Early morning breakfast, you will be collected from the hotel and transfer to enjoy the journey viewing the landscape of uganda's hills and and arrive to bwindi impenetrable forest national park , or mgahinga national park depending on the gorilla group your visiting depending on the gorilla permits. Sleep and dinner at Gorilla Forest Camp/Gorilla resort/Buhoma community Bandas/ Buhoma Homestead.
Day 5:Mountain gorilla tracking
Take an early morning breakfast, head to the park office headquarters with packed lunch for an inevitable briefing ready to trek for the gorillas in the thick impenetrable forests. You get to spend an hour with the gorillas after having trekked for about 3-5 hours. If you are not so worn out in the evening, head for a brief nature walk to the Batwa community. Also available are curio shops, drinking joints, a children’s school among others. You can try the other option being Munyanja river trail, where you can see the waterfalls and an array of bird life or the Muzabajiro/ Ruhija trails which offer forest and grassland bird species plus more primates. Return to Ruhija Gorilla Mist, or Bakiga Lodge / Buhoma community Bandas/ Buhoma Homestead.
Day 6: Lake Bunyonyi
After having that encounter with those mysterious mountain gorillas, say farewell to the Bwindi impenetrable National Park and head to Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi is another major tourist stopover that is undeniably amazing. The word Bunyonyi means “small birds” in direct translation which means that the lake is a must stopover for committed birders and besides that its serpentine shape and numerous islands other highlights one must look out for. When you reach do a canoe ride, check out several islands like Bwama Island good for birders or you could take a nature walk helping you to appreciate a variety of small birds. Sleep and dine at Arcadia Cottages/ Bunyonyi Overland Camp.
Day 7: Kampala
Take breakfast and walk towards the northern tip of Bunyonyi to Ruvuma swamp, one of the best places to appreciate birds such as the papyrus yellow warbler among others. In the afternoon return to Kampala which brings us to the end of this trip.