MOUNTAIN HIKING TOURS
- 4 Days Cultural & Nature Tour
- 6 Days Rwenzori & Kibale Forest
- 7 Days Mountain Hiking Safari
- 7 Days Rwenzori & Bwindi Forest
- 7 Days Kilembe Trail Tour
- 11 Days Rwenzori & Queen Elizabeth
ABOUT MOUNTAIN RWENZORI
- Rwenzori Tourist Attractions
- Rwenzori Tourist Activities
- Rwenzori Trekkers Association
- Rwenzori Mountaneering Services
- Mtn Rwenzori Accommodations
- Mtn Rwenzori Hotels & Lodges
Rwenzori Mountaineering Services
Rwenzori Mountaineering Services (RMS) is a Limited by guarantee organization founded in 1987 with a membership of over one thousand members.
RMS was the first organisation which received a concession from Ugandan government to organize tours into the Rwenzori Mountains.
RMS has well trained guide, cooks and staff to handle and lead you to achieving your desired destination satisfaction. Basic hiking material can be hired at a limited cost.
Besides hikes to Rwenzori National Park, RMS has a several vehicles available for hire to drive and guide you around in all other National Parks within Uganda.
Rwenzori Mountain Trekking
Experience one of the most beautiful and unspoiled mountain ranges of the world. Be prepared for serious hiking, including a mountaineering component
Be part of the communities and learn our way of life. Local cuisines & beer, art & crafts, blacksmithing, dressings, storytelling, cultural myths and festivals, celebrations in the region.
Rwenzori Mountains National Park lies a few kilometers north of the equator on the Uganda-Congo border. The park trailhead at Ruboni can be reached from Kampala from the north via Fort Portal (375km) or the south passing through Mbarara and Queen Elizabeth National Park (450km). Nyakalengija is 17km off the Kasese-Fort Portal road and 25km north of Kasese town.
Charter flights to Kasese can be arranged from Kampala (Kajjansi) or Entebbe International Airport.
WHAT TO BRING
On the mountain, there is no opportunity to restock with equipment and supplies so be sure to bring what you need. Warm clothing and a decent 4-season sleeping bag are essential. Don’t underestimate the equatorial chill at 4000m! A good raincoat, woolen hat and waterproof over trousers are also necessary. Bring plastic bags to separate wet and dry clothing in your rucksack and plenty of snacks and sweets.
Porters can be hired to carry your backpack up the Rwenzoris, up to a maximum of 15kg.
Most hikers wear walking boots and these are essential for the peaks. However, for general walking gumboots are preferable in the boggy valleys. Sunglasses or snow goggles, sunscreen, lip salve and a flashlight are recommended.