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3 Day Mahoma loop central circuit.

Day 1: Nyakalengija 1560m – omukakiza camp 2500m

Begin the day by approaching rwenzori mountaineering service reservation officer early in order to arrange guides and porters at once the trek starts at the park gate 1700m to omukakiza camp a distance of 6.5 km takes 4-5 hours and an ascent of 1000 meters. The trail after the gate takes you through the montane forest zones seing a lot of birds,three horned chameleon an endemic species,black and white colobus monkeys and rwenzori turaco birds
It ascends steeply to omukakiza camp (tent pitch) dinner and an overnight.

Day 2: omukakiza camp 2500m – Lake mahoma camp 3000m.

From omukakiza the trail descends steeply for a couple of hours passing through the bamboo forest and then becomes more easier kind of like flat area in the elephant zone.
From omukakiza, portal peaks and kinyangoma Hills can be seen. The flat area takes you to the board walk and the vegetation around is a combination of Heather and afro alpine zones with lots of senecio plant,giant lobelia and lobelia giberoa.
Finally reach mahoma Lake the deepest in the rwenzori mountains national Park, its 12 feets deep and being fed by the melted snow from Mount Baker.
Distance covered 5-6 hours 6km.
Dinner and an over night at mahoma lakes camp.(pitch tent)

Day 3: Lake mahoma camp through nyabitaba camp to nyakalengija.

Leave Lake mahoma early retracing out route to nyakalengija. This 8km trail usually takes 3 hours .Descending through mubuku river and through fields to the park gate.
Dinner and an overnight to the lodge of your choice.

End of the tour