15 Days Climbing and Wildlife Safaris

Day 1. Arrival and transfer to your hotel.

Upon your arrival, our safari guide will receive you from the Airport and transfer you to the hotel where you’re to spend a night.

Dinner and overnight stay at Cassia lodge (Full board).

Day 2. Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park.

The tour guide shall pick you up from your hotel and transfer to Murchison Falls. Before reaching Masindi, you will stop over at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for Rhino tracking from where you will stopover in Masindi town for lunch and thereafter continue the journey to the park as you will be received by a number of baboons that normally stay at along the road. Take a ferry and cross to the southern bank of the park from where you’re to spend a night at Paraa.

Dinner and overnight stay at Paraa safari lodge.

Day 3. Game drive and Boat cruise.

After your earl morning breakfast, you will set off for a game drive to have wildlife experience .you will spot out a number animals such as lions, giraffe, elephants, large herds of buffalos, Jackson heart beasts and very many others, you will get back to the lodge from where you will have your lunch later drive to the delta at the bottom of the falls to enjoy the boat cruise. Dinner and overnight stay at Paraa Safari Lodge.

Day 4. Visit the top of the falls and transfer to Kibale National Park.

Have your morning breakfast and drive to visit the top of the falls .here you will enjoy the panoramic view of waterfalls, you then continue with the journey and reach kibale national park late in the evening, check in to the lodge and enjoy the rest of the time at your lodge. Dinner and overnight stay at kibale guest cottages.

Day 5. Chimps tracking and Bigodi swamp walk.

After breakfast you will set for chimpanzee trekking. Kibale Forest National Park is one of the best safari destinations in Africa for chimpanzee tracking. Kibale national park has a number of forest wildlife, most especially 13 species of primate combined with chimpanzees. After trekking you will return back at your hotel for lunch and then transfer   Bigodi wetland for an amazing nature walk. This will encounter you with a lot of flora and fauna. You will get back to the lodge in the evening and have the rest of the night at your hotel.

Day6. Transfer to Rwenzori Mountains National Park.

Early in the morning after your breakfast, you will start your journey to kasese in western Uganda to enjoy a rightful Rwenzori mountain climbing. You will reach in Kasese and check in to the lodge/hotel from where you will spend a night as your relaxing for the next day activities. Diner and overnight stay at Margherita hotel.

Day 7: Hike to Nyabitaba (2650m) through Bakonjo farmstead:

After breakfast, the driver will transfer you to Nyakalengija from where you will start climbing up to Nyabitaba hut; passing through the banana sambas on the side of the steep slopes, past the typical Bakonjo homesteads. Proceed with trail alongside the Mubuku River, through mudslides and up and down pillars and cliffs, Cross the Mahoma River and ascent sharply through halt fern hills and pod carpus forest to Nyabitaba Hut where you would stay stay.

Day 8: Climb to John Matte hut (3350m):

From Nyabitaba start the trail that goes down through the forest to the Kurt Shafer Bridge, just below the convergence of the Mubuku and Bujuku rivers. Passing through the bamboo forest,  and strenuous expanse of glassy moss-topped rock. From the Nyamileju rock housing, Mount Stanley and Mount Speke can be viewed before reaching into the zone of the massive heather, groundsel and lobelia. Arrive at John Matte Hut after walking through the exhausting swamp. Dinner and Overnight John Matte hut.

Day 9: Hike to Bujuku Hut:

From John Matte Hut, the trail goes down to the Bujuku River. The higher Bigo Swamp gives path to Bujuku Lake, with sights of Mt Stanley to the west and Mt Baker to the South. Bujuku Hut is well situated in the follower of Mount Baker and Mount Speke, is established in a narrow valley under Steinmann pass. Dinner and overnight stay at Bujuku Hut. 

Day 10: Ascend to Kitandara hut:

Departing from Bujuku, the trail ascents through steep slopes west of the lake, going through the enchanted Groundsels Gully as it climbs to Scott-Elliot Pass at 4372m. At the top of the gorge a metallic ladder takes you over a vertical area after which the trail separates into two. The right trail going up to Elena Hut and Mount Stanley on a sharp trail over large rocks. The left path goes to Scott. Elliot passes and down to Kitandara Lakes. Dinner and overnight stay at kitandara hut.

Day 11: Climbing to the Peak Margherita.

When ascending to Margherita summit (5109m), carry on to the slopes of the Stanley Glacier. It can take 4 to 7 hour to reach the summit of Margherita. Climbing to the peak requires technical climb which involves more of roping up, crampons and suitable gears for cold, stormy and frosty conditions. It is greatest to challenge the last hike in group of 4 people (two climbers and two guides); hike on to the glacier, cross the Stanly Hill and continue with the climb. Coming back to Scott- Elliot pass, slope to the Kitandara Hut for overnight, past the Kitandara Lakes. Dinner and overnight stay at Kitandara Hut.

Day 12: Hike Mt Stanley to Guy Yeoman Hut (3260m): From Kitandara, the trail ascends steeply up the headwall, spreading out from the base of Mount Baker and continuing along the south side of the mountain to Fresh field pass. From the pass, the long muddy descent continues, passing the rock shelter at Bujangolo, the base camp for the historic expedition by the Duke of Abruzzi in 1906.

Day 13: Ascent Nyabitaba (2650m): The path down can be slippery and muddy with little to hold on to and requires careful balancing over the vertical mud or steep rock. An overnight stop at the Nyabitaba Hut.

Day 14: Descend from Nyabitaba to Nyakalengija:

Slope from Nyabitaba to Nyakalengija, about 3 hours. At Nyabitaba starts the 40 minutes trial to see Lake Mamoha and return to the hut for descending to the Park Head Quarter. Drive to kasese town from where you will spend a night at Margherita hotel.

Day 15: Drive back to Kampala:

Enjoy breakfast and drive to Kampala with stop over Mbarara town for lunch and en route visit to the equator for photography and the experimentation. Continue to Kampala reaching in the late afternoon. Continue to your hotel or drive to Entebbe airport for your scheduled flight flight.