15 Days Combined and Trails Central and Kilembe, climbing Rwenzori to Tatra and Bernardzikiewicz
Climbing Rwenzori is the headline of the safari and chimpanzee tracking in Kibale national par. the trial will be for 2Rwenzori circuits within 15 days and one day for transfer. You will have a chance to experience the chimpanzee walking and you will hang out with the chimps that were habituated
DEPART ENTEBBE: Arrival at the airport 4 hours in advance.
Start: the day before
- new date: Arrival at flight, after maybe an hour customs clearance/test results/visa… transfer from the airport to accommodation night (Ruboni Community Camp).
The driver guide will pick you up from the airport and drive you to Rwenzori National Park. Dinner and Overnight at Ruboni Community Camp, breakfast the next day.
Day 2 of the 15days safari:
- new date: Nyakalengija (1615 m) – Nyabitaba Hut (2651 m)
The Central Circuit starts at the Rwenzori Mountaineering Services offices at Nyakalengija. It would help if you arrived in the morning to allow ample time to rent equipment and meet your guides and porters. The trail begins by passing through farmland to the park boundary beyond which it follows the Mubuku River, crossing its Mahoma tributary before starting a long, steep climb up onto a massive ridge to reach Nyabitaba hut. The hike takes around 5–6 hours. During this part of the trip, you may hear chimpanzees and see black and white colobus, blue monkeys,s and the brilliantly colored Rwenzori turaco.
DAY 3 OF THE 15 DAYS
new date: Nyabitaba Hut (2651 m) – Mubuku River (2600 m) John Matte Hut (3380 m)
From Nyabitaba follow the trail that drops down through the forest to the Kurt Shafer Bridge, just below the confluence of the Mubuku and Bujuku rivers.
Passing through the bamboo forest, traverse a long, exhausting stretch of slippery moss-covered rock. From the Nyamileju rock shelter, Mount Stanley and Mount Speke can be seen before passing into the zone of the giant heather, lobelia, and groundsel. Finally reach John Matte Hut after passing through the tiring bog, for Dinner and Overnight at the Hut. The hike takes around 6–7 hours.
DAY 4 OF THE 15 DAYS
new date: Full moon (Snow moon)
John Matte (3380 m) to Bujuku (3962 m)
From John Matte Hut the trail drops down to cross the Bujuku River and enters Lower Bigo Bog, the home of giant lobelias. Jumping from tussock to tussock, the bog is finally crossed but rarely without the feet sampling some of the freezing oozes below. The Upper Bigo bog gives way to Bujuku Lake, with views of Mt Baker to the South and Mt Stanley to the West. Bujuku Hut, well located in the shadow of Mount Baker and Mount Speke, is set in a narrow valley below Stuhlmann Pass. Dinner and overnight at Bujukuhut. The hike takes around 5–6 hours.
DAY 5 OF THE 15 DAYS
new date: Bujuku (3977 m) to Elena Hut (4541 m)
Leaving Bujuku, the trail takes you through more bog, while climbing the steep slopes west of the lake and through the magical Groundsel Gully as it ascends to Scott-Elliot Pass at 4372 m. At the head of the gully, a metal ladder takes you over a steep section after which the trail is divided into two. The trail on your right leads up to Elena Hut and Mount Stanley on a steep trail over large boulders,
while the trail on your left leads to Scott- Elliot Pass and down to Kitandara Lakes the trail on the left leads those who are not climbing Margherita Peak to Kitandara Hut. Those climbing the peak will have their Dinner and Overnight at the coolly and icy Elena Hut. The hike takes around 4–5 hours.
DAY 6 OF THE 15 DAYS
new date: Elena Hut (4541 m) to Margherita peak– Around Hunwick’s For those aiming at reaching Margherita peak (5109 m), continue to the base of the Stanley Glacier. To reach the summit of Margherita, the climb takes about 5–7 hours depending on the weather conditions and the pace of climbing this mountain.
This tough walk takes you over three glaciers, slippery rock, ice, and very exposed areas which are open on many sides. Note that this climb is for only physically fit and technical climbers. Climbing onto the glaciers, cross the Stanley Plateau, and proceed with the ascent. Acclimatized to fog, altitude sickness, and cool weather, scramble up to the summit of Margherita the highest peak of the Rwenzoris. Given the high altitude and the tough conditions even if you do not reach the peak, don’t get disappointed. Accommodation will be around Hunwick Camping.
DAY 7 OF THE 15 DAYS
new date: Around Huniwick Camping to Bugata Rock Shelter Camping
(DAY 8$9 OF THE 15DAYS) (Polish peaks)
– Bugata Rock Shelter to Tatra Peak
(4560 m) and Bernardzikiewicz Peak (4550 m). These are unique Picks and they were named by people from Poland.
DAY 10 OF THE 15 DAYS
new date: Bugata Camp to Kitandara Lakes Camp
DAY 11 OF THE 15 DAYS
new date: Kitandara Lakes Camp to Guy Yeoman Camp (Kichuchu
DAY 12 OF THE 15 DAYS
new date: Guy Yeoman Camp to Nyabitaba Hut. Last overnight at the
DAY 13 OF THE 15 DAYS
new date: Nyabitaba Hut to Nyakalengija and to Kibale NP. End of the
trek, from the Mountain trail the driver guide will pick me up and drive to Kibale
National park. DINNER AND OVERNIGHT AT KIBALE FOREST CAMP
SLEEPING IN A TENT.
DAY 14 OF THE 15 DAYS
new date: After breakfast Chimpanzee Tracking in the morning
session (around 8.00). After Lunch drive to Entebbe, pass by Test and Fly.
Overnight at the hotel Viavia Entebbe, Kisalur Road
DAY 15 OF THE 15 DAYS
new date: in the morning after breakfast, Get the necessary documents then transfer to the airport for the flight back home. Flight is planned for
The package includes
– Accommodation at the base and meals dinner and breakfast (vegetarian) at Ruboni CC
– Rwenzori hike permit, Park entrance fees for all the days
-Accommodation and all meals during the hike, lunch enroute (I am a vegetarian, eggs and
cheese is ok)
-Water, tea, coffee
-Guides and porters
-Ice hiking equipment (ice axe, harness, ropes)
-Ground transportation–transport: from and to the airport, to the park gate, fly, and to
-Chimpanzee Permit, food here, all transport to and back from the walk
The package excludes
-Hiking sticks, crampons,
-And other items of personal nature
-Accommodation and meals on the day before the departure