A hiking adventure never gets better that a hike at the Mountains of the moon. Mountain Climbing and Hiking in Uganda will offer you the opportunities to test your physical fitness and climbing skills. A mountain climbing safari to this epic country offers an extraordinary safari experience though challenging in Nature. Uganda is home to some epic and giant mountains such as Mount Rwenzori, Mount Elgon, and the Virunga Mountains in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Acacia Safaris Limited is a locally based Tour and Travel company to organize you mountain climbing and hiking safari to the pearl of Africa. Let us make yours African safaris a lifetime memory.
Mountain Rwenzori also known as The Mountain of The Moon
The Rwenzori Mountains are a primary turn of Uganda Mountain Climbing and Hiking adventure, famously known as the mountains of the moon. The Mountains form a natural border between Uganda and DR Congo with the highest peak being Margherita on Mt Stanley at 5109m above sea level. Mountain Rwenzori is the highest mountain ranges in Africa and its peaks are snow-capped throughout the year. Rwenzori Ranges are the third highest peak in Africa after Kilimanjaro and Mt Kenya, and offers exceptional climbing and hiking adventures. The mountains find offer great views and scenery than the two highest peaks in Africa. The round trip takes anything from 6days to 8days or more for a slower hiker and 6 to 7 for those who are physically fit.
All you Need to Know about Climbing and hiking Rwenzori Mountains
To climb up the Rwenzori Ranges may take up to 7 days to reach its highest point. Acacia Safaris have well planned safari packages that offer exclusive safari information that will help you plan your Mountain climbing to Mount Rwenzori. Mountain Rwenzori is a UNESCO world heritage site with a great significant international importance.
Trekking and climbing trails on Mountain Rwenzori
The Central Circuit Trail
For keen travelers, the Central Circuit trail guarantees success in climbing the mountain of the moon. This challenging, seven-day climb provides a circular tour of the high Rwenzori ranges with absolute super and beautiful sceneries. And adventure here is challenging though offers great success chances that any traveler will need to reach the mountain peaks. From the trailhead at Mihunga, the route ascends the Bujuku Valley via Nyabitaba for acclimatization before reaching the peaks. While on a climbing and hiking adventure here, clients joining the Central Circuit after Bujuku always traverse the Scott Elliot and Freshfield passes to descend through the Mubuku Valley. Climbers can scale the snow peaks though many consider the exceptional scenery ample reward for their exertions. A safari with Acacia will guarantee success on your Mountain Climbing and Hiking adventure at the Rwenzori Ranges.
Mount Elgon is an extinct shield volcano located on the border of Uganda and Kenya, north of Kisumu and west of Kitale. The Mountain is the second highest in Uganda ant it s highest point, Wagagai at 4,321m. Although there is no verifiable evidence of its earliest volcanic activity, geologists estimate that Mount Elgon is at least 24 million years old, making it the oldest extinct volcano in East Africa and a visit here offer lot more than just a hike.
Hiking and Climbing Mt Elgon provides opportunities for travelers to explore waterfalls and caves created by moving lava. Astonishing views of different vegetation cover that you will come across with characteristics that are dictated by altitude and rainfall will leave you in awe!!.
The fact that Mount Elgon is less congested, it is easier to access throughout the year and has many of the same attractions with all other volcanic mountains in East Africa, with a milder climate and lower elevation. Climbing the peaks requires no special equipment or technical experience. Acacia Safaris Limited will help you plan a Mountain Climbing and Hiking adventure in Uganda, with guaranteed success of reaching the highest points.