Mountaineering in Uganda/ Mountain Climbing & Hiking in Uganda is one of the most adventurous Activities that you can embark on while in Uganda. From the famous Rwenzori Mountains to the lesser-known Virunga Ranges, Uganda offers a range of Mountain Climbing & Hiking in Uganda options for adventure seekers. Mountain hiking generally requires preparation and some level of physical fitness.
Mountaineering In Uganda is a thrilling adventure that will give you a worthwhile challenge during your visit in Uganda. While in Uganda, there is an opportunity to combine your Trekking experience with a lot of more safari activities either before or After the hike. Acacia Safari Limited offers a wide range of Mountain climbing and hiking tours that range from day hikes to 9 – 12 days mountain climbing safaris.
Explore from the snow-capped peaks of Rwenzori and Elgon to the less-high hiking destinations like the Virunga Mountain Ranges. Plan your Uganda Mountaineering Safari/ Mountain Climbing & Hiking in Uganda with Acacia Safaris Limited.
The Rwenzori Mountains also referred to as “the mountains of the moon” has the third highest peak in Africa. The Rwenzori ranges are the highest mountain ranges in Africa and are worth visiting for those who love climbing and hiking. 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.
Rwenzori Ranges are the third highest peak in Africa after Kilimanjaro and Mt Kenya and offer exceptional climbing and hiking adventures that any climber shouldn’t want to miss. The Rwenzori ranges offer great views and scenery than the two highest peaks in Africa with opportunities to witness some unique vegetation types. The round trip takes anything from 6 days to 8 days or more for a slower hiker and 6 to 7 for those who are physically fit. Plan your Rwenzori Hiking and climbing safari with Acacia Safaris for the best hiking experiences.
The second highest Mountain in Uganda is Mount Elgon, an extinct shield volcano located on the border of Uganda and Kenya. Elgon Mountain offers exceptional hiking experiences and is the second most thought of for mountaineering safaris in Uganda. Mountain Elgon was formed as a result of volcanic eruptions million years ago. 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 offers a lot more than just a hike. While here, you will grab opportunities to learn more about the local people’s culture and way of life on top of the hike.
The highest point or peak is Wagagai, which stands at a height of 4,321 meters above sea level.
Climbing this giant mountain offers more than just a hiking adventure but grants several other opportunities for you to witness the unique features that can be found on the mountain. You will explore several features while on a hike here that include; 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. All this will leave you in shock at the beauty!
Climbing Mount Elgon is much easier since it can be done at any time of the year. Elgon also has as many attractions as 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 will help you plan a Mountaineering In Uganda /Mountain Climbing & Hiking adventure in Uganda. We guaranteed a successful trek up the mountains.
The Virunga Mountains are an extension of mountain ranges that stretches from Rwanda to Uganda. Uganda has 3 of the main 8 volcanoes of the magnificent Virunga Mountains. You can hike all these three during your safari in Uganda. The 3 are located in southwestern Uganda along the border with Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Virunga volcanoes offer excellent day hikes. Perfect place to catch a glance at some of the best views of Africa and its beauty at a glance. While on a Mountain Climbing & Hiking in Uganda, Virungas, you will have opportunities to spot rare wildlife that you will encounter such as the Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, endemic birds, and mountain vegetation among others.
Plan your Mountaineering safaris with Acacia Safaris Limited. We will help you in making all the necessary arrangements for a successful Mountaineering experience in Uganda.