8 Days Gorilla Tracking and Hiking Mt. Rwenzori

The 8 days Gorilla tracking and hiking Mt. Rwenzori takes you to the beautiful Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to track and experience the unique primate species of Mt. Gorillas in their natural vegetation habitat as well as hike the majestic Mountain Rwenzori to spot the stunning snow peaks.

Trip Overview

Day 1: Transfer-Bwindi

Day 2:  Gorilla tracking

Day 3: Transfer to Kasese – Kilembe

Day 4: Hike-Sine hut

Day 5:  Hike-Mutinda camp

Day 6: Descend-kiharo camp

Day 7: Descend-Samalira camp.

Day 8: Transfer-Kampala

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi

The guide will pick you up from your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe and you will drive to Bwindi via the Masaka-Mbarara route. You will have a stopover for lunch in Mbarara. You will check in at Gorilla Mist Camp, have dinner and spend the night.

Day 2:  Gorilla tracking

Gorilla Safaris UgandaAfter breakfast you will go to the park headquarters where you will be shortly briefed about the activity and where your permits will be verified. The tracking will take you 4 or more hours depending on the location. You will then return back to the lodge, refresh and have lunch. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 3: Transfer to Kasese – Kilembe

After your breakfast at the lodge, you will check out. You will then transfer to Kasese – Kilembe. Check in at Kilembe trekker’s hostel where you will have dinner and spend the night.

Day 4: Hike to sine hut

Briefing from the guides and start the trek, hike to Sine Camp  at 2596 metres, the hike will take you through the tall forest trees of the Afro montane forest zone. This is a steady climb for about 6 kilometers then along a steep climb towards Sine hut. The hike will offer you lots of plant and flower species to view, birds and a chance of seeing some animal species like Columbus monkeys.

Day 5:  Hike to mutinda camp

Hike to Mutinda Camp at 3688 metres, through the Bambo and Heather-Rapanea Zone, following the trail while it meanders up and over several small knolls along a ridge top and drops down the side of the valley crossing several small streams and passing close to moss covered waterfalls with very unique beautiful plant and flower species found above 3000metres like Giant Heather trees whose trunks are covered in green moss with old man beards (Usnea lichen) hanging from the branches, approaching to Mutinda camp which is set near a small river and waterfall. In the afternoon one has an option of summiting Mutinda lookout at 3975 metres.

Day 6: Descend to kiharo camp

After breakfast we hike up higher then take a right turn and climb a bit before descending down through hunwick’s pass to Kiharo camp at 3460 meters for Dinner and Overnight

Day 7: Descend back to samalira camp.

Descend down to Samalira camp 3170 metres, where one can enjoy some views of the Rwenzori Turacco up the trees if you’re lucky. Dinner and overnight at trekkers hostel.

Day 8: Drive back to Kampala

You will have breakfast at the hostel and then check out of the lodge. You will then drive back too Kampala. Stop over for lunch will be in Mubende. The guide will drop you at your hotel in Kampala/Entebbe or the airport.

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