Kilimanjaro Mountaineering – Climbing & Trekking tours in Tanzania.
Mount Kilimanjaro National Park is one of Tanzania’s prime tourist destinations spectacular for mountain climbing/hiking!Kilimanjaro Trekking takes five to nine days in order to reach the Summit and then descend to the finishing point.
There are four routes to summit you to Kilimanjaro Mountains in Tanzania , there are many operators!
Come experience the most beautiful sights in the world as you discover the secrets of nature for a mind blowing trekking trip by taking on the challenging trails like Rwenzori Central Circuit and Kilembe trail for memorable Mountaineering experience. Look no where else Primate safari experiences ltd is at your service even in this new normal with Black Friday Deals
What a Trip to Uganda without a visit to the mountains of the moon! A trekking adventure to the Rwenzori Mountains of Uganda, or the Mountains of the Moon, is one of Africa best-kept adventure travel secrets only found at Rwenzori Expeditions on our blog. Bespoken & Small group Rwenzori trekking tours? Ask the Experts about Rwenzori Mountaineering, gorillas with flexible booking policies.
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Escape To Kilimanjaro Mountains with an experienced safari company based in Arusha the heart of Tanzania.
The landscapes, colors, and Critters of the Rwenzori mountains are ever changing like a story from Jurassic park which is beyond one’s imagination.
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The Rwenzori mountains lie between latitudes 00 06’ and 00 46’ North and longitudes 290 47’ and 300 11’ East. The mountain range out of which the park has been gazetted is much larger in size running over a hundred kilometers in the north-south direction and fifty kilometers in the east-west direction. Over 75% of the range is found in Uganda with the rest falling in the DRC. In the DRC the mountains are part of the Parc National des Virunga (PNV) and are contiguous with Rwenzori Mountains National Park ( RMNP) for about 50 km.
The altitude is literally breath taking balanced on the spine of the DR Congo & Uganda. Rwenzori is not a child’s play park so its advisable to have attempted a small mountain before daring Rwenzori Mountains so you require mountaineering experience to enable you reach Margherita peak( 5109M ). Owing to the tough terrain, relation isolation, & over shadowing of Mount Kilimanjaro at 5895M and Mount Kenya 5199m sees the park remain invisible to tourists.
Rwenzori is scramble, muddy and there is more dirt. Once your mood is high, the clear buy skies and abundant everlasting flowers and the high altitude euphoria keeps you going to the top.
The oldest person to summit Uganda’s Magherita peak was Beryl Park from Canada within 5 days of Rwenzori hiking in 2010. Are you summit lover? Come and take on the challenge staying in luxurious accommodations & Hotels,Contact us.
Book with us now and enjoy our special offers on climbing the Rwenzori Mountains & Gorillas in this new normal as we offer private or group adventures:
Group adventures come with a discount of 5% per person with a minimum of 5 pax
Individual Tours come with a discount of 3%.
Both offers are available to clients who book with us in advance of 1-2 months prior to their Day trip dates. Offers are valid while they last 2023-2024!!
If your dream is mountain gorilla trekking after Summiting Magherita peak,you have to decide either Uganda, DR Congo or Rwanda since they are all habitats of gorillas. In Volcanoes National Park Rwanda, Parc des Virunga, Serengeti National Park & Mount Meru National park are the places to visit with the leading Safari operator that offers Rwenzori & Gorilla Treks.
Unlike Rwenzori hike, Gorilla watching require less level of physical fitness.Once you book Gorilla Safari as an extension on Rwenzori mountaineering, 99% gorilla sighting is guaranteed on all our gorilla Safaris in Africa.
We offer unique Small group tours to Climb Rwenzori Mountains & Trek mountain gorillas along side other primates like Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National park.
Compare over 12 Rwenzori Climbing & Gorilla watching tours below offered by Rwenzori expeditions for 2023/2024 travels.
Rwenzori Mountains National Park has three trekking trails, the most popular is the Rwenzori Central circuit, The Bukurungu Trail and the kilembe trail.
Rwenzori Central Circuit is approximately 24 kilometers to get to the peak. This will take you around 7 days to complete the hike. The trail starts from Mihunga gate.
Kilembe Trail , its longer than the Central Circuit owing to its professionalism, comfortable mountain Huts and quality equipment. it takes 8 days to reach to the peak.
The Bukurungu Trail, was opened in 2015 as partnership between WWF and UWA ,offering Wild Camping with no Huts. The hiking trails starts from Kasanzi park gate in Omukorukumi village and to summit takes 8 days adventure in Rwenzoris. Check on Trip advisor Page
The Ruwenzori, also spelled Rwenzori and Rwenjura, or Rwenzururu are a range of mountains in eastern equatorial Africa which are home to Africa’s third highest peak and serve as one of the sources of the White Nile. There are 6 Chain mountains that make up the Rwenzori Mountains .
Climbing tours are available to summit to all these 6 peaks within the Rwenzori Mountains while on an adventure without missing the portal peaks which are unique. The ranges being somewhere around 50 km in length, it has a number of other significant summits with tens of other peaks offering great moments and views of the surrounding to hikers.
The highest point within the Ruwenzori Mountains is Margherita Peak at 5,109 metres on Mount Stanley and the other include Mount Baker (4,842m), Mount Speke (4,890m), and Weismann’s Peak (4,620m).
Please see our top recommended hotels and lodges close to Rwenzori Mountains National park. Safari lodges in Uganda offer a variety of safari accommodation in different styles ranging from the classic ‘out of Africa’ lodgings to luxury mobile camps and superior luxury lodges except in Rwenzori Mountains where you will spend your nights in the Huts. Call ( +256392159498) Rwenzori travel experts to check availability around your travel plans.
Rwenzori Mountains National Park (RMNP) is accessed by road from Kampala via Mbarara – Kasese to Rwankingi, or from Kampala via Fort Portal – Mubuku to Rwankingi. Rwankingi is the park headquarters. From the Park headquarters to the park boundary at Mihunga gate is 17 km. By air, chartered planes are available from Entebbe / Kajjansi to Kasese town and from Entebbe/Kajjansi to Bundibugyo town from which a visitor can plan to enter the park at designated routes.
The quickest way to get to Rwenzori mountains National Park from Entebbe is to fly which costs $260 – $460 and takes 2h 17m ( Using Bar Aviation or Aero Link ) . What is the distance between Entebbe ( Kampala ) and Kasese? The distance between Kasese and Kampala is 342.62Km. The road distance is 423Kms via Mbarara Road which is a bit longer than the first option. Rwenzori Expeditions offers transfers from Kampala , Kigali to connect to Kasese the nearest city to Rwenzori mountains.
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