Uganda – Ruwenzori & Gorilla Trekking

UGANDA – RWENZORI & GORILLA TREKKING

From the mystical mountains of the moon to the land of the last gorillas
High Mountains
Trekking
Mountaineering
Nature
Wildlife Observation

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W04

Region

Uganda, Africa

Duration

18 Days + Arrival and Departure

Prices

From 7.150 USD

Next trip

02.07.2022

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Introduction

Rwenzori is the kingdom of the so-called Mountains of the Moon. The three highest peaks of this legendary mountain range are each more than 5.000 meters high, being the third highest in Africa after Kilimanjaro & Mount Kenia. The Rwenzori Mountains National Park is located in Uganda in the central part of this mountain range, and is a UNESCO world heritage site since 1994. Only a few hundred excursionists and mountaineers face each year the difficulties of exploring this fantastic region. This natural paradise has preserved its inaccessibility and mysterious fascination to this day. The mountainous landscape, characterized by numerous giant lobelias and a matchless scenery with its peaks, glaciers, rivers, lakes and forests covered with lichens, is considered one of the strangest and most impressive natural places in the world.   

Our 8-day trekking in the Mountains of the Moon will lead us along the little known Kilembe Trail. If what you are looking for is an adventurous route that only a few have done before, this is the one for you. The journey is hard and exhausting. Each day is a new physical and mental challenge, but the reward is huge, full of unique and unforgettable impressions. First, our route will take us through the jungle full of the noise of monkeys and birds. Then we will go through the dense bamboo forest to get to the high moorland. A unique and diverse flora with giant plants that only grow here will surround us throughout the hike. If the weather is good, all of us will have the opportunity to climb the highest summit, Peak Margarita 5.109 meters high. Leaving from the last camp using our piolet and crampons, we will climb the glacier to get to the top of the Mountains of the Moon.

After our mountain adventure, the dream of every nature and animal lover comes true: we will go in search of the last mountain gorillas on earth at the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. By foot and in the company of several park rangers, we will look for the tracks of these “gentle giants” in the mountain jungle. With a little luck, we will have the overwhelming and incomparable experience of observing closely a family of gorillas and the silver back, which weighs up to 250 kg in its natural habitat.

A 3-day safari through the Queen Elizabeth National Park well known for its very rich wild life, completes this wonderful trekking, mountain and nature trip.

Live the experience of Uganda with SPONDYLUS, an exotic and beautiful country privileged by its flora and fauna far away from mass tourism, a really unique adventure!

Highlights

  • Welcome to Uganda, the “Pearl of Africa”, an exotic world with an incomparable natural wealth.
  • 8-Day dream trekking to the mystical Mountains of the Moon and the source of the Nile.
  • We cross several climate and vegetation zones in the Rwenzori National Park, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
  • Mountaineers have the opportunity to climb Mt. Stanley, the third highest mountain of the black continent.
  • In the intact and untouched rainforest of the Bwindi National Park we observe the last wild mountain gorillas on earth in their natural habitat.
  • Close contact with nature and culture of Uganda.
  • At the end of our dream trip we go on a safari in the world famous Queen Elizabeth National Park.

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