Mountain hiking safaris in Uganda
Mountain hiking safaris in Uganda: the Mountain hiking safaris in Uganda are conducted in several parts of the country and on several mountain ranges that are scattered across the country. Uganda is the one of the best countries that offers the visitors with the great mountain hiking experiences because the country is surrounded by several mountains including the mountain Rwenzori that is known as the mountain of the moon.
Mountain hiking safaris in Uganda
The hiking safari experience takes places on several mountains and today we look at places where the mountain hiking or climbing experience takes place in Uganda.
Rwenzori Hiking safari: Uganda is blessed with Several Mountains that offers the visitors with the outstanding mountainous hiking experience however, on this particular article we look at the mount Rwenzori hiking safari. The Rwenzori hiking offers the visitors with the outstanding opportunity for the visitors to see and enjoy the Rwenzori Mountains. The Rwenzori climbing safari will take you to the peak of margherita takes 7 days effective hiking and offers fascinating nature and shunning views. It is also possible to make a shorter hike along the hills to experience a bit of the special nature combined with a classic safari. We can offer you a tailor made safari based on what you want to experience, your budget and time frame. Remember that all our safaris can be adjusted to fit your interest s, wish and time.
The Rwenzori Mountain are traced along the border of Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo, covering a length of 120km and width of 65km. The mountain ranges of Ruwenzori are regarded as the Africa’s third highest mountain, mountain Stanley that stands at the 5109m, and are also one of the only three on the continent with permanently snowcapped peak. The Rwenzori’s support an array of rare and endemic wildlife, stunning glaciers, beautiful waterfalls, lakes and rivers. Because of its beauty, the Rwenzori Mountains were ranked the best in Africa and ninth in the world for mountain hiking adventures. There are other shorter trails that offer easier treks such as the 3 days Mahoma loop, 1 day chimpanzee trail and 1 day kilembe trail. All the visitors have the opportunity to hike up to the highest peak provided they receive enough guidance and they follow what the guides are telling them.
Other mountain in Uganda where you can have the hiking safari experience include among other; Mountain elgon, a 4321m, lies in the eastern Uganda on the border with Kenya, its highest peak wagagi situated on the Uganda side. The mountain also possesses the largest caldera in the world measuring 50km by 80km.climbing Mt elgon is the not one of the simply targeting to reach the summit, it is more about discovering the fascinating wildlife along the slops. The varied vegetation zone harbor plenty of wildlife that you may encounter during the trek. There are also fascinating features such as caves, water pools, falls, and wonderful scenery. There are two major trails that leads to peaks, taking 4 and5 days. One is called the sasa trail (budadiri) accessible from Mbale, is the more direct to the peak and goes through the largest area of bamboo forest. The second trail is called piswa and is known to be be gentler hike than the sasa.
Mountain Muhabura in Uganda: The chain of virunga mountains is mountain muhabura. located on the border between Rwanda and Uganda It is a challenging longer hike to the summit, taking about 5 hours, and it takes about as long to return. At the summit, there is a small crater lake that is easily accessed for views across the Virunga ranges. Mountain Muhabura in Uganda is 4127 meters above sea level.
Mountain Mgahinga in Uganda: This is a much smaller mountain of the three, situated between muhavura and sabinyo. It is a short and easier hike and its 3474meters above the sea level. At the summit, Crater Lake is larger and more difficult to navigate around in order to get better views.
Mountain Sabinyo in Uganda: This is situated on the common border of the three countries Uganda, Rwanda and DRC. It is the most challenging of the three because of more rugged terrain with many craters, but the most fun and has the best views of the virunga stretching across all the three countries. It has three peak which look like three spaced teeth, hence the local name sabinyo which translates ‘’old man’s teeth” mountain sabinyo is the 3645 meter above the sea level.
Sipi falls in Uganda: The Sipi falls is a set of three waterfalls (85m, 75m and 100m) situated along the foothill of mountain elgon. They arguably are most beautiful waterfalls in Uganda and have become one of the iconic attraction of the eastern region.sipi easily accessible from Kampala, has become very popular for a day hike. The trek to visit all the three waters covers atrial of about 7km and on average take up to 3 hours to complete.