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Mt Margherita Trekking Itinerary


Day One: Arrival at Entebbe airport, meet and greet and transfer to hotel in Entebbe . Dinner and overnight at Sophie´s Motel.


Day Two: After early breakfast, briefing and transfer to Kampala . Change money. Depart to Kasese, lunch on route. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Margherita.


Day Three: After breakfast you are transferred to Nyakalengija – Ibanda to start your hike. Here you meet the mountain guide and porters. Stop for picnic/packed lunch. You trek for 3 - 4 hours through coffee plantations and crossing the Mahoma River travelling through forest for overnight at the Nyabitaba Hut (2650mt) set on a forested ridge with a view of portal peaks and Bujuku Valley .

Day Four:  Early breakfast, then start the hike to John Matte Hut (3550mt), a 6 - 7 hour walk. Our trail descends through forest to cross to Bujuku River at Kurt Shaffer Bridge and through a Lobelia, Giant Heath and Grounsel forest you will stop at Nyamileju hut "Place of Beards", name that refers to the moss and lichen hanging from the trees. We carry on to John Matte,
which is close to the river in a grove of Giant Heather, for overnight.

Day Five: Trek to Bujuku Hut.(3977mt), a 6 – 7 hour walk. We travel through the two Bigo Bogs to Bigo Hut, crossing Kibatisi Bog to cooking pot cave and on to the beautiful set of Lake Bujuku . Here you should be able to have a wonderful view of Mounts Stanley, Speke and Baker and the incredible ice cave on Mount Speke should be clearly visible.

Day Six: Trek to Elena Hut (4541mt), a 4-hour walk. You will leave the valley early through beautiful vegetation consisting of Giant Grounsels and Lobelia and the views of Savoia and Elena Glaciers. Further ascent via Scott Eliot Pass (highest point of loop trail 4372mt) through the snow to Elena Hut for overnight.

Day Seven: This day marks a final ascent to the third highest mountain in Africa , Margherita Peak (5109mt). The ascent takes about 4 -5 hours. After summit we descend for about 4 – 5 hours to the beautiful Lake Kitandara for overnight at Kitandara Hut (3900mt).

Day  Eight: We trek to Guy Yeoman (3480mt), a 6-hour walk. We will make a steep ascent to the fresh field pass (4282mt) and then descend to Bujonglo Cave (3720mt) the base used for Duke of Abruzzi's 1906 expedition. We will pass the Kabamba Cave (3450mt) the waterfall and rock shelter. Overnight at Guy Yeoman Hut set in Giant Heather zone.

Day Nine: Descend from Guy Yeoman to Nyab
itaba Hut, a 6-hour walk. Steep descent through the Bamboo Zone via Lake Mahoma . Overnight at Nyabitaba Hut.


Day Ten: We descend for about 2 - 3 hours to Nyakalengija Ibanda where the trek ends. Our vehicle will be waiting for you to be transferred to Fort Portal , lunch at the Travellers Inn. Dinner and overnight at Rwenzori View Guesthouse.


Day Eleven: Breakfast, and departure to Kampala. Once in Kampala, and time allowing (not included), we can do a short city tour of Kampala including the Kabaka´s cultural trail - Kasubi Tombs, the Uganda Museum- to have a view of the socio-cultural and the economic status of the central part of the country. After you will be transferred to Entebbe. Dinner and overnight at Sophie´s Motel.


Day Twelve: Breakfast and transfer to Entebbe airport for your departure flight.



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Location: Uganda

Total Tour Duration: 12 Days

Accommodation: Hotels and Huts

Minimum Group Size: 1

Departures: All Year

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Mount Margherita


Difficulty Indicator: Gorilla Tracking

Extended trek through dense bush and bamboo thickets between 1-7 hours dependant on where the Gorilla are. Tracking in Rwanda is easier than in Uganda with better photographic opportunities



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Tanzania Safari


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