15 years, still discovering and enjoying the pearl
The overnight hill trek tour organized by Ruboni Community Camp is a shortcut option of the long and costly Rwenzori trekking. In a few hours of walking and one night of outdoor camping, you will be able to take the memories of the highest peak of the Rwenzori Mountains. The budget is good too. Just 100$ of your trip budget covers everything on this trek. It is probably the cheapest trek you will find in Uganda that gives you an opportunity to experience Uganda’s highest point easily, cheaply and affordably.
The trek involves spending a night on the community peak that is 2400 meters high. You trek through the villages, farms and on the hills leading you to the scenic ridges. Giving you one of the most rewarding views, these ridges overlook the mountains and residential communities in the Mubuku valley. You will be amazed by this trail that is off the beaten path. The trekking is entirely clear, full of scenic picture moments. In the early morning and late evening, while on the top, you will have a chance to clearly view Margherita peak.
Margherita is the highest point on the Rwenzori Mountains standing at 5109 meters above sea level. It is also the roof of Uganda and Congo as it seats on the border of these two countries. You will also be able to view Lake George in Queen Elizabeth national park. During the stay at the top, utilize the chance to scan the surrounding lowlands, mountains, forests at different angles. This is a great opportunity to take some of the best pictures of the scenery on the Rwenzori Mountains.
Besides the mountains and scenery, this trek gives you a lot more as you learn the local life. You will be walking in residential villages and hillside farms. This is the opportunity to learn how the local people live on the Rwenzori foothills. Your guide will be interpreting everything since the local residents and fully understand the local way of life. The common sight will be the local crops, the local housing architecture, households processing local crops and or learning how the local community members manually grow and carry their produce from the farms over the hills without the need for cars and other modern machinery.
Process and tour content:
On arrival at Ruboni community camp, you will be welcomed and then make your lunch order, meet the guide and start packing your luggage. After a well-deserved lunch, you start trekking. The trek will take a maximum of three hours to the top but can take longer or shorter depending on the pace. you will have a light dinner snack at the top of the hill. After the snack, look for the best viewing moments and then bed night. Early morning you will wake up at around 5:00 am to look for the viewing moments targeting the sunrise and the Margherita views. This will go on up to 7:00 when you will prepare for your return to the camp. On arrival at the camp, you will take a good shower and a well-deserved breakfast.
This is why this trek is the cheapest and most rewarding you will find in Uganda. its price includes all the three meals, the guide, the porters, the energy, the camping gear and the entire experience of trekking.
This trek is located outside the park on the boarder and therefore no park fees are charged. It is also a good acclimatization route for the high Rwenzori peaks. Even though we know you’re strong and able to make it to the top of Rwenzori, you may reach moments when you doubt your ability to climb. This hill trek will be a suitable trial trek on the first day of arrival as you prepare for the multi-day trek to the Rwenzori peaks.
The list of what to take on this trek is simple and brief. you can refer to the longer Rwenzori packing list or you can take the following;
The rest of the gears including tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats, catering facilities, and energy are included in the price. Each guest goes with a minimum of two local supporters (guides/ porters)
To take this hill trek tour during your next visit to Rwenzori, please contact us and we will place your reservation.
Arrival: You will transfer from Kasese town arriving at the base camp 1600m at Ruboni community camp (BB)
Day 1: Park gate – Lake Mahoma (3,515 meters): After breakfast, start trekking with your local guide on Mahoma trail through Omuka Kizza Camp. You will trek through lush forested ridges and valleys or Rwenzori, up to Lake Mahoma. For overnight in wilderness camping. (4-5hrs) Lake Mahoma camp (FB)
Day 2: Lake Mahoma – Guyeoman (3.261m): After an early breakfast, take a few pictures of the lake then trek through the bamboo forest. Interesting to many birdwatchers, you will join the central circuit and trek clockwise, past ascending the Kichuchu cliffs then head to Guyeoman through a relatively open flat zone with great chances of taking the mountain scenery (5-6 hrs) Guyeoman camp (FB)
Day 3: Guyeoman – Nyabitaba – base camp (1646m). This day is dedicated to descend to the camp of Nyabitaba. Expect some tricky points since the terrain is often slippery and boggy. After Kichuchu rock the trail will become easier passing through bamboo forests. Lunch break at Nyabitaba and then descend in the central circuit for more three hours to the base camp (5-7 hrs)
End of trip
Please contact us for the most friendly prices and reliable services to take you on this, short but memorable adventure.
At Ruboni community camp, we know it can sometimes be tiresome to make choices and manage payments of bills during travel. If you like to plan your budget and activity choice early before arrival, we have put together a number of flexible packages so that we can enable our guests to pay once and get all the services in the most attractive and convenient way. Forget the trouble of cash management during the trip, it has been made possible to pay Ruboni Community Camp by credit card.
Whether you’re a solo traveler, a family looking for memorable outsing, a group of friends or lovebirds who want to be in the most serene natural setting or on your way before/after trekking the Rwenzori Mountains, you will find Ruboni community camp ideal. The packages make it even easier since will be able to concentrate on the exploration of this beautiful landscape and culture.
As you plan to place your booking, please try our holiday packages that have been prepared for your convenience.
We can do more if you do need other services. On request, we will organize all transfers to and from Ruboni community camp, arrange longer Rwenzori treks to the high peaks or add any services to your package of choice. This is a very flexible arrangement, as it is possible to upgrade your package on arrival in case you want to add something else.
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