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Rwenzori mountaineering safaris along the Kilembe hiking trail

Rwenzori Mountains National Park offers a truly unique Uganda safari experience, ranging from the high glaciers, the beautiful lakes in the valleys, decorated lichen hanging from giant heathers, as well as stunning beautiful snowcapped peaks. There are variety of safari activities to enjoy on your safari Uganda to Mountain Rwenzori National Park Uganda including Uganda birding safaris, Uganda hiking safaris, Nature walks, and many more. There are a number of trails used during nature walks and hiking safaris Uganda including the famous Kilembe Mines. On this trail, there is a variety of flora and fauna that keep changing as you ascend through the different vegetation zones. The plant life varies from heavy tropical rain forests, bamboo forests, montane cloud forests, to alpine vegetation.

The upper slopes have a rare Afro-Alpine habitat with heath land, glacial valleys and some unusually large plant life. Keep an eye out for scurrying rodents, rock and of course, a plethora of rare bird species. It owes its popularity to the steady rate of ascent and the quick descent. While it doesn’t cover all the features of this beautiful mountain, the route itself is very scenic. You will have a chance to see nature at its best.

The Kilembe hiking trail

This trek starts at the Kilembe base camp located (1,450m). Kilembe is a 12 kilometers drive from Kasese or 32 kilometers from Queen Elizabeth national park. The 2.5 km walk is tough but worth it because of its scenery. This walk leads you to the park gate (1727 m) for orientation about the park and the memorable trip you’re set for. This is a premium Rwenzori trip that is tailored to take you to Margherita (5019m). However, the length of trekking depends on your choice and budget.

Kilembe Rwenzori Trail is considered among the top challenge to be enjoyed by travelers that wish to view the nature with fantastic views, stunning valleys, and a wide variety of plants and trees. This Mountain of the moon is ranked as the best mountain to be hiked on your Africa safari tour. The Rwenzori mountain in fact is the highest mountain range in Africa, as such there are many ups and downs in climbing to the Margherita peak.

The camps you will stay at while on your Rwenzori Kilembe trail hike are;

  • Sine hut (2596m)
  • Mutinda camp (3582m)
  • Bugata camp (4100m)
  • Margherita camp (4485m)
  • Hunwicks camp (3874m)
  • Kiharo camp (3430m)

The Kilembe Hiking trail will lead you to explore the various landscapes and vegetation cover of Rwenzori mountains up to the summit while on your Rwenzori mountaineering tour Uganda or on your Rwenzori mountain hiking safari Uganda.

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Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Mountains of the Moon is located in western part of Uganda in district of Kasese.