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“treking mountain of the moon”

Rwenzori Moutains National Park
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12 Day Rwenzori Trek with Safari
Ranked #2 of 8 things to do in Kasese
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Owner description: This mountainous area may be better known as the "Mountains of the Moon."
Reviewed 6 April 2018

there are various options of trekking along well established pathways.
We did not go deep into the forest as it started raining, but this is a great place to hike, and enjoy nature

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

One of the best treks, if not the best, we have ever done. We spent 6 days hiking to the top of Weisman's Peak.with Rwenzori Trekking Services. We had perfect weather with no rain and no need for gumboots!

Dramatic, unique scenery, challenging trails (gnarly and steep), encounters with monkeys, antelope and hyrax. Basic huts with good food in the circumstances, excellent guides, superhuman porters.

In 6 days we encountered one other trekker. A remarkable place. RTS are professional and offer a fun and well organised trip that manages to retain the sense of adventure in the wild landscape of Africa.

1  Thank andthenthey
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

We are two Italian guys who went for a 8 days trekking (the original plan was 9 days, we merged together the last two days due to out time constraints) through the Bukurungu trail, a new path that was opened for tourists just one year ago.

More in details, the first four days we slept on tends along the Bukurungu trail, at the end of the fifth day we reached the central circuit, which is the most famous trekking circuit. Then we went up to Margherita Peak and down through the central circuit.

We are extremely satisfied with the whole experience, in particular with the choice of Bukurungu trail, which is more wild and less crowded compare with the most famous circuits.

We organised the trekking with Bernard Masereka of Rwenzori Ranges Hikers Association, and he was reliable and he answered very quickly to any question or concern.

Our team comprised:
1) two guides, that were super:
- Baluku Herbert - chief guide, very expert, strong and wise, with a perfect English and capable of very pleasant conversation
- Babughaghe Peter - second guide, very expert (expecially in mountaneering stuff)

2) Muthabali Sadrack - the cook; he always prepared delicious and appropriate food, so that we had a lot of appetite despite the high altitude. Moreover he was very careful with the cleaning of dishes and pots. NB: despite we are Italian and therefore very demanding when eating Italian food, we were very happy also with the Italian pasta he cooked.

4) 7 porters, who were very nice, polite, professional and hard workers;
- Bwambale Moses
- Nzwenge Roben
- Njima William
- Baluku Sagini
- Musule Mbusa
- Bakirana Ndereya
- Bakamwegha Lazaro

Every one in the team seemed a healthy person who worked at the best of his possibility to ensure sustenance to the family and a good education to the children. We strongly recommend each of them.

3  Thank pierpando
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Loved it, Hated it, Conquered it.

I took this challenge with a group of other 7 friends and together we reached Margherita Peak under the guidance of the Rwenzori Mountaineering Services (RMS), 2 chefs and about 30 porters.

We used four (4) to reach the Peak and three (3) days to reach the RMS grounds from the Peak.

We slept in UWA cabins on each day and these were very very cold and it got colder with higher altitude.

We had 5 RMS guides along with an intern guide and our tour guide. The porters carry your luggage so you only have to carry a small bag with toiletries, food, water, etc during the day.

The climbing was challenging but we were encouraged to go slow and enjoy the scenery and ask questions. The tour guides were very helpful. Except for the first day, the place was very cold but as you start to walk, it gets warmer. One needs hiking boots and gumboots for the walks but on the ice, crampons and an ice axe are a must. Before you go, you will be told of what to expect and what you require.

The place has forests, rocks, rivers and lakes, soggy areas, boulders, etc.

It is better to prepare for the climb by taking long walks (longer than 10km), jogging or running to build endurance.

As one climbs, it's better to take your own pace and reduce speed as you approach higher altitudes. One needs snacks to munch on along the way even though the chefs prepare your packed lunch. Water is very important - water is life!

The guides teach you about nature, wildlife and water bodies in the area together with their ways of life.

The best time to visit is in the dry season as it's warmer, less slippery and not rainy.

RMS awarded us certificates; a nice touch after that week's challenge.

The Climb is challenging but manageable.

Good luck! You need it.

1  Thank Clare N
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

My wife and I went to the park expecting to find vistas and scenic walks like those in the advertisements; unfortunately you can hardly see anything from the main gate. Furthermore, once you pay the park entry fee (we avoided this with a special pass) you have to pay another fee to go on the nature walk. I understand that this is how UWA operates, but the Diamond trail nature walk was terribly disappointing. Not only did we not see any animals, birds, etc whatsoever but the trail is immersed in the forest so you literally just see trees and dirt. No Mountain Views, just a couple looks at 2 rivers (the only highlight).
If you want to see more, you have to go on a full day hike to see one of the lakes. Please UWA, invest all of the money from tariffs into developing this park - at a minimum establish an alternate gate or road that will allow you to enter the park in another area closer to the mountains and view them, or invest in creating more immersive and varied trails from the main gate.
I hope to summit the peaks one day, but for those who don’t have the aspiration I hope they will get the chance to at least view some of the beauty that the Rwenzoris are known for.

2  Thank Pete S
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