Uganda Mountaineering Safaris
8 days Uganda Safaris to Mount Elgon
Hiking Mt Elgon is not so strenous hence requiring no specialized equipment or skills to reach the peak apart from physical fitness. Mt Elgon is not so high that there is a serious risk of altitude- related illnesses that regularly troubles hikers on other Mountains like Kilimanjaro, Meru or Kenya. Elgon can be climbed at any time of the year, though the dry seasons are better (June – August & December – March) – November and December are the best months since the highland flowers are in blosom – making it the best time for the shots and scenery view.
The Mountain has a Fall called Sipi where the Sipi River rises on the upper slopes of Mt Elgon before flowing down the foothills over 8km to form a series of 4 beautiful waterfalls concluding in a 99m drop at an altitude of 1,775m outside the small trading centre of Sipi.
7 days Uganda Safaris to Rwenzori mountains
Uganda Safaris to Rwenzoris provide exhilarating and rewarding experience. The central circuit hike takes 6 nights/7 days reaching an altitude of 14,000ft(4,267m) above sea level. The conditions on the mountain are a challenging to unexperienced hikers because Rwenzori Mountain is known for its un-engeneered, steep and slippery trails, frequent rainfall, cold temperatures, bogs, mud, steep terrain and high altitude.
However July – August, December – February are relatively dry for inexperienced hikers. Rwenzori Mountain hiking is very exciting. Its peaks being snow-capped and given the altitude level plus the fact that it is in the border with the Republic of Congo, a climber to this mountain is able to have a panoramic view of almost all East African Countries, Congo and beyond.
Equipments including rain gear, good sleeping bag, warm hat, gloves, heavy socks, gum boots, gaiters and a walking stick for balance are recommended plus a basic first aid kit.
Porters are available to carry your heavy equipment and food, leaving you with a small pack, rain gear, warm clothes, camera water and any other light luggage.
You can purchase your own food and Rwenzori mountaineering service can provide cooking utensils and cooks.