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Rwenzori Mountain Climbing

Visit Africa’s only remaining glaciers and only place that snows on the equator in Africa.

DEPARTURE / RETURN LOCATION Kampala
PACK / WEAR See complete list below
PRICE Contact us for quote
ACTIVITIES Motorbike Safari

These ‘Mountains of the Moon’ lie in western Uganda along the Congo border. While other destinations allow you to see these mountains from afar, this park allows you to climb them. Skilled climbers can tackle them in 9-12 days (sometimes less depending on your experience) while others can try a less intensive hike up part of the slope. In addition to mammals and birds, some of the rarest vegetation on the earth calls these slopes their home.

If you plan on climbing, please be aware that the higher peaks are for experienced climbers. You will need experience on glaciers, etc. At all stages of the climb you’ll have experienced guides/porteres helping you.

While climbing, you’ll have huts, food, porters, and beds. Security is provided by Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA). Porters carry a maximum of 12.5 kg of personal gear.

Gear you’ll need in addition to general clothing:
• Climbing Rope(s)
• Harness(es)
• Ice Axe
• Crampons
• Sleeping bags
• Rubber gum boots with heavy socks (for the peak) – Luxury hiking boots aren’t necessary at the top

Please Note: As with all safari itineraries on this site, this is just a sample route. We customize your safari based on your budget, trip length, desired experience, and group size.  Read our Safari FAQs and Safari Terms and Conditions for more information. Then contact us with your details and we’ll get to work crafting your perfect getaway!

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Additional information

Country

Uganda

Duration

3+ days