The scenic 2-days Rwenzori overnight trek

This is a short-time trekkers favorite! The trek is on the lower slopes of Rwenzori mountains. It brings mountain lovers to the mountain scenery, forests, and lake views. The trek takes guests through the rich Afro-montane forest and Bamboo zones of Rwenzori mountains. It is also a birders choice as you have chances of spotting the little colorful birds, the Rwenzori Turaco along with other small animals unique to Rwenzori such as the chameleons, monkeys and insects.

The Rwenzori overnight trek is on a return trail that goes through the Rwenzori central circuit gate. The trail goes through Nyabithaba, then goes off to lake Mahoma and return back to the park gate through Nyabithaba. It is the same trail that continues on the Mahoma trail trek, for those who want to go for an extra day and make this loop.

Day 1 – Arrival at Ruboni community camp, dinner and overnight.

Day 2 – Nyakalengija gate1646m – Nyabitaba 2632 m:

On the first trekking day, we start Rwenzori climbing from Ruboni community camp. After briefing with the local porters and guides, you will trek from 1646 meters to Nyabitaba hut at 2632 m Dinner and overnight at the mountain camp. (5-6hrs)

 Day 2 – Nyabitaba 2632 m: – Nyakalengija gate1646m:

After breakfast at Nyabitaba, you will trek through the mix of bamboo and tree forest to Lake Mahoma to take the great views and picture moment over the lake. on this trek, you have chances of finding Rwenzori Turaco birds chameleons, primates in the canopy, elephant spoors, birds and or ducks swimming on lake Mahoma. Lake Mahoma is the largest of all the lakes on mount Rwenzori. After a good time at Lake Mahoma, return to lunch at Nyabitaba and then descend to the Rwenzori National Park headquarters Ruboni community. (3hrs)

Rwenzori overnight trek

Price of the Rwenzori overnight trek

295$ (A minimum of 2 people going)

Price includes: 

  • All park entrance and guiding fees in the mountains
  • All camping gear on camping options and huts on housing options
  • All meals in the mountains
  • All porters and guides in the mountains
  • All accommodation for one night while in the mountains
  • One night accommodation at the base camp on bed and breakfast

Price excludes:

  • All bar drinks
  • Tips (recommended on every trip)
  • Laundry
  • Transport to and from the base camp
  • Visas and air tickets
  • Extra night accommodation and all Meals at the base camp
  • Extra days in the mountains