Uganda is one of the best places in the world where visitors enjoy a rewarding and memorable hiking experience. Among the best mountains to hike include;
The Rwenzori Mountains:
This snow-capped mountain is one of the highest in Africa. Also commonly referred to as the ancient source of the world’s longest river the Nile River by the early explorers, a hike to this mountain is a really unique experience not to be missed while in the Pearl of Africa.
A hike through the different vegetation zones gets you closer to different animals and bird species including the rare three horned chameleon that will be encountered during the hike. The beautiful scenery is really worth it. Margherita, the highest peak of the Rwenzori Mountains at 5,109M above the sea level is snowcapped. Apart from the Margherita peak hike, there are other several available hiking options.
Best time of year for Rwenzori trekking
Basing on our past client’s feedbacks, January February and March are the best months to hike the Rwenzori Mountain., this is because during this month, the mountains are dry, making the whole experience easier. However, the experience can be booked and done at any time of the year.
Fitness and medical issues
Hiking the rwenzori mountains require that you are physically fit. We recommend that we consult with your personal doctors prior to your travel to the pearl of Africa. We also recommend that you get the basic vaccinations especially for Malaria. Our team on ground will always have the first Aid Kit, but we do also recommend that you come along with your special medications as recommended by the doctors. All our visitors hiking the Rwenzori Mountains are insured with the AMREF medical evacuation Insurance just in case of any emergency.