Mountain hiking tours in Uganda and East Africa to Mountain Rwenzori, mountain Elgon and Kilimanjaro is an adventure experience with Africa Adventure Vacations
The Rwenzoris are a world-class hiking and mountaineering destination. A nine- to twelve-day trek will get skilled climbers to the summit of Margherita – the highest peak – though shorter, non-technical treks are possible to scale the surrounding peaks.
Hiking is quite strenuous encounter calling for physique from the participants and on the Rwenzoris, trails have been demarcated for travelers engaging in this exciting hike challenge such as Central Circuit that requires a maximum of 8 days with an opportunity to conquer the Margherita peak identified as highest trek. The other famous and practical and squat trails with an easier include the 3 day Lake Mahoma loop, 1 day, Buraro Chimpanzee forest trail and 1 day Kilembe trail, the community trail through Kichamba to up to Karangura ridge, hiking to Bundibugo area through Bwamba pass. All these trails offer an array of rare and endemic wildlife as three horned chameleon, coloured mosses, heathers, great Rwenzori turaco beautiful waterfalls, rivers and lakes as glacial features as tarns, troughs and blocks.
Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa, making it one of the seven summits. It very popular with both experienced hikers and first time adventurers because it is considered to be the easiest of the seven summits. Scaling the mountain requires no technical skills or equipment, such as rope, harness, crampons or ice axe. It is a hiking peak, not mountaineering.
Kilimanjaro is not only Africa’s tallest peak, but also the world’s tallest free standing mountain. The summit, named Uhuru Point, is 5,895 meters (19,341 feet) above sea level. While most high mountains are part of ranges, such as Mount Everest’s Himalayan Mountain Range, free standing mountains like Kilimanjaro are usually a result of volcanic activity. The minimum age for climbing Kilimanjaro is 10 years old, but the park authority grants exceptions to children who have significant experience trekking.