9DAY Rwenzori central circuit




The main trail, known as the Central Circuit, can be completed in about 4-10 days, depending on the itinerary one chooses. More trails are being developed, and we promise to bring you information on them as soon as we have it


The central circuit is divided into stages, with each stage beginning and ending at an established camp site. Each stage is designed to be covered in a single day. The trail begins at the Park entrance in Nyakalengija, passes through Nyabitaba Camp, heads through John Matte Camp, Bujuku, Elena (optional), Kitandara, Guy Yoeman, returns to Nyabitaba before heading back down to Nyakilegija.


Throughout your journey you will be accompanied by an armed ranger, a guide and of course your porters. It pays a great deal to engage them. Though their English is not always up to par, you will find them very interesting, highly knowledgeable and friendly.


More experienced trekkers may wish to discuss alternative itineraries with their guide (it is perfectly acceptable to skip some stages), although it is wise to give due consideration to your guide's advice!

Please note that 2 days of this tour is spent on travelling to kasese and so the actual hiking is for 7 days.


  • Visit the rare white Rhinos of Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary

  • The Murchison Falls National Park in search of the big five.

  • Tracking the infamous Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park.

  • Tree-climbing lions of Ishasha sector in Queen Elizabeth National Park

  • Mountain Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

  • Golden Monkey tracking in Kisoro’s Mgahinga National Park.


  • January to March: Hot and dry, an excellent time of year to be on safari in Uganda.

  • April and May: Uganda’s long rainy season when many camps are closed. Rains tend to be in the morning and late afternoon.

  • June to September: Temperatures climb rapidly and this is a fantastic time of year for gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

  • October to December: Another great time of year to be on safari, you can get some rain in November but temperatures are favourable and conditions are ideal for game viewing.


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