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Testimonials

Sam is the man! Great tour guide for us. His knowledge and pride in his country is inspiring. He kept us on time for everything and we had a lot of laughs. Than...

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- J Malcolm & B Stevens, Australia November 2013

Isaac is such a pleasure to travel with. He is kind and thoughtful, his explanations and love for the country really made our trip great. We hate to say goodbye...

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- D&S Madsen, USA, August 2012

Excellent efficient service and a very friendly and informative guide. The hotel and lodge staff were all very helpful and welcoming. Gorilla trekking was wonde...

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- J&J Hoggett, UK, October 2012


Reviews about Journeys Discovering Africa

Rwenzori Trekkers Hostel

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Safari Highlights

Rwenzori Trekkers Hostel is situated just below the Kilembe Trailhead in the Rwenzori Mountains National Park. The hostel is located near the small hamlet of Kyanjuki above the old mining town of Kilembe, approximately 12km from Kasese.

Trekkers Hostel, RwenzoriExcellent Location

The hostel is the starting point for community walks in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains, as well as longer treks to the snow-capped peaks themselves. It offers very simple, basic, but clean and comfortable accommodation. Near the hostel is a Trekkers bar and restaurant, within a short distance of the Nyamwamba River and offering fantastic views of the mountains. For those that dare try it’s icy waters, wild swimming in the river is a possibility – though a hot shower at the hostel is often preferred.

Trekkers Hostel, RwenzoriThe Mountains of the Moon

The fabled Rwenzoris, or ‘Mountains of the Moon’ as they were famously dubbed by Ptolemy, a Greco-Roman geographer, are the largest mountain range in Africa and stretches along the Congo-Uganda border. Capped with glaciers despite spanning the Equator, they are a formidable sight, and have fascinated explorers for centuries. Their name, in the local language, means ‘rainmaker’. These densely forested peaks offer an un-crowded alternative to Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya and offer adventure in its purest form.

One and two day local hikes are available, but do to this range justice, it is best to select one of the longer treks which vary from 5 to 10 days in total. Accommodation on the mountain is extremely basic – in camps and huts at designated sites.