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Elias was a pleasure to work with - we would certainly recommend him to others and overall, I would recommend JDA to others. Gorilla Forest Camp was fantastic;...

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- P Blumenshine, USA, April 2011

We have thoroughly loved our experience on this tour, we will highly recommend it to our family and friends back in Australia. Please keep up the good work. Ji...

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- G&C Moore, Australia, August 2012

Isaac was very knowledgeable and very easy to get along with. He made our Rwanda stay extremely enjoyable.

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- The Browning Party, Australia, December 2012

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Rwenzori Trekkers Hostel


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.