Construction of Kilembe trails

On 15th June 2009 Rwenzori Trekking Services Ltd signed a Concession Agreement with Uganda Wildlife Authority to survey and construct 65 kilometres of trails, construct huts and accommodation facilities, and train guides and porters in customer care, guiding, identification and explanation of birds, animals, plants and trees. ~This is a mamoth task however we have now completed phase one which is identification of and clearing of trails, construction of permanent tents (12 feet x 30 feet) as temporary accommodation whilst huts and other facilities are constructed. Below is a overview of the construction process.

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Now where do we pass?

Finding the best path took enormous effort

Clearing the paths even more

The Rwenzori Mountains receive two and a half metres of rainfall annually creating dense lush undergrowth. Exploring and clearing the trails has not been easy and due to the high rainfall, the plants grow fast which means constant maintainence.

In the beginng poachers were many, this is one of their shelters, but eventually we gave them jobs and now they have pledged to stop poaching

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Construction of the bridges - first the bridge was built in Kampala then transported to Kilembe, then hand carried 7.5 kilometres into the National Park

Then it was assembled on the side of the river and put into position then using a wire cable through a D shackel tied on the nose of the bridge was uplled across the river using a turfer winch

Until it was finally in position

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We also had to negoiate with the community to allow us to construct a path up to the National Park

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Our training centre where we train our guides, porters and staff in first aid, safety, climbing techniques, rescue and customer care.

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