We hold the delight to welcome you to the Rwenzori Mountains – even understood as the Mountains of the Moon. The national park is one of the multiples visited Uganda safari destinations and is one of leading Uganda’s excellent national parks. It is found on the borders of Uganda and DR.Congo in the Kasese district. The Rwenzori Mountains are gifted with almost 6 mountain ranges, Mount Stanley is the most stunning featuring the tallest peak in Africa. The mountain is located at a peak of about 5109 meters above sea level. Please take notice that Margherita Peak is gifted with the highest peak of the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountain.
Rwenzori Mountains National Park is located within the Equator Line therefore, the warmth from the Equator melts the snow at the peak of the Rwenzori mountain. This results in the creation of waterfalls that flow from various routes of the mountain making different rivers like; the Mpanga river in Fort Portal, Nyamugasani in Kasese, and River Mubuku.
Wildlife In Mountain Rwenzori National Park
It is important to understand that Rwenzori Mountain National Park is acknowledged as a UNESCO World Heritage site welcoming approximately 70 mammal species, over 217 beautiful bird species, and about 19 bird species registered in Albertine endemics. Some of the bird species seen here contain; Rwenzori batis, barred Long-tailed Cuckoo, Rwenzori Turaco, and many others.
How to get to Rwenzori Mountain National Park
The park can be accessed by two standards of transport Air or Road transport. And by the road, you can use various routes with either Public or private transport.
This could be by Air or Road transport. By Road take the Kampala-Masaka-Mbarara-Bushenyi –Kasese route, the park is found almost a 6 to 7 hours drive creating the stop-over points and covering a distance of 350 kilometers, but when you select to use the Mubende – Fort Portal road, Mountain Rwenzori takes almost 4 hours. Enjoy an enchanting road trip as you drive via the Masaka-Mbarara highway it is critical to notice, this is the exciting route that will offer you an amazing adventure as go through Lake Mburo Park and Queen Elizabeth national park.
You can decide to book a chartered flight from Entebbe International Airport or from Kajjansi airstrip, which brings almost 30 minutes to the Rwenzori Mountain National park and you will land in Kasese Airstrip, join a drive to your reserved lodge in Mount Rwenzori National Park. Feel free to reserve your flight with either Eagle air or Aerolink Uganda which serves domestic flights to the Uganda safari parks like Rwenzori National Park.
Tourism attractions and activities in Rwenzori National Park
Guided nature walks or bird watching
Guided wildlife walks take you to pleasure in excellent birding experiences, while here enjoy viewing about 217 bird species; enjoy viewing a combination of beautiful birds such as barred long-tailed, Long-eared Owl, greenbul, Golden-Winged sunbird, Rwenzori Turaco, and many other bird species.
Hiking The Rwenzori Mountain
This is the major activity done in Mountain Rwenzori National Park that attracts multiple tourists from all over the world. Hiking to the Mountain Rwenzori is the critical activity and lead attraction in the park, the activity offers you the possibility to adventure, and the eye-catching attractiveness of this snow-capped mountain. Mountaineering permits you a chance to meet and greet with the local residents found at the foothill of the Mountain like the Bakonzo. While here, get an opportunity to realize and learn about completed the thrilling cultures that are shown through the traditional dance moves and traditional songs, story-telling about their ancestors, skills of basket making, and many more.
The Uganda Wildlife Authority charges $450 USD per person for international travelers who want to satisfy in hiking the snow-capped mountains of the Moon. While it charges 50,000 Uganda shillings for the East African Residents wanting to hike the Rwenzori mountain, the park, entrance fee at Rwenzori national park is $35USD for Foreign Non-tourists, $25 USD for all foreign tourists, and 15000 Uganda shillings for East African tourists.
In summary, hiking the Rwenzori mountains is one of the leading safari activities in Uganda, therefore rent a 4×4 car in Uganda and get a possibility to participate in the snow-capped mountain this season. If a wilderness lover and you enjoy Uganda Safari, just get in contact with our travel team to help you discover Mountain Rwenzori National Park. Email us today at email@example.com or call us now at Airtel;– (+256-707457134 ), MTN;– (+256-774784213), WhatsApp:– (+256-775694186) to speak directly or chat with our reservations team.