Mountain Rwenzori National Park, Climbing Safari Tours in Uganda
Mountain Rwenzori National park is located in the Rwenzori Mountains covering an area of 1,000 km2 (386 sq mi) with the highest peak/ point in Uganda Margherita Peak, waterfalls, glaciers and lakes.
It is situated in the South Western part of Uganda East of the Great East African Rift Valley bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo and Virunga National Park. It spans across three different districts i.e Bundibugyo, Kabarole and Kasese.
The Most prominent Safari Attraction in the park is Mountain Rwenzori which spans across the Ugandan Border and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Mountain elevates to 5,109 metres (16,762 ft) with various snow capped Peaks and glaciers which a source of River Nile.
Location of Mountain Rwenzori National Park
Mountain Rwenzori National park is located in the South Western Part of Uganda stretching across various districts i.e Bundibugyo, Kabarole and Kasese.
How to Get to Mountain Rwenzori National Park
Mountain Rwenzori National Park can be accessed by use of both Road and Air depending on the taste and preferences of the traveler.
Travelers will transfer from Kampala to the South Western Part of Uganda at Mountain Rwenzori and those interested in hiking to the top of the Mountain have numerous trails they can follow and these include; The Nyakalengija Central Circuit and Kilembe Trail which are located near Kasese town while the third Nature walk trail head is at Kazingo near Fort Portal town in Kabarole District.
Mountain Rwenzori National Park can also be accessed by Air by boarding a Charter Flight from Entebbe International Airport/ Kajjansi Airstrip to Kasese Airfield where you will be picked up to transfer to the Park.
Activities at Mountain Rwenzori National Park
Mountain Climbing is the most prominent Safari activity in Mountain Rwenzori National Park and this takes place along the stunning magnificent Mountain Rwenzori in Uganda. Hiking the Mountain till Margherita Peak will take you about 6-7 Days as you rest at the various Huts built along the Mountain. For travelers to enjoy Hiking Mountain Rwenzori, they must carry the essential Hiking Gear.
Bird watching at Mountain Rwenzori National Park is a very prominent Safari Activity in the park due to the numerous bird species that inhabit the green forest vegetation. The Bird species you will spot include; the bee eaters, sun birds, Robins, Barbets, long eared Owl, Rwenzori Turaco, beared Vultures, swifts, black Eagles.
Mountain Rwenzori National Park is also ideal for all travelers interested in experiencing remarkable Cultural encounters as they visit and get entertained by the local Bakonzo People. These will take you around the local homesteads as well as demonstrate to you how they tend to their cattle, crops and preparation of meals. You will also visit the Ruboni Community Camp where you will meet the blacksmith, traditional healer, basket weavers and story tellers who will give you remarkable adventures on Tour.
Hiking and Nature Walks
Mountain Rwenzori National Park is an ideal destination for all nature lovers interested in hiking. You will transfer along the trail to Lake Mahooma and Buraro Chimp Forest through communities of Kichamba to the Karangura ridge and to Bundibugo area through Bwamba pass. There are other Forest walks offered by the communities of Ruboni and Turaco View.