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Mountain Rwenzori National Park

Mountain Rwenzori National Park

Mountain Rwenzori National Park, This is another exciting Park to go for adventure Safaris while in Uganda; it’s liked by different tourists from different countries of the World because of its attracting touristic features including the mostly known Mountain Rwenzori peaks.

This Park in the western part of Uganda includes the Rwenzori Mountains, Rivers, and many lakes. Africa’s third-highest Mountain Peak is located within this amazing tourist site. Mountain Rwenzori National Park was established in 1991 and designated as a UNESCO heritage site in 1994. It’s popularly known and attractive because of its stunning plant life.

Mountain Rwenzori National Park is geographically located in the southwestern part of Uganda. Within the Albertine rift valley lying along Uganda’s border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. It’s not very far from Queen Elizabeth National Park. And also near the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Virunga National Park which is popularly known as the oldest National Park in Africa. Also designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

This Park is a park that is popularly known for its Mountain peaks. Including Mount Speke, Mountain Baker, Mount Stanley, and Margherita. This Park is 120 km long and 48 km wide.

How to get to Mountain Rwenzori National Park

Traveling from Kampala to Mountain Rwenzori National Park in southwestern Uganda by road. The best-recommended route of reaching this Park comfortably is Kampala- Masaka- Mbarara highway. Including en route stopover at the equator in Kayabwe before reaching Masaka town. For some brief explanation about the equator which is usually done by available officials. Photographs when posing at the equator either in a group or singe person, snacks and after continuing with the journey using suitable 4×4 wheel drive Safari jeep.

Lunch is usually provided en-route in Mbarara town and thereafter continue with the Journey up to the Park. Depending on the itinerary you can also first start with a visit to the nearby Parks. Which include Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, and more. Then you can continue with the adventure to the Park.

Starting with a visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park, there is an option of accessing it by air means if not road transport since private charters are arranged from Kajjansi airstrip or Entebbe airport up to Pakuba airstrip in Queen Elizabeth National park.

What to see in Mountain Rwenzori

Although this Park is popularly known for its attracting peaks, it’s recorded with a different wide range of Wildlife species including plant life, 15 species of butterflies, eighteen species of birds, and four birds of primates. Some of the most common species include forest elephants, wild chimpanzees, black and white Colobus monkeys, L’Hoest Monkeys, and Rwenzori Turaco.

Activities are done in Mountain Rwenzori

The commonly known activity done while in Mountain Rwenzori National Park is mountain climbing which is usually done in a group for a couple of days, it takes about seven days and more for climbing up to the highest peak and then back.

Where to stay

This is geographically situated with different accommodation facilities for visitors to stay on a visit ranging from camping to self-contained rooms.