Activities to do In Rwenzori Mountains National Park : Rwenzori Mountains national park is located in the Western region of Uganda in Kasese district and it share boarders with countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo. This national park is among the 10 national parks in the country that attract large numbers of tourists to travel from other parts of the country and visit Uganda while on their safari and it covers a total surface area of about 996 square kilometers.  Rwenzori mountains national park was named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994 and it was established as a national park in 1991. More so, this national park derived its name from the famous Mountain Rwenzori that is found within the park and is considered to be among the tourist attractions in the park which is commonly visited for mountaineering activities and it known to be the highest mountain in whole of Uganda because the highest peak of this mountain reaches around 5,109 meters and 16,762 feet. The Rwenzori mountain is also commonly referred to as the “the mountains of the Moon” and it stands at an elevation of about 5,109 meters above the sea level.

Rwenzori mountains national park offers tourists with a good adventurous experience because it is a home to over 70 mammal species and harbours around 217 bird species, which attracts many tourists who contribute a lot towards the development of the Ugandan tourism industry. This national park is managed by the Uganda wildlife Authority whose role is to ensure and protect all the national parks in the country. This national park has around six peaks such as; Stanely, Luigi di savoia, Baker, Mount Speke, Emin Pasha among others. In addition, it surrounded by beautiful plant species and stunning waterfalls.  More so, visiting this national park blesses tourists with great opportunities to get chances to engage in several interesting activities while exploring within the national park and these include;

Activities done in Rwenzori Mountains national park.

Bird watching.

Rwenzori mountains national park is a good destination for bird lovers to visit because it is a natural habitat to large numbers of beautiful bird species. And the bird watching experience in this national park is best done in the morning hours whereby tourists always begin from the Robin trail head and then go through the montane forests where they sight see many birds like; the golden winged sunbird, the Rwenzori batis, the Rwenzori nightjar, the western green tinker bird, the Rwenzori blue turaco and many others which total up a number of around 217 bird species.

Cultural encounters.

Tourists exploring through the Rwenzori Mountains always get opportunities to visit within the neighbouring communities where they get chances to walk around and interact with the Bakozo people who have a tendency of welcoming their visitors with their exciting traditional dance performances, which are accompanied with nice drumming and sing their folk songs. More so during these cultural encounters, tourists have chances of watching how these local people prepare their local meals, basket weavers and they pay attention to the story tellers because they always get to learn about the history of the Bakoozo people from those stories.

Wildlife Viewing.

Activities to do In Rwenzori Mountains National Park
Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Rwenzori mountains is considered as the best destination for viewing wildlife species and it is noticed to have the three horned chameleon and it is characterized with the savannah grass lands which are located at the edge of the mountain and act as a good habitat for many mammal species such as; Rwenzori climbing mouse, Uganda clawed frogs, golden cats, forest elephants, rock hyrax, Rwenzori otter, gent Mongoose, L’hoests monkeys, rock hyrax, Rwenzori colobus, red duiker, bush bucks, giant forest frogs, blue monkeys,  golden cats, Uganda clawed frogs, leopards  and many others.

Mountain Climbing.

Rwenzori mountains national park  has in Mount Rwenzori which is ranked as the highest mountain on the African continent therefore mountain climbing experiences on this mountain is a thrilling activity that offers tourists with a good adventurous experience. However, this activity is best for individuals who are physically fit and in good health conditions and there are only two trails with in this national park that tourists can use to climb and these include; the Kimbe trail which is located in the Southern region of the park and the central circuit trail and it may take tourists who opt to use this trail about seven good days to be able to reach the summit of the Rwenzori mountain.

Apart from the mentioned above, there are many more interesting activities that tourists can involve in such as; guided nature walks and hiking whereby during the hiking, tourists can choose to use trails like; the Nyakalegija trailhead, the Kazinga trail and the Kilembe trail which is about 4627 meters heading to Mount Luigi da Savoia and many others.

For more information and inquiries about which things can one do while touring around Rwenzori Mountain national park, feel free to contact our trusted tour operators and Book with our tours and travel companies like; Achieve Global safaris who offer the best tour packages while on your Uganda Hiking safari in Rwenzori mountain national park.



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