Located in the Rwenzori Mountains, the UNESCO World heritage site ia also known as the Mountains of the Moon by the early explores in Uganda, situated in southern Uganda along the Uganda congo border in Bundibugyo, Kabarole and Kasese districts. The park is 996 Km with 70% of this exceeding an altitude of 2500m.
The Rwenzori Mountains comprises of a number of peaks including Mount Stanley is located in the park, Margherita Peak, one of Mount Stanley’s twin summits which is Africa’s third highest peak with a height of 5,109 m (16,762 ft) and Mount Speke and Mount Baker which are Africa’s fourth and fifth highest peaks. The park is composed of glaciers, snowfields, waterfalls, and lakes and is one of Africa’s most beautiful mountain area with a very rewarding hiking experience.
Wildlife in the park
Rwenzori Mountain comprises plants and trees a habitant to quite a number of species that are endemic to the Albertine Rift system with a number of endangered species in the park
The park is a habitant to over 89 species of birds, 15 species of butterfly, about four primate species including forest elephant, chimpanzee, hyrax, black-and-white colobus, L’Hoest’s monkeys, duiker, and Ruwenzori turaco
Activities in the park
The Rwenzori mountain provide a world-class hiking and mountaineering adventure.which has proved a chilled to also the skilled climbers to the summit of Margherita – the highest peak. The park also arranges shorter, not very tough hikes to peaks around the park.
Another activity around the park are community nature walks which are less strenuous to the neighboring Bakonzo villages to homestead visits, home cultural performances including home cooked local lunch to conclude your visit.