Rwenzori National Park
This national park is 996km in size and was gazzetted in 1991 and was recognized as a World Heritage site in 1994. Its highest point is at 5,109m above sea level on the Mt Stanley’s Margherita peak. This mountain lies in western Uganda along the Uganda- Congo Boarder. The mountain slopes are covered in moorland, bamboo, moist Montane forest, huge tree heathers, as well as the mosses. The park is home to 70 mammals, 217 species of birds, 19 Albeertine Rift endemics and many more. This is a mountaineering destination and a 9 to 14 day hike will get the skilled climbers to the summit of Margherita which is the highest peak. This mountain is the tallest mountain in Africa, it takes about 9 day’s hike depending on the route and the activities one has to engage in. the rocky beauty of this mountain is what the visitors to the pearl of Africa need to observe.
Activities in the park
The beautiful scenery
This mountain is so beautiful from a distance which provides very beautiful scenery to the viewers. You get to enjoy these mountains at up close without hiking them in the foothills of the ancient mountains formed by a spiritual shift of the earth in the ancient times.
Enjoy the miraculous wonders
The mountains are dotted with great magical wonders and you climb up into the mountains with its vegetation zones including the moorland, bamboo, moist Montane forest, huge tree heathers, as well as the mosses.
Hiking the Rwenzori Mountains
There are varieties of hiking in Rwenzori Mountains including the new 3 day mini Hike through the mountains offering you the best of Mountains of the moon.
Day hikes and Nature walks
There are many day hikes that you can engage in; one is full a village called Ruboni including the forest walks and get to learn how to fish with your hands from the streams of the mountain. Hike to the top of the mountain to enjoy the great views of this great mountain, enjoy cultural interactions with the local people. This national park also offers opportunities for nature walks in the central circuit zone. The trails include; Lake Mahooma and Buraro chimp forest, the walks through the communities of Kichamba to reach the Karangura ridge as well as hiking to Bundibugo area through Bwamba pass.
There are the communities of Turaco view and Ruboni offer guided forest walks of different lengths outside the park. The hikers can follow the River Mubuku and a great view of baker and portal peaks as they hike to over 2300m above sea level.
Birding lovers are enriched with variety of bird species totaling to 217 bird species including; Rwenzori Turaco, Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo, Handsome Francolin, Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater, Archers’ Robin-chat, White-starred Robin, Rwenzori Batis, the Long-eared Owl. The 17 species are endemic to the park. The forest zone has many bird species including the golden winged sunbird; Golden winged sun bird, blue headed sunbird, green buls, IIIadopsis, Apalises, straenge weaver and the Crimson wing.
The Unique creatures
Get to meet the three headed chameleons that are found in this area as well as the unique vegetation that is colorful.
The cultural activities
Get many opportunities for the interactive cultural visits in the foothills of Rwenzori Mountains. You enjoy village visits to drumming and dancing lessons get to learn the ways of old from the keepers of the mountains on village walks, village stays in Ruboni village.
ARON WISHLEY Founder & Director
NIMA SEDAN Chief Executive Officer
JOHN FALMI Head Manager