Best Things To Do While Exploring In Rwenzori Mountains National Park : Rwenzori mountains national park is located in the Western region of Uganda in Kasese district and it shares boarders with countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Rwenzori Mountains National park was established as a national park in 1991 and it covers a total surface area of about 996 square kilometers. More so, this national park derived its name from the Mountain Rwenzori that is situated within the park and it is famously known as the highest mountain in the country hence standing at an elevated area of about 5,109 meters above the sea level and this mountain is also considered to be among the top tourist attractions in the country and also best for mountaineering activities.

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Rwenzori Mountains National park was named by a UNESCO world Heritage site and it is ranked to be among the best destinations to visit while on a safari in Uganda because it blesses you with a satisfactory adventurous tour due to the fact that it is a home to over 70 mammal species and it is also the best birding destination because it harbours around 217 bird species and it is also surrounded by beautiful bird species and stunning waterfalls. In addition, exploring around this national park gives you opportunities to engage in many interesting activities where they learn new experiences and have a remarkable good memorable experience.

Things to do in Rwenzori Mountains National Park.

Mountain climbing.

Large numbers of tourists exploring in Rwenzori mountain national park always have their big interests in climbing Mount Rwenzori which is ranked to be the highest mountain on the African continent and mountain climbing as a activity is one of the most adventurous, exciting and thrilling activity that most people enjoy to do. However, it seems abit tiring therefore only individuals that are physically fit can be able to do it successfully.

More so, there are two hiking trails available in Rwenzori Mountains National park that tourists can always use and these include; the Kimbe trail, which happens to be located in the Southern part of the park and it, begins from Kilembe, which is situated near kasese town. In addition, the Central circuit trail which always commences from the Mubuku River and then ascends to a steep ridge of glacial moraine and then leads you to the Nyabitabu hut and ends at the Margherita peak. Therefore, hiking through these trails always blesses tourists with chances go through the three highest peaks, sight see beautiful wildlife species with the vegetation cover in the surrounding.

Bird Watching.

Best Things To Do While Exploring In Rwenzori Mountains National Park
Rwenzori Turaco

Rwenzori Mountain National park also acts as a good natural habitat for a large numbers of bird species which are about 217 bird species in total such as; the Rwenzori Blue turaco, the Rwenzori nightjar, the golden winged sunbird, the western green tinker bird, the Rwenzori Batis among others. More so, birding activities in this national park always begin from the Robin trailhead and the leads bird lovers to the montane forest where tourists are always blessed to see large numbers of birds.


Hiking is also one of the interesting activities to do in Rwenzori mountain however much it requires individuals who are physically fit and are free from diseases like; pressure, conical heart problems and air borne diseases like; flue and cough in order not to spread it among other individuals and the animals . During the hiking, tourists are always accompanied with park guides or rangers who lead them through different trails that are always available to use such as; the Kilembe trail, the Kazinga trail and the Nyakalegija trail which is located within the bamboo forest.

Wildlife Viewing.

Tourists exploring within Rwenzori Mountains National park are always blessed with great opportunities  to see many beautiful wildlife species due to the fact that it  is surrounded with savannah grasslands at the edge of the mountain which act as a good natural habitat for the species such as; this national park is a good place where to see a three horned chameleon and  other animals like; leopards, forest elephants, golden cats, Rwenzori climbing mouse, Uganda clawed frogs, gent mongoose, L’hoest monkeys, rock hyrax, Rwenzori otter, Rwenzori colobus, bush bucks, blue monkeys, Uganda clawed frogs, golden cats and many others. s

Apart from the mentioned above, there are many more activities one can do in Rwenzori Mountains National Park such as; Guided nature walks, cultural encounters, community visits among others.

Where to stay in Rwenzori Mountains National Park.

Rwenzori Mountains National park has good accommodation facilities that are always available for guests however; these lodging facilities are ranged and put in different classes hence giving a chance to the visitors to choose where to stay according to their preferences and where it matches with their budget. Therefore, some of these accommodation facilities include; Ruboni community camp, the Rwenzori turaco view campsite, the equator snow lodges, hotel Marhgherita and others.

Contact our trusted tour operators in case of more information about things to do in Rwenzori Mountain National park and Book with our tours and travel companies such as; Achieve Global safaris who offer the best tour packages while on a safari in Uganda.

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