Things to do on Mount Rwenzori : Mountain Rwenzori is one of the most loved and most visited mountain in Uganda, the mountain is snowcapped and it is believed to be crossed through by the equator. The mountain was named by Mr. Henry Stanley after overviewing how lovely it looked like and hence called mountain of the moon because of the way it glitters at night

This mountain 120 Kilometers (75 Miles) at length and 65 Kilometers (40 Miles) width wise, its Highest Peak(s): Marguerite Peak at 5.11 Kilometers (16,762 Feet) shared by two countries Uganda and DRC.

the mountain is a block mountain and this mountain is considered to be one of the highest mountains in the country with beautiful sceneries and a wide range of flora and fauna.

Activities to do on mountain Rwenzori

there are various activities done on mountain Rwenzori that all tourists would love to try out on their  visit to  the moon mountains and these include:

Mountain Climbing: It will not be unlike climbing into heaven. On the slopes of the mountain is woodland with crops such as coffee which is a very significant cash crop in the country. From there you will behold beautiful land terrain and plant life of sub Montane vegetation in the Afro-Montane zone covered by comfy tropical evergreen plantation with a high richness in color and species. When you finally reach the top, you will feast your eyes on the majestic snowcapped peaks that will leave you breathless and teary eyed.

10 Days Mount Rwenzori Hiking Safari
10 Days Mount Rwenzori Hiking Safari

Have a visit at the national park: mountain Rwenzori as well has the famous mountain of the moon nation park and in there are several trails to caught up with and various wildlife to sight .

Bird Watching: one of the best things you will behold are the lovely birds at the Rwenzori mountain and all bird lovers will honestly have the best moment of their Uganda Bird watching Safaris such as,  Rwenzori Turaco, Long-eared Owl, Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo, Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater, Strange Weaver, Archers’ Robin-chat, Rwenzori Batis, White-starred Robin, Montane Sooty Bubo, Slender-billed Starling, Laden’s Bush Shrike, Blue-headed Sunbird, Barbets, Golden-winged Sunbird, Greenbelts, IIladopsis, Apalises, Crimson wings and Flycatchers and much more.

Hiking: You can also enjoy day hikes through the forests at the foothills as you enjoy unique activities like fishing with your hands in rivulets alike to Hugh Glass in the revenant. Hiking  Mt. Rwenzori.

Cultural Experience: You will have plenty of occasions to onlooker the residents at the foothills of the mountain of the moon resonant out their cultural existences and activities like cultural dances and if you are lucky, you might even get some lessons on drumming and dancing. You will also visit the Ruboni village wherever you will learn about the lifestyles of old of the forefathers of the mountains of the moon.

There are several activities that can be done on the mountains of  the moon and these can all be demonstrated by the Uganda safari guides and they are all fun moments that you can enjoy with your friends and your family, Things to do on Mount Rwenzori.

While on a Uganda safari to the mountain of the moon there is quite a lot to explore and to experience and therefore make it a point to have a stopover at the mountain of the moon

 Directions to Getting To the Mountain Rwenzori .

The journey from Kampala to Kasese will take you about 5 hours and a half if you take the public means by bus. Most bus parks can be found in and around Kampala like Link Buses which takes that route. It could take you about that same time if you are roving privately in your own car though a four wheel drive vehicle is prudent since western Uganda is rocky. However you can take only about an hour and a half if you used a plane. Contact your tourism company to book a flight to Kasese. Your first stop will be Fort Portal from where you will travel south to Kasese. From Mubuku, it is 15 minutes in the north of Kasese; you can organize transport means after passing the Bugoye power plant to the gate. Janitors, guides and other people to help you will be easily availed to you.

Accommodation  facilities.

after a long drive one may  consider to have a a rest at any lodging facility in the area there these are some of the best lodging areas  that one may consider to first think of before any other and all these offer great resting accommodation’s with tight security these include:

  • Hotel Margherita
  • Rwenzori International Hotel
  • Katara Lodge
  • Equator Snow Lodge
  • Tropical Savannah Guest House

You can make you bookings through a well trusted Uganda safari tour company in order not to have stress while on your trip and to have it well settled up.

Things to do on Mount Rwenzori
Equator Snow Lodge

What to pack on your hike to mountain Rwenzori

Whether you’re nonchalantly hiking to a favorite waterfall or bagging a difficult summit, carrying the proper equipment is unquestionably critical. When things go wrong, as they repeatedly do, this can mean the alteration between a minor troublesomeness and an awful result. For first-timers and sage backcountry traveler alike, dialing in essential day hiking gear is an important part of any pre-trip preparations, Things to do on Mount Rwenzori.

These items should be on your hiking checklist in order to have a well and safe trip consider having them on your back to avoid inconveniences

  • Hiking backpack
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (thick moisture-wicking and layers)
  • Hiking boots or shoes
  • Plenty of food
  • Plenty of water
  • Navigation tools such as a map and compass
  • First-aid kit
  • Knife or multi-tool
  • Sun protection
  • Repair kit & tools

all these and lots more can be of great use so please take note as you pack for your trip to mountain Rwenzori.

Dos and don’ts at mountain Rwenzori hike.                                                                                                                     

  • Do give uphill the right of way
  • Do acknowledge other hikers
  • Don’t be a gear head
  • Don’t spread yourself all over the place
  • Don’t eat other hikers’ food unless they offer it
  • Don’t set your tent up in the shelter
  • Don’t leave a trace

Once all these have entered deep down in your thoughts we are sure nothing can give you a bad trail and hike at the mountain of the moon.

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