Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Rwenzori Mountains National park

Lying along the western border of Uganda and covering an area of over 995 sq kms, named “Mountains of the Moon” for its mist-shrouded, snow-capped peaks. The mountain range has six peaks, carrying permanent snow and glaciers and offering spectacular scenery. In the centre of the range is Africa’s third highest mountain, Mt. Margherita reaching a height of 5,109 mtrs.

This is an excellent destination for keen hikers and climbers, although the higher slopes are demanding and require some mountaineering skills than for the first and second highest mountains of Africa (Kilimanjaro and Kenya). The best time of the year for hiking is during the dry seasons from mid December to end of March and from June to mid August. Wildlife encountered in this park includes, elephant, genet, Vervet Monkey, Rwenzori Colobus, Chimpanzee and Duiker.

Accommodation: There is a range of inns, guesthouses and camping sites in the area, and hotels are available in Kasese and Fort Portal. Huts and rock shelters are available on the mountains for climbers. in the community at the base camp you will find community quality accommodation facilities which include Ruboni community camp at at the gate 26K from Kasese and 82 Km from Fort portal, Rwenzori Turacco view campsite, all on the foothills of the National Park.