Area: 998 km2 (385 sq mi)
Location: Kasese District, Uganda
How to get there: One can use road transport or air transport. By road from Kampala via Mubende to Fort Portal which is 300km takes visitor about 4hrs. another way is from Kampala via Masaka- Mbarara- Bushenyi to Kasese, which is about 350km can take tourists roughly 6 hours.
What to do there: Mountain Trekking, Birding, Gorilla Tracking etc.
Rwenzori Mountains National Park is a Ugandan national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Rwenzori Mountains. Almost 1,000 km2 (386 sq mi) in size, the park in Africa has its’s third highest mountain peak and many waterfalls, lakes, and glaciers. The park is known for its beautiful plant life. The park is owned by the Ugandan government through Uganda National Parks. It is protected, although extraction may be sanctioned by a board of trustees. Kasese, 437 km west of Uganda’s capital Kampala, is the gateway to the park. The town has hotels and lodges, while the park has camping, a good trail network, and huts for hikers. The park has Mountain trekking and climbing routes, several with unusual sceneries. The most popular trek is a seven-days circuit of the park.
June, July, August and September are the best time to visit Uganda. These peak months are generally dry summer. March-May and October-November see the highest rainfall, but gorillas are still prowling in the mist – although tracking to find them will be slippery and slower. Here the accommodation and gorilla permits can be much cheaper at this time.
The Rwenzoris are amazingly world-class hiking and mountaineering destination. A nine- to twelve-day trek with skilled climbers to the summit of Margherita – the highest peak – even you can try for shorter treks to scale the surrounding lower peaks.
For those who prefer something a little less strenuous, neighbouring Bakonzo villages offer nature walks, homestead visits home cultural performances and accommodation, including home-cooked local cuisine of Mountain range. The national park is home for 70 mammals and 217 bird species including 19 Albertine Rift endemic, as well as some of the world’s rarest vegetation.
The Rwenzori Mountains are one of the super exciting and challenging mountain ranges to experience trek in the world. You can find here 996 km2 of fantastical vegetation, lakes, rocky outcrops, cliffs, high glaciers and snow-capped peaks exist as a unique and mystical world into which you can escape.
Get a thrill adventurous trekking, looking for a very special experience come here get the height of the peaks, a taller mountain finds here, not elsewhere in the world, the highest point – Mount Stanley’s Margherita Peak – is 5,109 metres (although this is still the 4th highest peak in Africa!). But their remote location, fluctuating weather conditions, shockingly diverse vegetation, remoteness.