Rwenzori mountains are also called the mountains of the moon and its located in western Uganda lying between the East African Rift valley and the Congo border.
Moutain Rwenzori is the 3rd highest mountain in the whole of Africa with 16700 ft above the sea level and the highest peak of mountain Rwenzori is snow-capped.
Rwenzori mountains Peaks.
The highest Peak of the Rwenzori mountains is the Mt.Stanely/Margherita Peak -5109 meters above the sea level
Mt.Speak -4889meters ASL
Mt.Baker-4843 meters ASL
Mt.luigi de Savio -4626 ASL
Rwenzori Mountains National Park.
The Rwenzori Mountains National park is a conservation area which was designated by UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994 because of its magnificent beauty.
The park stretches across kabarole,bundibudyo and Kasese districts.The park is mostly located in the bundibugyo district where most of the center and the almost half of the eastern part of the mountains are found.
The park is appreciated for its wonderful plant life, waterfalls, unique vegetation and glaciers which are portrayed as beautiful.
The park has over 70mammals, around 217 bird species, 19 Albertine rift endemics and rare vegetation.
How to get to the mountain Rwenzori National Park.
Traveling from Kampala to Kasese depends on what means of transport you use but if you decide on using the bus, it will take you 5 hours and a half.
There are bus parks in Kampala.
However, if you decide to hire a private car, You will need a 4 wheel vehicle because western Uganda is mountainous however it will still take you 5 hours to reach Kasese
If you want a road trip, consider using a bus or private vehicle although hiring a private vehicle is the best option if you don’t have a limited budget because you will get to see everything you want while traveling.All in all, you make your own call of what you want to be done.
Using the plane takes you an hour or half an hour.it’s best you contact your tour company about your booking your flight.
There are a number of hotels in Kasese for example Rwenzori international hotel, Katara lodge, and hotel Margherita.Try using jumia hotel to have the best hotel deals.
Activities to do in the Rwenzori mountains National park.
Uganda is a country known for its richness in a variety of bird species.The Rwenzori Park has 217 bird species and 17 of the species can only be found on the Rwenzori justifying why UNESCO labeled it a Key birding Area.
Types of birds include the Rwenzori Turaco, Handsome Francolin, Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater, Slender-billed Starling, White-starred Robin, Barred Long -Tailed Cuckoo, Golden-winged Sunbird, Apalises, Crimson wings, Blue-headed Sunbird, Greenbuls, Barbets, and Flycatchers.
There however many bird species and all can be found in mountain Rwenzori national park.
Being the 3rd tallest mountain in Africa, mountain climbing is one of the topmost activities carried out there.The scenery on the Rwenzori mountains has been called the most beautiful on the planet since its convened with different vegetations and climate that will leave you shocked of the magnificent beauty.
At the foothills of the Rwenzori mountains, you will find coffee which is amain cash crop in here in Uganda, then you will find the land terrain and plant life which tropical evergreen forests.
When you finally reach the peaks which are snowcapped.This will leave you breathless and amazed.
Hiking is also one of the common activities carried out on the Rwenzori mountains.This can be done in the foothills of mountain Rwenzori.
You will have a chance to interact with the locals who stay in the foothills of the Rwenzori mountains.You will also see the different cultural lifestyles of those people and also get to see there dances if you are lucky.
You will also travel to the Ruboni Village where you will see the lifestyles of the old forefathers of the mountains of the moon/mountain Rwenzori.
Lounging on the foothills
After a really tiresome day, you will rest at the surrounding lounge and hear the beautiful tales and sounds of the night and have a beautiful breath.