Rwenzori Mountain Ranges

  • Rwenzori

    The fabled "Mountains of the Moon" lie in Western Uganda along the Congolese border where the snow-covered equatorial peaks rise to a height of 5,109m and the lower slopes are blanketed in moorland and rich montane forest. Most of the park is accessible only to hikers although the magnificent scenery and 19 Albertine Rift endemics would be ample reward for Birders.

    Rwenzori Mountains National Park protects the eastern slopes and glacial peaks of the 120km-long Rwenzori Mountains, a world-class hiking and mountaineering destination.


    Location

    In the West near on the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    Size

    996 sq km

    Getting there

    The Nyakalengija trailhead are 22km from Kasese off Fort Portal road. Arrangements can be made before you travel. Contact us for more.

    What to do

    Mountaineering and hiking, Bird watching of over 195 species and Nature guided tours through all the vegetation zones at the glacial peaks.

    When to visit

    January-Febraury and July-August are the driest months, but rain is possible due to unpredictable seasonal changes.

     

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