Attractions in Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Attractions In Rwenzori Mountains

What To See During A Hike Of Mountain Rwenzori

Rwenzori Mountains National Park, which spans an area of 100km2 (386 sq. mi), is situated in Bundibugyo, Kasese, Uganda, on the east side of the western (Albertine rift valley). In addition to having Africa’s third-highest mountain peak and a number of waterfalls, lakes, and glaciers, the park is renowned for its lush vegetation. For thrills during Uganda safari tours, the Rwenzori Mountains National Park was created in 1991.


There are over 70 animal species in the park, of which six are exclusive to the Albertine Rift, four are native to the park itself, and three are rare species. Elephants, Rwenzori otters, leopards, and numerous more animal species can be seen in the park. The park is home to a variety of primates, including Angola, blue, black, and white colobus, Rwenzori turaco, Rwenzori duiker, bush bucks, and three-horned chameleons.

Bird species.

The greatest diversity is found in the montane forest where you may see over 217 bird species, 24 Albertine rift endemics and so many others. Some of the bird species include the Rwenzori Turaco, Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo, Long-eared Owl, Handsome Francolin, Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater, Archers’ Robin-chat, White-starred Robin, Rwenzori Batis, Montane Sooty Boubou, Lagden’s Bush Shrike, Slender-billed Starling to mention but a few.


The Rwenzori Mountains National Park is well known for its stunning flora and fauna. The park contains a variety of plants, including bamboo, afro-alpine lobelia, Senecio (groundsel), and three types of heathers. Afro-alpine vegetation is one of the world’s most distinctive botanical communities and is only found in East African mountains above 3800 meters.

Equatorial Snow peaks.

A hiker can access the equatorial snow peaks by using the central circuit and Kilembe trails. The high Rwenzori is made up of six distinct mountains, the highest of which are Stanley (5,109 meters), Speke (4,890 meters), and Baker (4,83 meters). All three of these mountains are covered in glaciers and have a permanent snow cover.

Land of the Triffids.

Land of the Triffids, the misty as well as the swampy and glacier-carved valleys of the high Rwenzori create a strange botanical world where triffid-sized forms of rare lobelia varieties live alongside heather and groundsel, crisp everlasting flowers, and gnarled trees covered in curtains of lichen.


There are more than 20 lakes in the park. The stunning lake Bujuku is located at the top of the deep, glacier-carved Bujuku valley in the shadow of mountains Stanely, Baker, and Speke. In the valley of Nyamwamba, where they are ascended through Kilembe, glacial moraine deposited in the valley created a dam that has formed a string of eight lakes. Lake Mahoma (2,651 meters) is likely the most accessible of all. It is located in the third rich forest of the central circuit.

Ruboni Ruboni.

Ruboni the starting point for hill hikes, wildlife and bird excursions, and strolls through the traditional Bakonzo homesites is Ruboni in the park.

Activities done in Rwenzori mountains national park.

Mountain Climbing.

Due to the fact that Margherita, the third-highest peak in all of Africa, is located in the Rwenzori Mountains National Park, mountain climbing is the finest activity and the main one done there during your trip.

Wildlife viewing.

The Rwenzori Mountains National Park offers breathtaking views of a landscape with a high concentration of trees and distinctive vegetation. At the mountain’s edge, savannah grassland is home to a variety of mammal species, including Genet mongooses, leopards, Uganda claw frogs, roch hydrax, golden cats, blue monkeys, bush bucks, giant forest hogs, and others.

Nature walks and Hiking.

Visitors to the Rwenzori Mountains National Park benefit from nature walks since they can hike and still experience the park’s natural beauty. A nature walk guide will lead you to a panoramic view of the park’s wildlife, including the lake Muhooma and the Buraro chimp forest, while you learn about the park’s different attractions.

Bird watching.

One of the main activities in the Rwenzori Mountains National Park is bird watching, where there are excellent chances to see a variety of bird species. A bird watcher can spot the 217 bird species present in the park, including the sunbirds, robins, barbets, bee-eaters, and many others that are frequently found in the high Rwenzori.

Cultural Encounter.

Cultural interactions between visitors and the Bakozo people in their homes in the Rwenzori Mountains National Park are among the most exciting and amazing activities to take part in. This is especially true of the walk visitors take through the Rwenzori Foothills to reach the Bakozo people, which is the most admirable experience to have once in a lifetime.

Best time to visit Rwenzori Mountains National Park.

The ideal months to visit the Rwenzori Mountains National Park are June through August and December to February, which are also good months to go mountain climbing.

Where to stay in Rwenzori mountains national park.

During their visit to the park, visitors can stay in excellent, comfortable lodgings at the Rwenzori Mountains National Park, including the Equator Snow Lodge, Rweteera Safari Park, Engiri Game Lodge and Campsite, Ruboni Community Camp, and many more.

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