Rwenzori Mountains National Park:  Official Rwenzori Mountaineering Guide

Rwenzori Mountains National Park is a Uganda National Park, in the Rwenzori mountains. The park  is located in Southwestern Uganda, and has  Margherita peak, which is Africa’s third highest, for which it is famous.

The Rwenzori mountains National Park in southwestern Uganda, was gazetted in 1991, became UNESCO world heritage site in 1994 as well as a ramsaar site in 2008.

The Park also provides great opportunities to seeing nature at its finest. Its plant life diverges from dense tropical rain-forest, bamboo woodlands, montane cloud forests to high-altitude vegetation and the decor is correctly outstanding. Beyond 4,500 meters, the snow and glaciers complement that special element to the astonishing views throughout this unspoiled mountain range.


This park is mostly famous for mountaineering,  trekking, hiking and climbing excursions or safaris with or without summiting the Margherita.

Rwenzori mountains national Park Guide offers you all you need to know about the magnificent Mountains of the Moon, how to get to the Park, the Best time to Visit the Park, Trekking routes/trails (Kilembe, Central circuit or Bukurungu),  attractions, Rwenzori mountain peaks, lodge and hotel accommodations within or outside the park, Suggested Rwenzori Trekking Tour Operators, as well as what to wear/what to pack?(rwenzori mountaineering gear/equipment).

All You Need To Know About Rwenzori Mountains National park

Climbing the magical Rwenzori Mountains is a truly fanciful and exceptional experience.

The extensive diversity of vegetation and wildlife with several environments as you rise through dissimilar flora zones creates the definitive experience for hiking. Never before has this exceptional and stunning trek been offered, completely untouched and unquestionably one of the most attractive treks in the world.

Rwenzori is the wonder of the high glaciers, the splendor of the valley of nine lakes, the bristly lichen hanging from giant heather with a backdrop of rocky cliffs, crags and snow-capped mountaintops.

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Rwenzori Mountains Trekking Experience

If your planning to explore the Rwenzori Mountains, Make sure that you book with a reliable tour operator- Rwenzori Mountaineering Service with whom Rwenzori Mountains National Park partners to offer best Rwenzori Trekking tours.

Rwenzori Mountaineering Service operates under Active African Vacations Ltd, and all Rwenzori treks are made via


As Of May 14, 2024 – Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) announced a temporary suspension of hiking activities to Margherita Peak in Rwenzori Mountains National Park. This decision came as a precautionary measure after a comprehensive assessment conducted by the team in response to reports of a crevasse formation in the Margherita glacier.
To make hiking safer, options of installing a permanent ladder at a strategic position on the right side of the Margherita glacier is still, being explored. This alternative route will provide a safer passage for hikers to Margherita Peak

In the interim, we encourage visitors to explore other picturesque peaks within Rwenzori Mountains National Park. Notable alternatives include Mount Speke, Mount Baker, and Cheptegei Peak on the Stanley Range. These routes offer breathtaking views and unique experiences amidst the stunning landscape of the park.
Uganda wildlife Authority prioritizes the safety and well-being of  all clients, and are committed to ensuring that all clients safely enjoy their visit to Rwenzori Mountains National Park, as they continue monitoring the situation closely and provide updates on the status of hiking activities to Margherita Peak as developments unfold.