Rwenzori Mountains National Park – Rwenzori Trekking, Climbing & Hiking Adventure Tours
Rwenzori Mountains National Park is a national park in south western Uganda known for trekking, hiking and climbing adventure tours. This website portal offers you all the facts about the magnificent Mountains of the Moon, guides you on how to reach there, the trekking and climbing activities, attractions, lodge and hotel facilities around and how to book trekking adventure packages. The site run by Speedway Safaris, a tour operator in Uganda and Rwanda also gives you some prominent tour companies that offer adventure Trekking Services, Hiking guidelines plus climbing tips, what to wear and when to go plus the latest updates about the Rwenzori Mountaineering Services.
Rwenzori Mountains National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site placed in Rwenzori Mountains ranges. Measuring around 1,000 km2 (386 square miles), this park boasts of the third highest mountain peak in Africa plus several lakes, waterfalls and glaciers. This magnificent physical feature is also well-known for its beautiful plant life.
Rwenzori Mountains Trekking
Welcome to Rwenzori Mountains National Park in Uganda. This information portal is a guide for you on how to get there, park attractions, where to stay, booking a trekking adventure tour and the prominent climbing service providers. It also highlights about the climbing tips, what to wear, the hiking gears, when to go plus the latest updates about the magnificent Mountains of the Moon.
Trek Rwenzori Tours
Enjoy the central circuit trail on Rwenzori Mountains and get a chance to view closely the peaks and glaciers of Mount Speke, Mount Stanley, Mount Luigi di Savoia and Mount Baker.
Mountain Climbing in Uganda
The main activities at this vast physical park are trekking or Mountaineering Services. Climbing of the highest mountain in Uganda ranges from one day to seven days in case adventurers chooses to reach the summit (Margherita) or decide to adventure the mountain by taking the central circuit.
Rwenzori Mountains climbing is an amazing lifetime adventure especially when a tourist wants to reach the marvelous Margherita peak in his trekking excursion. To have an enjoyable and successful climbing of the Ruwenzori, the park offers several opportunities for nature trails within the central circuit or route zone. These consist of trails up to Lake Mahooma and Lake Buraro chimpanzee forest; strides through the communities of Kichwamba to arrive at the Karangura ridge plus trekking to Bundibugo region via Bwamba pass.
The populations of Ruboni and Turaco View as well provide guided forest strides of different lengths just out of the park. Mountain Trekkers can trail the Mubuku River and take glimpse of Mount Baker and Portal Peaks as they walk up to an altitude of 2,300 metres. On a very clear day, there is a high possibility of viewing the snow-capped Margherita Peak, an accurately outstanding spectacle. As you walk, look out for squirrels, chameleons, vervet monkeys, diverse bird species and many more.
Getting There, Route Access to Rwenzori Mountains
Rwenzori Mountains National Park is found in south western Uganda in the districts of Kasese and Bundibugyo. Presently, the best and easiest access to the Rwenzori Mountain National Park is from Entebbe via Kampala in Uganda to the Mountain. Entebbe Airport, on the shorelines of Lake Victoria, is outstanding with regular flight connections to Nairobi in Kenya. From Kampala City, there are two main routes to reach the mountain:-
One course starts from Kampala through Mityana, Mubende, Fort portal, Kasese up to the Mountains. It is the shortest route that many visitors use. The second route starts from Kampala via Masaka, Mbarara, Bushenyi through Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kasese and finally to the Park. This is a longer route even though the road is tarmacked. This route is usually taken by people who may be going for gorilla trekking tours in Bwindi National Park and Mgahinga or Uganda wildlife safaris in either Lake Mburo or Queen Elizabeth National Park prior to the climbing adventure. Via Rwanda and from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwenzori Mountains can be approached to the West.