Rwenzori Mountains National Park covers 996 kms, protects the slopes of the famous Rwenzori Mountains in Uganda, which run for 120 km along the Congo border. The Rwenzori is one of the highest mountain ranges in Africa, with six glacial peaks: Mount Stanley, Mount Speke, Mount Emin Pasha, Mount Gessi, Mount Luigi da Savoia and Mount Baker. The main peaks, Margherita (5.109m) and Alexandra (5.083m) on Mount Stanley, are exceeded in altitude elsewhere in Africa only by Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya. Embark on a hiking adventure in the pearl of Africa.
Things to do in Rwenzori Mountains National Park.
Hiking the Rwenzori Mountains.
The main tourist activity in this park is hiking the famous Rwenzori Mountains. Most visitors undertake the central circuit trek, which takes 9 days-8 nights to complete and takes you to the main peaks. However, other shorter hikes are possible in the central area and in the North of Rwenzori.
Where to stay in Rwenzori Mountains National Park
Accommodation facilities around the park are readily available and these include the several Mountain’s huts on the ‘Circuit’ route like; huts of Nyabitaba, John Matte, Guy Yeoman and Elena, Kitandara and Bujuku hut. Camping on the mountain would be preferable however the terrain resembles a floating bog. Other facilities include; Rwenzori Mountaineering Services Bunkhouse, Rwenzori Base camp Guesthouse, Ruboni Camp among others.
How to get to Rwenzori Mountains National Park
By road: Mountain Rwenzori lies a few kilometers north of the equator, rising over 4000m above the floor of the Albertine Rift Valley. The park trailhead at Nyakalengija can be reached from Kampala from the north via Fort Portal (375km) or the south passing through Mbarara and Queen Elizabeth National Park (450km). Nyakalengija is 17km off the Kasese-Fort Portal road and 25km north of Kasese town.
By Air: Scheduled flights are available from Entebbe International Airport to Kasese Airstrip. 2 X flights take on for the morning session and the afternoon session.