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Rwenzori Mountains National Park is in southwestern Uganda on the east side of the western (Albertine) African Rift Valley.  A  World Heritage Site due to its outstanding natural beauty.

The Rwenzori Mountains,Africa’s third highest mountain peak with many waterfalls, lakes, and glaciers.The park is known for its beautiful plant life.

The 120km Rwenzori chain is regarded to be the renowned snow-capped Mountains of the Moon, described by Ptolemy in AD 150. At an elevation of 5,109m, it is Africa's tallest mountain range, exceeded in altitude only by the free-standing Mount Kenya and Kilimanjaro.

The Rwenzori Mountains National Park: What Game

  • 89 species of birds, 15 species of butterfly, and four primate species.
  • Forest elephant, chimpanzee, hyrax, black-and-white colobus, L'Hoest's monkeys, duiker, and Ruwenzori Turaco.

The Rwenzori Mountains National Park: What Activities.

  • The seven days/ six nights loop is a tough but rewarding hike taking in all vegetation zones bar the glacial peaks?
  • Shorter hikes can be arranged.
  • The high peaks should be attempted only by experienced mountaineers.

The Rwenzori Mountains National Park: Best time to visit.

  • Any time, but the dry seasons are December-February and June-August.

The Rwenzori Mountains National Park: Where to stay

  • The town has hotels and lodges, while the park has camping, a good trail network and huts for hikers
  • Hostel and campsite at the trailhead, basic hiking huts along the loop trail.