Rwenzori Mountain Ranges

The fabled "Mountains of the Moon" lie in Western Uganda along the Congolese border where the snow-covered equatorial peaks rise to a height of 5,109m and the lower slopes are blanketed in moorland and rich montane forest. Most of the park is accessible only to hikers although the magnificent scenery and 19 Albertine Rift endemics would be ample reward for Birders.

Rwenzori Mountains National Park protects the eastern slopes and glacial peaks of the 120km-long Rwenzori Mountains, a world-class hiking and mountaineering destination.

Location

In the West near on the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Size

996 sq km

Getting there

The Nyakalengija trailhead are 22km from Kasese off Fort Portal road. Arrangements can be made before you travel.

What to do

Mountaineering and hiking, Bird watching of over 195 species and Nature guided tours through all the vegetation zones at the glacial peaks.

When to visit

January-Febraury and July-August are the driest months, but rain is possible due to unpredictable seasonal changes.

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