Rwenzori Mountains National Park
The fabled “Mountains of the Moon” in Rwenzori Mountains National Park, one of Uganda’s UNESCO heritage sites 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.
Mount Rwenzori stands as the third tallest mountain range in Africa after Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya. The mountain features six main peaks that are kept apart by very deep gorges including; the highest Mount Stanley 5,109m (16,763 ft.), Mount Speke 4,890m, Mount Baker rising to 4,843m, Mount Emini rising to 4,798m, Mount Gessi towering to 4,715m and Mount Luigi di Savoia rising to 4,627m. The Mountain is comprised of metamorphic rocks and the ranges that were tilted up wards by the tectonic plate movement. It is a magical adventure destination worth exploring on adventurous Uganda safaris and tours.
Have you experienced trekking in the Rwenzori Mountains? Welcome to the Rwenzori Mountaineering Specialists, the ultimate trekking adventure team known for offering the most thrilling and rewarding hiking expeditions in Uganda. We offer budget hikes and tailor made tours to the Rwenzori Mountains in Western Uganda. Our treks can be arranged from both Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. For the true hiking challenge awaiting before you, get in touch with our team and get started with planning your next climb
How to reach Rwenzori Mountains National Park
Rwenzori Mountains National Park lies a few kilometers north of the equator on the Uganda-Congo border. The park trailhead at Ruboni 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.
Charter flights to Kasese can be arranged from Kampala (Kajjansi) or Entebbe International Airport.