Tourist Attracions in Rwenzori Mountains National Park
The park is located in Southwestern Uganda, and has Margherita peak, which is Africa’s third highest, for which it is famous.
The Rwenzori mountains National Park in southwestern Uganda, was gazetted in 1991, became UNESCO world heritage site in 1994 as well as a ramsaar site in 2008. The park is also a cultural heritage site for communities adjacent with 18 charismatic sacred worship sites.
The Park also provides great opportunities to seeing nature at its finest. Its plant life diverges from dense tropical rain-forest, bamboo woodlands, montane cloud forests to high-altitude vegetation and the decor is correctly outstanding. Beyond 4,500 meters, the snow and glaciers complement that special element to the astonishing views throughout this unspoiled mountain range.
It is a home to 18 Species of mammals, 217 Species of birds, 9 of reptiles and 6 of Amphibians inhabited on top and the lower slopes in the montane forests, in the bamboo forested areas, tree heath-hogs, Hagenia scrub and the afro-alpine moorland which provide a backdrop.
Endangered Species and many unusual cloud forest/mountain flora such as giant heathers, groundsels, and the Great Lobelias etc are characteristics making it exceptional and attractive as they make it a special ‘Africa’s botanic big game’.
This park is mostly famous for mountaineering, trekking, hiking and climbing excursions or safaris with or without summiting the Margherita. Situated at 1,450m, the refurbished copper mine has an attractive, cool climate even in January and February.
Rwenzori mountains national Park Guide offers you all you need to know about the magnificent Mountains of the Moon, how to get to the Park, the Best time to Visit the Park, Trekking routes/trails (Kilembe, Central circuit or Burungu), attractions, Rwenzori mountain peaks, lodge and hotel accommodations within or outside the park, Suggested Rwenzori Trekking Tour Operators, as well as what to wear/what to pack? (rwenzori mountaineering gear/equipment).