Mountain Rwenzori National Park is geographically located in the south western part of Uganda with in the Albertine rift valley lieing along Uganda’s border with Democratic Republic of Congo.

It’s not very far from Queen Elizabeth National Park and also nears Democratic Republic of Congo’s Virunga National Park, the oldest National Park in Africa.

This Park in western part of Uganda include the Rwenzori Mountains, Rivers and many lakes, Africa’s third highest Mountain Peak is located within this tourist site too.

Mountain Rwenzori National Park was established in 1991 and designated as a UNESCO heritage site in 1994. It’s popularly known for its stunning plant life.

The major draw here are the Rwenzori peaks that include Mount Speke, Mountain Baker, Mount Stanley and Magherita.

How to get there

Traveling from Kampala to Mountain Rwenzori National Park in south western Uganda by road, the best for you. The main route is Kampala- Mityana – Mubende – Fort portal highway.

The trip includes en route stopover in fort portal. Other than this, you can use the Kampala – Masaka – Mbarara route.

What to see in the Park

Although this Park is known for the Ruwenzori peaks, it’s recorded with different Wildlife species including plant life, 15 species of butterflies, eighteen species of birds and primates.

Some of the most common species include forest elephants, wild chimpanzees, black and white Colobus monkeys, L’Hoest Monkeys and Rwenzori Turaco.

Activities to do in the Park

The main activity that invite tourists to Mountain Rwenzori National Park is mountain climbing. It is usually done in a group for couple of days. It takes about seven days and more to climb up to the highest peak.