Mount Rwenzori National Park Uganda is characterized by the famous fabled mountains of the moon as described by Ptolemy in 150AD present the most exciting treasure that a visitor on a Ugandan Safari would live to remember as part of their Africa Safari tour.
The 996 sq. Km area was gazetted as a national park in1991, and it received a designation status by UNESCO as World Heritage Site in 1994 because of its outstanding natural beauty with Margarita peak standing over 5,109m above sea level and without forgetting its coverage by snow throughout the year despite its closeness to the world latitude (Equator) makes it an attraction worth of encountering.
This area is a natural beauty, and being a mountain range, it was once described as one of the challenging mountains to climb in the Africa travel magazine. The glaciers like Nyamwamba add spice to its scenic view and the park status assures the wild life of their safety making it their closest habitat.
The park is a habitat to about 70 mammal species, 217 bird species including 19 Albertine Rift endemics as well as some of the world’s rarest vegetation that differ in its five zones including; montane forest zone, bamboo forest zone, tree heath vegetation zone and Afro-alpine moorland zone.
There are several ways of getting to the park and majorly, it can be accessed by Road or Air. By road the park can be accessed from Kampala via Fort portal in the north over 350 Km or through the South passing through Mbarara and Queen Elizabeth National Park over 450 km. By Air by boarding a charter flight from Kajjansi to Kasese airstrip where a transfer to the park can be made.
Uganda Wildlife Safari Visitors to Rwenzori National Park, and specifically those who make summits to the top of the Rwenzori are always rewarded with a breath of both success and adventure as it will always be an unforgettable memory.
Other great mountains that can be summited during combined East Africa Safari Tours can be mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and mount Kenya in Kenya, and not forgetting Mount Elgon here in Uganda.
Uganda Gorilla Safaris, together with Congo Gorilla Safaris Tours and Gorilla Safaris in Rwanda can be undertaken as an addition to this Park visit.