Rwenzori Turaco View Nature WalkLocation: Bordering Rwenzori Mountains National Park
The tiny village of Mihunga faces the craggy, snow-capped peaks of Rwenzori Mountains, known as the Mountains of the Moon. The Bakonzo tribe have lived here for over 300 years with no electricity or running water, and have adapted their way of life to the climate and steep green hillsides of the Rwenzori foothills.
Turaco View is the Mihunga community tourism group, named after one of the region´s most beautiful endemic birds: the Rwenzori Turaco. Hikers on this trail, which weaves through the forests of the Rwenzori foothills, may be lucky enough to spot one of these brightly coloured birds in the forest canopy, and Turaco View´s expert guides will be able to point out other species such as bee-eaters, sunbirds and even playful black and white colobus monkeys.
- Waiting for the clouds to clear to catch a glimpse of the snowy peaks of the Rwenzoris, Africa´s highest mountain range.
- Chatting to your knowledgeable Bakonzo guide, an expert on the native flora and fauna as well as Bakonzo culture!
- All guides and restaurant staff are from Mihunga community
- The fruit and vegetables served in the Turaco View restaurant are purchased from local farmers
- Income from community tourism supports conservation and reforestation projects, a community piggery project and microfinance schemes CHECK
- Guided tour
Contact us for more information
Phone: +256-414501866 / +256-772657700
Duration4-5 hours. We recommend that you start this tour at 7am or earlier in order to observe the most wildlife.
What to Bring
- Walking shoes or boots (it can get muddy)
- Layers and a waterproof jacket (the climate is changeable in the mountains and mornings are cold)
- Drinks and snacks
- Hat and sun screen
- Cash for tips and craft purchases
- Binoculars for bird watching
- Plastic bags to protect cameras etc
Price25,000 USh per person covering the guide and experience
Book with these operators & lodges:
- GeoLodges Equator Snow