What To Do
- Mountaineering: Multi-day technical and non-technical climbs are available, to various peaks. Those who make it to the top will enjoy views of glaciers, the surrounding
- landscapes and the Congo.
- Hiking: Single day hikes in the foothills provide bird watching opportunities in the varied ecosystems of the Park, as well as a waterfall visit
- Bird watching: The Park contains over 195 species
- Cultural experiences: Learn about life in the shadow of the “Mountains of the Moon.”
Most of the wildlife in the Rwenzoris is to be found in the forest zone above 1,800m. Black-and-white colobus monkeys are common, though other mammals include
elephants, chimps, giant forest hogs, small antelopes and golden cats. You probably won’t spot a tree hyrax, but you will hear their shrill screams if you spend the night here!
Bee-eaters, robins, sunbirds and barbets are some of the 177 bird species that inhabit Rwenzori Mountains National Park. Other species to watch out for include the Rwenzori Turaco and long-eared owl, while higher up on the slopes, bearded vultures, swifts and black eagles may be seen circling for prey.
Getting Here:The Nyakalengija trailhead is 22km from Kasese off Fort Portal road.
Climate: Rwenzori Mountains National Park is chilly and wet – expect daytime temperatures of 10-15°C, with much colder nights. January-February and July-August are the driest months, but heavy rain is possible at any time – come prepared!
Contact Uganda Wildife Authority (UWA) for more information about entrance fees and multi-day passes. Please notes that rates are subject to change.
Phone: +256 41 355-000
UWA Tariffs 2020/ 2022: View here