Uganda tours that feature the Rwenzori Mountains National Park provide a memorable and rewarding experience but in order to have a smooth flow it should be well planned and every tour must be well prepared. Tourists that visit the great Mountains of the Moon often times like to take part in hiking the Rwenzori Mountains. Following the central hike circuit can take about six nights/seven days and then reaches an altitude of 14,000ft(4,267m) above the sea level.
Rwenzori Mountains National Park covers 996 kms, protects the slopes of the famous Rwenzori Mountains, which run for 120 km along the Congo border. It is a bloke mountain they are a result of the formation of the Rift Valley. The Rwenzori is the highest mountain range in Africa, with six glacial peaks: Mount Stanley, Mount Speke, Mount Emin Pasha, Mount Gessi, Mount Luigi da Savoia and Mount Baker. The main peaks, Margherita (5.109m) and Alexandra (5.083m) on Mount Stanley, are exceeded in altitude elsewhere in Africa only by Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya.
Things to do in Rwenzori Mountains National Park
Most of visitors undertake the excellent “central circuit” trial, which takes 9days-8nights to complete and takes you to the main peaks. However, other shorter hikes are possible in the central area and in the North of Rwenzori. High mountain equipments are required, as the trials reach an altitude of 4.000m above. Fort portal.
Like the rest of Uganda national parks, Rwenzori Mountains is home to vast species of birds mobst of which can be spotted by tourists who visit the Rwenzoris.