Rwenzori Mountains National Park
Details of Rwenzori Mountains National Park
The main drawcard of the park is the opportunity to climb its mountains and volcanoes, but less ambitious hikers will still find plenty to do in the park.
A number of animals call the park home, including elephants, chimpanzees, buffalo, leopards, and a variety of antelopes. The dense forest makes game-viewing a difficult prospect, however.
Situated on the Uganda-Congo border, Rwenzori Mountains National Park is believed to be home to the fabled 'Mountains of the Moon'. Whether there's truth to this belief or not is moot, as these visually spectacular mountains and the accompanying glaciers and icy lakes make for something truly memorable.
Size: 996 square kilometres.
Location: Eastern Uganda on the Uganda-Congo border. Close to Kibale National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Best Time: June – August or December – February for climbing. January – February and July – August are the driest months.
To Do: Climbing, hiking, and bird watching.
Known For: Excellent mountain and volcano climbing routes.