Rwenzori Mountains National Park is one of Uganda’s prime tourist destinations spectacular for mountain climbing/hiking!Rwenzori Trekking takes five days to nine days in order to reach the Mount Stanley summit and then descend to the finishing point.
Come experience the most beautiful sights in the world as you discover the secrets of nature for a mind blowing trekking trip by taking on the challenging trails like Rwenzori Central Circuit, Bukurungu Trail and Kilembe trail for memorable Mountaineering experience. Look no where else Rwenzori Expeditions is at your service even in this new normal with Black Friday Deals
What a Trip to Uganda without a visit to the mountains of the moon! A trekking adventure to the Rwenzori Mountains of Uganda, or the Mountains of the Moon, is one of Africa best-kept adventure travel secrets only found at Rwenzori Expeditions on our blog. Bespoken & Small group Rwenzori trekking tours? Ask the Experts about Rwenzori Mountaineering, gorillas with flexible booking policies.
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Rwenzori mountains is a home to six of Africa’s 10 tallest peaks and the least climbed owing to its challenges. Rwenzori Mountains is located in Rwenzori Mountains National Park which is about 995 sq. km, is located in the four districts of Kasese, Kabarole, Ntoroko and Bundibugyo, which are found in western Uganda and borders the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and is the third highest peak in Africa.
The landscapes, colors, and Critters of the Rwenzori mountains are ever changing like a story from Jurassic park which is beyond one’s imagination.
The Rwenzori mountains lie between latitudes 00 06’ and 00 46’ North and longitudes 290 47’ and 300 11’ East. The mountain range out of which the park has been gazetted is much larger in size running over a hundred kilometers in the north-south direction and fifty kilometers in the east-west direction. Over 75% of the range is found in Uganda with the rest falling in the DRC. In the DRC the mountains are part of the Parc National des Virunga (PNV) and are contiguous with Rwenzori Mountains National Park ( RMNP) for about 50 km.
The altitude is literally breath taking balanced on the spine of the DR Congo & Uganda. Rwenzori is not a child’s play park so its advisable to have attempted a small mountain before daring Rwenzori Mountains so you require mountaineering experience to enable you reach Margherita peak( 5109M ). Owing to the tough terrain, relation isolation, & over shadowing of Mount Kilimanjaro at 5895M and Mount Kenya 5199m sees the park remain invisible to tourists.
Rwenzori is scramble, muddy and there is more dirt. Once your mood is high, the clear buy skies and abundant everlasting flowers and the high altitude euphoria keeps you going to the top.
The oldest person to summit Uganda’s Magherita peak was Beryl Park from Canada within 5 days of Rwenzori hiking in 2010. Are you summit lover? Come and take on the challenge staying in luxurious accommodations & Hotels,Contact us.
Book with us now and enjoy our special offers on climbing the Rwenzori Mountains & Gorillas in this new normal as we offer private or group adventures:
Group adventures come with a discount of 5% per person with a minimum of 5 pax
Individual Tours come with a discount of 3%.
Both offers are available to clients who book with us in advance of 1-2 months prior to their Day trip dates. Offers are valid while they last 2024-2025!!
If your dream is mountain gorilla trekking after Summiting Magherita peak,you have to decide either Uganda, DR Congo or Rwanda since they are all habitats of gorillas. In Volcanoes National Park Rwanda, Parc des Virunga, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Mgahinga National park are the places to visit with the leading Safari operator that offers Rwenzori & Gorilla Treks.
Unlike Rwenzori hike, Gorilla watching require less level of physical fitness.Once you book Gorilla Safari as an extension on Rwenzori mountaineering, 99% gorilla sighting is guaranteed on all our gorilla Safaris in Africa.
We offer unique Small group tours to Climb Rwenzori Mountains & Trek mountain gorillas along side other primates like Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National park.
Compare over 12 Rwenzori Climbing & Gorilla watching tours below offered by Rwenzori expeditions for 2023/2024 travels.
Rwenzori Mountains National Park has three trekking trails, the most popular is the Rwenzori Central circuit, The Bukurungu Trail and the kilembe trail.
Rwenzori Central Circuit is approximately 24 kilometers to get to the peak. This will take you around 7 days to complete the hike. The trail starts from Mihunga gate.
Kilembe Trail , its longer than the Central Circuit owing to its professionalism, comfortable mountain Huts and quality equipment. it takes 8 days to reach to the peak.
The Bukurungu Trail, was opened in 2015 as partnership between WWF and UWA ,offering Wild Camping with no Huts. The hiking trails starts from Kasanzi park gate in Omukorukumi village and to summit takes 8 days adventure in Rwenzoris. Check on Trip advisor Page
The Ruwenzori, also spelled Rwenzori and Rwenjura, or Rwenzururu are a range of mountains in eastern equatorial Africa which are home to Africa’s third highest peak and serve as one of the sources of the White Nile. There are 6 Chain mountains that make up the Rwenzori Mountains .
Climbing tours are available to summit to all these 6 peaks within the Rwenzori Mountains while on an adventure without missing the portal peaks which are unique. The ranges being somewhere around 50 km in length, it has a number of other significant summits with tens of other peaks offering great moments and views of the surrounding to hikers.
The highest point within the Ruwenzori Mountains is Margherita Peak at 5,109 metres on Mount Stanley and the other include Mount Baker (4,842m), Mount Speke (4,890m), and Weismann’s Peak (4,620m).
Limited Gorilla Permits Available 2024/2025 Season
There are limited Uganda gorilla trekking permits available for the 2024/2025 season. If you are interested in seeing the Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees and trek Rwenzoris, let our team know when you are planning to travel, and we’ll hold permits temporarily for you while we iron out the details of your trip.
Please see our top recommended hotels and lodges close to Rwenzori Mountains National park. Safari lodges in Uganda offer a variety of safari accommodation in different styles ranging from the classic ‘out of Africa’ lodgings to luxury mobile camps and superior luxury lodges except in Rwenzori Mountains where you will spend your nights in the Huts. Call ( +256392159498) Rwenzori travel experts to check availability around your travel plans.
Rwenzori Mountains National Park (RMNP) is accessed by road from Kampala via Mbarara – Kasese to Rwankingi, or from Kampala via Fort Portal – Mubuku to Rwankingi. Rwankingi is the park headquarters. From the Park headquarters to the park boundary at Mihunga gate is 17 km. By air, chartered planes are available from Entebbe / Kajjansi to Kasese town and from Entebbe/Kajjansi to Bundibugyo town from which a visitor can plan to enter the park at designated routes.
The quickest way to get to Rwenzori mountains National Park from Entebbe is to fly which costs $260 – $460 and takes 2h 17m ( Using Bar Aviation or Aero Link ) . What is the distance between Entebbe ( Kampala ) and Kasese? The distance between Kasese and Kampala is 342.62Km. The road distance is 423Kms via Mbarara Road which is a bit longer than the first option. Rwenzori Expeditions offers transfers from Kampala , Kigali to connect to Kasese the nearest city to Rwenzori mountains.
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Our travel experts will guide you through the many Rwenzori Mountaineering tour and other safari destinations within Uganda, and help you decide on the best options for your Rwenzori Climbing & Trekking. Rwenzori Expeditions ( Primate Safari Experiences ltd ) experts are here to assist in planning the Rwenzori Visit for safari of your dreams. Let us help you start planning.
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Giving back to the Community.
Rwenzori Expeditions do operates in Rwenzori Mountains and we have a number of projects we participate under the partnership with the Rwenzori Community Development Network (RCDNET) as our agency to channel back to community through various projects .
- Climate Change Mitigation
- Agriculture Extension Model Services
- Economic Empowerment
- Tree Planting
- Vocation Education & Entrepreneurship
Note: Summiting to Mount Stanley, Mount Baker & mount Speke is now technical and knowledge of ropes and use of crampons, ascenders and figure 8s to belay, and knowledge of how to use an ice axe is advisable with ice sections of 60% steepness and changing rapidly due to climate change and melting of the glacier.
Our guides are trained in ice climbing and rescue and can guide you up with little experience however you must be prepared to learn on the way up and to be able to fit your own crampons and at least tie basic knots and use of ascenders and figure 8s.
It feels good to challenge yourself and do something for charity in the Rwenzori Mountains. We know that. That’s why we run numerous adventure challenges around the Uganda and support charities with their fundraising goals and objectives.
At Rwenzori Expeditions, we love social purpose and helping people to give something back.