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Conservation Tours to Rwenzori Mountains – Sustainable Rwenzori Expeditions

Rwenzori Expeditions has been offering tours to Rwenzori Mountains National Park with conservation tips and sustainable ways to ensure that the glacier lives on Mount Stanley for the experience of the snow as the name suggests mountains of the moon.

Over a million people live on the lower slopes of Rwenzori Mountains and they derive their livelihoods from the mountain, ecosystem renewal and revitalization are of primary concern to all these inhabitants, which is a concern to many Eco friendly operators within Uganda.

Gorilla trekking in UgandaUganda has contributed to reforestation efforts on Rwenzori Mountains, because of its vital importance to the ecology of the surrounding region. Uganda government trees are being planted by people around their farms and homes for ecosystem protection and livelihood improvement. Fast growing fuel wood trees help women conserve time and energy. Food, medicine and lumber producing species protect families from spending money on these domestic products. Valuable commercial trees that have been over harvested are replaced.

Sustainable tourism and development

To minimize the impact of glacier loss on tourism and the economy, sustainable  tourism must be explored. These include promoting responsible tourism practices, such as limiting the number of hikers on the mountain, and diversifying the tourism industry to reduce reliance on glacier-dependent activities.

We have been operating in the Rwenzoris for over 10 years since the year 2012 when we official started operating the rwenzori trekking tours with the best rwenzori climbing routes being Rwenzori Central circuit that was used by Abruzzi in 1906 during his Rwenzori expedition to Uganda, and Kilembe trail that has been operating since 2009.

Rwenzori Mountains Conservation and Development Project

We have been working in the Rwenzori Mountaineering services since 2010, and are committed to supporting local efforts to minimise the human induced pressures on the National Park, which encompasses most of the mountain range. We also aim to support sustainable indigenous efforts to assist local communities whose livelihoods are linked to, or have been altered by, the Rwenzori Mountains or the establishment of the National Park.

The Rwenzori Mountains Conservation and Development Project is working with the Rwenzori Mountains National Park and its surrounding community to devise and implement a scientifically-based conservation strategy for the park, emphasizing local needs. To complement this work, the project is assisting the park to promote rural development activities that serve to reduce the demands of the local community on the park’s natural resources and is conducting community conservation awareness programmes. The project is being implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities and its component parastatal, Uganda National Parks.

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