Rwenzori Park Entrance – Uganda Wildlife Authority tariff
Planning for Rwenzori Mountaineering tour with us? An entry into the Rwenzori Mountains is like a lottery ticket that is sold by the experts that have been offering Mountaineering trips that are working in strong partnership with Uganda Wildlife Authority that is mandated with conservation and sustainable management of wildlife. To strengthen wildlife conservation and management of Uganda Parks which include the collection of Revenue on behalf of Uganda Revenue Authority through payment of Park entrances.
Rwenzori Mountains National Park Facts
Rwenzori Mountains National Park lies in the South-western corner of Uganda along the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo next to the great Virunga National Park. The park covers an area of 386 square miles and its boundaries pass through the districts of Kabarole, Bundibugyo and Kasese. Because of its natural beauty, rare plants, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, hot springs, glaciers and the mountains, the park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1994.
Recommended Safari Activities.
Rwenzori Mountains national Park is limited to 3 Safari activities and Rwenzori Expeditions offers all these tours at discounted prices .
- Rwenzori Mountaineering
Three routes ascend onto the high Rwenzori. Rwenzori Trekking Services (RTS) operates the Kilembe Trail which enables 9 day expeditions to summit Mount Stanley and a shorter, six day option to the more accessible, but equally scenic, Mt. Luigi da Savoia. The Nyakalengija based Rwenzori Mountaineering Services runs the Central Circuit which reaches and returns from Mount Stanley in 7 Days Rwenzori Trekking. The Bukurungu Trail ascends from Kitumba to Mount Gessi and its shared by the two companies.
- Peak climbing
The highest peaks on the six mountains that form the high Rwenzori can all be climbed. The most popular is the 5109m Margherita, the highest point on Mount Stanley and the roof of the Rwenzori. Be aware that summiting on Stanley, Speke, and Baker is a physically demanding activity, frequently in bad weather, and for which specialist equipment and technical experience is required. An ascent of Mount Stanley requires a minimum of seven days on the mountain.We charge per extra peak that the client is interested in adventuring while on unique Rwenzori Expedition.
Rwenzori Mountains has over 217 bird species living in the forested area of the Park which makes it a great destination for bird watching in Uganda with Rwenzori Expeditions. Species of interest include the Ruwenzori turaco, Rwenzori batis, Rwenzori double collared sun bird, handsome francolin, strange weaver, Rwenzori night jar, Archer’s robin-chat and red-throated ale the.
- Community Visits,
The Bakonzo people have lives on the slopes of the Rwenzori for generations and the mountain is central to their culture and cosmology. The peaks are the home of their principal god, Kitasamba, whose name may not be spoken on the mountain. Eighteen sacred Konzo sites on the mountain have been identified, mapped and protected as worship areas.
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Cost of Park Entrance for Safari Activities.
Rwenzori Mountains national Park is one of the Ugandan Parks that wasn’t affected by the increase in the cost of Park entrance considering the July 2022 tariff increase. There is a standard park entrance fee of $35 per day.
ENTRY PER PERSON
Foreign Non-Residents – FNR USD$35
Foreign Residents – FR USD$25
East African Citizens – EAC UGX15,000
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How to Pay Park Entrance
With the new Development and the enactment of the National Payment System Act , Uganda Wildlife Authority is operating Cashless system where the payment is via Mobile Money , Credit card. Payments can be made using Uganda shillings, US dollars, British pounds, Euros and Visa.
Return to the Community
20% percent of all park fees are shared with communities in park boundary parishes to share the benefits of ecotourism and generate local support for conservation.