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MT. RUWENZORI NATIONAL PARK

Mount Rwenzori National Park is located on the western border of Uganda with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The park covers over 995 sq km and the mountain range has six peaks, carrying permanent snow and glaciers that provide spectacular scenery.

Africa’s third highest mountain, Mt. Margherita reaching a height of 5,109 m is found at the center of the range. Mount Rwenzori National Park is an excellent destination for keen hikers and climbers, although the higher slopes are demanding and require some mountaineering skills. The best time of the year for hiking is during the dry seasons from mid December to end of March and from June to mid August.

There is wildlife which can be encountered in the park and it includes, elephant, genet, Vervet Monkey, Rwenzori Colobus, Chimpanzee and Duiker.

Where to Stay:

There is a range of inns, guesthouses and camping sites in the area, and hotels are available in Kasese and Fort Portal. Huts and rock shelters are available on the mountains for climbers

Kamungha Guest House is located in Kazingo Trading Centre approx 12.5 kms from Fort Portal, on the foothills of the National Park.

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