INCLUDES & EXCLUDES
- THE PACKAGE FOR THIS PARK INCLUDES
- Airport transfers
- Entrance fees
- All ground transportation
- Guide/driver fees
- Accommodation fees
THE PACKAGE FOR THIS PARK EXCLUDES
- Air fares and Visa entrance
- Laundry services
- Beverages and Alcoholic Beverages outside the meal plan
Rwenzori National Park
Rwenzori Mountains National Park is located in south western Uganda on the east side of the western (Albertine) African rift valley. The Rwenzori Mountains are higher than the Alps and are ice-capped. The park has glaciers, snowfields, waterfalls, and lakes and is one of Africa’s most beautiful mountain areas.
It borders the DRC’s Virunga National Park a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It is 996 km2 in size, 70% of which exceeds an altitude of 2,500 m. The park is 120 km long and 48 km wide.
The park comprises most of the centre and eastern half of the Rwenzori Mountains, a mountain range rising above dry plains located just above the equator. Mount Stanley is located in the park. Margherita Peak, one of Mount Stanley’s twin summits, is Africa’s third highest peak with a height of 5,109 m. Africa’s fourth and fifth highest peaks (Mount Speke and Mount Baker) are also located in the park.
The park has many species that are endemic to the Albertine Rift system, and there are several endangered species in the park. The park is noted for its botany, which has been described as some of the most beautiful in the world.
The park has 89 species of birds, 15 species of butterfly, and four primate species. The park’s wildlife varies with elevation, and its species include the forest elephant, chimpanzee, hyrax, black-and-white colobus, L’Hoest’s monkeys, duiker, and Ruwenzori Turaco.