Activities to do In Mt.Rwenzori National Park : Mountain Rwenzori National park is located within the western region of Uganda in Kasese district and it shares boarders with the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mountain Rwenzori national park was first gazetted as a game reserve in 1991 and it was later established as a national park and it was named as a UNESCO Heritage site in 1994 covering a total surface area of about 996 square kilometers. More so, this national park is well known to have derived its name from Mountain Rwenzori that is commonly referred to as the mountain of the moon and it stands at an elevated area of about 5,109 meters above the sea level.
Mount Rwenzori National park is among the best destinations in Uganda where one can be able to sight see many wildlife species because it is known to be a home to over 70 mammal species such as; elephants, zebras, baboons, hippos among others and it also harbours many bird species which make up a total of about 217 birds such as; the Rwenzori Batis, the Rwenzori Blue turaco, Rwenzori night jar and many others. more so, this national park is surrounded by beautiful nature whereby there are stunning waterbodies in the park, beautiful plant species and there are also around 6 glacial peaks which include; Mount stanely, mount speke, di savoia, Emin Pasha and many others. In addition, touring around this park always gives individuals opportunities to participate in many interesting activities, which include the following below;
Activities done in Mount Rwenzori National park.
Activities to do In Mt.Rwenzori National Park : Bird watching.
In Mount Rwenzori national park there are so many bird species that tourists can always be able to see while exploring through many different parts in the national park because it is a home to over 217 bird species and therefore some of these birds include; the western green tinker bird, the Rwenzori blue turaco, Rwenzori night jar, the golden winged sunbird, Rwenzori Batis among others. In addition, these bird watching activities are best done during the morning hours and they usually begin from the robin trailhead, which leads tourists through the montane forest where they get to see large numbers of the birds.
Activities to do In Mt.Rwenzori National Park : Cultural encounters.
For tourists who are social and have their best interact with new people, can opt to visit within the surrounding communities where they able to meet and interact with the Bakozo people. These local people always welcome their guests with their exciting traditional dance performances, which are always accompanied with the drumming. More so, during these community visits, tourists always have chances to learn and known more about the culture and history of these local people through listening and paying a lot of attention from their stories, they also get to observe how these people prepare their local meals and how they make their basket wears, learn how they speak and many others.
Activities to do In Mt.Rwenzori National Park : Wildlife viewing.
Rwenzori mountain national park is a home to many wildlife species that tourists can see while they tour around this park and the best way to see many of these species is to engage in game drives which helps individuals to explore through many different parts of the park within a short period of time. and the animals available in this park that tourists can sight see include; bush bucks, leopards, Uganda clawed frogs, Rwenzori climbing mouse, the red duikers, bush bucks, Rwenzori otter, gent mongoose, giant forest frogs, forest elephants, Rwenzori colobus, golden cats, rock hyrax, and primate species like; blue monkeys, L’hoest monkeys and many others.
And apart from the above mentioned activities, there are so many things that one can do while in mount Rwenzori national park such as; guided nature walks where they are always accompanied with park guides who help to lead them through because they are well familiar with many parts within the park, the Kimbe trail which is located within the Southern region of the park and this trail leads tourists through the glacial keys, Nyamwamba valley and then it connects you to the circuit which is found at Lake Kitandara. More so, tourists can go through the central circuit trail, which always begins from Mubuku River, leads you at a steep ridge of glacial moraine then to Nyabitabu hut, and stops at the Margherita peak. Mountain climbing is also among the most interesting activity done by many people who visit however, it is best for individuals who have good hiking skills and are physically fit without any health problems such as; one must be free from diseases like; pressure and conical heart problems and lastly hiking whereby they are three major trails that tourists can always use such as; the Kazinga trail, Kilembe trail and the Nyakalengija trail where you able to capture classic views of Lake Mahoma which is found within the bamboo forest and many others.
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