The Rwenzori Mountains is a World Heritage Site and offers the opportunity to see nature at its best. Rwenzori Mountains is a free-standing, snow-covered, block mountain located with in Uganda, Congo and in Uganda its known as Rwenzori Mountains National Park. Rwenzori Mountains are located in Kasese Uganda, it can be seen from far Queen Elizabeth National Park and Virunga National Park. The Rwenzori plant life varies from heavy tropical rainforest, bamboo forests, montane cloud forests to alpine vegetation and the scenery is truly spectacular. Above 4,500 metres the snow capped Rwenzori Mountains is the second tallest mountain in Africa with its peak located in East Africa, near the border of Uganda and Congo.
Trekking the mystic Mountain Rwenzori National Park on your Uganda safari is a truly fantastic and a unique experience that will give you an adventure to wonder in the high glaciers, view the beauty of the valley of nine lakes, the bearded lichen hanging from giant heather with a backdrop of rocky cliffs, crags and snow capped peaks. Expect to encounter with a wide variety of flora and fauna with several biospheres as you ascend through different vegetation zones creates the ultimate experience for hiking safari Uganda. The unique landscape of the Rwenzori mountain range is outstanding, with still by far the biggest glaciers in Africa, incomparable beautiful, and of very different character to the high single standing volcanoes of Kilimanjaro or Mount Kenya. The Congolese side, which are a lot drier, gives an easy and beautiful approach off the beaten track to reach the summit range.
Rwenzori has many hiking trails that take you to places that you cannot get to by road including then Bwamba Pass trail. Never before has this unique and beautiful trek been available, totally untouched and undoubtedly one of the most beautiful treks in the world. This trail takes you through Bamboo Forest where you will be greeted by views of the Western Rift Valley, see primates, birds and mammals and most likely Chameleons including the colorful 3-horned Rhino Chameleon. This trail is the most direct route in either direction before a road was built in 1938. Today as you take this ancient footpath you will meet People still using this path today that uses this tough, 1,500-meter high trail that takes you through isolated Mountain Villages and Hamlets along the Way.
Dress code for your hiking safari Uganda
A day pack, a walking stick, 3 liters of water, packed lunch, snacks, and a Hiking Stick would be great. The services of a porter can be arranged and you will be glad that you did so later in the hike.
You will need waterproof hiking boots, long trousers, long-sleeved shirt, rain-jacket or poncho, hat, all things to protect you on the hike.