TRAVEL TIPS TO MOUNTAIN RWENZORI
Mt. Rwenzori makes up Rwenzori National Park, It is owned by the Ugandan government through Uganda National Parks.
Directions to the park - Rwenzori Mountains National Park lies a few kilometers north of the equator on the Uganda-Congo border. The park trailhead at Ruboni can be reached from Kampala from the north via Fort Portal (375km) or the south passing through Mbarara and Queen Elizabeth National Park (450km). Nyakalengija is 17km off the Kasese-Fort Portal road and 25km north of Kasese town.
Rwenziri National Park is situated in Bundibugyo, Kabarole, and Kasese districts, 25 km from the small town of Kasese districts, Western Region, Uganda along Uganda – Democratic Republic of Congo.
From Kampala, it is 296 km to Rwenzori National Park.
Rwenzori is the highest and largest block mountain in Uganda with Margarita peak – the highest point in Uganda at 16,795 feet (5,119 m).
You can reach Mountain Rwenzori National Park by road or Air transport.
Charter flights to Kasese can be arranged from Kampala (Kajjansi) or Entebbe International Airport.
The park is protected, although extraction may be sanctioned by a board of trustees. Kasese, 437 km west of Uganda's capital Kampala, is the gateway to the park. The town has hotels and lodges, while the park has camping, a good trail network and huts for hikers. The park has excellent trekking and climbing opportunities with spectacular views and unusual scenery. The major tourist activity here is mountain climbing although you are required to spend an overnight at the base of the mountain or in Kasese town.
For those who prefer something a little less strenuous, neighboring Bakonzo villages offer nature walks, homestead visits home cultural performances and accommodation, including home-cooked local cuisine.
Some of the peaks on Mountain Rwenzori include
-Margherita Peak at 5,109 meters OR 16,763 feet,
-Alexandra at 5,091 meters OR 16,703 feet
-Albert at 5,087 meters OR 16,690 Feet
-Savoia at 4,977 meters OR 16,330 feet
-Ellena at 4,968 meters OR 16,300 feet
-Elizabeth at 4,929 meters OR 16,170
-Phillip at 4,920 meters OR 16,140 feet
-Moebius at 4,916 meters OR 16,130 feet
-Great Tooth at 4,603meters OR 15, 100 feet