Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Rwenzori Mountains National Park

The Rwenzori mountains lie along western border of Uganda and rise to a height of 5,100 metres.

Here are the legendary “Mountains of the moon” and these incomparable beautiful mists rounded peaks provide a unique backdrop to one of our best magnificent national parks.

In the centre of the range which boasts Africa’s third highest mountain, some of peaks carry permanent snow and glaciers, while the lower slopes are covered with dense forest.

rwenzori mountains national park Margherita peak

Walking tours on the lower slops do not call for mountaineering experience, although the high you go the fitter you need to be. Excellent walking routes including the Bujuku circuit, are provided through wonderful and unique scenery.

For those who want to attempt a climb, several peaks can provide challenges that match those in the Alps.


By road: From Kampala via Mbarara to Kasese then continue to Ibanda. Also from Kampala through Fort portal and then 75km on the Fort portal kasese road south.


  • Hotels in Kasese and Fort portal
  • Huts and rock shelters are available on the mountains for climbers.