THE MYSTICAL CHALLENGE
The Rwenzori national park, which is the conservation area for the mountain, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and covers almost 1000 sq. km and strides across the districts of Kabarole, Kasese and Bundibugyo. It includes most of the center and the eastern half of the mountain and is known for its beautiful plant life coupled with waterfalls, glaciers and a lot of other unique mountainous vegetation. The park has glaciers, snowfields, waterfalls and has been portrayed as one of the mainly attractive Alpine areas around the world.
Rwenzori Mountain is an underrated gem that is largely undiscovered by many. The scenery on the mountain has been called some of the most beautiful on the planet! Here, we expect our clients to see different types of vegetation and climate which will leave them spell bound as they scale its heights. On the foothills of the mountain, our guests are able to view farmland with crops such as coffee which is a very important cash crop in the country. From there, we then expect our clients also to behold beautiful land terrain and plant life of sub montane vegetation in the Afro-montane zone covered by luxurious tropical evergreen forest with a high richness in color and species. When you finally reach the top, you will behold the majestic snowcapped peaks that will leave you breathless and teary eyed, (you don’t need to miss this).
water falls, Enjoy the incredible wildlife of Murchison falls. The trip will take you for 3 hours along the natural beauty of the river Nile viewing hippos, elephants, crocodiles, monitor lizards, antelopes, buffalos, warthogs and many water bird species. Then after you hike to the top of the falls (hiking is optional).
Rwenzori mountain national Park is a dwelling to 217 species of birds and 17 of them can only be found in Rwenzori which justifies UNESCO labeling it a key Birding Area. At about 1800 meters, the variety will leave you captivated including the Handsome Francolin, Rwenzori Turaco, Long-eared Owl, Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo, Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater, Strange Weaver, Archers’ Robin-chat, Rwenzori Batis, White-starred Robin, Montane Sooty Boubou, Slender-billed Starling, Lagden’s Bush Shrike, Blue-headed Sunbird, Barbets, Golden-winged Sunbird, Greenbuls, IIladopsis, Apalises, Crimson wings and Flycatchers.
The park provides opportunity for nature walks to our guests within the central circuit zone. These include trails up to Lake Mahooma and Buraro chimp forest; here, clients walks through the communities of Kichamba to reach the Karangura ridge; and hiking to Bundibugyo area through Bwamba pass. Along the way, keep an eye out for different tree species, chameleons, squirrels, vervet monkeys and many birds.