The Rwenzori Mountains National Park covers nearly an area of 100,000 ha in western Uganda and comprises the main part of the Rwenzori mountains. It has Africa’s third highest peak (Mount Margherita: 5,109 m). The region’s glaciers, waterfalls and lakes make it one of Africa’s most beautiful alpine areas. The park has many natural habitats of endangered species and a rich and unusual flora comprising, among other species, the giant lobellias.
Mt Rwenzori National is a UNESCO worlds heritage site located in Western parts of Uganda and it shares a border with Democratic Republic of Congo.

The park is a home to over 50 mammal species, 200 bird species, 9 species of reptiles and 6 species of amphibians, 15 butterfly species. Large mammals are as; elephants, buffaloes, giant forest wat hogs, bushbucks, chimpanzee and leopards are notable in the park but rarely seen while on safari.

It is a paradise for experienced hikers. There are treks that can last for as long as ten days. Numerous camping sites and huts are scattered across the Park which is beneficial for trekkers. Amateur hikers can also explore the woods by taking moderately easy trails. When you visit this forested area, you will find yourself in the heart of nature.