Size Of Rwenzori Mountains

Rwenzori Mountain National Park is found in western parts on the border of Uganda and Congo.

Size Of Rwenzori Mountains National Park.

The size of Rwenzori mountains- Yes, Rwenzori mountain national park covers an area of about 996kilometers and it stretches about 120km on the border of Congo.  The national park was established in 1991 and renowned as a World Heritage site in 1994 and Ramsar site in 2008. The highest peak stands at an elevation of 5,109 meters above sea level on Mount Stanley’s Margherita Peak.

The Rwenzori Mountains are not among the volcanic mountains like other highest peaks in Africa but are a block of rock formed through the floor of the Western Rift Valley. The Rwenzoris also known as Mountains of the Moon and this was named by an explorer called Alexandrine geographer Ptolemy in AD 150.

In 1888 on 24th May, an explorer Henry Stanley placed the size of Rwenzori. And he labeled it as ‘Ruwenzori’, a local name which he recorded as meaning “Cloud-King” or “Rain-Maker.”

The first person to reach the highest peak was Ms. Beryl Park in 2010 according to records. The Rwenzoris is also known as the Mountains of the Moon found in western parts of Uganda on the border of Congo and Uganda. Its highest peak which known as Margarita is also the 3rd highest point in Africa, with the lower slopes are covered in moorland, bamboo forests, and montane forest. Giant tree-heathers and colorful mosses are found in the mountainside with huge lobelias as well as flowers creating fascinating, fairy tale views

Rwenzori Mountains National Park covers an area of about 120 kilometers long and 65 kilometers wide and the Park hosts over 70 mammals plus 217 bird species including 19 Albertine Rift endemics and some of the rarest plants not only in Africa but worldwide that is senecio and lobelis.

The Rwenzori Mountains is the one of trending destination in Africa as well as worldwide with fascinating hiking experience. It takes 9-12 days to reach Margherita but it is somehow difficult though you can hike other surrounding peaks like Mount Baker, mount Speke and many more. Climbing Rwenzori from Uganda is now among the most exhilarating experiences by many tourists coming to Uganda. You can also complete this activity by visiting Bakonjo villages offer nature walks in their homestead and get to know more about them.

The Rwenzori Mountains has a lot of safari lodges within and outside the park where you can stay to complete your trip which includes Margherita hotel features bar with stocked wines and beers also a nice place for relaxation, Ruboni community camp offers beds with mosquito nets, restaurant with both local and international dishes, Rwenzori homestay, Equator snow lodge, and many more. All these accommodation companies have favoring costs that tourists can afford with quality services, also give tourist memorable experience.

Rwenzori Mountain National Park is found in western parts on the border of Uganda and Congo. It can be accessed from Kampala the capital city of Uganda via Fort Portal which is about 375kilometers and will take you through to the park’s trailhead to Ruboni.  Or you may use the southern route via Mbarara and Queen Elizabeth which takes 450kilometers to Ruboni.  Nyakalengija is 25kilometers north of the town of Kasese and 17kilometers off the road of Kasese to Fort Portal.

Compliment your hike to Rwenzori mountains National park with a visit to the Bwindi impenetrable forest national park of Uganda and get an opportunity to know more details about the few remaining mountain gorillas in the entire world. Take to tour to semuliki national park to explore a number of birds, local communities and hot springs. You may visit Murchison falls national park and take a boat cruise on the river Nile and see aquatic animals like crocodiles and hippos around the banks of a river or you can do a game drive and see the big five wild animals such as lions, buffaloes, leopards, African elephants, and white rhinos plus many bird species.

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