The Best Time To Hike Rwenzori Mountains.

The weather in Rwenzori mountain peaks is always wet and they are usually masked in mist

The Best Time To Hike Rwenzori Mountains.

The best time to hike Rwenzori Mountains- Hiking Rwenzori Mountains is one of the best trending activities in Uganda, therefore, if you’re looking for the best destination in East Africa with a wonderful experience, Rwenzori Mountains is your answer where you will get an opportunity of trekking the 3rd highest mountain in Africa. When you’re planning a hiking safari on the Rwenzori Mountains is always better to first know the suitable months for trekking. The Rwenzori Mountains can be visited all year round, but the best months to trek the Rwenzori Mountains is the dry season, and this is between June-August and December-February are known as the driest month in Uganda. In the dry seasons, all trekking routes to and within the park are passable and the hiking is good than during the wet season. But tourists have to note that, even in dry months, it may rain.  As African weather is unpredictable even during rainy seasons you can experience light rainfall hence it is good to first know the best season to travel so that to avoid the bad conditions during your hiking safari.

Hikers are not advised to visit Rwenzori mountains national park in the wet season that is from March, April, May, October, and November when the vegetation is thicker and most of the hiking trails tend to be wet and slippery making hiking challenging and difficult. However some activities like bird watching are best during the wet season due to the plenty of food and migratory bird species are common, but the best recommended time for visitors who are planning to hike the Rwenzori mountains is much ideal in the dry season.

Trekking Rwenzori mountains are carried out throughout the year so there is no green season and do not assume that wet season will be a good time to visit the park even though you are most interested in botany. The change from the driest month to the wet season can not make any dramatic changes to the flora and fauna of the park, and the only thing which doesn’t change is the depths of the bog that you pass through.

The weather in Rwenzori mountain peaks is always wet and they are usually masked in mist. This creates the wild rime formations on the higher summits and glaciers which may make route-finding and hiking experience difficult.

If you’re planning a peak climb, it is always good to do so in the morning hours between the hours of 2:00 am and like 8:00 am is when the best weather occurred in the park and when the mist and clouds are veiling the peaks.

Tourists also have to note that, African weather is unpredictable, therefore we expecting rainfall at any time of the year and even in dry months so you are recommended to be well prepared for any activity in the park at all times to avoid inconveniences by carrying hiking boots, waterproof rain jacket, long-sleeved shirt, long trousers, hat, sunglasses and among others.

In conclusion, when looking for the best time to visit the Rwenzori mountains National Park, You should not depend on the weather but you should rather depend on what favors your interests as a tourist and this can be more organized with a trusted tour operator company like the Africa Adventure Vacations. You may extend your visit to other travel destinations in Uganda such as Bwindi forest national park for gorilla trekking tours, Queen Elizabeth national park and Kibale forest national park for chimpanzee tracking

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