Activities in Mount Rwenzori National Park
Activities in Mount Rwenzori National Park are the interesting ways of exploring the park and its attractions and a traveler is able to engage in any. Mount Rwenzori national park is famous for housing the only snow-capped mountain in Uganda that is mount Rwenzori which can be seen when you participate in mountain climbing. It should be noted that Mount Rwenzori is not the only attraction that the park boasts of but also a number of attractions like a number of bird species like cinnamon chested bee eater, montane sooty, slender-billed starling boubou, strange weaver, mammal species like the giant forest hog, otter, black-fronted duiker, Cape bushbuck, cultural villages like the Bakonzo, vegetation covers, drainage features among other attractions that can be seen during a number of activities in Mount Rwenzori National Park
Tourists can participate in birding as one of the most rewarding activities in Mount Rwenzori national park for rewarding experiences during your Uganda tours. The park is a home to over 217 bird species where by a birder can see over 100 bird species during their birding expedition in the park and among the notable bird species that can be seen include; the blue headed sun bird, Rwenzori turaco, fly catchers, long tailed cuckoo, handsome francolin, cinnamon chested bee eater, montane sooty, slender billed starling boubou, strange weaver, lagden’s bush shrike, golden winged sun bird, archer’s robin chat and white starred robin among other bird species in park. The bird species can be seen along the different trails min the park like Nyakalengija trail, kilembe trail head some species can also be seen near Lake Muhooma which will also provide a number of views in the park.
Nature walks are some of the relaxing activities in mount Rwenzori national park that tourists can participate in for a memorable Uganda safari when they visit the park. Through the different trails in the park, tourists will be led to a number of attractions like numerous bird species along the kilembe trail head where you will see bird species like cinnamon chested bee eater, montane sooty, slender billed starling boubou, strange weaver, lagden’s bush shrike, golden winged sun bird, archer’s robin chat and white starred robin which can also be seen along the Nyakalengija trail head.
You will also see the a number of primate species in the park Rwenzori colobus monkeys, vervet monkey, silver monkey, grey cheeked mangabey, black and white colobus monkeys among primate species that can be seen through the walks in the forests along the slopes of Mountain Rwenzori. Other interesting species that can be seen include; the three red horned chameleon, squirrels and many more.
There are a number of villages that can be visited for a memorable cultural exchange activity in mount Rwenzori National park for a memorable Uganda safari. There are different cultural trails in mount Rwenzori national park that tourists can embark on that will lead you to a number of interesting cultural villages like the Ihandiro cultural trail which will lead you to the Bakonzo where you will visit the traditional healer who is believed to have supernatural powers that can heal a number of sickness.
You will also see River Kamusonge which will provide a number of magnificent views of the river and you will also get to see a number of bird species like Blue Flycatcher and Baglafetcht weaver, handsome Francolin, Dusky turtle love, Ruwenzori turaco, Ruwenzori night jar, the dusky crimson wing as they converge along the river banks. The members of the village will entertain you with their cultural dances, traditional folk songs, games which will make the activity in mount Rwenzori national park quite memorable.
You can participate in mountain climbing to get to the only snow-capped peak among the mountain in Uganda. Mountain climbing can be a challenging activity in Mount Rwenzori National Park however it will offer amazing experiences when you embark on it because of a number of attractions that can be seen and exceptional views that can be seen during the activity.
Some of the attractions that can be seen include the blue headed sun bird, Rwenzori turaco, fly catchers, long tailed cuckoo, handsome francolin, cinnamon chested bee eater, montane sooty, slender billed starling boubou, strange weaver, lagden’s bush shrike, golden winged sun bird, archer’s robin chat and white starred robin among other bird species.
As you reach its highest mountain peak mount Stanley where climbers ill get exceptional views of the snow capped mountain, they will also get to see the Rwenzori ranges, tourists can also participate on mountain surfing take a number of pictures for a memorable experience when they visit Uganda and participate in the mount Rwenzori national park tour.
Another interesting activity in mountain Rwenzori national park is mountain hiking where tourists will get to hike along the different trails in the park in order to get to the summit of the mountain. There are three different routes that can take different time periods for a person to reach the summit for a wonderful experience during your Uganda safaris.
The different hiking trails include; kilembe trail which can take you 9 days to reach the summit mount Stanley, Nyakalengija hiking trail which will take you 7 days to reach mount Stanley and the Bukurung trail and regardless the trail you take, you will have rewarding experiences and exceptional views of the drainage features where you will see the different rivers flowing from the summit, to the numerous bird and animal species in the park hence rewarding experiences during the activities in Mount Rwenzori National Park.