Rwenzori Mountains National Park

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About Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Rwenzori Mountain, also known as the “Mountains of the Moon,” is a majestic mountain range located on the border of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is famous for its snow-capped peaks, stunning glaciers, and unique alpine vegetation. Rwenzori Mountain offers challenging yet rewarding trekking opportunities, allowing adventurers to explore its rugged terrain, beautiful waterfalls, and diverse wildlife. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts and mountaineers.


  • Hikking and Trekking
  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Cultural Experiences
  • Cultural Encounters
  • Mountain Climbing

It is important to note that weather conditions in the mountains can be unpredictable, and rainfall can occur at any time. Proper preparation, including warm clothing, waterproof gear, and sturdy footwear, is essential for visitors to the Rwenzori Mountains. Additionally, it is advisable to check weather forecasts and consult with local guides before embarking on any treks or expeditions in the area.

Climate and Weather

The Rwenzori Mountains, also known as the “Mountains of the Moon,” have a unique climate due to their high elevation and proximity to the equator. The weather in the Rwenzori Mountains is characterized by cool temperatures and high rainfall throughout the year.

Dry Season (December to February, June to September)

  • The mountains have a tropical montane climate, with temperatures decreasing as you ascend to higher altitudes. At the lower slopes, temperatures range from 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F), while at higher elevations, temperatures can drop below freezing.

Wet Season (March to May, October to November)

Rainfall is abundant in the Rwenzori Mountains, with an average annual precipitation of over 2,500 millimeters (98 inches). The wettest months are usually March to May and September to December, while the drier months are January to February and June to August.