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Mountain Rwenzori National Park

The name says It all. This national park is located in the ranges of Mountain Rwenzori also known as ‘Ruwenzori’ as labeled by Henry Stanley the explorer in 1888 which meant in local language ‘rain maker’, Bundibugyo, kasese district Uganda. This block Mountain is over 5,109m above sea level, its highest peak being Magheritta peak that can take over 12 days to reach by the greatest trekkers. The Rwenzori national park was gazetted in 1991 and was recognized as a world heritage site in 1994.

Despite being block and having snow, and being the third highest mountain in Africa it has beautiful scenery and vegetation that harbors over 70 species of wildlife and 127 species of bird, reptiles too and deadlier predators like snakes, wolves and so on.

The vegetation in this Mountain is made up of Rich bamboo, moist mountain forest, not so thick but scantly spread, and have ‘giant lobella’s’ giant everlasting flowers’ creating fairy tale scenery with huge tress and colorful mosses. O therefore holding the national park of about 120skm including 19 albertine rift endemics.

The indigenous people are called the ‘bakonzo’ and they live in neighboring villages near the park and are very friendly and hospitable people. They also go hiking the mountain however not to the park. They live in home steads, when you visit them they offer accommodation, offers cultural performances, nature walks and home cooked or roasted cuisine.

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