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Affordable tours in Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Affordable tours in Rwenzori Mountains National Park: The park is a place for hiking safaris,wildlife safaris,primate safaris, and birding safaris

Affordable tours in Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Affordable tours in Rwenzori Mountains National Park: Rwenzori Mountains National Park is among the famous safari destinations which are found in Uganda. The national park is found in the western part of the country on the borders with DR Congo. Rwenzori Mountains National Park was gazetted to protect different attractions inside the park by the Uganda Wildlife Authority in 1991. It now covers a total area of 998 sq. km that are covered by different vegetation covers and Mount Rwenzori.

Rwenzori Mountains National Park is an affordable safari destination with amazing tourist activities all throughout the year. The national park is a place to find Rwenzori mountains, 70 mammals, 5 primates, 217 bird species, rivers, and lakes to mention but a few. It has been proved that Rwenzori Mountains National Park is a place to find rare vegetation species in Uganda.

Affordable tours in Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Affordable safaris to Mountain Rwenzori include all costs like accommodation, transport, park entrance fees, and park activities to mention but a few. Affordable safaris in Rwenzori Mountains National Park are best organized by tour operators because when individuals book for themselves they might be a bit costly.

Safaris to Mountain Rwenzori become more affordable when tourists travel in a group because that is when costs are shared. Group safaris share transport, accommodation, and also guides which reduces the cost of the safari. Solo travelers can still have affordable safaris in Rwenzori Mountains National Park if they use an experienced local tour operator.

Park entrance fees is part of the costs involved in a safari to Rwenzori Mountains National Park. Park entrance fees to Rwenzori Mountains National Park are very affordable to all kinds of travelers. Foreign non-residents pay $35, foreign residents pay $25 and citizens of East African member states pay UGX20,000. The park entrance fees in this national park are valid for 24 hours and tourists who stay in the park for more days may be hiking will be required to pay every after 24 hours.

Looking at accommodation that tourists will use if they are to stay a night or more in the park, it’s very affordable. Tourists choose accommodation facilities they can afford for the park has budget, mid-range, and luxury accommodation facilities. Some of the accommodations in Rwenzori include Equator Snow Geo Lodge, Ruboni Community Camp, Rwenzori Trekkers Hostel, Ruboni Community Camp, and Rwenzori Backpackers to mention but a few.

Tourists looking at having affordable tours in Rwenzori Mountains  should look at visiting the area in the low season. The low season happens in the rainy season from March to May and October to November. During this season, the lodges reduce prices and tour operators reduce the tour packages to attract the few tourists that are visiting the park.

Tourists visiting Mountain Rwenzori should know that there is plenty of rainfall received in the park making the hiking trails and walking trails muddy and slippery. The vegetation is greener but taller giving tourists unclear views of some of the attractions within the park. Roads leading to the park are also muddy and slippery which makes the hours to access the park longer.

Even though tourists who travel during the low season get discounted tour packages because the accommodation process goes lower, tourists should know that the best period to visit the park is the dry season which is also known as the high peak season. The dry season months are characterized by little or no rainfall and plenty of sunshine. During the dry season, tourists find the walking/hiking trails muddy and slippery, roads leading to the park are passable and the vegetation is short and scattered with unclear views of wildlife.

Every safari would be well done if tourists had a safari guide who is also their driver. These drivers are provided by the tour operators to help in transporting tourists during their safari and are very affordable. Tourists who want self-drive safaris can still do so but however this is not advised especially for first time travelers who have no or little knowledge about Rwenzori Mountains National Park.

While on a safari to Rwenzori Mountains National Park, tourists can take part in a number of activities and most of them are affordable. Hiking fee for mountain Rwenzori depends on the number of days hikers ate to be on the mountains. The more days the more money because hikers will need accommodation, meals, and entrance fees every after 24 hours.

Birding is another activity done in Rwenzori Mountains National Park and it costs $35 for foreign non-residents, $25 for foreign residents, and UGX20,000 citizens of East African member states. Nature walks cost $30 for foreign non-residents, $15 for foreign residents, and UGX10,000 citizens of East African member states.

Tourists who are looking at having affordable tours in Rwenzori Mountains should look for local tour operators. There are so many tour operators in Uganda who can organize affordable safaris to Rwenzori Mountains National Park and Africa Adventure Vacations is one of them. Africa Adventure Vacations has the best tour consultants who can design itineraries for affordable visits in Rwenzori Mountains National Park.

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