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Planning a safari in Rwenzori Mountains national park

Planning a safari in Rwenzori Mountains national park : This park has so many attractions as well as activities which tourists can engage in on a safari

Planning a safari in Rwenzori Mountains national park

Planning a safari in Rwenzori Mountains national park: So you have decided to visit Rwenzori Mountains national park? You need to know some information about the park. Rwenzori Mountains national park is one of the tourist destinations in western Uganda offering some of the best Uganda safaris. Rwenzori Mountains national park was gazetted in 1991 to protect different wildlife species and other attractions by Uganda Wildlife Authority a government agency managing and controlling national parks within Uganda.

To plan a Safari in Mountain Rwenzori national park, you need some information about Uganda and the national park itself. You will need to know how to get there, how much it will cost you, if the area safe, the best time of the year to go, what will you do when you get there, and lastly if you are to use a safari company to organize your tour. Below is explained information that will help you plan a wonderful Safari in Mountain Rwenzori national park.

Planning a safari in Rwenzori Mountains national park

Things to consider when planning a safari to Rwenzori Mountains national park

What would you like to do while in the park?

Rwenzori Mountains national park has so many attractions as well as activities carried out inside the park. When one decides that that they will visit Rwenzori Mountains national park, they know the different activities they want to be part of once they are there. In case the tourists want to know more about the activities they can take part in while in the park a local tour operator or Google can help.

Among the activities done in Rwenzori Mountains national park include bird watching, nature walks, hiking, community tours, and much more. The most done activities are bird watching and hiking where tourists get an opportunity to hike the tallest mountain in Uganda Mount Rwenzori.

Look at your budget

While planning a Safari in Mountain Rwenzori national park, you should look at how much you are willing to spend on your safari. You can decide to make your safari budget, mid-range or even luxury depending on how much you have. To ease work for the tour operator, it’s better you send them your travel budget so that they plan accordingly.

Look for a tour operator

Every traveler would be well off if they got a tour operator for their safari to Rwenzori Mountains national park or any other national park in the country. A tour operator plays a very important role in organizing a successful safari for tourists compared to when they book for themselves. When a tour operator comes up with the price of the safari, in most cases it includes all the things you will need on the safari among which include transportation, food, accommodation, guide, permits, park activities, and entrance fees to the destination you are visiting.

To get a genuine local tour operator, tourists can ask friends who have traveled before or search for different tour operators in the country. By reading reviews on areas like Trip Advisor, tourists will be able to know if the company they are using is good or bad. Tourists can compare a few of the good companies they have searched for and choose which one to go with.

Africa Adventure Vacations is one of the local tour companies in Uganda that can organize a safari to Rwenzori Mountains national park. Based on your travel budget, we shall be able to make for you an itinerary and send you the total amount of money it can cost you. We shall make sure that you have a memorable safari in Rwenzori Mountains national park.

When to go to Rwenzori Mountains national park

Rwenzori Mountains national park is open for tourism activities all throughout the year. The park has the rainy season and the dry season and it has been proved that the dry season is the best time to visit the national park. The dry season happens from June to September and December to February when the park is receiving little or no rainfall. During the dry season, the hiking/walking trails are dry and easier to walk through, and the vegetation is short and scattered with good views of attractions in and around the park.

Tourists who get time in the rainy season as well as budget travelers can visit Rwenzori Mountains national park in the low season. These will benefit from discounted tour packages because that is the time when the lodges have reduced prices to attract the few tourists within the park. Tourists coming in the rainy season should know that there is plenty of rainfall in the park which makes the hiking trails muddy and slippery and the vegetation is tall with unclear views of attractions.

How to get to Rwenzori Mountains national park

Located about 400km from Entebbe/Kampala the main starting point of most safaris in Uganda, visiting Rwenzori Mountains national park requires you to plan ahead no matter how you want to get there. Rwenzori Mountains national park is accessed by both air transport and road transport in a single day. The time taken using road transport depends on the number of stopovers as well as the speed of the driver.

Entering Rwenzori Mountains national park by road

Most tourists enter Rwenzori Mountains national park using road transport and this is because it’s affordable for all kinds of travelers. In order to access Rwenzori Mountains national park from Kampala/Entebbe, travelers would have to drive through Mityana, Mubende, Kyegegwa, Kyenjojo, Fort Portal, and then Bundibugyo to the north of the park. Tourists can also drive from Kampala/Entebbe go through Mpigi, Masaka, Lyantonde, Mbarara, Ibanda, Kamwenge, and then Kasese in the south of the park.

Getting to Rwenzori Mountains national park by air

On a safari to Rwenzori Mountains national park, tourists can choose to use air transport although it’s a bit costly. Different airline companies have got flights to Rwenzori Mountains national park and these land at Kasese airstrip the closest airstrip to the park.  Aerolink Uganda and Bar Aviation Uganda have flights starting from Kajjansi Airstrip and Entebbe International Airport to Kasese Airstrip which is the closest to the park.

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