Are you interested in hiking safaris in Uganda or you would like to travel to East Africa to enjoy mountain climbing? East Africa is one of the best regions where you can go and engage in climbing and hiking safaris. Mountain Rwenzori is the best destination to visit after your queen Elizabeth National Park safari. Explore the 5 peaks that are attached to this gorgeous mountain which you will lack workday to explain once you are on top of one of the spectacular summits. The vegetation, the altitude, and the well-established trails all make this safari to be the best and the most successful one for you to embrace while on the mountain Rwenzori.
The biodiversity and the ecology of the Rwenzori Mountain are totally outstanding. The mountain feature an ecosystem that is unique compared to other vegetative plants or environments that you have ever been exposed to the unique ecosystem of the mountain Rwenzori is attributed to the several factors that include the soil of the area, among other factors. The changes in the vegetation cover is of great importance as while trekking the mountain you will be liking moving entirely indifferent universe than the one that you have been exposed to.
The montane vegetation is the noted and the unique vegetation that you can miss when hiking or climbing the Rwenzori Mountain. almost this kind of vegetation starts around 1800 meters and once you have noticed this kind of vegetation then you can easily as well see the way how the other vegetation zones follow in sequence and these changes within the increase in the mountain altitude. Some of the vegetation covers on the mountain Rwenzori encompass several vegetation zones and the plants and these include the afro montane forest, the bamboo mimulopsis zones, there comes health, and the then the alpine zone.
In order to enjoy the hiking climbing of the mountain Rwenzori, you will need to have cleared the park entrance fees which is $35 and the activities will be charged depending on the number of travelers or the tourists who are involved in such activity. The safari is arranged and organized by the different tour operators in Uganda and please make sure that you put a hand in the organization of your mountain Rwenzori climbing safari. Get familiar with the company that is organizing for you the hiking safari and there are different packages, one of the packages may vary from 3 days up to ten days, hiking mountain Rwenzori requires someone to be physically fit because the mountain is still and its altitude is also not all that very much easy.
And as your hike the mountain, there are is a lot in front of you, wildlife that is of the mountain in nature will be welcoming to you and some of this wildlife can only be found here in the whole entire world. There is a lot of the flora and fauna that do inhabit the Rwenzori Mountain and these among others include some of the primates such as the Uganda blue monkeys, there are rare L’hoest monkeys, the long hared chimpanzees, Rwenzori colobus monkeys, and other wildlife species. You will not miss as well the Rwenzori leopard, the African buffaloes, yellow-backed duiker, the bush elephants, the red forest duiker, there is also the rosette fruit bat, the Rwenzori Golden Mole, and the list is endless.
In addition to the assumable animals in Rwenzori Mountains, the area is also dominated by the several species of birds and the Kilembe hiking trail is one of the best birding sites. By following this trail, you will enjoy a lot of bird species, note some of these bird species will include the Rwenzori Turaco, the Rwenzori double-colored sunbird, the mountain black boubou, the Archs Robin-chat, the Rwenzori Nightjar which are found in the different vegetation zones of the mountain. Other notable birds include the Malachite sunbird which you will be able to see once you have reached the Mutinda peak, the peak that can be accessed while you hiking for more than 4 days.
As I have noted earlier, the vegetation on the Rwenzori Mountain is very thick and is arranged in succession to the extent that the visitors can easily differentiate one vegetation type from another. This vegetation is comprised of various flowers some of them are unique and you will use the services of your tour guide who will explain to you why the plants and a certain vegetation zone looks like that. Still, as you climb her, you will notice that the mountain also hosts other amphibians especially the frogs and toads that you will hear cloaking and once you have reached the peak then you will clearly notice that you are in a new world and believe me you will have yourself one of the best souvenirs from the peak or summit.
In case you are interested in hiking the Ruwenzori mountain, you are informed that the park is open and can be hiked throughout the whole year but it is good when you pack your things and come to Uganda for hiking during the dry season as here you will be able to hike properly without any interference as compared to the wet or rainy season whereby you will be much interrupted and this is so much interesting.