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Uganda Murchison Falls tour with a female lion
Uganda Tours Hippopotamus at Queen Elizabeth National Park Kazinga Channel
Unique Wildlife Tour - Bwindi on gorilla trek
Uganda Murchison Falls Tour and Safari
Uganda Bird watching in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park tour on Uganda Safari
Elephant as seen from Uganda Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Black and white colobus monkey on Uganda primate tour
Uganda Tour Buffalloes in Murchison Falls safari
 
   

Uganda Safaris & Tours  
All Inclusive 12 days Uganda Safari
1 day Lake Mburo tour
1 day Chimps trek in Budongo Forest Kaniyo-Pabidi, Murchison Falls National Park with primates and lots of birds
2 days Lake Mburo tour
2 days Chimps trek in Budongo Forest Kaniyo-Pabidi
2 Days 'BIG 5' Safari Tour to Queen Elizabeth National Park Savannah and Water wildlife
2 days Murchison Falls National Park tour and Game Safari (with Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary)
3 days Gorillas trekking tour
3 Days Chimpanzee tracking tour
3 days Chimpanzee, Murchison Falls tour
3 days Murchison Falls tour
3 Days Wildlife Safari (Queen Elizabeth)
4 Days 'BIG 5' Safari and Primates Trek to Queen Elizabeth National Park with Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park
Uganda 4 days Gorilla tracking tour with Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park
5 Days Chimpanzee, wildlife safari
5 days Gorillas and Chimps tour
5 Days 'BIG 5' Safari and Primates Trek to Queen Elizabeth National Park with Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park
Uganda 5 days Gorilla tracking tour with Wildlife Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park
6 Days Gorilla Trek tour, Kibale Chimps tracking, Wildlife BIG 5 Safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park
6 days gorilla tracking, wildlife safari
7 days Gorilla, primates, wildlife safari- 
7 days Uganda tour and holiday to Murchison Falls, mountain gorillas, Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest and Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable
8 days Uganda Gorilla Game safari
9 days Gorillas, primates wildlife 
14 days Uganda, Rwanda Safari

Gorilla Tour Packages
2 days Gorilla tracking Rwanda
3 days Uganda Gorilla tour
3 day Gorilla tracking Rwanda
4 days Rwanda Gorillas, golden monkeys trek Tour
Uganda 4 days Gorilla tracking tour with Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Uganda 5 days Gorilla tracking tour with Wildlife Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park
5 days Uganda Gorillas, Chimps Tour
5 days Gorillas trek Rwanda and Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda

5 days Rwanda, Uganda Gorillas
6 Days Gorilla Trek tour, Kibale Chimps tracking, Wildlife BIG 5 Safaris in Queen Elizabeth National
6 days gorilla tracking, wildlife safari
7 days Rwanda, Uganda Gorillas, Chimps trek Safari
7 days Uganda tour and holiday to Murchison Falls, mountain gorillas, Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest and Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable
7 days Gorillas, chimpanzee, wildlife 
7 days Uganda Gorilla Safaris
8 days Uganda Gorilla Game safari
9 days Gorillas, primates wildlife
All Inclusive 12 days Uganda Safari
14 days Uganda Rwanda Safari
Rwanda Gorilla Treks, Primate Tours, Monkeys and Cultural Safaris

2 days Gorilla tracking Rwanda
3 day Gorilla tracking Rwanda
3 Days Nyungwe Chimps tour
  4 days Gorillas trekking Rwanda
4 days Uganda+ Rwanda Gorilla
 
4 days Rwanda chimpanzees tour
5 days Uganda+ Rwanda Gorillas
5 days Rwanda+ Uganda Gorillas
5 days gorilla trek Lake Kivu
5 days Gorillas trek Rwanda and Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda
6 days gorilla trek and Chimps in Nyungwe
9 days Rwanda Gorillas, all other primates safari
9 days Gorillas and cultural tour
10 Days Uganda Rwanda Tour
11 Days Uganda Rwanda gorillas wildlife Safari  tour
12 Days Uganda Rwanda gorillas wildlife Safari  tour
14 days Uganda Rwanda Safari
20 Days Rwanda  Safari
        

Uganda Tour Attractions
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Murchison Falls National Park
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Mt. Elgon National Park
Rwenzori Mountains National Park
Semliki National Park
Kibale National Park

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Introduction of Rwenzori Mountains National Park

View of peaks with glaciers near Elena hut

Rwenzori Mountains National Park is located in southwestern Uganda on the east side of the  Albertine rift valley. It is along the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), just above the equator. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is situated in the Bundibugyo, Kabarole, and Kasese districts, 25 km from the small town of Kasese. The park has area of 996 km2, 70% of which is above 2,500 m.

The park comprises most of the centre and eastern half of the Rwenzori Mountains. The ice-capped Rwenzori Mountains are even higher than the Alps. Margherita Peak, one of Mount Stanley's twin summits is Africa's third highest peak at 5,109 m. Africa's fourth and fifth highest peaks (Mount Speke and Mount Baker) are also located in the park. The park has glaciers, snowfields, waterfalls, and lakes and is one of Africa's most beautiful mountain region.

Biodiversity

Biodiversity is extraordinarily high with 17 regionally endemic birds and 12 regionally endemic mammals. The elephant, common chimpanzee and l'hoests monkey are globally threatened species (IUCN 1994b). The park is noted for its remarkable plants, which has been described as some of the most beautiful in the world (Riley, Laura; William Riley (2005). Nature's Strongholds: The World's Great Wildlife Reserves).

The broken montane forest dominated by Sybmphonia globulifera, Prunus, Yoshania alpina, Albizia spp. and Dombeya spp. occurs at about 2400 m. 199 tree species (18% of the country's total) have so far been recorded in this zone . Next is the bamboo (Arundinaria alpina) forest up to an altitude of 3000 m, a heather zone dominated by giant heathers such as Phillpia trimera and small trees such as Hagenia and Rapanea, frequently over 10 m in height up to 3800 m, and afro-alpine moorland that ends at the snowline at 4400 m.
There are five distinct vegetation zones in the park, which change with altitude. Most significant are the giant heathers, groundsels, ericas and lobelias of the tree heath and alpine zones.

The park has 241 species of birds (27% of the country's total), 78 species of butterfly, and four primate species. 

 

Flower of Dendrosenescios

One hundred and two mammals species were recorded in the park. The Rwenzori duiker Cephalophus rubidus is found nowhere in the world and the Rwenzori otter shrew Micropotamogale rwenzorii is only known from here and Nyungwe National Park in Rwanda. The park has elephant, giant forest hog, sitatunga in small numbers and buffaloes, which had once disappeared, have re-appeared. Hyrax and leopard also occur in  the park as well as four species of diurnal primate: the common chimpanzee (curently estimated 500 indiviuals, Plumptre et al 2003a) found in the lower altitude forest areas, a sub-speceis of Agolan colobus (colobus angolensis ruwenzorii), the Rwenzori colobus, restricted to this park, L'Hoests monkey and the blue monkey 

Because of its physical and biological values, the park was recognized as a World Heritage Site in 1994. Among rare reptiles, the strange-nosed chameleon Bradypodion xenorhinum is endemic to the Rwenzoris.


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