Best Time to visit Rwenzori Mountains(Month By Month)

The best time to visit Rwenzori Mountains National Park is from June to August, and December to February, the perfect dry season to hike(climb) the Rwenzori Mountains to Margherita peak, mount Speke or mount Baker however, the park is open and accessible to be visited anytime, all year round.

The Rwenzori Mountains is idyllically beautiful, and it is a must climb to Margherita peak, when in Rwenzori Mountains National Park Uganda. The Iconic peak offers scenic views of its surrounding. Therefore for a magnificent view of the Rwenzori mountains, hike to its summit.

Visiting Rwenzori Mountains National Park From June- August & December-February

The dry months of June, July, August, December, January & February are the best months to trek/climb the Rwenzori Mountains to reach Margherita peak in Rwenzori Mountains National Park. This is the dry season, when it is greatly unlikely that  you’ll see any rain, though sometimes little downpour may occur.

This season coincides with most European countries’ summer holidays, yet other adventure holidays like Gorilla trekking wildlife viewing, chimpanzee tracking is at its best in the park in Africa, making it the best time to visit.

The trails are less muddy, the scenic landscape, and the magnificent views of the mountains & peaks in the Rwenzori Mountains makes for beautiful photography,  which is ideal for visitors wanting the best chance at getting a glimpse of the Rwenzori Mountains..

Low Season = Rainy Months (March-May & September-November)

March, April, May, September, October and November are the rainy months, also known as the low season, and the number  of Rwenzori mountains adventure seekers, are less abundant. The low season experiences heavy rains, trail are muddy, as well as slippery rocks. Rwenzori mountains National Park, at this  time feels empty and calm, making a great time for solitude mountaineers who don’t love hiking with many crowds.

Of course, Rwenzori Mountains National Park, offers more than just Mountain climbing to its peaks of Mount Baker, Mount Speke, Margherita, Weismann peak. Visitors can also take part in birding, nature walks on a 3 days mahoma loop trek along a 28km circuit, also known “the short central circuit trek” the base of the mountain, cultural encounters with the resident people in the communities. The park offers endless opportunities for adventure to keep your days packed.

While those who opt for less challenging treks can  settle for the Bakonzo village nature walks to visit homesteads, exhilarating cultural performances and accommodations with locally cooked cuisines.