Facts and Data
Unesco World heritage since: 1994
Size of heritage: 99,600 ha
The Rwenzori Mountains National Park covers nearly 100,000 ha in western Uganda and comprises the main part of the Rwenzori mountain chain, which includes Africa's third highest peak (Mount Margherita: 5,109 m). The region's glaciers, waterfalls and lakes make it one of Africa's most beautiful alpine areas. The park has many natural habitats of endangered species and a rich and unusual flora comprising, among other species, the giant heather.
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Small airport - 12 mi (21 km) Beni Airport
Small airport - 39 mi (64 km) Mbarara Airport
Small airport - 71 mi (115 km) Bunia Airport
Medium airport - 95 mi (153 km) Ruhengeri Airport
Small airport - 121 mi (195 km) Goma International Airport
Medium airport - 139 mi (225 km) Gisenyi Airport
Medium airport - 139 mi (224 km) Kigali International Airport
Medium airport - 152 mi (245 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Fort Portal
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.