There are 70 species of mammals that have been recorded in the Rwenzori Mountains National Park. These animals range in different vegetation zones of Rwenzori Mountains National Park and they can be explored while on your Uganda safari holiday. Other than mammals, the park protects diversity of endangered, endemic, threatened species and variety of Albertine rift bird species.
The animal checklist include 6 Albertine Rift endemic species, 4 endemic species to the park and 3 rare species all call Rwenzori Mountains National Park a home. This makes Rwenzori Mountains National Park not only an ideal mountaineering/hiking/mountain climbing destination but also one of the best places for wildlife safari destinations in Uganda.
The important mammal species that Rwenzori Mountains National Park prides itself include leopards, Rwenzori otter, elephants, bush bucks, duikers, giant forest hogs. Unlike other National Parks in Uganda, sighting most of these mammal species in Rwenzori Mountains National Park is a little challenging due to the Park’s dense vegetation.
Other important wildlife that the park boasts of include l’hoest monkeys, forest elephants, blue monkeys, chimpanzees, leopards, colobus monkeys. Others include Rwenzori otters, antelopes such as bush bucks; reptiles like three-horned chameleons, amphibians etc.
The Rwenzori Mountains National Park also boasts of an incredible population of primate species including chimpanzees, the black and white colobus monkeys, Angola colobus monkeys, blue monkeys. Besides, on Uganda safari in Rwenzori Mountains National Park, expect to look out for the rare species of the reptiles including the three-horned chameleon.
Bird species that make Rwenzori Mountains National Park an Important Birding Area include the Rwenzori turacos, slender billed starling, barred long tailed cuckoo, blue headed sunbirds, cinnamon chested bee-eater, montane sooty boubou, white starred robin, Rwenzori batis, handsome francolins, long eared owl, lagden’s bush shrike, golden winged sunbird, flycatchers etc.