Rwenzori Mountain forest reserve which covers 996 km2 is situated western Uganda in the Bundibugyo, Fort portal, and Kasese Districts. It is 25 km from the Kasese Town.
Importance of the forest
Rwenzori Mountain Forest Reserve is an important water catchment area giving rise to numerous streams that supply water to the surrounding communities as well as maintaining the flow of water to lakes Edward, George and Albert.
The vegetation ranges of the forest include grassland, tropical forests (montane forest), bamboo zone, heather zone and afro-alpine moorland zone.
The main attractions include over 70 mammal species, 182 birds species, different species of butterflies and moths.