Touring The Rwenzori Region and Staying at The Magnificent Bwiranda Hotel

  • by Rodney Mponye
  • December 21, 2023

It’s about that time of the month when everyone is either rushing to the village or for a staycation/vacation as a way of celebrating the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ and to commence the start of a new year.

Wherever you are going and whatever your plans are, the Rwenzori region and Kasese to be precise should be on your bucket list this festive season. 

The Rwenzori region is a border region with the Democratic Republic of Congo found in mid-Western Uganda and it consists of nine districts of which the majestic Kasese District and the awesome Rwenzori Mountains are found.

Rwenzori Mountain Trekking

The Rwenzori Mountains are one of the most exciting and challenging mountain ranges to trek in the world. 996 square kilometres of fantastical vegetation, lakes, rocky outcrops, cliffs, high glaciers and snow-capped peaks exist as a unique and mystical world into which you can escape.

The Rwenzori Mountains were gazetted as a national park in 1991, recognised as a World Heritage Site in 1994 and a Ramsar site in 2008. These classifications testify to the mountains’ international scientific importance. The word ‘Rwenzori’ roughly translates as ‘Rainmaker’, which clearly illustrates the importance of the mountains to Central Africa.

Unlike other popular trekking destinations in Africa, the Rwenzoris are a mountain range, which means there are a number of different routes to choose from. 

One of the benefits of trekking in the Rwenzoris is that the routes are typically longer than many other high altitude treks like Kilimanjaro – this means you have longer to acclimatise and the risk of altitude sickness is reduced. 

Finding perfect accommodation in this area however is quite easy – thanks to Bwiranda Hotel that is perfectly located to suit any travellers offering peace, seclusion and beauty of the mountains.

A section of the Bwiranda Hotel

Located in the heart of Kasese, Bwiranda Hotel is in the mountains, a 5-minute walk from Stanley Park and within a 5-minute drive of Kilembe Mines Golf Club. This hotel is 7.3 mi (11.8 km) from Rwenzori Art Centre and 9.8 mi (15.8 km) from Lake George.

Apart from the Rwenzori Mountain Climbing there are a number of things to see and activities to do while in the area and all these are in close proximity to the hotel. They include; Queen Elizabeth Game Drives, Wild Boat cruise in the park, Equator Experience, Lake Katwe Explosion Craters, Lion Trekking, experience Kiwa Heritage Hot springs, Sebwe-Bughalitsa Falls and a nature walk in Mt. Rwenzori.

The hotel is perfectly fitted with wireless internet, private luxury rooms, parking, and you can luxuriate in their tantalising selection of dining options that will satisfy every palate.

To experience luxury, beauty and relaxation at its finest without breaking the bank, Bwiranda Hotel is your go to place.