Beyond the Marathon: Exploring the Natural Beauty of Kasese

May 3, 2023
If you're planning to come to Kasese for the Tusker Lite Rwenzori Marathon, you're in for a treat! The region is bursting with natural beauty and incredible sights to see.

Queen Elizabeth NP

One must-visit destination is the Queen Elizabeth National Park, which is located just a short drive from Kasese town. The park is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including elephants, lions, leopards, hippos, and many species of birds. You can take a guided safari tour through the park to get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures. Have you heard about the tree-climbing lions?

The Mountains of The Moon

The Rwenzori Mountains, also known as the Mountains of the Moon, are a breathtaking sight to behold. These stunning peaks are the third-highest mountain range in Africa and are covered in snow all year round. If you're feeling adventurous, you can even attempt to climb them! The park has day trips as well as longer treks between 2 and 10 days, including ones that take you to the highest peak: Margherita at 5,109 meters.

Crater Lakes

Lastly, don't miss out on the crater lakes of Fort Portal or Bunyaruguru. These picturesque bodies of water are located just a short distance from Kasese and are surrounded by rolling hills and lush vegetation. You can take a leisurely stroll around the lakes or even go for a swim if you're feeling brave.

With so much natural beauty and wildlife to see, Kasese is the perfect destination for any nature lover. And with the Tusker Lite Rwenzori Marathon taking place on September 2nd, there's no better time to visit!

Don't forget to sign up now to secure your spot in the race!

The #TuskerLiteRwenzoriMarathon returns in 2024 in Kasese. See you then!

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