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Rwenzori Mountains

The Mountains of the Moon!

The Rwenzori Mountains are Africa’s tallest Mountain range, located on the border of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Rwenzori National Park is found in western Uganda and is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna found within its several different biospheres and vegetation zones.

Most tourism to the Rwenzori Mountains National Park are either for birding at lower altitudes, or for those who wish to trek to some of the many peaks in the mountain range.

Margherita Peak at 5,109 metres on Mt Stanley in the Rwenzori Mountains, is Africa’s third highest mountain, however the real beauty is in the climb up the Kilembe route, the forests and valleys, the flora is diverse from giant heather trees and valleys of ferns. Climbing Margherita Peak is now technical due to the ever-increasing number of crevasses. However, scaling the actual peak is more of a hard scramble than a climb and when it snows it is difficult but the rewards and exhilaration of reaching the top is enormous as you look across Albert Peak to the DRC (Congo) then east across the spectra of the Rwenzori Mountains.

When to Go

Best = Best Good = Good Mixed = Mixed

Why we like it

  • Africas tallest mountain range.
  • Margherita Peak at 5,109 meters is Africa’s third highest mountain.
  • Beautiful scenery.
  • Few other tourists.
  • Very well priced compared to Kili!
  • Incredible biodiversity and birdlife.

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