Located on the border between Uganda and DR Congo, this impressive range includes the third highest mountain in Africa, Mt. Stanely which includes snow-capped Margherita peak (5109m). The 120 km Rwenzori Mountain chain has also been referred to as the “Mountains of the Moon”. It is Africa’s 3rd tallest mountain range, exceeded in altitude only by the free standing Mt. Kenya and Mt. Kilimanjaro.
The Rwenzori’s are more notable for their majestic scenery and unusual vegetation. The trails lead through rain forests are full of monkeys and birds then on to tall bamboo forests, before emerging on the high altitude moorland zone, a landscape of bizarre giant lobelias, towered over by black rock and white snowy peaks.
Rwenzori Mountains activities include Hiking and Nature Walks by following the trails up to Lake Mahooma and Burara Chimp Forest, Mountain Climbing as this includes a 6-day loop trail which is tough but rewarding, Cultural Encounter with the Bakonzo villagers taking you through their homesteads in the footprints of the Rwenzori, Birding in the montane forest as over 217 species such as Bee-eaters, robins, sunbirds and barbets are found in the Rwenzori Mountains National Park