Rwenzori Mountain

Discover and enjoy the pearl of Africa


The snow-capped peaks of the Rwenzori mountain range lie along and share the western border of Uganda with the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is regarded to be legendary snow-capped mountains of the moon, described by Ptolemy in AD150. The highest peak reaches an elevation of 5,102m; it is also Africa’s tallest mountain range, exceeded in altitude only by the free standing volcanoes of Mount Kenya and Mount Kilimanjaro.

There are no roads within the park; the Rwenzoris can only be explored by foot along established trails. Unlike other national parks, in Uganda, that offer excellent game viewing opportunities, Rwenzori is better known for its specular sceneries and unique plant life.

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