Rwenzori Mountains Trekking are home to Africa’s third highest mountain, Mount Stanley. The mountain range also hosts six of the continent’s ten highest mountain peaks, like Mount Stanley’s Margherita Peak, which climbs higher than the five-thousand-meter mark (more than 16,400 feet)—taller than the highest point of the Alps.
Rwenzori Mountains Trekking, is in the eastern equatorial Africa, located on the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). These mountains support glaciers and are one source of the Nile river.
The Rwenzori Mountains reach heights up to 5,109 metres (16,762 ft). The highest Rwenzori peaks are permanently snow-capped. The Rwenzori Mountains National Park and Virunga National Park are located in the range.
Rwenzori Mountains Trekking: Tourism
Hikers who make it up to the Rwenzori Mountains Trekking Margherita also give Mount Speke and Mount Baker a try, and also take in the spectacular Enock Falls. Then there are also the bamboo forests in the Rwenzori Mountains Trekking National Park and the most permanent source of the Nile to discover. It’s no wonder Ptolemy was mesmerized.
Despite this biodiversity and breathtaking views, less than 700 people trekked park’s peaks between January and October 2017 in the Rwenzori Mountains Trekking, according to the Guardian. The hikers who do review the trail marvel at its emptiness as much as they do the natural terrain.
Trekking the mystic Rwenzori Mountains National Park
Rwenzori Mountains Trekking is a truly fantastic and wonderful experience. The beauty of the valley of nine lakes, the bearded lichen hanging from giant heathers with a backdrop of rocky cliffs, crags and snow capped peaks.
The wide variety of flora and fauna with several biospheres as you ascend through different vegetation zones creates the ultimate experience for trekking.
The plant life varies from heavy tropical rainforest, bamboo forests, montane cloud forests to alpine vegetation. Above 4,500 metres the snow and glaciers add that special dimension to the wondrous views throughout this mountain range.
The Rwenzori Mountains range is a true mountain range with many climbs, making it a beautiful vegetation scenery.