Rwenzori Mountains National Park
The Rwenzori Ranges were Prophesied “mountains of the moon” by Alexandrine geographical
Ptolemy as early as AD 150.
Their equatorial snow peaks include the third highest point in Africa.
The National Park is inhabited by 70 mammal species, 177 bird species including 19, which are endemic to the Albertine Rift.
And the park is also covered by some of the world’s rare vegetation.
PLACES WORTH VISITING.
Equatorial Snow Peaks. Rwenzori Mountain Ranges is comprised of several distinct mountains. The highest ranges, Mt.Speke (4890m), Mount Stanley (5109m) and Baker (4843m) all of which have permanent glaciers.
Land of the Triffids.
There is an unusual plant world dominated by triffid-sized forms of lobelia, heather and groundsel, “eternal flowers”, brightly colored mosses and twisted trees dressed with curtains of lichen. These funny plants are among the world’s plant treasures, being found only on the highest Mountains in East Africa.
Approximately 20 lakes are found in Rwenzori.The lowest being Lake Mahoma at 2651m on the central circuit, Lake Bujuku lies ahead of Bujuku Valley.Nyamwamba Valley that is ascended by the Kilembe Trail, there are 8 lakes.
This trailhead for the Seven-day central circuit on your way to the high peaks is found at the southeastern foot of the Rwenzori Mountains. Birding and nature walks actually start form here.
The major activity here is Rwenzori mountain trekking and we organise mountain trekkintg tours.
Mountain trekking or Mountaneering or hiking is the major activity here but there is also some wildlife here since it is a national park.
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