The Rwenzori Mountains lie along the western border of Uganda and rise to a height of 5,109 metres. Here are the legendary ‘Mountains of the Moon’, a World Heritage Site and these incomparable, beautiful, mist, shrouded peaks provide a unique backdrop to one of our most magnificent national parks. In the centre of the range, which boasts Africa’s third highest mountain, six peaks carry permanent snow three with glaciers, while the lower slopes are covered with dense forest. Walking trails on the lower slopes do not call for mountaineering experience; although the higher you go the fitter you need to be. These fabled mist covered “Mountains of the Moon,” 120 km in length and 48 km in width, were formed from a block which was thrust up during the creation of the western arm of the Great East African Rift Valley.
The highest of these peaks, and the third highest peak in Africa, is Mt. Margherita rising 5,109 metres above sea level. The Rwenzori Mountains were gazetted as a National Park in 1991. The Park covers 996 km2 of rugged mountain terrain. Whether they are experienced climbers or casual day hikers, Rwenzori Mountain National Park offers visitors a unique experience of an Afro Montane rainforest.
The main attraction is the luxuriant vegetation found above 3,000 m which includes the giant forms of Lobelia, Heather and Groundsel.
Rwenzori Mountains National Park is also home to the hyrax, blue monkey, chimpanzee, giant forest hog and many unique bird species such as the Rwenzori touraco, the handsome francolin and the olive pigeon.
KG Mountain Expeditions has been leading expeditions here for over a decade. We are the most qualified and respected operator for the Rwenzoris considering our risk management protocols and technical skills. KG has been involved with training of Rwenzoris mountain Guides and knows the mountain really well. He has led filming expeditions to these mountains spend weeks summiting all the peaks.