Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Africa’s highest mountain range, the 5100 meter Ruwenzori also known as the mountain of the moons, is the snowy source of the Nile referred to by early geographers, 17 centuries before European explorers marked it on their maps. The high Ruwenzori is a montane wonderland, the trails to the snow peaks following glacier covered valleys lied with fantastically coloured mosses and rare Afro –Alpine plants that include giant forms of lobelias, heathers and groundsels. Expeditions use a chain basic huts and campsites to ascend the mountain from Kilembe and Nyakalengija.