Mountain Rwenzori

mountain rwenzori


Mountain Rwenzori is also known as the mountain of the moon, Mountain Rwenzori National Park is situated within the Mountain Rwenzori area in Southwestern Uganda. Mountain Rwenzori lies within the East African Rift Valley, it also borders the Democratic Republic of Congo along the Virunga National Park.


 Mountain Rwenzori is among the highest mountains in Africa standing up to 16,700 feet above sea level, mount Rwenzori's highest peaks stand above the clouds, and it's snowcapped throughout the year. Mountain Rwenzori ranges are compared to the Alps and always having glaciers.


Mountain Rwenzori is one of the sources of the world’s longest river, the River Nile. Margherita Peak is mountain Rwenzori highest peak which makes mountain Rwenzori 3rd highest mountain in Africa. Mountain Rwenzori twin peak called Mount Stanley, still within Mountain Rwenzori national the park. Mountain Rwenzori's 4th and 5th highest peaks are Mount Speke and Mount Baker. 


Mountain Rwenzori national park is a protected area and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site covering approximately 1000 sq. km, it cuts across three districts of Kasese, Kabarole, and Bundibudyo. Mountain Rwenzori national park is most famous for its beautiful plant life accompanied by waterfalls, glaciers, and other unique mountainous vegetation types.