Uganda Hiking The Rwenzori Mountains National Park
The 120 km Rwenzori chain is regarded to be the legendary snow-capped “Mountains of the Moon”, described by Ptolemy in A.D.150. Reaching an elevation of 5,109m, it is also Africa’s 3rd tallest mountain range, exceeded in altitude only by the free standing
and Kilimanjaro. The distinctive glacial peaks are visible for miles around, but the slopes above 1,600m are the preserve of hikers who rate the Renoirs to be the most challenging of all the African mountains. A variety of large mammals inhabits the lower slopes, but the Rwenzoris are notable more for their majestic scenery and varied vegetation. The trails lead through rain forest rattling with monkeys and birds then tall bamboo forest before emerging on the high altitude moorland zone, a landscape of bizarre giant lobelias, towered over by black rock and white snow. Mt. Kenya
The activities include 6day loop trail is a tough but rewarding hike taking in all vegetation zones bar the glacial peaks. Shorter hikes can be arranged. The high peaks should be attempted only by experienced mountaineers.
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