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The Ndali Crater Lakes and the Rwenzori Mountains at Sunset, The Rwenzori Mountains, Uganda

The Rwenzori Mountains

The Rwenzoris Mountains are situated on the western border of Uganda, between Lake George and Lake Albert. They form the western edge of the part of the Great East African Rift Valley that passes through Uganda.

The Rwenzoris mountain range is known as ‘The Mountains of the Moon’ and has a legendary beauty. In total the range has six peaks, capped with ice and snow and has three glaciers. The highest peak, Margherita, is the third highest peak in Africa after Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and Mount Kenya in Kenya.

The abundant flora and birdlife within the vicinity of the region is very unique. The best times to visit are from June to August, and December to February.

Ruwenzori Mountains, Uganda
The Rwenzori Mountains, Uganda

A little more about the Rwenzori Mountains

Due to the vastness of this mountainous region, the flora found here is very special. A variety of large mammals are known to inhabit the lower slopes, but the Rwenzoris are more well-known for their grand scenery and wide-ranging vegetation.

The trails lead through rainforest rattling with monkeys and birds, then through 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, looking for all the world like the set of a science fiction film.

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Jackie Devereux

I was born in Zimbabwe. With a dad who was in the police force, we moved from place to place. I have always been passionate about travel. My grandparents mentioned that our ancestors set off from the Horn of Africa – Ethiopia – looking for better cattle pastures. They ended up settling in the south-eastern hills of Zimbabwe, in the Great Zimbabwe area.
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Illona Cross

Born in a small South African town, I have always followed my passion for nature and discovery. After studying Nature Conservation in Pretoria, I was one of the first women to complete a very tough cadetship in the Natal Parks Board. It was here where I cut my teeth in African wildlife management. My desire to see more led me to work as a guide for AndBeyond, first in South Africa, then in Tanzania as the company expanded. Here, I lived and worked in the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro, guiding and running safari camps.
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Bridget Cohen

Aged five and with my Curious George toy safely tucked under my arm, I set off with my family to travel around Europe in an orange VW minibus. Looking back on the adventures we had along the way, I now know that this was where my love for travel and exploring began.
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Chris Johnston

25 years ago, my first trip to Africa took on a life of its own. I planned for three months, I stayed for two years. Whilst there, I was mistaken for a priest, attacked by sharks and arrested. Yet the countless, clattering journeys opened my eyes to the beauty of the landscapes and the grace of the people. My recent trips are undoubtedly more comfortable, but the welcome is as warm as ever and the best experiences are still those I never see coming.
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