Rwenzori mountains national park known as the fabled Mountains of the Moon – lies in western Uganda along the Uganda-Congo border. It is Africa’s third highest mountain peak with many waterfalls, lakes, and glaciers. The park is known for its beautiful plant life and hosts over 70 mammals, primates and a home to different bird species including the Albertine rift endemic. Its highest point lies at 5109m above sea level on mt Stanley’s Margherita peak. Mountain hiking, bird watching, nature and hiking walks, cultural encounters and community trails are some of the major activities done in this park.
The Rwenzori central circuit is the shortest trek to reach to the peak of the mountain in Rwenzori mountains. The trail takes 6-7 days to reach the peak and descending back.
The Rwenzori mountains include;