Let's enjoy the wonders of
Rwenzori together!
Welcome to the famous Mountains of the Moon
- a paradise of pristine nature in the heart of Albert Rift Valley
where every night is winter and every day is summer...
Enjoy getting closer to the nature?
You're in the right place!
Experience 5 different vegetation zones from grassland, montane forest, bamboo,
heather and afro-alpine moorland, unique to equatorial alpine Africa.
Get the ultimate
trekking experience!
Join us in an epic trek through rainforests and alpine meadows all the way up to the
snow capped Mt. Margherita at 5109 m, or simply enjoy the beautiful and relaxing
trekking through the "botanical big game" of giant heathers, senecios
and lobelias in the valleys of Mountains of the Moon.

Mahoma Trail

The 3 days trek takes you through the pristine rainforest of kyambogho ridge with a view of the Mubuku Valley.

The heavily forested ridge is home to many primates, such as black and white Colobus monkey, blue monkey and occasionally the L'hoest monkey. From here you will enjoy the magnificent views over the Rwenzori foothills and Kasese town 2,160 meters below.

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Bukurungu Trail

This 4-6 days trail is a gem and really offers all the spectalular attractions of the Rwenzori Range. It has sevral options for exstension.

"...on this day if the weather is clear, your eyes and hands on the camera will have all the main peaks of Edward on Mount Baker, Margherita and Alexandra on Mount Stanley, Vittorio Emanuela on Mount Speke, Kihuma on the Portal Peaks and Mount Gessi at glance."

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Mt. Margherita

The 7-9 days trek/climbing takes you through fantastic landscapes and all the way to the summit of Mt. Margerita.

The summit of Margherita climbing takes about 5-7 hours depending on the weather conditions and the pace of climbing this mountain. This tough walk takes you over three glaciers, slippery rock, ice and very exposed areas which are open on many sides.

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Mountains of the Moon

Rwenzori is a wonderland of glacier-carved valleys filled with pristine afro montane forests, colourfull mosses and giant forms of lobelias, groundsels and heathers. The mist-shrouded peaks of the Mountains of the Moon provide a stunning backdrop to this magnificent park, located on Uganda’s western border.

Here is the third highest mountain in Africa, Mt. Magherita, which rises to 5,109 metres above sea level. This is Uganda's most dramatic and scenic region. Between Lake Albert in the North and Lake George in the South, the terrain rises above the plains of the Semiliki Valley to the snow capped summits.

Some facts

History

The first European to see Rwenzori was Henry M. Stanley in 1876. The most important year of exploration of the range is 1906 when Prince Luigi di Savoia mounted a powerful expedition with photographers, biologists and geologists.

Weather and climate

The weather in Rwenzori is affected by ITCZ, NE monsoon and SE monsoon. It brings two rainy seasons to the region: mid- March to May and September to mid-December. Railfall reach a maximum between 2000 and 3000m.

Flora and fauna

The afro-alpine gigantism is the need to adapt to the great diurnal temeperature variation and lack of seasons. Large animals are rare but elephants and bufallo are seen in the forest belt. Leopard often wander up to 4000m.

Geology and glaciology

The range was 10 mill. years ago a part of a great plain extending from Uganda to the Atlantic. It has been through sevral periods of glaciation, and at present the glaciers are retreating rapidly.