Uganda ‘s Rwenzori Mountains are also referred to as the legendary “Mountains of the Moon” for it’s mist and snow-capped peaks.
The trails lead through rainforest 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 The higher moorland zone is known for its surreal cover of giant heathers, lobelias and groundsels.
The Rwenzori mountains range has six peaks of permanent snow and glaciers that make for dramatic scenery and amazing photographic opportunities. Mt. Margherita, Africa’s third highest peak, reaching a height of 5,109M is an excellent destination for experienced hikers and climbers, although the higher slopes are demanding and require some mountaineering skills.