RWENZORI MOUNTAINS TREKKING IN UGANDA: HIKING THE MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON
Mountain Rwenzori is one of those outstanding mountains in Uganda the reason to why many people make endless hiking tours to Uganda. Mountain Rwenzori also known as Mount Stanley (the highest range) takes up the third position as the highest mountain in Africa after a compared statistics with Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya in Tanzania and Kenya respectively.
In Uganda, mountain Rwenzori is proved to be stretching 120km along Uganda’s border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. The range was called the “Mountains of the Moon” by Ptolemy and it still takes it up as its trade mark name.
Its highest peak being Margherita which makes 5,109 Meters high is covered by snow at the top, exposing its majestic beauty as you climb higher and higher. The natural beauty is supported is in green nature, the forests and valleys, making its flora diverse and stand out from the usual mountains.
The mountain holds heather trees and valleys of ferns which makes trekking mountain Rwenzori difficult to have a general gaze at the outside beauty of Uganda on top of a high peak.
Being snow capped attracts avid mountain trekkers and Uganda Safari visitors on the land hence hailing the mightiness of this historical mountain.
Rwenzori Mountains trekking; a great hiking adventure in Uganda
Rwenzori Mountains trekking has become one of those few amazing activities that most people on hiking tours in Uganda will enjoy to the fullest. If a person had never climbed a mountain before, the Rwenzori hiking adventure will give you a feel and touch of experience; will you climb through thick, grasslands, bamboo forests among others?
Expect to make a series of jumping especially when you meet between tussocks peeping from muddy waters, or balancing on the occasional boardwalk ways that may seem slippery. Ropes are tight on people and are safe from slides to keep intact around landscape.
You cannot separate hikes from an experience of nature walks. As you hike the Rwenzori, you will have extra-ordinarily amazing nature walks with you from one end to the other. From the view of some animals during your time at the hike to appreciating nature and the Ugandan gifts.
A typical Uganda hiking safari usually starts in the morning with guidance from mountain tour guides that take different tourists through the hard task of trekking Rwenzori Mountain to the top most peak. Through the trekking adventure safari, meals will not be escaped and will be prepared by the assigned experienced chef who will be with you throughout the hiking experience.
Back in the community, tourists get a feel of the surrounding as they engage with natives of the land with cultural encounters, including cultural dances, storytelling among others, thus this brings a mixture of both hiking experience and a classic savor of Uganda cultural tours.
Trekking the Rwenzori Mountain ranges can be done within duration of 1 day excursion up to 9 day hiking tour where you can access the highest peak on the mountain, the Margherita point, and bookings can be made and settled for by your favorite hiking safari operator, Love Uganda Safaris.