Rwenzori Mountains

Rugged mountains with snowy peaks

The Rwenzori Mountains is a mountain range with rainforests and sharp peaks in the heart of Africa. It’s an ideal place to travel around or climb mountains, and there are lots of wild animals.

Rwenzori is six mountain peaks above 5,000 meter. This impressive mountain range spans about 120 km and is around 65 km wide, in the middle of Africa.

According to geologists there are six massifs: Mount Stanley (5,109 m), Mount Speke (4,890 m), Mount Baker (4,843 m), Mount Emin (4,798 m), Mount Gessi (4,715 m) and Mount Luigi di Savoia (4,627 m). 

Absolute wilderness in Africa

Thanks to the heights of these mountains the Rwenzori Mountains belong to the absolute wilderness of Africa. The landscape, people and animals that survive here will amaze you. 

The highest peaks of the mountains are covered in snow, which you can only see if Africa in two other places, the Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya.

Bordering countries

This mountain range forms the border between Uganda and the Congo. You can explore the mountains from both countries. The most popular base to start tours from is Uganda.