Rwenzori Mountain sometimes known as Ruwenzori Ranges standing 5,109 metres is one of the famous ranges in the eastern equatorial Africa seen in the western Uganda in Kasese city where it hugs borders with the republic of Congo, the Rwenzori ranges are seen thrusting spires of naked rock into the heavens so high that you would believe the very sky was pierced.
The Rwenzori Mountain ranges give rise to the numerous spreading glaciers through the cloud mist lifted rocky chains collecting down to the river Nile. The mountain summits vary in height, the highest peaks are seen to snow-capped all seasons up the mist frames.
The Rwenzori Mountain Ranges form up numerous touristic attractions which are a must to visit on your Uganda Safari, the ranges are seen straddling their rocky ridges in the voluminous Rwenzori mountain National Park and Virunga National Park
Mountain Rwenzori Formation
It’s believed that their formation occurred averagely 3 million years ago, during the late Pliocene periods as the earth crust’s mantle shifted to tectonic movements forcing the bedrock to get broken up into blocks by the resulting faults. This movement uplifted the western part of Uganda uplifting crystalline rocky blocks.
Well as result of these tectonic movements, forced the western crystalline rocks as well the granite, quartzite, gneiss, amphibolite and granite, to divide the western paleolake Obweruka resulting into the formation of the three horrifying beautifully sceneries of the current Great Lakes i.e. Lake Edward, Lake Albert and the stirring Lake George.
Uganda Safaris to the pleasurable Rwenzori Mountain ranges are available, the range is seen to cover 120km long and then 65 km long which you can see and hike depending on your Safari, Mountain Hiking to the summit can be carried in all the six massif devide by deep gorges, i.e Mount Luigi di Savoia (4,627 metres (15,180 ft), Mount Gessi (4,715 metres (15,469 ft), Mount Stanley (5,109 metres (16,762 ft), Mount Emin (4,798 metres (15,741 ft), Mount Speke (4,890 metres (16,040 ft), Mount Baker (4,843 metres (15,889 ft.
For a rewarding hiking Safari, you can opt to hike Margheriat peak which has the highest elevation peaks among the ranges, followed by the Mount Stanley which has comparatively subsidiary summit levels.
Top Uganda Safari attractions in the Mount Rwenzori Ranges
Mountain Hiking: Hike Mount Rwenzori ranges for your memorable experience when you step a foot in the rocky faults of the mountains of the moon, Hiking safaris to top of the Summit are available. Hike Margheriat peak through the tropical forests manifested with numerous vegetation types like bamboo, afro-montane, alpine etc
Wildlife in Rwenzori Mountain Ranges
Visit Uganda on a Mount Rwenzori Safari customised for your safari budget, the vegetation ranges give life to numerous wildlife species in the area, the ranges are famously known as the world’s heritage site mapping the Rwenzori Mountains National Park in south-western Uganda and the Virunga National Park in the eastern Congo-Gorilla trekking Safaris