Get to Know Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Here you'll find Mount Stanley, the third-highest peak in Africa, and mind-blowing slopes covered in moorland, bamboo and rich, moist montane forest.

Uganda's Rwenzori Mountains, also called the Mountains of the Moon, range along the western border with Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The mountainside is draped with huge tree heathers and colorful mosses interspersed with giant lobelias and everlasting flowers, creating a scene reminiscent of JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. 

The mountains form the core of the Rwenzori Mountains National Park, which protects the highest parts of the 120-kilometre-long, 65-kilometre-wide range. The 100,100-hectare national park protects 70 mammals and 217 bird species, including 19 Albertine Rift endemics, as well as some of the world’s rarest vegetation. The range has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


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Why Rwenzori Mountains?

  • Famous Gorilla Trekking
  • Its Unique Alpine Flora
  • World-class hiking trails
  • Spectacular birding and wildlife

Where to Go in Rwenzori Mountains

Amabeere Caves

The Amabeere Caves are a one-of-a-kind attraction. Unlike the well-known mountain climbing and gorilla trekking excursions. Exploring these caverns offers you a better understanding of the local people, their history, and their traditions. It may be quite instructive.


Take time after your informative visit to the Amabeere caverns to visit a neighbouring hamlet and engage in some cultural tourism by mingling with the locals and brightening their day. You'll be amazed at how rewarding…

Amabeere Caves

The Amabeere Caves are a one-of-a-kind attraction. Unlike the well-known mountain climbing and gorilla trekking excursions. Exploring these caverns offers you a better understanding of the local people, their history, and their traditions. It may be quite instructive.


Take time after your informative visit to the Amabeere caverns to visit a neighbouring hamlet and engage in some cultural tourism by mingling with the locals and brightening their day. You'll be amazed at how rewarding that experience may be.

Mount Baker

Mount Baker, also known as Kiyanja, is a peak in Uganda's Rwenzori Mountains National Park, located 2.8 kilometres from the DRC's border. 

It is Africa's sixth tallest peak, standing at 4,844 meters. It forms a triangle with Mount Stanley and Mount Speke, encompassing the upper Bujuku Valley. Mount Stanley, 2.26 kilometres to the west, is the closest summit. 

The mountains are located in a region known as "The Mountains of the Moon." Mount Baker, like all the summits in the…

Mount Baker

Mount Baker, also known as Kiyanja, is a peak in Uganda's Rwenzori Mountains National Park, located 2.8 kilometres from the DRC's border. 

It is Africa's sixth tallest peak, standing at 4,844 meters. It forms a triangle with Mount Stanley and Mount Speke, encompassing the upper Bujuku Valley. Mount Stanley, 2.26 kilometres to the west, is the closest summit. 

The mountains are located in a region known as "The Mountains of the Moon." Mount Baker, like all the summits in the Ruwenzori Range, has a ridge with several craggy peaks. Edward Peak is the highest point.

Mount Speke

Mount Speke, the second-highest mountain in Uganda's Ruwenzori Mountains National Park, is the second-highest peak in the range. It forms a triangle with Mount Stanley and Mount Baker, encompassing the upper Bujuku Valley. Mount Stanley, 3.55 kilometres to the south-southwest, is the closest mountain. 

The mountains are located in a region known as 'The Mountains of the Moon.' This range's mountains all have many craggy summits. Vittorio Emanuele 4,890 meters, Ensonga 4,865 meters,…

Mount Speke

Mount Speke, the second-highest mountain in Uganda's Ruwenzori Mountains National Park, is the second-highest peak in the range. It forms a triangle with Mount Stanley and Mount Baker, encompassing the upper Bujuku Valley. Mount Stanley, 3.55 kilometres to the south-southwest, is the closest mountain. 

The mountains are located in a region known as 'The Mountains of the Moon.' This range's mountains all have many craggy summits. Vittorio Emanuele 4,890 meters, Ensonga 4,865 meters, Johnston 4,834 meters, and Trident 4,572 meters are the peaks of Mount Speke. 

The names were chosen to honour the Italian royal family; however, the British Protectorate of Uganda, which governed the region at the time, had to ratify the names. The locals refer to the mountains as the 'Rwenzori,' which in Bakonjo means 'rain creator' or 'rain mountains.' 

The Baganda, who could see the mountains from afar, called them 'Gambaragara,' which means 'My Eyes Pain,' referring to the gleaming snow. The Bakonjo had their own names for the Rwenzori peaks, but it was difficult to tell which one was which because they had never climbed them.

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