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Rwenzori National Park/Uganda

Introducing Rwenzori National Park

The fabled, mist-covered Mountains of the Moon, the Rwenzoris stretch for about 100km, and include several mountains that are permanently covered by snow and glaciers. The highest peak is Margherita (5109m) on Mt Stanley.

Trekking the Rwenzoris has never been as popular with travellers as Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Kenya because trekking conditions are tough, and the mountains have a well-d­eserved reputation for being very wet at times. As it says on the wall of Bujuku hut, ‘Jesus came here to learn how to walk on water. After five days, anyone could do it.’ But those who take up the challenge are rewarded with magnificent scenery, including tropical vegetation that yields to other-worldly giant groundsel and glistening glaciers. And unlike Kili or Kenya, you’ll probably have it all to yourself; gazing over the DRC from the heights, you’ll feel like Sir Edmund Hillary.

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