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Rwenzori Mountains National Park

The Rwenzori Mountains are said to have been formed three millions years ago. It is composed of a group of mountains commonly referred to as massifs; these are separated by deep gorges and valleys which have lakes in between and vegetations. The massifs include Mount Stanley (5,109 metres), Mount Speke (4,890 metres), Mount Baker (4,843 metres), Mount Emin (4,798 metres), Mount Gessi (4,715 metres) and Mount Luigi di Savoia (4,627 metres). Rwenzori Mountains is about 120 Kilometers long and 60 Kilometers wide.

The reference to Mount Rwenzori as Mountains of the Moon came from Greek explorers trying to locate the source of the Nile. A merchant called Diogenes reported that the source of the Nile came from a group of mountains which the indigenes of the land called Mountains of the Moon because of their snow-capped whiteness. Unfortunately this snow-capped whiteness has been reducing and is likely to stop existing.


Best time to hike or visit mountain Rwenzori

Rwenzori Mountain can be visited throughout the year, given the fact this is located along the Equator which experiences wet and dry weather the mountain still has the ice glaciers on top making it one of the unique attractions along the Equator. located in the tropics and with this they all experience tropical and montane climate and weather throughout the year, both national Parks Bwindi Forest, Virunga, Volcanoes and Volcanoes national parks are prone to receiving uncertain rains any time of the day or week, good months to visit are dry season months which occurs in the months of December, January, February, June, July, August and September during these months it always easy to walk through the trails which are drier compared to the wet months then as well the vegetations is not fully grown and this makes sighting of gorillas easy and more clear. Other months which are slightly wet that is March, April, May, October and November most travelers avoid visiting gorillas during these months because the vegetation is fully grown and trails are much slippery making the trekking much harder.