Rwenzori Mountain Highest Peak

Margherita peak is the highest peak on Rwenzori

Rwenzori Mountain Highest Peak

Rwenzori Mountain highest peakMargherita peak is the highest peak on Rwenzori mountains at an elevation of 5,109 meters (16,762ft) sitting on Mount Stanley. Margherita is the 3rd highest peak in Africa after the Uhuru peak of Kilimanjaro.

Margherita Peak

Rwenzori mountain ranges and Margherita peaks are higher than the Alps with glaciers which are among the sources of the River Nile.  In 1991 is when Rwenzori mountains national park was started and then in 1994, it was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site because it was one of the world most critical birdlife cordials plus its seclusion and cold weather, the park also a home of some rare plants and species plus excellent natural basing. Rwenzori Mountain covering about 1,000 kilometers in size and it has got the 3rd highest peak in Africa, glaciers, lakes, and waterfalls. Also has an amazing experience and is known as the best destination in East Africa for tourists who are interested in hiking. It is a natural habitat for about 70 mammal species, 19 Albertine rift endemics, 217 bird species, and the world’s rarest vegetation species.

Margherita is the highest peak among other ranges of the Rwenzori Mountains which stands at an elevation of 5109 meters above sea level. Climbing this Mountain is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Uganda.

Margherita Peak has an altitude of 5109 meters above sea level, and hiking Rwenzori Mountain is one of the most popular and trending tourist activities in Uganda. Through the hike, it gives you an unforgettable and rewarding experience and it offers you a chance to see its beautiful nature. its beautiful vegetation changes from one zone to another according to the altitude and the vegetation ranges from the diverse tropical rainforest to bamboo forests, montane cloud forests, and the top of alpine vegetation which is home to the rare plant species which cannot be found in any other lower vegetation zones. The beautiful view makes it the most popular activity not only in Uganda but also in the remaining parts of East Africa.

The Rwenzori Mountain highest Peak is permanently snow-capped and other peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains are Mount Baker, Mount Speke, and Mount Stanley, which are also found in the park.

Where to stay while hiking Margherita peak on the Rwenzori Mountains.

The Rwenzori Mountains have a wonderful experience as you spend your night in lodges that are comfortable and fitting to your budget in Rwenzori Mountain. The Park has many accommodation facilities and safari lodges ranging from luxury, mid-range to budget. These are some of them where you can stay and complete your trip include Margherita hotel features a bar with stocked wines and beers also a nice place for relaxation and many more, Ruboni community camp offers beds with mosquito nets, restaurant with both local and international dishes, Rwenzori homestay, Equator snow lodge, and many more.

How to reach the Rwenzori Mountains.

Rwenzori Mountain National Park is located in the north of the equator on the border of Uganda and Congo. If you use the route from north Kampala via Fort Portal which takes about 375kilometers will take you through to the park’s trailhead to Ruboni.  Or you may use the southern pass via Mbarara and Queen Elizabeth which covering over 450kilometers to reach Ruboni.  Nyakalengija is 25km north of the town of Kasese and 17km off the road of Kasese to Fort Portal.

Compliment your hike to Rwenzori mountains National park with a gorilla safari in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park of Uganda and get to know more about these shy primates. You can visit Murchison falls national park and take a boat cruise on the river Nile where you will spot many aquatic animals like crocodiles and hippos around the banks of the river.  Or you can do a game drive and get an opportunity to see the big five wild animals such as buffaloes, leopards, lions, African elephants, and white rhinos plus various bird species.

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