As ROWAN is located in Uganda, we enjoy sharing interesting things about the country with our readers. This is an incredibly diverse equatorial land with a huge variety of flora & fauna. Uganda is also home to the tallest mountain range in Africa, the Rwenzori Mountains, or the legendary Mountains of the Moon.
The Rwenzori Mountains National Park is roughly 385 square miles in western Uganda & encompasses most of the Rwenzori mountain chain (including Africa’s third highest peak, Mount Margherita). The range’s glaciers, waterfalls & lakes make it one of the loveliest alpine areas in Africa. All of these stunning views, just a few miles from the equator!
Because of their altitudinal range, consistent temperatures, humidity & high level of insolation, the Rwenzori mountains supports a rich variety of unusual flora. This includes many natural habitats of endangered species that can be found nowhere else.
Creating the Nile
The Rwenzori Mountains are not only the highest in Africa, but they are also the source of the historic Nile river. These rugged mist-shrouded mountains tower more than 13,000 feet above the Albertine Rift Valley, making them visible to far away eyes. This combined with their extreme abundance of life is perhaps whey they are called Mountains of the Moon.
Come See Uganda
Want to see the Rwenzori Mountains with your own eyes? Come visit us at ROWAN & learn even more about the lovely country of Uganda.