Located on the border between Republic of Uganda and DR Congo, this spectacular range includes the third highest mountain in Africa, Mt. Stanely which includes snow-capped Margherita peak (5109m). With a Stretch of about 110 km long, the UNESCO World Heritage Site includes an extraordinary range of landscapes, from thick tropical rain-forest on the lower slopes transitioning to the unconventional afro-alpine moorland, before finishing in glaciers at the highest reaches
The biodiversity is still being researched, with new species discovered every year. 2 mammals are endemic to the range, the Rwenzori climbing mouse and also the Rwenzori red duiker, as are 19 of the 241 known bird species.
Thrill Expeditions Ltd offers an exciting opportunity to combine a 10-day hike to the summit with visits to the mountain gorillas and chimpanzee at lower altitudes.
The Rwenzoris are believed as a much more demanding climb than Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Kenya with many of the trails being wet, muddy, and slippery. Treks to suit all levels and needs are available, from one-day jaunts in the forest to 10-day treks with technical climbs.