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Where are the Rwenzori Mountains located?

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Rwenzori Mountains National Park covers nearly 100,000 ha in western Uganda and comprises the main part of the Rwenzori mountain chain, which includes Africa’s third highest peak (Mount Margherita: 5,109 m). The region’s glaciers, waterfalls and lakes make it one of Africa’s most beautiful alpine areas.

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Is Rwenzori a block mountain?

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A block mountain is formed by natural faults in the earth’s crust. Mountain Rwenzori is the only block mountain in Uganda. The Rwenzori mountains also known as ‘mountains of the moon’ are found on the border of Uganda and Democratic republic of Congo situated in the eastern rift valley.

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Why is mountain Rwenzori called a range?

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These mountains were named ‘Rwenzori’ by Henry M. Stanley, a European explorer. He called this range after an African native word that means ‘rainmaker. ‘ And, it’s indeed rainmaker as rain feeds the dense foliage and falls on the Rwenzori Mountains for up to around 350 days each year.

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Who was the first person to climb the Rwenzori Mountains?
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The first recorded climbing of this peak was in 1906, by Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi. He was accompanied by his climbing party

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Are Rwenzori mountains safe?

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The Republic of Uganda is Safe for visitation for unique Safari activities. Rwenzori Mountains national Park is among the top 10 national Parks that are managed by Uganda wildlife authority and its safe for the visitation by travelers for Climbing & Hiking adventures.  The Team of Rwenzori Expeditions assures you that the mountains are safe for travelers.

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Why is Mount Rwenzori called Mountain of the Moon?

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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.

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Why are the Rwenzori Mountains important?

The Ruwenzori is economically important for copper and cobalt deposits, mined at Kilembe, Uganda. Hydropower for mining is provided by the Mubuku, the range’s largest river. The Amba and Konjo peoples of the lower eastern slopes are mainly cultivators of beans, sweet potatoes, and bananas.

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The shortest trek to reach to the Margherita peak is 5 Days Rwenzori Tour of the mountain in Rwenzori Mountains. Though there can be some variations on the route, the trail will take typically 6-7 days to reach the peak and descend back.

Question : Why is there snow on mountain Rwenzori?

Before then, the mountains were speculated to be a source of the famous Nile River. It was later discovered that, indeed, melting snows from the Rwenzori Mountain Range feed various tributaries of the Nile River.

Question : Where is Mount Stanley in Africa?

Mount Stanley, also called Mount Ngaliéma, part of the Ruwenzori Range on the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda, in east- central Africa.

 

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