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Savoia peak

Savoia peak of Rwenzori mountains

Located on the third highest mountain of Africa and the highest point of Uganda – Rwenzori mountains, Savoia Peak is one of the notable peaks in this mountain range, often referred to as the “Mountains of the Moon”. The ranges are located on the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo and are known for its impressive heights and diverse ecosystems, featuring snow-capped peaks despite its location near the equator.

About Savoia Peak

Savoia Peak stands at an elevation of approximately 4,977 meters (16,330 feet). Named in honour of the House of Savoy, the royal family of Italy, is part of the larger Stanley Massif, which also includes other significant peaks such as Margherita Peak, the highest in the range. By the time the peak was named, the European explorers had visited the mighty mountain for explorations.

Climbing and Trekking Savoia peak

Routes to use

There are various routes and trails for those interested in trekking and mountaineering, with the Central Circuit being one of the popular choices for accessing different peaks, including Savoia Peak. The other trail to use is the Kilembe route also known as the Southern route which privately owned.


The climb to Savoia peak is challenging due to the combination of steep, rugged terrain, high altitude, and often wet and muddy conditions. For the case, you are advised to carry suitable hiking equipment that include; rubber boots, snow glasses, gloves, crampons, harnesses, and helmet.

In conclusion, The Rwenzori Mountains, including Savoia Peak, are part of the Rwenzori Mountains National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site at 1,000 square kilometers, recognized for its natural beauty and biodiversity. The range offers a unique and adventurous experience for trekkers and climbers, combining scenic landscapes with the challenge of high-altitude climbing.

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