HIKE THE RWENZORI MOUNTAINS
Snow at the equator
Hosted by Masereka Bernard
- RRHA provides experienced guides, cooks and escorts for the hike
About your host Masereka Bernard
Masereka Bernard is a Ranger with Rwenzori Ranges Hikers Association (RRHA) an established community based organization promoting tourism for community sustainability around the Rwenzori.
About the experience
Also known as the Mountains of the Moon, the Rwenzori Mountains are undoubtedly one of Uganda’s most stunning natural wonders. The best way I can describe this part of the country is to say it’s like The Jungle Book meets a Tim Burton movie meets the North Pole. Consisting of 5 different vegetation zones and named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994, the Rwenzori Mountains are home to Africa’s third-highest mountain — Mount Stanley. Mount Stanley, also referred to as Mount Ngaliéma, boasts Uganda’s two highest peaks: Margherita (16,762 feet / 5,109 meters) and Alexandra (16,703 / 5,091 meters), both of which adventure-seeking travelers can attempt to summit.
Who can come
16 years and above