For a laid back traveler, the Rwenzori region is only featured by the mountain. Towering to 5,109m above sea level, the Rwenzori Mountain, also known as the legendary mountains of the moon has six peaks and Mount Stanley with its Margarita forming the highest point not only on the mountain but also in Uganda and the third in Africa making it a famous Uganda safari destination.
A range of travelers have made attempts to summit its peak and while
some have been successful, others have been futile. The first notable
person to summit its peak is the Duke of Abruzzi in the year 1906. The
Rwenzori stands as the tallest mountain range in the whole of Africa
since Kenya and Kilimanjaro are free standing. Surprisingly, the
mountain peaks are snow-capped despite their closeness to the equator.
However, it should be noted that the Rwenzori region is beyond the
mountain shadows. There is much more to offer and a great experience
beyond the mountain itself. The Bakonzo Bamba people are noted to have
inhabited the area for centuries past and have great heritage and
traditions that they have resolved to package for the modern man to
experience. Their communities of Bulemba Ihandiro and Ruboni bring out
the best of these people. The Ruboni community craft village gives a
detailed encounter of the craft making amongst the local women. The
extension to the local Black smith and the community walk is rewarding.
The region is a home to the Rwenzori Art foundation which is the only
bronze casting center in the whole of Africa. The center has a range of
sculptures on display and more importantly offers a participatory
experience in the casting process for travelers on Uganda safaris and tours.
The region is at starting point of a range national Parks including the
Rwenzori National Park itself, Queen Elizabeth National Park in the
south well known for its wildlife safaris in Uganda, Semliki National Park to its north and Kibale National Park with its counts of chimpanzees which form the ground for chimpanzee trekking safaris to Uganda. This combine to make the Rwenzori region beyond the mountain shadows.
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