MT RWENZORI NATIONAL PARK
Rwenzori is the highest mountain in Uganda and can be seen from the campsite! Its loftiest peaks, Margherita (5,109) and Alexandra (5,083) are bettered only by Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya. The Rwenzori mountain range is thought to be the source of the legend of the Mountains of the Moon, the snow-
A typical 7 day, 6 night hike costs US $500. Try the organisation called Rwenzori Trekking Services (+256 (0)774 114 499 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org) which has its base camp at Rwenzori Backpackers Hostel in Kilembe (+256 (0)774 199 022 or email: email@example.com)
The Nyakalengija trailhead is 22km northwest of Kasese and the Rwenzori Mountains National Park is signposted off the tarmac Fort Portal highway about 8km out of Kasese. It is probably best to get to Kasese from Fort Portal and arrange a special hire taxi thereafter.