Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Rwenzori Mountains National Park

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Rwenzori Mountains National Park is located in southwestern Uganda on the east side of the western (Albertine) African rift valley. It lies along Uganda's border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and borders the DRC's Virunga National Park, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for 50 km (31 mi).[2] It is situated in the Bundibugyo, Kabarole, and Kasese districts,[2] 25 km (16 mi) from the small town of Kasese. It is 996 km2 (246,117 acres) in size,[6] 70% of which exceeds an altitude of 2,500 m (8,202 ft).[7] The park is 120 km (75 mi) long and 48 km (30 mi) wide.

The park comprises most of the centre and eastern half of the Rwenzori Mountains, a mountain range rising above dry plains located just above the equator. The Rwenzori Mountains are higher than the Alps and are ice-capped. Mount Stanley is located in the park. Margherita Peak, one of Mount Stanley's twin summits, is Africa's third highest peak with a height of 5,109 m (16,762 ft). Africa's fourth and fifth highest peaks (Mount Speke and Mount Baker) are also located in the park. The park has glaciers, snowfields, waterfalls, and lakes and is one of Africa's most beautiful mountain areas

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rwenzori_Mountains_National_Park

http://www.ugandawildlife.org/explore-our-parks/parks-by-name-a-z/rwenzo...

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