Africa's Best Kept Secret

On the border between Uganda and the DRC, the Rwenzori Mountains National Park might just be Africa's best kept secret. Despite receiving just 1,000 visitors per year, the Rwenzoris are one of the most exciting and challenging trekking destinations on the continent. We specialise in Rwenzori treks, and work closely with the very best operators and guides. We're on our journey to becoming the global leader in Rwenzori treks. 

Below you'll find a collection of short stories and blogs from our team - inspired by our travels across this epic mountain range. You'll also find the latest news and updates from the trails.

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Stories & Inspiration

A Journey Through the Rwenzori Mountains

Brilliant's Alannah Clark recounts her time trekking in the Rwenzori Mountains. Join her on a 7-day trek from the foothills of the mountains up to Margherita Peak at 5,109 metres.


Date published: 24th June 2021

Estimated read time: 7 minutes

Mountains of the Moon

Between us and the summit, beyond a ridge that joins the Alexandra and Margherita peaks, there are frozen boulders that must be carefully navigated. Heading ever-skywards, surrounded by mist, snow and ice - it’s easy to see why Ptolemy called them the ‘Mountains of the Moon’, all those years ago. 


Date published: 23rd June 2021

Estimated read time: 3 minutes

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Margherita Peak

At 5,109 metres, Margherita Peak is the highest point on Mount Stanley in the Rwenzori Mountains, and the third-highest peak in Africa. It is the crown jewel of the high-altitude Rwenzori circuit that begins in the lush forests at the foothills, before ascending high above the clouds towards Margherita's icy summit. 


Date published: 25th November 2020

Estimated read time: 3 minutes

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Mount Baker

Towering over the Uganda-Congo border, Mount Baker is locally known as ‘Kiyanja’. Retrace the footsteps of Italian mountaineer, Prince Luigi Amedeo, as you scramble to the summit.


Date published: 22nd February 2021

Estimated read time: 3 minutes

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Hiking Mount Stanley

The highest of six peaks in the Rwenzori Mountain range, and the third-highest peak in Africa after Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya, Mount Stanley stands tall at 5,109 metres.


Date published: 11th August 2020

Estimated read time: 3 minutes

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Flora & Fauna of the Rwenzoris

The Rwenzori Mountains are home to a diversity of plant and animal life. As you ascend, you pass through different vegetation zones, wildlife comes and goes, and the landscapes change with every step. 


Date published: 4th October 2020

Estimated read time: 3 minutes

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Rwenzori Trekking Costs Explained

The cost of a trek depends on how long you are spending in the mountains, and on how many people you are travelling with. Generally speaking, the Rwenzoris represent exceptional value for money - the range is incredible, routes diverse, challenging, and unique in Central Africa.


Date published: 22nd February 2021

Estimated read time: 3 minutes

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Accommodation in the Rwenzoris

You cannot put a price on a good night’s sleep the night before or after a strenuous trek, and after your descent from the summits of the Rwenzoris, there's nothing like a hot shower to rejuvenate your aching bones. Fortunately, you can choose between several quality lodges, hostels, and camps.


Date published: 14th September 2020 

Estimated read time: 3 minutes

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The Kilembe Trail

The Rwenzori Mountains are accessible via two trekking circuits: the Central Circuit, which begins at Nyakalengija, and the Southern Circuit out of Kilembe. The Southern Circuit is also known as the Kilembe Trail, and it offers the best experiences of the mountains. 


Date published: 14th August 2020 

Estimated read time: 3 minutes

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