There are the snow-capped peaks of the Rwenzoris commonly known to outside world as ‘The Mountains of the Moon” which provide a tantalising challenge to dedicated mountaineers, as well as the Virunga Volcanoes and Mount Elgon , both of which offer highly rewarding hiking opportunities through scintillating highland scenery.
If you like mountaineering, then the (5,119 m) high, snow covered Rwenzori Mountains – which is also a World Heritage Centre – will offer you the unique experience you’ve been looking for. The mist-shrouded peaks provide stunning back drops to this magnificent mountain. Ever since the Rwenzori became known to the World, its features have been changing. Today, the most visible and probably preventable, changes in the Rwenzori are the fragile vegetation along the trails. A trip into the Rwenzoris is an exhilarating and rewarding experience but one, which must be planned. The key to an enjoyable visit is ‘be prepared!’ You can do the central circuit in just 7 seven days and our excellent guides will be there to add flavor to your experience.
More sedately, the myriad islands of Lake Victoria and Bunyonyi are idyllic venues, as are the myriad forest-fringed crater lakes that stud the rift valley floor and escarpment around Fort Portal . Whether you’re a first time safari-goer or a seasoned African traveller, Uganda – with its unique blend of savannah and forest creatures, its rare wealth of montane and lake habitats – is simply dazzling.