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Uganda Destinations

Uganda Destinations

This 120km long mountain range, also referred to as the mountains of the Moon, form one of the highest mountain ranges in the whole of Africa, third in height after Mt. Kenya and Mt. Kilimanjaro. The mountains have 6 distinct glacial peaks - Mount Speke, Mount Stanley, Mount Gessi, Mount Emin Pasha, Mount Luigi da Savoia and  Mount Baker. The park derives its name from the mountain range and means "rainmaker". This region probably receives the most rainfall annually in the whole of Africa. The ice covered peaks are only visible for a few days ieach year.

A variety of large mammals inhabits the lower slopes, chimpanzee, colobus monkey and other primates, leopard, forest hog, elephant and Rock Hyrax. Birdlife is prolific and includes the Ruwenzori Turaco, francolin, olive pigeon and the white-necked raven. Over 177 species have been recorded.

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