Uganda is indeed a fairy tale. Like in Jack and the Bean stalk, once you climb up and up, at the end you will find a wonderful world of mountains unspoilt by mass tourism. So quiet and pristine are they that you would literary be alone there- a hiker or climber’s unmatched paradise.
West of Kampala city is the crown jewel, the mystical Mountains of the Moon, the Rwenzori Mountains. Africa’s highest mountain range has fascinated explorers since the ancient Greeks. This is the home to glaciers on the equator, and major source of water for the Nile, the world’s longest river.
In the east is Mt. Elgon an extinct volcano that at one time was way higher than Kilimanjaro. Thousands of years later her glory today is in having one of the largest calderas in the world. In the southwest are the extinct volcanoes of Mgahinga, Sabinyo and Muhavura in whose neighborhood are the endangered mountain gorillas that call Uganda home. Together these and other mountains form a crown around Uganda– making it truly a wonderful land the Pearl of Africa.