Africa’s highest mountain range, the 5100 metre Rwenzori – or Mountains of the Moon – is the snowy source of the Nile referred to by early geographers, 17 centuries before European explorers marked it on their maps.

The high Rwenzori is a montane wonderland, the trails to the snow peaks following glacier – carved valleys lied with fantastically coloured mosses and rare Afro-alphine plants that include giant forms of lobelias, heathers and groundsels. Expeditions use a chain of basic huts and campsites to ascend the mountain from Kilembe and Nyakalengila.