Ruwenzori Range, mountain range in central Africa, located alongside the Great Rift Valley, on the Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC, formerly Zaire) border, between Lake Albert and Lake Edward.
as seen from Queen Elizabeth National Park
The Ruwenzori Range was visited in 1889 by an expedition that was led by the British-American explorer Sir Henry Morton Stanley, and the major peaks were explored and climbed in 1906 by the expedition of the Italian Luigi Amedeo, duke of Abruzzi. Several peaks rise above 4877 m (16,000 ft); the highest peak is Margherita Peak at 5109 m (16,763 ft).
Cape Buffalo as guards
The waters from the Ruwenzori mountains feed the Nile. Some flow South through Lake Edward and Lake George to Lake Victoria and to the Nile. Some flow North to Lake Albert and to the Nile. It is in these mountains that the waters of the Nile start.
the channel at Lake George
(comes from Lake Edward)
These highlands are some of the most productive parts of Uganda
cattle and tea
the people are largely Muslim
and the greatest challenge is pure water
Banana growing engages many people
some brought from the fields on the heads
some by bicycle
assembled by middle men
until large trucks carry them to market
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