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The Source of the Nile: Rwenzori Mountains National Park. ©NHK 1994
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The Source of the Nile: Rwenzori Mountains National Park

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The Rwenzori Mountains National Park covers nearly 100,000 ha in western Uganda and comprises the main part of the Rwenzori mountain chain, which includes Africa's third highest peak (Mount Margherita: 5,109 m). The region's glaciers, waterfalls and lakes make it one of Africa's most beautiful alpine areas. The park has many natural habitats of endangered species and a rich and unusual flora comprising, among other species, the giant heather.

Place/country: Uganda
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
Credits: NHK, publisher. UNESCO WHC, producer UNESCO TV, producer ;

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