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A mountain range of east-central Africa, rising to 5,109 m (16,763 ft) on the border of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The range was explored in 1889 by Henry M. Stanley and may have been the geographer Ptolemy's Mountains of the Moon, which the ancients erroneously supposed was the source of the Nile River.
On the west this valley is bounded by the Congo mountains, which form the wall of the rift-valley, on the east by the mighty range of Ruwenzori, whose heights tower over 16,000 ft.
Albert Nyanza, on the other hand, is threatened in the distant future with destruction from another cause - the filling of its bed by the alluvium poured into it by the Semliki, the Victoria Nile and, in a lesser degree, by other streams. The Semliki receives directly or indirectly the whole of the drainage of Ruwenzori, and also that of the eastern face of the Congo mountains as well as the drainage basin of Albert Edward Nyanza.
The amount of alluvial matter carried is enormous; from Ruwenzori alone the detritus is very great.
Thence it crosses that lake in a straight line and afterwards the Ruwenzori to its highest point, Margherita peak, whence it follows the Lamia River to its junction with the Semliki.
The rainfall on Ruwenzori and the central Semliki valley is quite loo in.