The mountain was named after the European pioneer John Speke, who never climbed the mountain. It is close to Mount Stanley which is found in its southeast. The climb to Speke begins from the Bujuku hovel and it is such a challenge since there are numerous rocks. When it downpours, it gets indeed more challenging. It is made up of different crests a few of which incorporate; Vittorio Emanuele 4,890 meters (16,040 ft.), Ensonga 4,865 meters (15,961 ft.), Johnston 4,834 meters (15,860 ft.), and Trident 4,572 meters (15,000 ft.). The names of the crests were chosen by the British protectorate of Uganda who ruled at that time in honor of the Italian regal family. Mount Speke is one of the 5 crests that were summited by the duke of Abruzzi. Mount Speke is found within the region of Rwenzori extend that receives a part of rain which is why it is crossed by numerous waterways. The vegetation around is very thick which makes it a great put for a few animals (not so effortlessly seen) to remain just like the timberland elephant, chimpanzee, and antelopes notable of all the red duiker.