3 Days in the Rwenzoris

For those who want to experience the Rwenzoris without spending too long, a 3-day hike is the perfect add-on to a wider adventure across the country.

3 Days

$410

3 Days in the Rwenzoris - 3 - $410

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

This trip can work as a standalone adventure, or in combination with other destinations in Uganda. The itinerary below starts and ends in Kilembe - a small town at the foothills of the Rwenzoris - but we can arrange transfers to and from the mountains no matter where you are coming from. 

The itinerary can be customised to suit your fitness levels, time constraints, budget, and preferences. 

Start from Rwenzori Mountains and end at Rwenzori Mountains

Landmarks visited on 3 Days in the Rwenzoris

Itinerary

Day 1: Hike to the Sine Camp

As the adventure begins, complete a briefing with your guides at Kilembe (1,450m), before beginning the trek to Sine Camp at 2,596 metres. You will hike through the forests of the Afro-montane forest zone. This is a steady climb for about 6km before passing through a steep section towards Sine Camp. 

The hike is a great opportunity to see some of the flora and fauna of the Rwenzoris, including Colobus Monkeys. Today you will cover a total distance of approximately 9.5km over 5-6 hours. 


Day 2: Sine Camp to Samalira Camp

Hike up through the Bamboo zone to Kalalaama camp at 3,134 metres. After a short rest, continue on through a thick forest covered with hanging mosses before reaching a lobelia garden. Descend through a mossy ridge to Samalira camp at 3,174 metres. Today's hike covers approximately 4km in 5-6 hours and passes through some steep terrain. 


Day 3: Return to base camp

Descend from Samalira Camp back through the Bamboo zone to a heavily forested ridge home to many primates, including black and white colobus moneys. Continue the descent to base camp. Today's hike covers approximately 10.8km in approximately 6-7 hours of walking. 

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Prices are per person based on 2 people travelling together. Additional $35/night park fee payable at the Rwenzori park gates. 

Includes

  • Guides
  • Porters
  • Meals
  • Accommodation during the trek
  • All technical equipment

Excludes

  • Accommodation before and after the trek
  • Transport to and from Kilembe
  • Flights or visa fees
  • Anything not mentioned as included

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