Accommodation at a glance
Accommodation on a Rwenzori trek is functional, but comfortable.
At the end of a hike, creature comforts at a budget lodge will feel luxurious.
The wooden huts in the mountains are designed to keep out the worst of the weather and provide space for storing equipment that is required on different sections of the trail.
The foothills of the Rwenzoris are home to a range of snug lodges, hostels, and camps which make for comfortable bases on your adventures in Rwenzori Mountains National Park.
Rwenzori Trekkers Hostel
Located in Kyanjuki village, Kilembe, Trekkers Hostel is just 12km from Kasese. The hostel is the most popular place to begin and end a trek, and it offers spectacular views of the Nyamwamba river and the Rwenzori Mountains.
Situated at 1,450m, the renovated copper mine has a lovely, cool climate even in January and February.
The hostel provides a range of accommodation options, including camping, dormitories, single rooms, and double rooms.
Ruboni Community Camp
Located on a hillside next to the main gate of the Rwenzori Mountains, this camp been an innovator in community tourism within the local area. The camp is fully owned and operated by the Bakonzo community who have lived in the foothills of the Rwenzoris for over 300 years.
Although the camp is ideal for mountaineers, it is also an exciting environment for travellers who want to take their adventures at a leisurely pace.
The camp offers a range of activities which will immerse you in the nature and culture of the Rwenzoris, including a traditional dance performance and an overnight hill walk.
Geolodge Equator Snow Lodge
Situated next to the gateway of the Rwenzori Mountains National Park, the Equator Snow Lodge is a popular lodge in the region. Since opening in 2012, the lodge has provided quality accommodation for both seasoned mountaineers and first time hikers alike.
The lodge works with the Raboni Community and Rwenzori Mountaineering Services to deliver a programme of outdoor activities from low endurance hikes to trekking to the peaks.
The lodge contains 4 spacious rooms which contain a double bed and two single beds.
Ready to explore the Rwenzoris?
The tours below showcase just some of what is possible. Use these itineraries as starting points, or to draw inspiration. Then get in touch, and let our expert team help craft the perfect itinerary for you.
Introduction to the Rwenzoris
The forested slopes, clouded valleys, and snow-capped peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains call out for exploration. Combine this perfect introductory trek with other destinations in the southwest to create a magical Ugandan…
- 5 Days
Climbing Margherita Peak
Mt. Stanley's Margherita Peak, at 5,109 metres, is the highest point in Uganda and the third-highest point in Africa after Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya. This 10-day trip includes 8 days on the mountain, summiting Margherita Peak on day 6.…
- 8 Days
Snow Capped Peaks & Mountain Gorillas
Trek the Rwenzori Mountains where forests morph into ice-clad mountain peaks, cut through jungle thickets to hang out with mountain gorillas, and finish your trip relaxing lakeside amongst the staggering beauty of Lake Mutanda. This is Uganda.…
- 15 Days
Seven Days to Margherita Peak
Journey to the roof of Uganda on this 7-day trek, summiting Margherita Peak (5,109m) on day 5. An epic trek across lush forests, cascading waterfalls, and mountain passes; climbing ever-skyward towards the Rwenzoris icy peaks.…
- 7 Days
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
The Rwenzoris at a Glance
A quick 2-day visit to the Rwenzori Mountains. You'll trek from the base camp to Sine Hut at 2,596 metres. Stretch your legs, spend the night amongst stunning landscapes, catch a glimpse of the Rwenzoris.…
- 2 Days
Waterfalls of the Rwenzoris
A new route pioneered while the mountains were quiet during the pandemic, this 4-day hike takes you to some of the most beautiful areas of the Rwenzoris, including over 8 stunning waterfalls.…
- 4 Days
Hiking Mount Baker
One of the highest peaks in the range, Mount Baker sits at 4,842 metres. Over 7 days, you pass through some of the most extraordinary areas of the park - including some tough sections - and summit Mount Baker on…
- 7 Days
Hike to the Mutinda Lookout
Climb skyward towards one of the Rwenzoris most beautiful viewpoints: the Mutinda Lookout at 3,975 metres. A great 4-day hike that works great as a standalone trip or as part of a wider itinerary.…
- 4 Days
The 4 Peaks
Take on the 4 peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains over 10 days: Mount Baker (4,842m), Margherita Peak (5,109m), Mount Speke (4,890m), and Weismann's Peak (4,620m).…
- 10 Days
Trek to Weismann's Peak
One of the highest peaks in the range, Weismann's Peak sits at 4,620 metres. This 5-day route culminates with a summit of the peak, and passes through some of the most stunning regions of the park.…
- 5 Days