Waterfalls of the Rwenzoris

A new route pioneered in 2020, this 4-day hike takes you to some of the most beautiful areas of the Rwenzoris, including over 8 stunning waterfalls.

4 Days

$454

Waterfalls of the Rwenzoris - 4 - $454

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • The newest route in the Southern sector of the Rwenzoris, this 4-day trek takes you to over 8 waterfalls throughout the range. 
  • The route passes through some of the most beautiful sections of the park, and you'll stay overnight at Forest View Camp - the newest hut to be built with fantastic views over the Rwenzoris. 
  • This trip works well along the south-western safari circuit of Uganda. Enquire for details

This trip can work as a standalone adventure, or in combination with other destinations in Uganda. The itinerary below starts and ends in Entebbe, 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 wider travel plans. For more information and different itineraries, check out our ultimate guide to the Rwenzori Mountains

Start from Rwenzori Mountains and end at Rwenzori Mountains

Landmarks visited on Waterfalls of the Rwenzoris

Itinerary

Day 1: Hike to 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. 

Just 200 metres from the camp is the beautiful Enock falls which you can visit before dinner. 


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. 

En route to Samalira, you will pass a series of waterfalls, the most impressive of which is the Samalira Falls. 


Day 3: Samalira Camp to Forest View Camp

Hike up to Kamalha Falls before continuing higher and looping right below Cathy's falls. You have the option of climbing up to see Cathy's falls. Hike down to Nyamwamba Falls and Plozza Falls where we'll stop for a picnic lunch. 

After lunch, continue down to Engwe Falls and on to Forest View Camp at 2,580 metres. The views from this camp are stunning. 


Day 4: Return to Kilembe

After a good breakfast, descend back down the mountains, passing the moss covered rocks, through the forests and rivers back to base camp at Kilembe. Debrief and continue your onwards journey.

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. 


Price depends on group size: 

1-2 person group: US$454 per person for the trek starting and ending in Kilembe. 

3+ person group: US$411 per person for the trek starting and ending in Kilembe. 

Additional Notes

Group size

We run group treks and solo treks. You can book any date, and the number of other people in the group will simply depend on how many other travellers have booked to be in the mountains for those dates. If no one else has booked for your dates, the trek will run as a private tour. 

Maximum group size for the high altitude treks is 8 or 9, or up to 15 for low altitude treks. 

Includes

  • Guides & porters throughout the 10-day trek
  • All meals
  • Accommodation throughout the trek in dormitory-style huts along the trail
  • All technical equipment (except crampons): none required for low altitude treks. 

Excludes

  • Accommodation before and after the trek
  • Transport to and from Kilembe
  • Flights or visa fees
  • Anything not mentioned as included
  • Note that we can arrange transfers to and from the trailhead for you at additional cost, or if you're including the Rwenzoris as part of a wider itinerary with us, then transport to and from Kilembe and accommodation before/after the trek will be included.

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