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

$491

Waterfalls of the Rwenzoris - 4 - $491

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 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. 

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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