Day 1: Hike to the Sine Camp
This 3-Days Rwenzori Mountain Hike requires you to have slept in Kasese town on the foothills of the Mountains. It is possible to organize for you ground transfers from Uganda’s main entry points like Entebbe international airport or Uganda Rwanda border at an extra fee before 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. You should take this tour if you don’t have enough time to climb up the peaks or the budget to do it Rwenzoris are Permanently snow capped and home to a diverse range of otherworldly habitats, these mountains remain one of Uganda’s least visited natural wonders, but for experienced trekkers and keen birders, they are a must see.
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 monkeys. Continue the descent to base camp. Today’s hike covers approximately 10.8km in approximately 6-7 hours of walking. It is possible to add Gorilla trekking or other activity to this tour. Read about our reviews on TripAdvisor
End of your 3-Days Rwenzori Mountain Hike