Three Days Trek To Samalira Falls - Rwenzori Mountains

three days trek to samalira falls-rwenzori mountains


Day one

Trekkers who are fit and want to continue to Kalalama Camp at 3,134 meters may do so, and in addition to the fantastic views of both the cliffs above and views across the lowlands, Kasese town, and across Lake Edward in Queen Elisabeth National Park, doing so will result in a height gain of 1,146 meters from starting at Trekkers at 1,450 meters to Sine Hut at 2,596 meters.


The Afro-Montane Forest Zone's large forest trees line our path as we ascend the valley floor to begin. For the first six kilometers, there is a gradual ascent; but, after crossing a river, the ascent to Sine Camp becomes difficult. There is a possibility to witness blue monkeys scampering around the jungle, as well as a variety of birds and lofty trees. Enock's Falls, which are only 200 meters from Sine Hut, provide a wonderful opportunity to create a memorable screensaver with the cascade in the background and beautifully cloudy green lichen growing on the many leaves hanging from the trees.


Trekkers can sit and take in the grandeur of the forest at Sine Camp, 2,596 meters above sea level, where wooden cabins are positioned amid towering forest trees on a narrow ridge. Below you, a lengthy series of rapids and a waterfall are roaring over the rocks. The warmth of the campfire and the opportunity to talk with the guides about the mountains and local customs appeal to certain customers. The area near Sine, which is the lower edge of the bamboo zone, is home to numerous different bird species. Enock Falls, which is surrounded by vibrant green flora and hanging vines, is located 150 meters from the camp. genuinely lovely.


You might want to take a stroll down to Enock's Falls in the afternoon, where there are numerous dangling vines coated in vibrant green lichen and mosses. Before returning to Sine Camp for the night, you could choose to hike another few kilometers down the forest track to witness more swinging vines and take in the stunning scenery. Aside from the breathtaking views, you can choose to stay at Sine Camp or, if you're physically capable, you can head up to 3,134 meters to Kalalama Camp.


Day two 

Trekkers may choose to continue climbing the mountain for another 2 kilometers towards Mutinda Peaks, where you may view the lovely Giant Lobelia plants and flowers in a huge peat bog. You then cross to Samalira Camp at 3,170 meters for the night after returning to Kalalama Camp for lunch. The path leading to Samalira Camp is mostly flat as it traverses a high ridge covered in giant Heather trees, creating a beautiful atmosphere—particularly in the fog—as you cross lovely streams that eventually disappear over the crest. It was definitely a beautiful experience!


While enjoying your dinner or a cup of tea at Samalira Camp's dining hut, which is positioned on the side of the gorge, you may look down on two of the camp's five waterfalls. Following a break, you can descend a path to the waterfall's base and look up to watch the water cascading over the falls through the Giant Heather trees. It was very wonderful to see. You can also take a little hike above the camp, though it will be difficult, along a ridge where the rocks and ground are covered in vibrant green moss and you can see the camp below.


Day three 

Trekkers travel to Forest View Camp in the morning, where you have lunch or a quick snack before traveling through the Afro-Montane Forest Zone, home to numerous birds and primates, with wonderful views of the lower hills and valleys. You will reach Nyamwamba Camp at the bottom of the harder slope, where you can stop once more before continuing the final 6 kilometers to the park gate.