The trek starts at Trekkers Hostel in Kyanjiki 12 kilometres from Kasese past Kilembe. Best to start by 8.30am but can leave as late as 10am. Meet your guides and briefing. You walk 2.2km to the UWA rangers post at 1,727metres.
Start at Trekkers at 1,450 meters and sleep at Sine Hut at 2,596 meters being a height gain of 1,146 meters, or those who are fit and want to proceed to Kalalama Camp at 3,134 metres may do so and apart from the fantastic views of both the cliffs above and views across the lowlands and across Lake Edward in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Through the tall forest trees of the African Mountain Forest, we’ll walk up to the floor of the valley. The climb will ascend steadily for first six kilometres, but after the river crossing, it becomes steep till the Sine Camp. The trees of the forest are tall and accommodate multitudes of birds. You can spot the blue monkeys who can be seen scampering through the forest fruits or nuts. From the Sine campsite, the Enock’s Falls are just a mere 200 meters away. From here, you can click a beautiful screen saver for your memories as brightly clouded green lichen grow on the many lives hanging from the trees with the waterfall as a background.
At the Sine Campsite which is at an elevation of 2,596 meters, there are two wooden huts which are set in between the forest trees on a narrow ridge. From here, you can sit and admire the beauty of the forest and look down at the long set of rapids and waterfall creating a thunderous explosion as they crash over the rocks. Some clients however choose to sit outside and enjoy the warmth of the campfire and chat with the guides about the mountains and nearby places. Sine is located just below the bamboo zone and the surrounding area harbours many bird species. Enock Falls is 150 meters from the camp and set in livid green vegetation and hanging vine. Truly beautiful.
You can sleep at Sine Camp, or those who are fit and want to proceed to Kalalama Camp at 3,134 metres may do so and apart from the fantastic views
After a good breakfast and depending on which camp you slept in depends of todays activities. If you slept in Kalalama Camp you will hear the calls of the RwenzoriTuraco which loves living and nesting in the Giant Heathers which are abundant here. You may choose to search out the Turaco to get good photos or you may decide to climb up at little farther to see the mosses growing on the ground, logs and trees before returning down to just above Sine Camp where you take the trail on the left slope down to Enock Falls which is truly beautiful and walk down through some incredibly beautiful forest. The forest walk is a steady descent through pristine forest with a multitude of birds. There are several patches of bamboo while other areas the trees are laced with hundreds of vines hanging between trees which have bright green lichen on them. This particular section of the forest is spectacular. To get to Sine Camp, you’ll walk across a stream which is just below a waterfall. Once reaching at the campsite, you sit on the veranda outside and look down at the cascading set of rapids.
If you decide to sleep in Sine Camp, then you should take a walk down to the forest or climb up to Kalalama Camp and experience the stunning views from there before you come back down to the park entrance and then to the hostel.
1 or 2 persons $200 each , 3 or more persons $180 each plus UWA (Uganda Wildlife Authority) gate entrance fee of $35 per day which is paid separately in cash. Price includes all porters, food (meals) and accommodation whilst in the mountain