Tour overview

mount elgonThis safari starts and ends in Kampala and it will take you to Mount Elgon National park which is located in Eastern Uganda and it’s close to the border with Kenya. This national park got its names from mountain Elgon and is the second highest mountain in Uganda, this mountain also stands an extinct volcano at 4321 m above the sea level. Even though this park is found in Uganda and also in Kenya were the Wagagai peak is found in Uganda and gives a less challenging and enjoyable mountaineering adventure. The area around Mount Elgon is so significant and its foothills support the diversity of the altitudinal vegetation areas that range from the montane forest to the open moorland that is dotted with the giant groundsel and lobelia plants.

This mount also gives beautiful natural scenery which is the main attraction for the climbers. The attractions found here include; the sipi falls, the calderas, crater rims and the gorges. The animals found here include; antelopes, bush pigs, tree hyrax, the forest monkeys, leopards, buffalos, water bucks, and many more. You can also enjoy the imablu of the bagishu people.

Tour highlights

Day 1: Transfer to Mt Elgon National park

Day 2: Visit Sasa River Camp

Day 3: To Muda Cave

Day 4: proceed to Wagagai peak.

Day 5: the Hunter’s cave camp

Day 6: Climb to piswa Patrol Hut.

Day 7: continue to Kapchrorwa

Day 8: Continue to Sipi Rest Camp

Day 9: Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Mt Elgon National park

The tour guide will transfer you from your accommodation and will take you to Mt Elgon National park. You have a stopover at the Mabira forest and enjoy a short walk, in Jinja, you will visit the source of the Nile. Then proceed to Mbale in the late evening.

Accommodation options

Sipi falls rest Camp

Wash and willis country Home

Mbale Resort Hotel

Day 2: Visit Sasa River Camp

This ascend will begin early in the morning along the sasa trail and will move down through the Piswa trail, the climb will take 4 hours , just from Budadiri and move along the trail towards the sasa river camp which will also take 2 hours.

Day 3: To Muda Cave

From Sasa River camp and continue to Sasa patrol Hut for more 2 hours. Then ascend for 1 hour to Mude cave campsite. For those experienced and physically fit, you might continue from Mude and then climb to the Jackson’s summit that is 4,192 m and this will take 2 hours.

Overnight and dinner at Mude Cave

Day 4: proceed to Wagagai peak.

Early in the morning, you will leave Mude cave for the Wagagai peak at 4,321 m. the walk will take 4 hours and on reaching the summit, you will rest and then move back to Muse cave for an overnight and dinner.

Day 5: the Hunter’s cave camp

From Mude cave , you move down to the famous caldera and the hot springs , this will take 4 hours , camp here for the night.

Day 6: Climb to piswa Patrol Hut.

This day, the trail head will also lead you to the Piswa patrol hut and descending will take 6 hours.

Day 7: continue to Kapchrorwa

From the Piswa hut, you continue to Kamnarkut and then from here you will proceed to Kapchrorwa. This journey will take only 5 hours or 6 hours.

Day 8: Continue to Sipi Rest Camp

Have breakfast and then visit the breathtaking Sipi falls in Kapchorwa, just up the town of Mbale.

Overnight and dinner at Sipi Rest camp

Day 9: Departure

After enjoy your breakfast, you drive back to Kampala, then have lunch along the way and then reach Kampala in the afternoon.

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