Mt Elgon Tour 8 Days

Mt Elgon Tour 8 Days

This 8 Days tour to Mountain Elgon is fast emerging as a popular destination for budget trekking, for short holiday hikers at least when compared with the cost of climbing the Rwenzori Mountains or Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. The most activity start with the Visit to a cultural site in Kampala at Namugongo Shrine, Magical waters in Mukono of Sazibwa falls, a Natural Forest of Mabira before a night in Jinja the home to the Source of the Nile, then ending Up to Mountain Elgon in Mbale and Kapchorawa districts for the hiking.

Mt. Elgon is shared by both Uganda and Kenya and offers one of the best mountain trekking experiences in East Africa. A climb to it’s peak is a remarkable and physical activity that will always shine bright in your memories whenever you think of a safari.This 8 Days tour will give you the best hiking adventure and let you discover the wilderness of Mt. Elgon National Park as well.

This is a sampled program that can be adjust at the time of booking and planing

Itinerary Summary

Day 1: Arrive in Uganda at the Airport

Day 2: Jinja tour, visit the Mabira forest, Ssezibwa falls & Source of the Nile

Day 3: Transfer to Sipi Area and hike the Sipi falls

Day 4: Climb from Budadiri to Sasa Camp (2.900m)

Day 5: Climb from Sasa camp to Mude Camp (3.500m)

Day 6: Climb from Mude Camp to Wagagai Peak (4321 m) and descend back to Mude

Day 7: Descend from Mude back to Budadiri

Day 8: Transfer back to Kampala

Day 1
Arrive in Uganda at the Airport

Arrive in Uganda following the flight from your respective country of origin. You land at Entebbe International Airport which is the main gateway to Uganda where you will find the company representative dedicated to offer you a courteous welcome. The amazing weather and brightening atmosphere on the shores of Lake Victoria give you a remarkable first impression of Uganda. After briefing about Uganda and the safari, you will connect to the respective hotel for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Sheraton Kampala Hotel

Midrange / Standard: Humura Resorts

Budget / Basic: Buziga Country Resort

Camping

Day 2
Jinja tour, visit the Mabira forest, Ssezibwa falls & Source of the Nile

This is dedicated for Jinja exploration – the famous source of the Nile River. You visit the Sezibwa falls with impressive scenery and rich culture attached to it is thought that the river was born, undertake a forest walk in Mabira for magical flora and bird watching, visit the snake park in Jinja which contains the range of reptile Species and undertake a soothing boat cruise to the source of the Nile. Retreat from the encounter and connect to the lodge for overnight.

Accommodation:

Upmarket / Luxury: Jinja Nile Resort

Midrange / Standard: King Fisher Resort

Budget / Basic: Source of the Smile Guesthouse

Camping

Day 3
Transfer to Sipi Area and hike the Sipi falls

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Sipi falls in the east of Uganda. The drive takes you through the beautiful eastern Uganda landscapes featuring lovely wetlands and swamps before approaching the extensive rice plantations that have made this region the hub of Uganda’s rice. You drive through Mbale area and proceed to Sipi for lunch. In the afternoon, you embark on the Sipi falls hike for sight-seeing experience. Enjoy the impressive scenery as you hike to the falls including the sights of Elgon Mountain and the plains of Karamoja. The Sipi falls present a lovely flow of water and a good site for photography. Return from the activity and connect to the lodge for relaxation and overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Sipi River Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Lacam Lodge

Budget / Basic: Crown’s Nest Camp site

Day 4
Climb from Budadiri to Sasa Camp (2.900m)

Connect to Budadiri (1250 m) close to the town of Mbale at the entry of Mount Elgon. You arrange all the mountain climbing equipment and the logistics such as camping gear, water and food. In the company of the porters and guides, you embark on the adventure climb traversing the foot hills of Mount Elgon until you settle at Sasa River Camp (2.900 m) to mark the day break. On this hike, you cover 8km and it takes about 7 – 8 hours of trek.

Day 5
Climb from Sasa camp to Mude Camp (3.500m)

Depart the campsite and embark on the climb through the forest up to Mude Cave Campsite where you will rest for dinner and overnight. The day’s trek covers 5km and takes 4 – 5 hours.

Day 6
Climb from Mude Camp to Wagagai Peak (4321 m) and descend back to Mude

Embark on the ascend to the main Wagagai peak that rises to 4,321m above sea level. You summit Mount Elgon the fourth tallest mountain in East Africa. The trek to the top exposes you to impressive moorland zone with lush mountain flora. Descend back to Mude campsite for relaxation, dinner and overnight. You cover a distance of 18 km which takes about 8 – 9 hours of trek.

Day 7
Descend from Mude back to Budadiri

After breakfast, embark on the descend back to Budadiri to mark the end of the adventure mountain climb.

Day 8
Transfer back to Kampala

After breakfast, embark on the transfer back to Kampala.

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