6days Mountain Elgon Trekking

Mbale lies 3-4 hours from Kampala along a good tarmac road.Mt. Elgon is a 4,321m high extinct volcano which in prehistoric times stood taller than Kilimanjaro does today. Although the mountain straddles the Kenyan border, its loftiest peak, Wagagai, lies within Uganda and is best ascended from the Ugandan side.

Mt. Elgon is an important watershed, and its slopes support a rich variety of altitudinal vegetation zones ranging from montane forest to high open moorland studded with the other-worldly giant lobelia and groundsel plants.

Spectacular scenery is the main attraction for hikers on this often neglected undemanding mountain, but there is also a variety of forest monkeys and small antelope, along with elephant and buffalo. A checklist topping 300 birds includes many species not recorded elsewhere in Uganda.

per adult from

$2,971

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Duration

5 days

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  • What's included :
    • 5x Breakfast
    • 5x Dinner
    • 5x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 5 nights
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Airport Transfer Entebbe
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Elgon
    What's excluded :
    • All that is not included in the inclusions

  • Day 1: Pick up from Airport and Proceed to mbale

    Stop At: Airport Transfer Entebbe, Kampala Uganda
    Pick up at 06:30 hours and proceed east, past Mbale to Mount Elgon that straddles the border with Kenya. Mbale lies 3-4 hours from Kampala along a good tarmac road.Mt. Elgon is a 4,321m high extinct volcano which in prehistoric times stood taller than Kilimanjaro does today. Although the mountain straddles the Kenyan border, its loftiest peak, Wagagai, lies within Uganda and is best ascended from the Ugandan side.

    Mt. Elgon is an important watershed, and its slopes support a rich variety of altitudinal vegetation zones ranging from montane forest to high open moorland studded with the other-worldly giant lobelia and groundsel plants.

    Spectacular scenery is the main attraction for hikers on this often neglected undemanding mountain, but there is also a variety of forest monkeys and small antelope, along with elephant and buffalo. A checklist topping 300 birds includes many species not recorded elsewhere in Uganda.

    Proceed to the trailhead at Budadiri and prepare for the climb: Camping at Bunamasifu (1250m). Lunch and dinner.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Camping at Bunamasifu

    Day 2: Sasa route

    Stop At: Mount Elgon, Mbale Uganda
    Steep and rugged climb of Sasa Route; Camping at Sasa River Camp (2900m). Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Sasa river camp

    Day 3: Wagagai

    Stop At: Mount Elgon, Mbale Uganda
    Walk up to Jackson’s Pool or Jackson’s Summit or Wagagai: Camping at Mudda Cave Camp (3500m). Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Camping at Muda cave Camp

    Day 4: Hunter's Cave

    Stop At: Mount Elgon, Mbale Uganda
    Walk across the crater, camping at Hunter´s Cave Camp (3600m). Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hunter's Cave Camp

    Day 5: Piswa

    Stop At: Mount Elgon, Mbale Uganda
    Walk to Piswa Camp: Camping at Piswa Camp (2850m). Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    Duration: 1 day

    Stop At: Mount Elgon, Mbale Uganda
    Descend to Kapkwata and onwards to Kampala via Sipi Falls. Breakfast and lunch.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Piswa camp
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup from the airport
    Departure Time :
    6:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Godwill Safari Africa

Activity ID: V-106441P13

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