MOUNTAIN ELGON

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION  Transfer from Kampala to Mountain Elgon national park.
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 7:15 AM for a prompt departure at 7:30 AM.
RETURN TIME Approximately 6:30 PM.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Guide Meals
Shelters Transportation in mini-coach
NOT INCLUDED
Hiking equipment
Guide gratuity

 

Trip Highlights

Day 1: Kampala – Mount Elgon.

Day 2: Mount Elgon.

Day 3: Mount Elgon – Kampala.

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Day 1: Departure

Kampala – Mount Elgon.

Early morning departure from Kampala heading for eastern Uganda. Drive past local communities, tea, sugarcane plantations and colorful fruits along the roadside. Stop over at Ssezibwa Falls for a cultural feel of Uganda. Continue to Mbale town located on the foot hills of Mount Elgon.

This area has got a rich heritage and culture. Have lunch and continue to Sipi Village located between beautiful hills and waterfalls. Overnight stay at the second camp.

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Day 2

Mount Elgon.

In the morning after breakfast, go for a hike to the Mt. Elgon forest exploration center for guided walks. The same nature walk will provide you with views of regenerating forests, fields of colorful flowers, extensive stands of bamboo and the chested bee-eater. Two different day hike areas allow you to explore Mt. Elgon’s diverse montane forest.

The popular forest exploration center trail loop site can make one enjoy the cool mist at Chebonet falls, Kapkwai cave, the talking tree and a spectacular viewpoint, which lies just beyond.

A long ‘arm’ of Mt. Elgon bears the Wanale trails loop site. It has veretical cliffs of ridge and several cascading waterfalls that make a very scenic drive. Look for petrified wood in the Khauka caves as you enjoy splendid panoramic view over the plains of Eastern Uganda.

These two day hike areas have short walk trails ranging between 3km and 11km that offer an excellent opportunity to experience Mt. Elgon’s unique plants and wildlife in a short time period. Jungle walking shoes and rain gear are recommended in addition to extra cells for your torch if you plan to explore the caves.

Have a quiet afternoon, relaxing after lunch. Dinner and overnight at the camp on the top of Mountain Elgon. 

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Day 3

Mount Elgon – Kampala.

You will then depart Sipi falls after breakfast, to visit the source of the River Nile in Jinja. Have lunch in Jinja then continue to the Bujagali falls for beautiful views of the waterfalls well-known for white water Rafting, as well as cultural activities like Acrobatic, Dances, etc. Depart for Kampala and arriving back in the evening.

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