4 Days Mount Elgon Tour
The 4 Days Mount Elgon Hiking/Trekking Safari will make you able to Hike Elgon Mountain and enjoy splendid views, from Sippy waterfalls, and the caves, among others.
What to Expect
Mount Elgon National Park is home to over 300 species of birds, such as the Jackson's Francolin and Black-collared Apalis. Among those limited to just a few mountains in eastern Uganda are the Black-shouldered Kite and Tacazze Sunbird. Mount Elgon is one of the few places in Uganda where the endangered Lammergeyer can be seen, soaring above the caldera and Suam Gorge.
The area also supports a variety of wildlife including rock and tree hyraxes, blue monkeys, elephant, buffalo, Defassa waterbuck, oribi, bushbuck, duiker, forest hog, bush pig, leopard, civet and serval cats, serval cats, spotted hyena; aardvark and several rodent species.
- Its a 4 Days 3 Nights Hike.
- Destination: Mount Elgon.
- Tour dates: - All Year Round.
- Type of transport: - Road using a comfortable 4×4 Tour van/4×4 Jeep (Land Cruiser)
- Tour Type-Private
Trip Extensions available on request.
Day 1 - Kampala - Mount Elgon
Leave Kampala for Mount Elgon with your driver guide after a briefing. Mount Elgon is situated in Eastern Uganda on the Ugandan and Kenyan border. The Mountain covers the biggest surface areas of all the extinct volcanoes in the whole world. Mt Elgon is gifted with the most magnificent waterfalls, eye-catching caves, cliffs and gorges in the entire country.
Have a stopover in Mbale for lunch. Upon arrival you will take a walk to and around the Sipi falls which are regarded as Ugandas romantic falls. Return, have diner and overnight. Accommodation options; Sipi Falls Rest Camp or Sipi River Lodge
Destination: Sipi Falls, Mt.Elgon
Travel Time to Mount Elgon: 4 to 5 hrs (274 Km)
Meals: Lunch & Dinner (No Breakfast)
Day 2 - Forest Adventure trough Kapkwai Trail
Wake up so early in the morning, after breakfast; leave the lodge with packed lunch as you embark on touring the forest. Visit Kapkwai at the exploration centre and there you could decide to go through the Mountain Bamboo trail which is 7km long, so take a loop through as you will be able to visit the gorge and its southern edge and also the gentle river, it is truly a great experience. Return back later and have Dinner and Overnight. Accommodation options; Sipi Falls Rest Camp or Sipi River Lodge.
Destination: Kapkwai, Mt.Elgon
Trekking Time 4 to 5 hrs (7 Km)
Meals: All Meals
Day 3 - Full Day Hike via Sisi Trail
After breakfast, proceed for a whole day of hiking through the Sasa trail, here you will be able to clearly see the moorland as well as the amazing landscapes from a higher altitude. Enjoy your packed lunch and return back for dinner and overnight.
Destination: High Altitude trek in the Moorlands
Trekking Time 7 to 8 hrs (13 Km)
Zone: Rainforest/ Low Alpine/High Alpine Zone
Meals: All Meals
Day 4 - Nature Walk & Return Trip to Kampala
Take a tasty breakfast thereafter go for a brief forest walk. Later proceed back to Kampala, having lunch along the way this will mark the end of this safari.
Destination: Back to Kampala
Travel Time to Kampala: 4 to 5 hrs (274 Km)
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch (No Dinner)
Prices & Seasons 2023
- All transfers
- All accommodation during the tour
- All applicable government taxes, levies and park entrance fees
- All meals and drinking water during the tour
- Services of our professional driver guide
- All game drives as noted in the itinerary
- Personalized service.
- Passports and visa applications and processing
- International flights and taxes
- Travel insurance
- Alcoholic beverages
- Tips and Gratuity for driver/guide
- Entrance fee for activities noted as optional
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