Ultimate Elgon Hike (6 days)

This 8 Days Mountain Elgon Hike safari will take you to the beautiful and undiscovered Mount Elgon National Park found in Eastern Uganda. The mountain features beautiful crater lakes, waterfalls, wildlife and countless birds.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Transfer to Jinja

A representative from Wild Calling Africa Safaris will pick you up from your lodge, hotel or airport and transfer you to Jinja. While in Jinja, you may choose from the different activities that include a visit to the Source of the Nile, the Bujagali Falls, floating down on the challenging rapids or simply relaxing on the shores of the Nile.

Dinner and overnight at accommodation of your choice.

Day 2: Transfer to Mount Elgon Hike – Sipi Falls

After breakfast on the second day, you will transfer you to Mount Elgon National Park via Mbale. You will get to your accommodation in time for lunch and, after lunch, you will go for a hike to the lovely Sipi Falls, passing through typical village communities, banana plantations and maize fields while you climb to the different waterfalls.

Dinner and overnight at accommodation of your choice.

Day 3: Transfer to Piswa Camp

On the morning of day 3, we will head out to Kapkwata at 2190 meters to begin our hike, following the Kapkwata Trail arriving at the Piswa Camp at 2850 meters.

Dinner and camping at Piswa Hut Campsite.

Day 4: Hunters Cave Camp

On the 4th day, we will hike up to the rim of the caldera through beautiful columns of endemic plant species like the giant Lobelia Elgonensis and other wild flowers. We will also visit the hot springs and Suam Gorge before descending to the Hunters Cave Camp at 3850 meters.

Dinner and camping at Hunters Cave Camp.

Day 5: Mude Cave Camp

We will ascend to the top of the caldera to the Wagagai Peak at 4321 meters. Descend thereafter through the Jackson summit (4200 meter) and the Jackson pool to arrive at Mude Cave Camp at 3500 meters.

Dinner and camping at Mude Cave Camp.

Day 6: Transfer to Kampala

On day 6, we will descend through the Sasa trail to Budadiri and then have lunch en route in Mbale town. After having lunch, you will proceed to Kampala. You will likely arrive in Kampala late evening or night and unless you have a flight booked for this time, you may need to check into a hotel for one more night. If the latter is your choice, we can arrange to pick you up and drop you at the airport the next day.

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