3-Day Uganda Mount Elgon Trek

Trekking Overview

The three-day safari brings you to Eastern Uganda, where you can go hiking and mountain climbing, see Sipi Falls, and see the Nile source. In Kampala, the safari begins and ends. At 4,321 meters high, Mount Elgon, an extinct volcano that is primarily used for climbing, is regarded as the fourth highest point in East Africa. It is located in eastern Uganda and is shared with Kenya. Hikers should be reasonably fit because the summit (Wagagai Mountain) is a little difficult to reach.

Hikers can ascend the peak using several designated trails. Along with many animal species like elephants, forest monkeys, small antelopes, buffaloes, and almost 300 different bird species, the mountain is also home to the breathtaking Sipi Falls, gorges, hot springs, and caves. Keep in mind that a full hiking/trekking circuit takes four to five days.

Trekking Day-by-Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Kampala-Mbale

After breakfast, your driver’s guide will pick you up from Kampala. Following a briefing, you will travel to the east through several stunningly scenic districts, such as the Mabira Forest, Lugazi’s tea and sugarcane plantations, Lake Victoria, the River Nile at the Owen Falls Dam, Jinja Town, and many more. If you are still on schedule, you can explore Sipi Falls and the surrounding environs after arriving in Mbale town and eating lunch. Eat dinner and spend the night at the luxurious Mbale Resort Hotel or the affordable Sipi Falls Camp.

Day 2: Hiking Mount Elgon

Get up early, eat breakfast, and then go with a packed lunch. Meet the park rangers who will provide you with information and be prepared to lead you along the mountain routes. If your luggage is very heavy, porters are available to assist with carrying it. Any route, such as Budadiri Forest Exploration Center, Kapkwai, or Kapkwata, will be your starting point. You’re going to have an amazing, thrilling hike. Afterward, head back to the hotel for supper in the evening and Spend the night at the Mbale Resort Hotel (luxury) or Sipi Falls Camp.

Day 3: Return to Kampala

As you prepare to leave for Kampala, start your day with a substantial breakfast. You will stop in Jinja town along the route and visit a variety of local sights, including the Itanda Falls, Bujagali Falls, the Nile’s source, the Masese Fish Landing Site, and the Jinja Sailing Club. Have lunch there as well, then drive on to Kampala, arriving late at night.

End of Trekking


  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Park fees and permits
  • Professional mountain guides and porters
  • Meals during the trek


  • Airfare.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Travel insurance.

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