7 Days Mount Elgon Exclusive Hiking

Trekking Overview

A Week at Mount Elgon Your Exclusive Hiking Safari adventure will take you to Eastern Uganda, where you will hike and climb mountains, see Sipi Falls, and see the Nile River’s source. At 4,321 meters, Mountain Elgon is the seventh-highest peak in Africa, and even novice climbers can easily reach the summit. We have a variety of options for mountain climbing, and we can work with you to create a hiking trip that suits your schedule while staying within your means.

Trekking Day-by-Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive at the airport, check in, go to the hotel, get briefed, and spend the night

When you arrive at the airport, our staff will meet you, greet you, and take you to the hotel where you will receive a briefing, a communication overview of the schedule, a complimentary evening meal, and an overnight stay.

Day 2: Entebbe Via – Jinja source of the Nile – Mbale town – Budadiri – Last Chance

We set off early for Mount Elgon in eastern Uganda, traveled via the Jinja Nile source to Mbale town, stopped for lunch, and continued on to Budadiri, our base for the next day’s climb on the Sasa trail. This day permits making arrangements with the porters and guides at the park headquarters, as well as storing food and camping supplies.

Day 3: Budadiri – Sasa trail 2900m, – Sasa Camp

We will set out early in the morning for a strenuous day of hiking through the villages of Bumasifa and Bumasola at the foot of the mountain, where we will join the Sasa trail. This is a quicker and easier route up the mountain to the base camp at Sasa, where we will arrive in time for lunch and unwind in order to regain strength for the hike the following day.

The “Wall of death” is the destination of today’s trip; it got its moniker from the tattered local ropes that climbers used to ascend it in the past. Thankfully, the UWA built strong staircases up the sheer face of the cliff face a few years ago. As a result, porters can practically sprint up the mountain, making the moniker seem unjustified.

Beyond this, a straight, steep trail leads through the bamboo zone and rainforest to the lunar landscape above. Continue to Sasa River Camp, situated at 2900 meters, for dinner and an overnight stay. It takes seven to eight hours on average to hike the 1700 meters or around 8 kilometers.

Day 4: Sasa camp to Mude Camp – 3500m – camp Mude

Head through the forest to the top base camp, Mude Cave Campsite, for dinner and an overnight stay after eating breakfast at the campsite. 400 meters above sea level, four to five hours. But if time is of the essence, money is tight, and you’re in good shape, you can go directly up to Mude, spend the night there, and then head up to Wagagai, the top, the next morning. Nevertheless, because of cloud cover after midday, it is preferable to reach the top early in the morning.

Day 5: Mude Camp – Sunrise – Wagagai Peak 4321m, – return to Mude/Sasa – (camp Sasa/Mude)

We will begin our early morning climb at 3:30 am and end with an amazing SUNRISE experience at the peak. We will start our hike early. You will hike through the moorland zone up to Jackson’s Water Pool. From there, it will be a very easy trek through the caldera onto Wagagai’s main peak around 6:30 am. After that, you can relax and eat your packed breakfast before making your way back to Sasa Camp via Mude for supper and the night. It can take nine or ten hours to descend the 820 meters back to Sasa.

Day 6: Mude/Sasa camp – descend to Bumasifa – drive to Sipi – overnight – Sipi Falls

Following breakfast, we will continue our journey from Sasa Camp over the Wall of Death and into the vast plantation fields of Bumasola and Bumasifa. From there, we will park and meet our driver before making our way to Sipi, where we will spend the night at Sipi Falls.

Day 7: Sipi Falls Exploration – transfer to Entebbe/departure of meet-up to join a continuing Safari

After breakfast, see the Sipi Falls and then return to Entebbe in time for your departure or to make a connection for a further savannah safari.

Inclusions:

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

Exclusions:

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

5 DAYS TEST OF TANZANIA SAFARI

SEASONS: RATE A PER PERSON SHARING:
2024 2 Pax 4 Pax 6 Pax

Low Season
1st Apr – 31st May

USD 2,158 USD 1,550 USD 1,347

High Season
1st Nov – 15th Dec

USD 2,272 USD 1,664 USD 1,462

Peak Season 1st Jan – 31st Mar
1st Jun – 31st Oct
16th – 31st Dec

USD 2,386 USD 1,779 USD 1,576

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