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3 Days Mount Elgon Hiking in Uganda

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3 Days Mount Elgon Hiking

3 days mount Elgon hiking in Uganda takes you to Eastern Uganda where you will engage in mountain climbing/hiking, a visit to sipi falls and the source of the Nile. The Safari starts and ends in Kampala. Mount Elgon is an amazing feature found in the East of Uganda and also shared with Kenya, it is said to be the 4th highest in East Africa standing at 4,321m high, and its an extinct volcano with the main activity of hiking. It is slightly tricky to climb to the top (Wagagai peak), and hence hikers are expected to be fit enough.

The mountain has a number of trails which hikers use to hike up the top. The mountain is also home to the magnificent Sipi falls, gorges, hot springs, caves, also different animal species like the elephants, forest monkeys, small antelopes, buffaloes as well as around 300 bird species. Remember that a complete circuit of hiking/trekking takes around 4 to 5 days.

 

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Mbale

You will have a pick up from Kampala after breakfast by your driver guide, after briefing you will drive to the east via a number of districts which have great sceneries including the Mabira forest, tea and sugarcane plantations in Lugazi, Lake Victoria, River Nile at the Owen falls dam, Jinja town among others. Later reach Mbale town and have lunch and later continue you could visit Sipi falls and neighboring areas that is if you are still on time. Have dinner and Overnight

Accommodation: Sipi falls Camp(Budget) or Mbale Resort Hotel(Luxury)

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch

Drinking Water and fruits throughout.

 

Day 2: Hiking Mount Elgon

Rise up early and have breakfast, after set out with packed lunch. Meet the park guides who will brief you and are ready to guide through the trails on the mountains, there will also be porters that can help carry your luggage just in case its heavy. You will start with any trail of hiking such as Kapkwai, Kapkwata, or Budadiri Forest exploration centre. During the hike you will have a great adventurous time. Later, return back to the hotel in the evening for dinner and Overnight.

Accommodation: Sipi falls Camp(Budget) or Mbale Resort Hotel(Luxury)

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch

Drinking Water and fruits throughout.

 

Day 3: Return to Kampala

Start your day with a delicious breakfast as you get ready to set off for Kampala. On your way, you will have a stopover in Jinja town and head to different attractions around such as Itanda falls, Bujagali falls, the source of the Nile, Masese fish landing site, Jinja Sailing club among others. Also have your lunch there and continue to Kampala reaching late evening.

Location: Kampala (City)

Accommodation Option: No (End of tour)

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch

Drinking Water and fruits throughout

 

Tour Includes:

Airport transfers

4×4 transport with English speaking local guide/driver for all road transport

Accommodation & all meals above

All park entrances fees

Drinking water in the vehicle

Mentioned activities

Gorilla and chimpanzee permits

 

Tour Excludes:

  • International visas
  • Accommodation facilities while in Kampala
  • All expenses of personal nature such as tips and drinks

Health:

  • Yellow fever and malaria prophylactics are required
  • COVID19 certificate

Officials have a right to refuse entry if you are found to have or show any signs of communicable diseases

Visas:

Most nationalities require a visa to enter Uganda which can be obtained on arrival at USD 50 per person, single entry. Passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months

Flights:

It is imperative that you basically confirm your onward /return flights.  Please contact our offices for assistance.

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