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8 DAYS MOUNT ELGON HIKING SAFARI

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Experience the un beaten track and explore the undiscovered East! Hike Mount Elgon, reach the Wagagai peak and overlook the Karamojong plains…

  • Day 1: ARRIVAL
  • Day 2: KAMPALA – JINJA
  • Day 3: JINJA – MOUNT ELGON
  • Day 4: PISWA CAMP
  • Day 5: HUNTERS CAVE CAMP
  • Day 6: MUDE CAVE CAMP
  • Day 7: MOUNT ELGON – KAMPALA
  • Day 8: DEPARTURE
Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVAL

On this day, you will be welcomed by a driver guide of the Vienna tours and Travel Company who will transfer you to your hotel in Kampala. Depending on the time of arrival, our guide will take you on a city tour for an exciting introduction with the capital. Visit some interesting and historical sites, including the Kasubi Tombs, Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, the Uganda Museum and of course the African Craft Village. We also advise you to have money changed today.
Dinner and overnight at Cassia Lodge.

Day 2KAMPALA – JINJA

After an early breakfast, our driver guide will transfer you from the capital city and head towards Jinja, the origin of the mighty river Nile. On your way, you will have a stopover at Mabira Forest. Hikers will enjoy a walk through this beautiful forest, with different primates, birds and butterflies. There are many options this day, including a visit to the Source of the Nile, the Bujagali Falls, floating down on the challenging rapids and relaxing on the shores of the Nile. Dinner and overnight at The Haven.

Day 3JINJA – MOUNT ELGON

On this day, our driver guide will drive you out of Jinja and head to the unknown eastern part of Uganda. You will pass through Mbale, a charming town at the foot hills of the Mount Elgon. This area is full of rich heritage and fascinating culture. With some beautiful view points. On your way you will reach Sipi Village nestled between mountains and waterfalls, check in to the lodge, have lunch and relaxation. After lunch at the lodge, you will go for a hike to the lovely Sipi Falls. Pass typical African bandas, banana plantations and maize fields while you climb to the different waterfalls. Dinner and overnight at Lacam Lodge.

Day 4PISWA CAMP

On this day in the morning have a hearty breakfast and thereafter you will transfer to Kapkwata at 2190 meters, from where you will start your hike, following the Kapkwata Trail. It is a scenic route running through the bamboo, heath and moor land, arriving at the Piswa Camp at 2850 meters. Dinner and camping at Piswa Hut Campsite.

Day 5 HUNTERS CAVE CAMP

Hike up to the rim of the caldera through beautiful columns of the most rare and endemic plant species like the giant Lobelia Elgonensis. And of course a visit to the slopes of Mount Elgon can’t go without finding the wild Everlasting flowers. 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 6MUDE CAVE CAMP

Morning breakfast, then 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 7MOUNT ELGON – KAMPALA

Early morning, descend through the Sasa trail to Budadiri and then travel back to Mbale town. After having lunch in this calm place we will continue to Kampala where you can relax and reflect you climb of the second highest summit in Uganda.
Dinner and overnight at Cassia Lodge.

Day 8DEPARTURE

Enriched with an experience of a lifetime and unforgettable memories you will say goodbye to the Pearl of Africa. Depending on the time of departure you might have some time to spend in Kampala and shop for a souvenir. Or leave early for Entebbe and visit the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre for a last meeting with the beautiful flora and fauna of the country. Afterwards our driver guide will again transfer you to the airport for your flight back home. We are looking forward to seeing you again!

Inclusions and Exclusions
  • The following are included in the price of this tour

    • A 4×4 safari vehicle
    • Park entrance fees
    • Ranger guiding fee
    • Nature walking fee
    • Car fuel
    • Experienced English speaking driver guide
    • Hiking fees
    • Accommodation
    • Meals
    • Clean bottled drinking water
    • Pick up from the airport and drop up

    The following are NOT included in the price of this tour

    • International Flights
    • Hotel fees while in Kampala
    • Visas
    • Other drinks apart from water
    • tips given to staff
    • laundry
    • any other extra activities not mentioned above
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