3 Days Mount Elgon Hiking in Uganda
3 Days Mount Elgon Hiking
The 3 days safari 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: Kampala-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 at Sipi falls Camp(Budget) or Mbale Resort Hotel(Luxury)
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 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 at Sipi falls Camp(Budget) or Mbale Resort Hotel(Luxury)
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.