This safari takes you to Mt Elgon National park found in the Eastern part of Uganda’s border with Kenya. The park adopts its names from Mt Elgon, Uganda’s second highest mountain. The mountain today exists as an extinct volcano rising up to 4321 Km above sea level.Mt Elgon region is an important watershed, and its slopes support a rich variety of altitudinal vegetation zones ranging from montane forest to high open moorland studded with the other-worldly giant lobelia and groundsel plants.
The mountain provides spectacular natural scenery which is the main attraction for hikers on this oft-neglected and relatively undemanding mountain.
Arrive Kampala Kingfisher Resort-Jinja (FB)
Day 1. Upon arrival at Entebbe airport you will be received by our representative who will transfer you to your hotel. Check in later get briefed about the tour.
Kampala – Mt Elgon Wash and Willis Country Home. (FB)
Day 2. Our safari guide will pick you from your hotel and drive to Mt Elgon National park passing via Jinja road. Have a stop over at the Mabira Forest for a short forest walk. From Jinja you will make a visit to the famous source of the Nile- the world’s longest river, and the Bujagali Falls. Finally reach Mbale late in the evening.
Sasa Trail Sasa River Camp (FB)
Day 3. A climb starts in the morning. Ascend via the Sasa trail and then descend via the Piswa trail. This journey takes approximately 4 hours. From Budadiri take on the trail that leads to Sasa River Camp and this may take approximately 2 hours.
Sasa River camp – Sasa Patrol Hut Mude Cave campsite (FB)
Day 4. From Sasa River camp climb to Sasa Patrol Hut (2 hrs). From Sasa Patrol Hut take on one hour climb to Mude Cave campsite. If you are experienced / stronger climber, you may leave Mude and continue climbing up to Jackson’s summit 4,192 m (2 hrs climb). Dinner and overnight at Mude Cave.
Wagagai Peak Mude Cave (FB) Day 5. Early in the morning, from Mude Cave climb to Wagagai Peak (4,321 m).This takes approximately 4 hours. After resting return to Mude Cave for an Overnight.
Sasa Trail Sipi Falls Rest Camp (FB)
Day 6. Descend further in the morning via the Piswa trail. and sasa trail. This journey takes approximately 4 hours.
Caldera and Hot Springs Hunters Cave Camp(FB) Day 7. From Mude Cave descend to the Caldera and Hot Springs (4 hrs). Camp at the Caldera to hunter’s Cave after a 4 hours journey.
Trail head to Piswa Patrol Hut Piswa Patrol Hut(FB) Day 8. From the Hunter’s Cave Camp trail head to Piswa Patrol Hut. This takes about 6 hours
Piswa Patrol Hut- Kamnarkut – Kapchorwa. Kapchorwa (FB) Day 9. From Piswa Patrol Hut, connect to Kamnarkut and later trek to Kapchorwa. This journey takes about 5-6 hours.
Romantic Sipi Falls Sipi Rest Camp (FB) Day 10. After break fast visit the Romantic Sipi Falls found in Kapchorwa, north of Mbale. Camp at the Sipi Rest Camp for an overnight.
Return to Kampala
Day 11. After breakfast, return to Kampala. Have Lunch enroute. Finally reach Kampala late afternoon.