7 Days / 6 Nights Mount Elgon Climbing.
This mountain is located in the boarder of Kenya and Uganda. It is the oldest and largest solitary, volcanic mountain in East Africa. A climb on Mt. Elgon’s moorlands unveils a splendid and uncluttered wilderness without the summit-oriented approach common to many mountains: the ultimate goal on reaching the top of Mt. Elgon is not the final ascent to Wagagai Peak, but the descent into the vast 40km² caldera.
- Return flights from Nairobi
- Return transfers as per the itinerary
- Services of qualified mountain guide, assistant guide, porters and cooks
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner on the mountain
- All camping equipment (tents, camping chairs & sleeping mat)
- All ground transport in Kampala
- 6 nights accommodation
The Price Excluded:
- Sleeping bags
- Climbing gears
• Items of personal nature
• Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary
- Travel insurance
DAY 1: Kampala – Mbale – Budadiri.
Upon arrival you will be picked by our driver who will drive you to Jinja with a Stop at Ssezibwa Falls. The falls are about seven meters high and they emerge from the rocky grounds falling deep into a kind of oasis water collection surface, before draining in River Ssezibwa, leaving at the back a cool and relaxing environment. The falls host a collection of tropical birds, ideal for bird watchers and butterfly watching. Next, tour Mabira Forest to see primates, butterflies and birdlife. Proceed East wards and cross to the East bank of the Nile. Take a short boat trip here. After lunch, tour the Itanda Falls on the north of the town then drive to Mbale town for shopping. Proceed to Budadiri close to Mt. Elgon National Park, ‘’The land of a thousand water falls’’. Arrange with porters, guides for the next day’s hike. Dinner and overnight at the Camp.
DAY 2: Budadiri – Bumasola – Sasa River Camp.
After breakfast, you will be driven to Bumasola, begin walking through the community to Mudange Cliffs, known as ”The walls of Death” which is a cultural site at the boundary of the park. Mudange cliffs are located in the tropical forest, black and white colobus monkeys, blue monkeys and baboons are likely to cross your tracks, making the walk adventurous and enjoyable. Proceed to your Camp through the montane forest, for dinner and overnight.
DAY 3: Sasa River Camp – Mude Cave Camp.
Commence our hike after breakfast passing through the bamboo mixed forest and enter into the heath vegetation zone, a distance of 5 km- 3 .5 hour walk. Overnight at Mude Cave Camp.
DAY 4: Mude Cave – Wagagai Peak
After breakfast, Pass through the vegetation to the mooreland via the Jackson pool to the Jackson ridge. We will then head to the caldera rim and view the largest mountain caldera in the whole world, Mount Elgon Kenya side and many crater lakes in the caldera. Proceed to Wagagai peak which is the highest summit on the mountain. Return to Mude Cave Camp for overnight. (18km return).
DAY 5: Mude Cave Camp – Kajeri Camp
We will cover a total of 21kms from Mude Cave Camp to Kajeri, passing through several caves like Mawong’ongo which served as a house to communities in the past while grazing their cattle and hunting. Enter briefly the caldera then turn left to Sipi trail. Descend to Kajeri Camp for overnight.
DAY 6: Kajeri – Sipi Falls
After breakfast, walk from Kajeri River Camp to the forest exploration center. Proceed to Sipi Falls. Later head to Sipi Falls Camp for dinner and overnight.
DAY 7: Sipi Falls – Mbale-Kampala-Nairobi
After breakfast, drive to Mbale. Here you will tour the Wanale Ridge Bugisu’s temple of nature and the long arm of Mount Elgon. This is an impressive mountain with escarpments, deep valleys, water streaked cliffs, caves and rocks.
It is standing at a height of 6,864 ft, Wanale can be viewed from all areas in Mbale and neighboring districts. It covers a huge portion of Bugisu’s land surface. Mbale town literally lies at its foot. While in Mbale town, you can see many waterfalls making Mt. Wanale to be one of the most beautiful mountains in Uganda. Depart Mbale for Kampala and arrive late afternoon for your return flight.