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5 Days
Availability : 2018 - 2020
Kampala Uganda
Kampala Uganda
Min Age : 15
Max People : 30

5 Days Mount Elgon Trekking safari:- Mount Elgon is an extinct volcano with the largest surface area in the world being 50 by 80 kilometers. 5 Days Mount Elgon Trekking safari takes the Sipi Trail which will last for 5 days 4 nights. 5 Days Mount Elgon Trekking safari to its highest point is not very easy but it offers great and unforgettable tourism experiences with great views of the nearby area. The mountain has some of the well-developed hiking trails that a group of tourists can use uphill. While on the mountain hike, there are possibilities of viewing various flora and fauna at the different vegetation layers at certain heights of the mountain.

All those interested in hiking this famous mountain should prepare well and have the necessary equipment like jackets, sleeping bags, tents, raincoats snacks and others. Sweaters are very essential because the top layers have cold temperatures that go below 0 degrees at night. Hiking Mount Elgon enables a tourist view one of the world’s largest calderas.

Sipi Falls Mount Elgon Hike is a full trip to the Sipi Falls that lie on the edge of Mount Elgon National Park, near the Kenyan border. Sipi Falls is a series of three tall waterfalls all plunging along the lower slopes of Mt Elgon in Eastern Uganda. The area around Sipi offers a breath taking moment with cool environment mostly with fresh airs coming down from Mountain Elgon. Sipi falls area also offers most of the Mt. Elgon climbing and hiking starting points with the most popular route of Budadiri which follows the Sasa trail to the summit which descends back down to the Sipi trail of Sipi falls. The main waterfall is about 100 meters high and is visible from numerous positions. The next water fall upstream is said to be 75m tall.

Mount Elgon has an enormous crater which covers 40 kilometers at the top of the mountain. The land around Mt.Elgon is highly fertile and is known for cultivating excellent quality coffee.

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5 Days Mount Elgon Trekking safari Tour Details

The Trekkers are accompanied by a Guide and by one porters, who has the duty of transporting some of the luggage for up to 18kg per person the rest of luggage will be chargeable at extra cost. We provides the food menu, cooking equipment, tents and camping gears. The cook will help organizing food while the porter will help in the camping.

Departure & Return Location

Entebe International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

7:00 am

Price Includes

  • 4 Nights Hotel Accomodation
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • Transportation at destination

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees


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What to Expect on a 5 Days Mount Elgon Trekking safari

Sipi Falls offers great opportunities to hike, experience cultural activities and various more extreme sports such as tandem paragliding, rock climbing and abseiling! It’s a great place to spend a few days to unwind in and explore the incredible four waterfalls falls that make up the Sipi Waterfalls set. These hikes offer tranquil views of Mount Elgon including its waterfalls, rainforests and spectacular views over the ridges and plains of Eastern Uganda. A variety of hikes can be arranged up Mount Elgon itself, ranging from 11km hikes (6-8 hours) to 6 kilometers hikes (3-4 hours) and 4 kilometers hikes (2 hours).

  • Guarantee trek on confirmation
  • Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
  • Full board accommodation whilst on the trek
  • Meal plan as detailed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
  • Accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees to include government taxes
5 Days Mount Elgon Trekking safari - Itinerary

Day 1of the 5 Days Mount Elgon Trekking safari: Kampala - Mbale - From Kapkway to Tutum Camp (2667m)

Early morning drive from Kampala to Mbale then to Kapkway to Tutum Camp passing via Sipi, you will reach Kapkway Exploration Center, UWA headquarters. After organizing the porters with the food supplies and camping gear, you start walking up to Tutum Cave Camp (2667m) through montane and bamboo forest led by the guides. Tutum cave is hidden within the forest. Dinner and overnight. Distance covered: 11 km. Altitude of the day: 900m.

Day 2of the 5 Days Mount Elgon Trekking safari: From Tutum Camp to Kajeri Camp (3383m)

After breakfast proceed the hike to Kajeri Camp (3383m) for dinner overnight. Distance covered: 17 km. Altitude of the day: 900m.

Day 3of the 5 Days Mount Elgon Trekking safari: From Kajery Camp to Mude Camp (3.500m)

After breakfast walk slowly down after Muyembe camp to Mude cave Camp (3.500m), where you join the Sasa Trial. Dinner and overnight. Distance covered: 25 km. Altitude of the day: 120 m.

Day 4of the 5 Days Mount Elgon Trekking safari: From Mude Camp to Wagagay Peak (4321 m) - Return to Mude

After breakfast you walk through the moorland zone up to the main peak, Wagagai, and return to the Mude campsite for dinner and overnight. Distance covered: 18 km. Altitude of the day: 820m.

Day 5of the 5 Days Mount Elgon Trekking safari: From Mude Camp descend to Budadiri

The trekking ends descending to Budadiri, the gate of the national park nearby Mbale. Drive to Kampala arriving late in the evening back to your hotel.

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