3 Days Mount Elgon Hiking in Uganda


The 3 Days Mount Elgon Hiking in Uganda safari brings you to Eastern Uganda, where you’ll go for mountain climbing and hiking on Mountain Elgon and also explore Sipi Falls not forgetting the amazing experience of the Nile’s source. Kampala is where the safari begins and concludes. More than 300 different bird species can be found in Mount Elgon National Park, including the critically endangered Lammergeyer. The higher slopes are protected by national parks in Kenya and Uganda, resulting in a vast trans-boundary conservation area that has been designated a UNESCO Man & Biosphere Reserve. Little is known about the mammalian flora on Mount Elgon. The black and white Columbus and blue monkey species are the most prevalent species, or at least the ones that hikers can see the best. In forests and in a few endemic montane moorland species, there are a few elephants living there.

Mount Elgon National Park is a national park found in two East African Countries Uganda and Kenya. In Uganda the park is located in Eastern part of Uganda in Bukalasi, Manjiya, Bududa district 140 kilometers of Lake Victoria, and in Kenya it is located in north Kisumu and west of kitale. The Park covers an area of 1279 square kilometers (494 sq. mi) and is bisected by border of Uganda and Kenya. The Uganda part covers about 1110 km (430 sq. mil) while the Kenyan part covers 169 km (65 sq. mil). The Ugandan part was gazette in 1992 while the Kenya part was gazette in 1968. With Wagagai as its highest peak, 4321-meter-tall Mont Elgon is an extinct volcano that last erupted more than 24 million years ago. Despite being the fourth highest peak in east Africa, Mount Elgon is one of the greatest Uganda safari destinations since it has the largest surface area of any extinct volcano on Earth.

3 Days Mount Elgon Hiking in Uganda, The ideal place for a safari in Uganda is Mount Elgon. Mount Elgon National Park can be visited in conjunction with the journey to Jinja and can serve as the beginning point of safari tours to Kidepo Valley National Park in Northern Uganda, making it an excellent safari destination. To get to the top of Wagagai peak, there are several activities to engage in, including mountain climbing. Biking, hiking, abseiling, adventure, nature walks, caving, waterfalls, cultural visits, hot springs, viewing ancient rock art, and going to Sipi Falls are just a few of the other park activities.

Hikers can ascend the mountain’s peak using any of its many trails. The Sipi Falls, gorges, hot springs, caverns, and many animal species like elephants, forest monkeys, and small antelopes. The two ethnic groups who reside in the vicinity of the stunning Elgon Mountain are the Bagishu and the Sabiny. These people practice subsistence farming and annually initiate or induct young men and women into adulthood through circumcision rites. You will therefore have the chance to enjoy the locals’ dancing and singing as well as get a glimpse of their local circumcision techniques if you schedule your safari to Mt. Elgon Uganda during the season of these traditional ceremonies. All of these things will undoubtedly make your adventure tour in Uganda very memorable. Buffaloes, and about 300 different bird species are all experienced on a 3-days mountain Elgon Safari. Keep in mind that a full hiking/trekking circuit requires 4–5 days.

Tour highlights

  • Departure from Kampala-Mbale
  • Hiking Mount Elgon
  • Return to Kampala

    Price Includes:

    • All park entry fees
    • Ground transport (4WD)
    • Bottled drinking water
    • Accommodation (Full board)
    • Full time tour guide (English speaking)

    Price Excludes:

    • International flights
    • Visa
    • Alcohol and Cigars
    • Tips to the Guides and Hotel staff

Itinary in details

After breakfast, your driver-guide will pick you up in Kampala, and after briefing you, you’ll drive to the east through a number of districts with beautiful scenery, such as the Mabira forest, tea and sugarcane plantations in Lugazi, Lake Victoria, the River Nile at the Owen falls dam, Jinja town, and more. If you still have time, you could explore Sipi Falls and the surrounding environs after arriving in Mbale town and eating lunch. Eat dinner and spend the night at Mbale Resort Hotel or Sipi Falls Camp (on a budget) (Luxury).

Get up early, eat breakfast, and then go with a packed lunch. Meet the park rangers who will give you a briefing and be ready to lead you over the mountain routes. There will also be porters who can help you carry your stuff if it’s heavy. You can begin on any route, such as the Budadiri Forest Exploration Center, Kapkwai, or Kapkwata. You’ll have a fantastic, adventurous experience while hiking. In the evening, return to the hotel for dinner and Spend the night at Mbale Resort Hotel or Sipi Falls Camp (on a budget) (Luxury).

As you prepare to leave for Kampala, start your day with a great breakfast. You’ll stop in Jinja town along the route and visit a number of nearby sights, including the Itanda and Bujagali falls, the source of the Nile, the Masese fish landing site, and the Jinja Sailing Club, among others. Have lunch there as well, then proceed to Kampala, arriving there in the evening.

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