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AVU024 Mount Elgon Hiking Safari (5 Days)

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TOUR OVERVIEW:

InquireMt. Elgon has the largest volcanic base in the world with 4000km², and a surface area of (50km by 80km). This enormous mountain is shared by two countries lying on both the Eastern border of Uganda and the Western boarder of Kenya; it’s the oldest and largest solitary, mountain in East Africa.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Day 1: Kampala- Mbale. (Approx. 270 Km)  About 6 Hours;

Day 2: Sasa River Camp- Mude Cave (15.5 km). About 6 Hours;

Day 3: Mude Cave-Wagagai Peak-Mude Cave. (18 Km). About 4 Hours;

Day 4: Hunters Cave Camp. (10.5 Km). About 3 Hours;

Day 5: Piswa Patrol Hut and return to Kampala;

DETAILED TOUR ITINERARY:

Mount Elgon HikeDAY 1: Kampala- Mbale. (Approx. 270 Km)  About 6 Hours:
Pick up from your hotel by our company guide or driver, transfer to the east of Mountain Elgon via Jinja and Mbale towns. Mountain Elgon is a 4,321 metre high. Spectacular scenery is the main attraction for the hiker on this mountain with a variety of forest monkeys, small antelopes, with elephants, buffalo and about 300 bird species.

Accommodation: Sipi River lodge or Lacam lodge
Travel Time:) About 6 Hours (Approx. 270 Km.)
Meal Plan: Full Board.

DAY 2:  Sasa River Camp- Mude Cave (15.5 km). About 6 Hours:
Hiking 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 the trail that leads to Sasa River Camp where you climb up to Mude Cave campsite. If you are an experienced / stronger climber, you may leave Mude and continue climbing up to Jackson’s summit 4,192 m (2 hrs climb).

Accommodation:  Mud Camp
Hiking Time: (15.5 Km). About 6 hour
Meal Plan: Full Board

DAY 3: Mude Cave-Wagagai Peak-Mude Cave. (18 km) about 4 hours:
Early in the morning, hike from Mude Cave climb to Wagagai Peak (4,321 m). Later descend  to Mud Camp for the night.

Accommodation:  Mud Camp
Hiking Time: About 4 Hours (18km)
Meal Plan: Full Board

DAY 4: Hunters Cave Camp. (10.5km) about 3 hours
From Mude Cave descend to the Caldera and Hot Springs.

Accommodation: Hunter’s Cave
Time: About 3 Hours (10.5km)
Meal Plan: Full Board

DAY 5: Piswa Patrol Hut and return to Kampala
From the Hunter’s Cave Camp trail descend to Piswa Patrol Hut. Return to Kampala via Jinja and Mbale town.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

End of 5 days Mount Elgon Hiking Safari.

The Safari Package Covers: 

  • Park Entrance Fees.
  • Park Ranger Fees.
  • Porters and chef fees.
  • Equipment Fees.
  • Relevant Government Taxes.
  • Full Board Accommodation as indicated in the Itinerary (4nights).
  • Full time English speaking Driver/Guide
  • Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Airport transfer provided your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.

Safari Exclusions:

  • Airfares
  • Personal Insurance
  • Visa Fees
  • Expenses of personal nature such as; personal insurance, drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities.

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