Mt. Elgon Hiking Expedition

Mount Elgon National Park

Overview

Did you know that Uganda hosts an extinct volcanic mountain with the largest surface area in the world measuring about 50 km by 80 km, and a caldera with a width of about 8 km? The Mountain is known as mount Elgon protected under Mount Elgon National Park by the Uganda Wildlife Authority. The mountain’s highest peak is Wagagai which towers up to about 4,321m and lies at the border with Kenya.

The Park is about 1,121km² in size and consists of a lush montane forest, a mixed bamboo belt, heath and spectacular moorland hyrachs, which contain rare species like the giant Lobelia Elgonensis and clusters of groundsels unique to Africa.

Highlights

  • Day 1: Kampala – Budadiri
  • Day 2: Sasa River Camp
  • Day 3: Mudde Cave
  • Day 4: Mudde Cave
  • Day 5: Hunters Cave
  • Day 6: Descend and return to Kampala

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Kampala – Budadiri

Your picked up from your overnight hotel in Kampala after breakfast to head eastwards to Budadiri with lunch and shopping in Mbale town. After lunch we head to Budadiri to start our hike to Bunamasifu. Dinner and overnight camping at Bunamasifu.

Meal plan: lunch, dinner.

Day 2: Sasa River Camp

Early start, be prepared for a steep and rugged climb to Sasa River Camp. Dinner and overnight camping at Sasa River Camp.

Meal plan:breakfast,lunch and dinner.

Day 3: Mudde Cave

Continue on the hike after breakfast with our lunch boxes and bottled mineral water on a walk that ends up at Jackson’s Pool. Dinner and overnight camping at Mudde Cave camp.

Meal plan: breakfast,lunch dinner.

Day 4: Mudde Cave

Have breakfast; climb to the Jacksons and Wagagai Summits. Have lunch on the mountain – dinner and overnight camping at Mudde Cave camp.

Meal plan: breakfast,lunch dinner.

Day 5: Hunters Cave

Breakfast, after walk across to the “Hot Springs” onwards to Hunters cave. Lunch, then dinner and overnight camping at Hunters Cave Camp.

Meal plan: breakfast,lunch dinner.

Day 6: Descend and return to Kampala

Have breakfast descend to Kapkwata continuing onward to Sipi Falls. Get debriefed and stretch out a little before returning Kampala with our lunch en-route.

Dinner and overnight at Cassia lodge,

Meal plan: breakfast,lunch,dinner

This Safari Package Includes

  • Accommodation and meals during the hike as indicated
  • Transportation by 4wheel driver safari vehicle
  • Park Entrance fees
  • An English speaking driver
  • Porters 25kg per person
  • A cook
  • Hiking fees
  • Mountain ranger fees
  • Rescue fees in case of emergency rescue on Mount Elgon

The Safari Exclusions

The expenses of personal nature like: Air fare, Visa, soda/alcoholic drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, and porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills.