7 Days Hiking on Mt. Elgon

Day 1, Arrival at Entebbe Airport
On arrival at the Airport, you will be welcomed by our company representative. Depending on the time of your arrival, Early arrivals will enable you visit some places in Entebbe like Botanical gardens, Snake Parks and the Entebbe Zoo. However with late and evening arrivals, your driver guide will transfer you to your Hotel in Kampala for dinner, refreshments and overnight stay at Serena Hotel or Sheraton Hotel (Luxury)/ Cassia Lodge (Midrange)/Excellent Hotel or Ministers Village Hotel or Hotel Sojovaro (Budget)

Day 2, Transfer to Mt. Elgon
After breakfast at your Hotel in Kampala, you will drive eastwards to Sipi Falls which is found on the slopes of Mount Elgon. En route visit the Mabira forest and the source of River Nile in Jinja. Have lunch in Mbale town and in the afternoon go to the Park Headquarters and finalize trekking arrangements for the next day. After the registration, you can go for the forest walk with in the Park. Dinner and overnight stay at Sipi Falls Resort, Lacam Lodge or Sipi River camp

Day3, Piswa Patrol Camp (2850m)
After breakfast, transfer you to Kapkwata at 2190 meters and start your hike and also meet your guides, cook and porters. From here you will start the hike and head upwards following the Kapkwata Piswa Trail. This is a scenic route which runs through the bamboo, heath and moor land. You will arrive at the Piswa Camp at 2850 meters. Dinner and camping at Piswa Hut Campsite

Day4, Piswa Patrol Camp to Hunters Cave (3870m)
After breakfast, you will start on the long, steep climb to hunters Cave which is located below the rim of the caldera, set up the tents and enjoy beautiful landscape covered with giant groundsels. Upon reaching the cave, you will prepare for dinner and overnight stay. After dinner enjoy stars and particularly Milky Way which is nicely visible. Overnight at Hunters Cave (3870m).

Day 5, Mude Cave Camp (3500m).
After a morning breakfast, you will ascend to the top of the caldera to the Wagagai Peak at 4321 meters.  Have a great time and photographs and then later descend through the Jackson summit (4200 meter) and the Jackson pool back to Mude Cave Camp at 3500 meters. Dinner and camping at Mude Cave Camp.

Day 6, Transfer back to Mbale
Descend back to Mbale town and in the afternoon transfer to Sipi falls for a nature walk. The nature walk to the falls will reward you with sights of different floral species including Elgonensis lobelia and dotted clusters of peculiar groundsels. Return back to your lodge for lunch and in the afternoon go for cave exploration and also visit the plantations of coffee, sugar cane and bananas. Dinner and overnight stay at Sipi Falls Resort, Lacam Lodge or Sipi River camp

Day 7, Forest walk and transfer back to Kampala
After breakfast, you will go for a short guided forest walk to search for different bird species. Later transfer back to Kampala with lunch en route in Jinja town. Also visit the famous Bujjagali falls and later transfer back to Kampala reaching in the evening. Drop off will be at your Hotel or at the Airport for your flight back home

 

End of Safari

 

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