4 Days Mt.Elgon Uganda safari-Hiking Trip
Mt. Elgon is a 4,321m high of extinct volcano which in prehistoric time stood taller than Kilimanjaro does to day. Although the mountain straddles the Kenya boarder its loftiest peak, Wagagai lies within Uganda and is best ascended from the Ugandan side. Spectacular scenery is the main attraction for hikers on this oft-neglected and relatively undemanding mountain. Attitudinal vegetation zones range from montane forest to high moorland studded with the other-worldly giant lobelia and groundsel plants. There are a variety of forest monkeys and small antelopes while the bird checklist topples 300 species.
Day 1 Mt. Elgon Uganda safari-Hiking Trip:Arrival at Entebbe International Airport
On arrival at the airport, you will be met by our well trained and experienced staff, who will be there to make you feel at home as he guides you to your hotel for an overnight stay, He will give you briefings about Uganda and your travel itinerary. Dinner and overnight stay at Kampala Serena Hotel (Up market) or Makerere University Guest House (Budget facility) Meal plan (D) according to the booking plan.
Day 2 Mt. Elgon Uganda hiking safaris:Kampala-Elgon
After breakfast drive to Mbale the home of Embalu(male initiation ceremony). Where boys are circumcised as an initiation into manhood. Reach Mbale early enough for Dinner. Check in to your hotel and leisure around before you go to bed.Dinner and overnight stay at Protea Hotel Mbale (Up market) or Lacam Lodge Bandas (Budget facility) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 3 Mt Elgon Uganda climbing tours:Mount Elgon and Sipi Falls
After breakfast hike the biggest volcano, Mountain Elgon. This is set on the Kenyan boarder near Mbale, it encompasses the 4,321m mountain for which it is named. It has the largest base of extinct volcanoes in the world. A lush of mosaic afro-mountain forest, grass land, and more land habitats that make this park a highly rewarding destination for hikers and other natural history enthusiasts. It is the fourth highest mountain in Africa,after Kilimanjaro, Mt. Kenya and the Rwenzori.
A day hike will allow you to explore Mount Elgon diverse mountain forest.The popular forest exploration trail,Sipi trail can make one enjoy the cool mist at Chebonet falls,Kapkwai cave, the talking tree, Jungle walking shoes and rain gear are recommended. Dinner and overnight stay at Protea Hotel Mbale (Up market) or Lacam Lodge Bandas (Budget facility) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 4 Mt Elgon climbing safaris: Bird walk Elgon(bird watching)
After breakfast check out and drive to Lake Bisina, disband from the car and walk to the strong hold of the Fox`s Weaver as well as papyrus dwellers such as the shoebill stock and the papyrus Gonolek. Have lunch and drive back to Kampala for night stay.
Mount Elgon Uganda hiking safari package includes:
-Transportation in fueled safari vehicle
-Full board and meals during the hike
-Accommodation as per the itinerary
-Guide and one porter, carrying max 18kg
-Park Entrance fees
Mount Elgon Uganda hiking safari package excludes:
-Equipment for the hike (hiking trip)
-Changes in the program itinerary
Required equipment for the hike
Required equipment for the hike: rucksack, sleeping bag for low temperature and sleeping mat, one plate, cutlery, mug, knife, trekking shoes, poncho or rain coat, heavy worm jacket, hand gloves, scarf and hat, one jumper, a torch and some tablets.
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