5 Days Mount Elgon trekking circuit
This is 4,321m high of extinct volcano which in prehistoric time stood taller than Kilimanjaro does today. 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. Altitudinal 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.
Day1 Hiking Mt Elgon-Uganda safari Trip: Entebbe/Kampala-Mbale
Today after our breakfast from the hotel, we shall drive to eastern Uganda. Stop at Jinja and we have fun at the Bujagali falls and source of the Nile where you will experience the supernatural landforms. Lunch and after drive to Mbale via the big plantation of sugarcane and have more panoramic sceneries along the way. Dinner and overnight at Mbale resort hotel/Mount Elgon hotel. Meal plan: H/B.
Day2 Hiking Mt Elgon-Uganda safari Trip:Kapkway-Tutum Camp (2,667m)
After your breakfast drive via Sipi, reach Kapkway Exploration Center, UWA headquarter. After arranging the guide and porters, with food and camping gear, you start walking up to Tutum Cave Camp (2,667m) through Montane and bamboo forest.Tutum cave is spectacular hidden within the forest. Dinner and overnight at Sipi falls/Black lantern. Meal plan: F/B
Day 3 Hiking Mt Elgon-Uganda safari Trip: Tutum Camp-Kajeri Camp (3,383m)
After breakfast proceeds the hike to Kajeri Camp (3383m) for dinner and overnight. Distance of the day: 17 km. Altitude of the day: 900m.
Day4 Hiking Mt Elgon-Uganda safari Trip: Kajeri Camp-Mude Camp (3,500m)
After breakfast walk slowly down after Muyembe cam to Mude cave Camp (3,500m), where you join the Sasa Trial. Dinner and overnight. Distance of the day: 25 km. Altitude of the day: 120m.
Day5 Hiking Mt Elgon-Uganda safari Trip:Mude Camp to Wagagai Peak (4,321 m)
After breakfast you walk through the moorland zone up to the main peak,Wagagai, and return to the Mude campsite for dinner and overnight. Distance of the day: 18 km. Altitude of the day: 820m.
Day 6 Hiking Mt Elgon-Uganda safari Trip:Mude Camp descend to Budadiri
The trekking ends descending to Budadiri, the gate of the national park nearby Mbale.
Day7: Reserved for departure.
The price 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
The price excludes:
-Equipment for the hike
-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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