Mount Elgon Hiking Safaris in Uganda

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4 Days Mount Elgon Hiking Safaris in Uganda Overview

Mount Elgon is a 4,321m high of extinct volcano which in prehistoric time stood taller than Mt. Kilimanjaro does to day. Although the mountain straddles the Kenya boarder on its loftiest peak, Wagagai lies within Uganda and is best ascended from the Ugandan side which makes our Mountain elgon hiking safari in Uganda more interesting as we shall view great scenery. 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 hence making mountain climbing tours in Elgon more interesting and experiential.

ITINERARY FOR 4 DAYS MOUNT ELGON HIKING SAFARI IN UGANDA

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport
Uganda mountain hiking tours starts with a warm welcome on arrival at the airport, by our well trained and experienced tour guide/driver, 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 hence getting you ready for Mount Elgon Hiking Safari in Uganda . 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: Drive from Kampala to Elgon
Mount Elgon Hiking Safari in Uganda begins with an early breakfast then 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, Uganda mountain hiking tours will commence as you check in to your hotel leisure around and relax as you prepare for Elgon hiking tour. Dinner and overnight stay at Protea Hotel Mbale (Up market) or Lacam Lodge Bandas (Budget facility) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 3: Trail Mount Elgon and Sipi Falls
Our mountain elgon hiking safari in Uganda will start with an early breakfast then hike the biggest volcano with the largest caldera in the world. Mount Elgon Hiking Safari will enable you 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. Uganda mountain hiking tours enables you encounter a lush of mosaic afro-mountain forests, grass lands, 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 Mt.Kilimanjaro, Mt.Kenya and Mt.Rwenzori.
A day hike will allow you to explore Mount Elgon’s diverse mountain forests. 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: Bird walk Elgon(bird watching)
Uganda mountain hiking tours starts with an early 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, hence marking an end to our Mount Elgon Hiking Safari in Uganda.

Mount Elgon Hiking Safari in Uganda package includes:

  • Airport transfers
  • Transportation in fueled safari vehicle
  • Guides allowances
  • Park fees
  • Full board and meals during the hike
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Guide and one porter, carrying max 18kg
  • Cook
  • Park Entrance fees
  • Bird walk
  • Sipi hike
  • Uganda mountain hiking tour in mountain Elgon excludes:

  • Equipment for the hike (hiking trip)
  • Extra Luggage
  • Changes in the program itinerary
  • Required equipment for Mount Elgon Hiking Safari trip in Uganda

  • 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
  • For more information about Mount Elgon Hiking Safari in Uganda, kindly contact our office by email: [email protected] or phone call at: +256 776 660 918/ +256 751 646 578