Mountain climbing tour in Uganda overview
Mountain Elgon 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 hence making Uganda mountain hiking tours unforgettable as the mountain 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.
ITINERARY FOR 6 DAYS MOUNTAIN CLIMBING TOURS IN UGANDA
Day 1: Drive from Entebbe/Kampala to Mbale
Our mountain hiking safaris in Uganda start with an early breakfast as taken from the lodge before we drive to eastern Uganda in Mountain Elgon National Park home to the world’s largest volcanic caldera, Stop in Jinja and have fun from Bujagali falls that happens to be the source of the Nile where you will experience the supernatural land forms. Lunch and afternoon hence resume our mountain climbing tour in Uganda with a drive to Mbale via the big plantations of sugarcane and have more panoramic scenery along the way. Dinner and overnight at Mbale resort hotel, Mount Elgon hotel. Meal plan: H/B.
Day 2: Drive to Kapkway-Tutum Camp (2,667m)
Uganda mountain hiking safari in Mt. Elgon starts with an early breakfast then drive via Sipi, reach Kapkway exploration center as you head to UWA headquarters for briefing, mountain climbing tour in Uganda starts with preparations for hiking Mt. Elgon this includes packing all the necessities that will enable you have a great Mt. Elgon hiking safaris in Uganda. The trail starts with a hike 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: Trail from Tutum Camp to Kajeri Camp (3,383m)
Mountain climbing tour in Uganda proceeds with a hike to Kajeri Camp (3,383m) for dinner and overnight. Distance of the day: 17 km. Altitude of the day: 900m hence making the Mountain climbing tour in Uganda experiential.
Day 4:Trail from Kajeri Camp to Mude Camp (3,500m)
Mountain climbing tour in Uganda starts with an early breakfast then walk slowly down past Muyembe 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.
Day 5: Trail from Mude Camp to Wagagai Peak (4,321 m)
Having taken breakfast we start our mountain climbing tour in Uganda with a walk through the moorland zone up to the main peak Wagagai Uganda’s highest peak then return to Mude campsite for dinner and overnight. Distance of the day: 18 km. Altitude of the day: 820m.
Day 6: Trail from Mude Camp as we descend to Budadiri
The Uganda mountain hiking safari in Uganda ends while descending to Budadiri, the gate of the national park nearby Mbale.
Day 7: Reserved for departure
Having put an end to our entire process of climbing mountain elgon in Uganda, we drive back to Kampala with minds full of beautiful memories experienced on our mountain climbing tour in Uganda.
Mountain climbing tour in Uganda includes:
- Airport transfers
- Transportation in fueled safari vehicle
- Guides allowances
- Hiking fees
- Full board and meals during the hike
- Accommodation as per the itinerary
- Guide and one porter, carrying max 18kg
- Park Entrance fees
- Bird walk
- Sipi falls hike.
All the above mentioned will be conducted as we cover our mountain hiking safari in Uganda trip to the eastern parts of the country.
Mountain Hiking Safaris in Uganda package excludes:
- Equipment for the hike
- Extra Luggage
- Changes in the program itinerary
Required equipment for mountain climbing tours in Uganda include:
- Sleeping bag for low temperature and sleeping mat
- One plate
- 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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