Day One: Kampala - Mbale:
Mount ElgonPick up by Churchill Safaris representative and set off on east-bound road to Mountain Elgon via Jinja and Mbale towns. Mountain Elgon is a 4,321 metre high extinct volcano which in pre-historic time stood taller than Kilimanjaro does today. It first erupted 24 million years ago. Spectacular scenery is the main attraction for hiker on this undemanding mountain with a variety of forest monkeys, small antelope, with elephants, buffalo and about 300 bird species not recorded elsewhere in Uganda. Dinner and Overnight at Mbale Resort hotel - B/B; 3 -4 hours drive.

Day Two: Park headquarters- Sasa Camp (2,300m):
Mount Elgon, UgandaAfter breakfast, drive to trails head at the Budadiri park headquarters to begin 4- hour hike walking through slopes of montane and bamboo vegetation, arriving at the Sasa River Camp. Dinner and Overnight at Sasa River Camp

Day Three: Sasa Camp - Mudde Cave Camp (3,900m):
After breakfast, continue to ascend through landscape of extraordinary moorland vegetation. The climate and vegetation often changes with altitude until you arrive at the Mudde Cave. Dinner and Overnight at Mudde Cave Campsite (3 hours)

Day Four: Mudde - Wagagai peak 4,321m):
After breakfast, proceed to Wagagai, the highest peak. You will have spectacular views of rare high altitude vegetation and the Jackson summit. Dinner and Overnight at Mudde Camp Site (4 hours)

Mount Elgon Summit, UgandaDay Five: Mudde - Hunter’s Cave Camp:
On this day, you will trek from Mudde Cave to the Caldera and the hot springs, a journey of three hours. From the caldera, continue to Hunter’s Cave Camp, a three hour trek. Overnight at Hunter’s Cave Camp.

Day Five: Hunter’s Cave Camp - Tatum Cave:
If you are keen about exploring more, you would proceed to the famous Tatum Cave with ancient cave paintings and overnight at the Tatum Camp, a trek of two hours. Dinner and Overnight at Tatum Cave Camp

Day Six: Tatum Cave - Sipi Caves:
Trek from Tatum Cave Camp to the Park headquarters about 4 hours and later transfer to Sipi Falls and take a walk to the caves on the opposite side of the falls. Sipi Falls is a lovely fall to behold and is where the Sipi River gushes down a steep 50-metre (160 foot) cliff. Swimming at buttom of falls may be optional. Dinner and Overnight at the Lucam Lodge, which overlooks the falls.

Day Seven: Depart for Kampala.
Have a lunch break in Jinja Town, home to Source of the River Nile. If possible, take a boat trip to sopt where the Nile begins and later visit the Bujagali Falls, famous for white-water rafting.

 

  • Though on this website, our tours start from Kampala Uganda, we can always pick you up from any point of stay such as Kasese, Fortportal, Entebbe etc
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