Hiking Mountain Elgon

Hiking Mountain Elgon

Mountain Elgon Hiking tours takes you to the largest surface area of extinct volcano the world has ever had. Mountain Elgon rises through series of gradual slopes featured by a number of steep cliffs that rise to a height of 4321m above the sea level. The cave gorges, waterfalls, cliffs, and the volcanic foothills together with the eye-catching views across wide plains that create some of the most panoramic scenery in Uganda. Mountain Elgon tours is one of the most popular hiking safaris in the pearl of Africa (Uganda).

During the wet seasons (rainy season) it’s not recommended to hike on Mountain Elgon which is April and May. Hikers always goes to the Budadiri where the hike begins. The Mountain Elgon National Park office can organize the hike for guides, porters, and packed food, etc. the hike to the top of the Mountain lasts for four days.

Mount Elgon tours has two main trails and these include:

Budadiri access. This is quite steep with a climb of 1600m on the first day; the Piswa trail begins siam and it is relatively gentle. However, there are alterntive trails that range from easy hikes to hard climbs.

Numagambwe cave located with in walking distance of Budadiri.

On reaching the tourism office in Mbale, will avail maps or different suggestions that suit one’s requirements. The hike is straightforward and be executed easily by non-hikers.  The mountain trail is steep in some places though It is possible to reach the caldera an return to the park offices with in a period of three days while walking on a very comfortable pace. In addition to that, an extra of two days days, one can also reach Jacksons summit on the highest point, wagagai, you can as well visit the hot springs at the head of the Suam Gorge.


 Hiking Tours on Mountain Elgon

First day

Very early in the morning, you will drive to Jinja, visit the source of the Nile and Bujagal falls. You will have lunch and proceed to sipi falls/ Mbale/ Kapchorwa/ kapkwata basing on your point of origin, you will as well begin mount Elgon hiking. You will have a dinner and an overnight.

Day two

After heavy breakfast I the morning, park clearance and commence hiking, you will have lunch, dinner, as well as an overnight on the trail, you can use either a hat or a tent.

Day Three.

You will have a heavy morning breakfast, after you will continue with the hiking activity. Later have lunch along the way, in the evening you will have dinner and an overnight along the trail, in a hat or a tent.

Day four.

Wake up early in the morning, have a heavy morning breakfast, later you will continue to hike, later have lunch, dinner and you will have an overnight a long the trail, in hut or in an owned tent. You will be able to reach the top of the mountain.

Day five.

You will start your journey back to the foothills. A long the way, you will have lunch, dinner, and an overnight while on a trail in a hut or a tent.

Day six.

This is always the the last day on the mountain. After a morning breakfast, you continue descending on the trail, with lunch along the trail. You will have an overnight around sipi falls, Mbale, Kapkwata basing on the return trail. It is possible to drive to jinja when you make it to return from hiking early enough.

Day Seven.

After breakfast, you will drive to the capital city Kampala with lunch along the route.

All the safaris we conduct end in Kampala. There are airport shuttles that provide transport services at USD50 per journey.

We arrange accommodation depending on your interest on arrival and where necessary prior to your departure. We offer High end, Mid-range, and budget types of services around Entebbe and Kampala.

We are certain and with gratitude to prepare travel plans for our clients with specific interest. Clients who would love to combine certain aspects of any of our existing tours, may correspond with us through our online reservation forms on our site.

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