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Overview of your 6 days Mount Elgon mountain hiking safari Uganda
Your 6 days Mount Elgon mountain hiking safari Uganda is a rewarding 6 days Uganda mountaineering safari to Mount Elgon National park in Eastern Uganda. This amazing Uganda mountain climbing tour to Mount Elgon national park takes you to one of the easily accessible and hike able mountains in Uganda’s Eastern border with Kenya. Starting from the bustling capital of Uganda-Kampala, this exclusive safari is completely a hiking tour through the sasa trail. Your amazing hike features a sipi falls hike and 4 nights camping within the mountain.
With transfers by your professional Uganda safari guide, the road trip starts with a pick up from your lodging facility after breakfast then drive to Kapchorwa where you have lunch and hike sipi falls in the evening. You start the hike the next day at Kapkwai center for hiking then head to tutum caves and spend the night at tutum camp. The next day you continue to kajeri then to Mude on the forth day of your Uganda mountain hiking safari. You reach the peak of Wagagai on the 5th day of your 6 days mount Elgon safari then return to sasa river camp for an overnight. Early morning the next day, you descend from Sasa camp to Budadiri then return to Kampala.
Highlights of your 6 days Mount Elgon mountain hiking safari Uganda/6 days Uganda mountaineering safari to Mount Elgon National park
Day 1: From Kampala, your driver guide will transfer you to kapchorwa where you check into a booked hotel, have lunch and go for a sipi falls hike in the evening.
Day 2: Your driver guide will transfer you to Kapkwai hiking center after breakfast where you will have briefing and start the hike to Tutum caves.
Day 3: From tutum camp, you continue the hike to kajeri where you spend the night.
Day 4: After breakfast, you continue from Kajeri to Mude camp and spend the night here.
Day 5: From Mude camp, you hike to the peak at Wagagai then after return to Sasa river camp where you spend the night.
Day 6: You descend from Sasa camp to Budadiri hiking center then return to Kampala.
Day by day details of your 6 days Mount Elgon mountain hiking safari Uganda
Day 1 of your 6 days Mount Elgon mountain hiking safari Uganda
A professional driver guide will pick you up as early as possible to start the drive to Kapchorwa in Mount Elgon National Park. Upon arrival, you will check into your booked hotel, have lunch and then go for a sipi falls hike in the evening. Hiking to the top of the sipi falls offers you an opportunity to go past beautiful plantations during this safari in Uganda. In the evening, you return to your prior booked close accommodation in Mount Elgon National Park for dinner and relaxation.
Day 2 of your 6 days Mount Elgon mountain hiking safari Uganda
After early breakfast, you are transferred to Kapkwai for the start of the hiking experience after briefing that take about 30minutes. For about 7-8 hours you will be hiking to reach sasa river camp though it depends on your physical strength. Your guide will arrange the ranger guide, camping gear, food and the porters then you will hike to Tutum caves. You spend the night at tutum camp with meals prepared by a porter. Because of the installed sturdy staircases by Uganda Wildlife Authority, this hike is easier as you go past the steep rainforest and bamboo forest landscapes.
Day 3 of your 6 days Mount Elgon mountain hiking safari Uganda
After breakfast at the Tutum camp, you will proceed with the hike through the beautiful landscapes to Kajeri. You will have meals prepared by a porter and you camp through the night at kajeri.
Day 4 of your 6 days Mount Elgon mountain hiking safari Uganda
From Kajeri, you have breakfast then continue with your hiking tour in Uganda to Mude camp. Going past several physical features of the mountain, you will arrive to Mude camp where you spend the night.
Day 5 of your 6 days Mount Elgon mountain hiking safari Uganda
You will walk through the moorland zone from Mude camp to Wagagai peak 4321m above sea level. It is recommendable to reach the peak before midday when the peak isn’t covered by cloud cover. After reaching the peak, you return to sasa river camp for an overnight.
Day 6 of your 6 days Mount Elgon mountain hiking safari Uganda
After breakfast, you descend from sasa river to Budadiri where you will have a meal. After refreshment, you are driven back to Kampala marking the end of your 6 days mount Elgon safari.
End of your 6 days Mount Elgon mountain hiking safari Uganda
Since it’s a hiking trip, the rate at which one hikes depends on their level of energy therefore this safari can be customized to suit any tourist’s ability. Away from only hiking, you can enjoy a hiking experience mixed with wildlife encounters when you plan a Uganda gorilla trekking safari to Bwindi impenetrable national park or Mgahinga gorilla national park for a gorilla trekking safari in Uganda.
Come spend 4 nights in mount Elgon national park and have an experience rivaled to none within the Eastern region on just a 6 days safari.