MOUNT ELGON

EXPLORE ITS PEAKS

Mountain Climb

One of our mountain climb tours. 6 days climbing the peaks of Mount Elgon

01/01/15 To 01/01/17

Available all year through, upon your request!

Uganda

All trips within Uganda are fully customizable.

505 – 1950 $ / Person

We just wanted to write to thank you for the absolutely amazing experience we had on our safari in August. Abas was GREAT, he is a wonderful guide and driver and knows so much about birds (which we knew nothing about before coming to Uganda), as well as everything else, and got us safely everywhere we needed to go. It was a truly incredible experience.
Thank you again, and we cannot wait to come back to Uganda!

BETH LAMPSON

13/09/2013

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Spend 6 days exploring the peaks of Mount Elgon.

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PACKAGE DETAILS

DAY 1 - PREPARE TO CLIMB

Pick up at 06:30 hours and proceed east, past Mbale to Mount Elgon that straddles the border with Kenya. Mbale lies 3-4 hours from Kampala along a good tarmac road.Mt. Elgon is a 4,321m high extinct volcano which in prehistoric times stood taller than Kilimanjaro does today. Although the mountain straddles the Kenyan border, its loftiest peak, Wagagai, lies within Uganda and is best ascended from the Ugandan side.

Mt. Elgon is an important watershed, and its slopes support a rich variety of altitudinal vegetation zones ranging from montane forest to high open moorland studded with the other-worldly giant lobelia and groundsel plants.

Spectacular scenery is the main attraction for hikers on this often neglected undemanding mountain, but there is also a variety of forest monkeys and small antelope, along with elephant and buffalo. A checklist topping 300 birds includes many species not recorded elsewhere in Uganda.

Proceed to the trailhead at Budadiri and prepare for the climb: Camping at Bunamasifu (1250m). Lunch and dinner.

DAY 2 - SASA ROUTE

Steep and rugged climb of Sasa Route; Camping at Sasa River Camp (2900m). Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAY 3 - WAGAGAI

Walk up to Jackson’s Pool or Jackson’s Summit or Wagagai: Camping at Mudda Cave Camp (3500m). Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAY 4 - HUNTER'S CAVE

Walk across the crater, camping at Hunter´s Cave Camp (3600m). Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAY 5 - PISWA

Walk to Piswa Camp: Camping at Piswa Camp (2850m). Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAY 5 - SIPI FALLS

Descend to Kapkwata and onwards to Kampala via Sipi Falls. Breakfast and lunch.

INCLUDED AND NOT

  •  GROUND TRANSPORTATION YES
  • ALL PARK FEES YES
  • UGANDA WILDLIFE AUTHORITY RANGER GUIDES YES
  • 2 PORTERS PER PERSON YES
  • MEALS YES
  • KITCHEN AND CAMPING EQUIPMENT YES
  • ALL BEVERAGES NOT
  • ANY ACTIVITY, ACCOMMODATION OR MEAL NOT MENTIONED IN THE ITINERARY NOT
  • TENTS AND SLEEPING BAGS NOT
  • EXTRA PORTERS (IF REQUIRED) NOT
  • TIPS NOT
  • SOUVENIRS AND ITEMS OF A PERSONAL NATURE NOT

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