MOUNT ELGON NATIONAL PARK
PARK AT A GLANCE
This extinct volcano is one of Uganda's oldest physical features, first erupting around 24 million years ago.
Mt Elgon was once Africa's highest mountain, far exceeding Kilimanjaro’s current 5,895m. Millennia of erosion have reduced its height to 4,321m, relegating it to the 4th highest peak in East Africa and 8th on the continent.
Mt Elgon is home to two tribes, the Bagisu and the Sabiny, with the marginalized Ndorobos forced to dwell deep within the forest of Benet.
The Bagisu, also known as the BaMasaba, consider Mount Elgon to be the embodiment of their founding father Masaba and refer to the mountain by this name.
• Day 1: ARRIVAL
• Day 2: KAMPALA – JINJA
• Day 3: JINJA – MOUNT ELGON
• Day 4: PISWA CAMP
• Day 5: HUNTERS CAVE CAMP
• Day 6: MUDE CAVE CAMP
• Day 7: MOUNT ELGON – KAMPALA
• Day 8: DEPARTURE
Day 1: ARRIVAL
Arrive at Entebbe International Airport, You will be welcomed by by our Representative from Breeze Travel & Safaris Ltd who will transfer you to your hotel in Kampala ( Space Hotel Apartments and Spa.) depending on the time of arrival , our guide will take you through the city for an amazing introduction ogf the capital . we also advise you to have money changed to day. Dinner and overnight at Space Hotel Apartments.
Day 2: KAMPALA – JINJA
After early breakfast we will leave the capital city and head towards Jinja, the origin of the mighty river Nile. On our way we will have a stop at Mabira Forest. Hikers will enjoy a walk through this beautiful forest, with different primates, birds and butterflies. There are many options this day, including a visit to the Source of the Nile, the Bujagali Falls, Dinner and overnight at Nile Resort
Day 3: JINJA – MOUNT ELGON
We depart Jinja and drive to the unknown eastern part of Uganda. We will pass through Mbale, a charming town at the foot of the Mount Elgon. This area is full of rich heritage and fascinating culture. With some beautiful view points on our way we will reach Sipi Village, nestled between mountains and waterfalls. After lunch at the accommodation you will enjoy a hike to the lovely Sipi Falls. Pass typical African bandas, banana plantations and maize fields while you climb to the different waterfalls. Dinner and overnight at Mbare resort.
Day 4: PISWA CAMP
After a hearty breakfast we will transfer you to Kapkwata at 2190 meters, from where you will start your hike, following the Kapkwata Trail. It is a scenic route running through the bamboo, heath and moor land, arriving at the Piswa Camp at 2850 meters. Dinner and camping at Piswa Hut Campsite.
Day 5: HUNTERS CAVE CAMP
Hike up to the rim of the caldera through beautiful columns of the most rare and endemic plant species like the giant Lobelia Elgonensis. And of course a visit to the slopes of Mount Elgon can’t go without finding the wild Everlasting flowers. Visit the hot springs and Suam Gorge before descending to the Hunters Cave Camp at 3850 meters. Dinner and camping at Hunters Cave Camp.
Day 6: MUDE CAVE CAMP
Morning breakfast, then ascend to the top of the caldera to the Wagagai Peak at 4321 meters. Descend thereafter through the Jackson summit (4200 meter) and the Jackson pool to arrive at Mude Cave Camp at 3500 meters. Dinner and camping at Mude Cave Camp.
Day 7: MOUNT ELGON – KAMPALA
Early morning, descend through the Sasa trail to Budadiri and then travel back to Mbale town. After having lunch in this calm place we will continue to Kampala where you can relax and reflect your amazing climb of the second highest summit in Uganda. Dinner and overnight at Space Hotel Apartments & Spa. Depending on arrival time you can book a massage.
Day 8: DEPARTURE
After an early breakfast, Depending on the time of departure you might have some time to spend in Kampala and shop for a souvenir. Or leave early for your flight back home. We are looking forward to see!
For more detailed information, personalized safaris and prices please contact us.
- 4WD Safari vehicle
- Fuel in the vehicle for all days
- Driver guide with all associated expenses
- Park entrances and associated activities
- Accommodation based on full board
- Enough bottled mineral water
- International Air tickets
- Personal insurance
- Souvenirs and Tips
- All optional activities
- Personal expenses such as drinks, telephone calls etc.