6 Days Mount Elgon Hiking & Climbing Safari Tour Uganda– Piswa Trail

Overview of the 6 Days Mount Elgon Hiking & Climbing Safari Tour Uganda– Piswa Trail

The 6 Days Mount Elgon Hiking & Climbing Safari Tour Uganda– Piswa Trail is an incredible journey to the second highest peak in Uganda – Wagagai peak at 4321m. Mount Elgon is noted to have the world’s largest mountain caldera, the largest volcanic base and a famous cross-border attraction between Uganda and Kenya. This adventure trek follows Piswa trail on ascending and Sasa Trail on descend.

Safari Highlight of the 6 Days Mount Elgon Hiking & Climbing Safari Tour Uganda– Piswa Trail

Day 1 of the 6 Days Mount Elgon Hiking & Climbing Safari Tour Uganda– Piswa Trail: Transfer to Sipi Falls Area along Jinja road highway. Enjoy the views of the countryside and have the Sipi falls Hike

Day 2 of the 6 Days Mount Elgon Hiking & Climbing Safari Tour Uganda– Piswa Trail: Kapkwata Trailhead – Piswa Camp 11km

Day 3 of the 6 Days Mount Elgon Hiking & Climbing Safari Tour Uganda– Piswa Trail: Piswa Camp – Hunters Cave Camp 16km

Day 4 of the 6 Days Mount Elgon Hiking & Climbing Safari Tour Uganda– Piswa Trail: Hunters Cave Camp – Caldera – Mude Camp 13km. But if you wish to visit the hot springs, it will add 6km. The total would be 19km

Day 5 of the 6 Days Mount Elgon Hiking & Climbing Safari Tour Uganda– Piswa Trail: Mude Camp – Wagagai Peak – Sasa Camp

Day 6 of the 6 Days Mount Elgon Hiking & Climbing Safari Tour Uganda– Piswa Trail: Transfer from Sasa to Budadiri and finally Kampala

Detailed Safari Itinerary of the 6 Days Mount Elgon Hiking & Climbing Safari Tour Uganda– Piswa Trail

Day 1 of the 6 Days Mount Elgon Hiking & Climbing Safari Tour Uganda– Piswa Trail: Transfer to Sipi Falls Area along Jinja road highway. Enjoy the views of the countryside and have the Sipi falls Hike

After breakfast at the hotel, after which you team with the driver guide to embark on the drive to Eastern Uganda at 7:00 am. You drive through Kampala following Jinja road 80km enjoying the early morning moist sights of the Lugazi sugar cane plantations, the Mabira Forest before arriving in Jinja town which is one of the major cosmopolitan towns in Uganda whose neighbourhoods shelters the historical source of the Nile River – the longest in the whole world. You continue on the drive for 39km to arrive in Iganga exploring the impressive sugar and Rice plantations and the natural swamps with flowing streams. The drive will take you to Mbale town 109km from Iganga and eventually, you proceed to Sipi falls 48km from Mbale. The journey can take you about 5 hours. Spend the afternoon enjoying the views of the falls.

Accommodation

Budget: Sipi River Lodge – Piswa Banda (Full Board)

Day 2 of the 6 Days Mount Elgon Hiking & Climbing Safari Tour Uganda– Piswa Trail: Kapkwata Trailhead – Piswa Camp 11km

After breakfast, start the hike at 2190m following Kapkwata Trail that leads to Piswa Camp at 2850m winding through magnificent views of bamboo, heath and moorland.

Accommodation: Piswa Camp (Full Board)

Day 3 of the 6 Days Mount Elgon Hiking & Climbing Safari Tour Uganda– Piswa Trail: Piswa Camp – Hunters Cave Camp 16km
After breakfast continue with the climb starting at 2850m and the hike goes via the calderas through amazing columns of Lobelia Elgonensis, the Hot Springs and Suam Gorge before descending to the Hunters cave Camp at about 3870m

Accommodation: Hunters Cave Camp (Full Board)

Day 4 of the 6 Days Mount Elgon Hiking & Climbing Safari Tour Uganda– Piswa Trail: Hunters Cave Camp – Caldera – Mude Camp 13km. But if you wish to visit the hot springs, it will add 6km. The total would be 19km

Hike to the Caldera – the world’s largest mountain caldera before proceeding to Muda Cave. But in case, you wish to make an extension to the hot spring, it can as well be made

Accommodation: Muda Camp (Full Board)

Day 5 of the 6 Days Mount Elgon Hiking & Climbing Safari Tour Uganda– Piswa Trail: Mude Camp – Wagagai Peak – Sasa Camp

This a special day when you summit Uganda’s second-highest peak and fourth highest in East Africa.  It is believed to have been the highest in Africa before it was reduced to the current level (4321m ASL) by the forces of denudation.

Accommodation: Sasa Camp (Full Board)

Day 6 of the 6 Days Mount Elgon Hiking & Climbing Safari Tour Uganda– Piswa Trail: Transfer from Sasa to Budadiri and finally Kampala

Slope to Budadiri and embark on the transfer to Entebbe arriving late in the evening.

 End of the 6 Days Mount Elgon Hiking & Climbing Safari Tour Uganda– Piswa Trail