Mount Elgon Climbing Safari Adventure 8 days Trip in Uganda, Mountain Climbing Safari


The Elgon standing in the east of Uganda rises to 4321m above sea level and is noted to have been the tallest in Africa before the forces of denudation reduced it to its current stand. The mountain is the forth in the region of East Africa and the eighth on the continent of Africa proudly endowed with largest Volcanic Mountain  caldera that stretch to 42km2  and features the largest Volcanic base in the whole world with a size of 4,000km2.  The adventure hike to the Elgon Mountain can be conducted at period of the year though it is more ideal in the dry season which captures the months of June to August and from December to March. The mountain features impressive features that range from Caves to water falls, luxurious vegetation, and fauna not forgetting counts of birds


Mount Elgon Climbing Safari Adventure Highlight; 8 days Trip

Day 1: Arrive in Uganda (Entebbe International Airport) & transfer to the Hotel

Day 2: Do Jinja tour, visit the Mabira forest, Ssezibwa falls & Source of the Nile

Day 3: Transfer to Sipi Area and hike the Sipi falls

Day 4, 5, 6 & 7: Adventure climb to Mount Elgon following the Sasa Trail

Day 8: Transfer back to Kampala

Day 1 of the Mount Elgon Climbing Safari Adventure: Arrive in Uganda (Entebbe International Airport) & transfer to the Hotel

Arrive in Uganda following the flight from your respective country of origin. You land at Entebbe International Airport which is the main gateway to Uganda where you will find the company representative dedicated to offer you a courteous welcome. The amazing weather and brightening atmosphere on the shores of Lake Victoria give you a remarkable first impression of Uganda. After briefing about Uganda and the safari, you will connect to the respective hotel for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation(click on a particular accommodation to view more information about it)

Upmarket / Luxury: Sheraton Kampala Hotel

Midrange / Standard: Humura Resorts

Budget / Basic: Buziga Country Resort


Day 2 of the Mount Elgon Climbing Safari Adventure: Do Jinja tour, visit the Mabira forest, Ssezibwa falls & Source of the Nile


This is dedicated for Jinja exploration – the famous source of the Nile River. You visit the Sezibwa falls with impressive scenery and rich culture attached to it is thought that the river was born, undertake a forest walk in Mabira for magical flora and bird watching, visit the snake park in Jinja which contains the range of reptile Species and undertake a soothing boat cruise to the source of the Nile. Retreat from the encounter and connect to the lodge for overnight


Upmarket / Luxury: Jinja Nile Resort

Midrange / Standard: King Fisher Resort

Budget / Basic: Source of the Smile Guesthouse


 Day 3 of Mount Elgon Climbing Safari Adventure: Transfer to Sipi Area and hike the Sipi falls

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Sipi falls in the east of Uganda. The drive takes you through the beautiful eastern Uganda landscapes featuring lovely wetlands and swamps before approaching the extensive rice plantations that have made this region the hub of Uganda’s rice. You drive through Mbale area and proceed to Sipi for lunch. In the afternoon, you embark on the Sipi falls hike for sight-seeing experience. Enjoy the impressive scenery as you hike to the falls including the sights of Elgon Mountain and the plains of Karamoja. The Sipi falls present a lovely flow of water and a good site for photography. Return from the activity and connect to the lodge for relaxation and overnight


Upmarket / Luxury: Sipi River Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Lacam Lodge

Budget / Basic: Crown’s Nest Camp site

Day 4, 5, 6 & 7 of the Mount Elgon Climbing Safari Adventure: Adventure climb to Mount Elgon following the Sasa Trail

Day 4: Climb from Budadiri to Sasa Camp (2.900m)


Connect to Budadiri (1250 m) close to the town of Mbale at the entry of Mount Elgon. You arrange all the mountain climbing equipment and the logistics such as camping gear, water and food. In the company of the porters and guides, you embark on the adventure climb traversing the foot hills of Mount Elgon until you settle at Sasa River Camp (2.900 m) to mark the day break. On this hike, you cover 8km and it takes about 7 – 8 hours of trek.

Day 5: Climb from Sasa camp to Mude Camp (3.500m)

Depart the campsite and embark on the climb through the forest up to Mude Cave Campsite where you will rest for dinner and overnight. The day’s trek covers 5km and takes 4 – 5 hours.

Day 6: Climb from Mude Camp to Wagagai Peak (4321 m) and descend back to Mude

Embark on the ascend to the main Wagagai peak that rises to 4,321m above sea level. You summit Mount Elgon the fourth tallest mountain in East Africa. The trek to the top exposes you to impressive moorland zone with lush mountain flora.  Descend back to Mude campsite for relaxation, dinner and overnight. You cover a distance of 18 km which takes about 8 – 9 hours of trek.

Day 7 of the Mount Elgon Climbing Safari Adventure: Descend from Mude back to Budadiri

After breakfast, embark on the descend back to Budadiri to mark the end of the adventure mountain climb.

Day 8 of the Mount Elgon Climbing Safari Adventure: Transfer back to Kampala

After breakfast, embark on the transfer back to Kampala.

End of  the 8 days Mount Elgon Climbing Safari Adventure 

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We have minivans for hire to groups of eight up to twelve. Make sure to find the class to suit your large group.In this Category, we have 4X 4 Safari Mini bus with capacity ranging from 6 seater to 14 seater and they’ve got a pop up roof for game viewing purposes. These have got diesel powered engines and come with a driver guide but excluding fuel.( Terms and conditions apply)……

General Safari Inclusions

  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

General Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)


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