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

Overview of the 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.

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

Day 1 of the Mount Elgon Climbing Safari Adventure 8 days Trip in Uganda, Mountain Climbing Safari: Arrive in Uganda (Entebbe International Airport) & transfer to the Hotel

Day 2 of the Mount Elgon Climbing Safari Adventure 8 days Trip in Uganda, Mountain Climbing Safari: Do Jinja tour, visit the Mabira forest, Ssezibwa falls & Source of the Nile

Day 3 of the Mount Elgon Climbing Safari Adventure 8 days Trip in Uganda, Mountain Climbing Safari: Transfer to Sipi Area and hike the Sipi falls

Day 4, 5, 6 & 7 of the Mount Elgon Climbing Safari Adventure 8 days Trip in Uganda, Mountain Climbing Safari: Adventure climb to Mount Elgon following the Sasa Trail

Day 8 of the Mount Elgon Climbing Safari Adventure 8 days Trip in Uganda, Mountain Climbing Safari: Transfer back to Kampala

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

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: Upmarket / Luxury: Sheraton Kampala Hotel, Midrange / Standard: Humura Resorts, Budget / Basic: Buziga Country Resort, Camping

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

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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.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Jinja Nile Resort, Midrange / Standard: King Fisher Resort, Budget / Basic: Source of the Smile Guesthouse, Camping

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

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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.

Accommodation: 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 of the Mount Elgon Climbing Safari Adventure: Climb from Budadiri to Sasa Camp (2.900m)

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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 of the Mount Elgon Climbing Safari Adventure 8 days Trip in Uganda, Mountain Climbing Safari: 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 of the Mount Elgon Climbing Safari Adventure 8 days Trip in Uganda, Mountain Climbing Safari: 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.

Getting There

Transport Means to Your Safari Destinations

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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). Read More

Accommodations/ Safari Lodges/ Safari Hotels to Your Safari Destinations

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Wild Waters Lodge is positioned on a private Island in the middle of the magical River Nile offering Luxury / Upmarket accommodation to the Uganda safari undertakers.

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Mbale Resort Hotel is located in Mbale town providing an upmarket / Luxury accommodation to the Uganda safari undertakers visiting the region.

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Pakuba Safari Lodge is positioned in the northern section of the Murchison Falls National Park presenting midrange / standard accommodation for the Uganda safari undertakers

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The Chimps Nest presents an ideal ground that travellers on chimpanzee safaris in Uganda can base to track chimpanzees in Kibale National Park. It is positioned in the village of Nyabubale between Bigodi and Nkingo and it takes 15 minutes to drive to Kanyanchu Tourism Center where Kibale tourism exploration activities commence from.

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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