Mount Elgon Hiking Safari

9 Days mount Elgon Hiking Safari, Start/End: Kampala Mount Elgon National Park

Overview of Mount Elgon Hiking Safari

This mount Elgon hiking Safari experience starts from Kampala with en-route visit to Sezibwa falls Mabira forest and takes you to Mount Elgon national park to enjoy and the peaks and the views of surrounding areas.

Mount Elgon Hiking Safari will bring you to Mount Elgon National park, which is Africa’s eighth highest mountain that offers relatively undemanding introduction to Afro-montane climates and vegetation, culminating in the ascent of a 6 km wide volcanic caldera studded with small waterfall, caves and hot springs. mount Elgon is set on border near Mbale, it encompasses metres which has the largest base of any extinct volcano in the world.

It has a lush mosaic of Afro-montane forest, grassland and moorland habitats making this park a highly rewarding Uganda Tour Destination for hikers and other natural history. Mount Egon was one of Uganda’s oldest physical features, first erupting around 24 million years ago. It was once Africa’s highest mountain, far exceeding Mount Kilimanjaro’s current 5895 m, but erosion have reduced its height to 4321 m hence being the 4th highest peak in East Africa and 8th on the whole Africa continent.

Mount Elgon Hiking safari will lead you to a home to two tribes the Bagisu and the Sabiny. The bagisu are known to be the ‘Ba Masaba’, consider Mount Elgon to be the embodiment of their founding father Masaba and refer to the mountain by this name. The mountain is also a home to 300 species of birds, including the endangered Lemmergeyer.

The ultimate goal on reaching the top of Mt Elgon is not the final ascent into the vast 40 square kilometers caldera. Mount Elgon Hike Safari to the top is an experience of timeline and reminder of how colorful the landscape in Uganda is. The mountain has excellent birding opportunities around Kapkwai forest Exploration centre, particularly in secondary forest and in thick shrub along the loop trail to Cheptui falls. Birders have chance to see birds like Cisticla’s, White-chinned prinia, African Blue frycatcher, African Gashawk among others.

For nature lovers on Mount Elgon Hiking safari, enjoy scenery viewing, Cultural Tours around Sipi falls, the walls of Death and the African sunrise across the Karamoja plains on the peaceful walk just in the surrounding area of the national park.

Included in the price

  • Airport transfers
  • Transport cost in a 4wd vehicle
  • Porters and Chef while on the hike
  • Park entry fees
  • Source of the Nile visitation fees
  • Service of park guide during your hike
  • Service of English speaking and knowledgeable Driver/guide
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Drinking water during the Hike safari
  • Government local tax on Accommodation

Excluded in the price

  • Any domestic or International flights
  • Visa fees
  • All optional activities
  • Medical and travel Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities to the guide/driver and hotel staffs.
  • Any item not mentioned in the itinerary of personal nature like laundry and beverages, souvenirs and telephone bills.

Mount Elgon Hiking Safari Itinerary:

Day 1 – Arrival and overnight stay

Upon arrival you will be meet by your tour driver guide who will transfer you to the hotel for an overnight stay


  • Kampala Sharaton Hotel,
  • Cassia Lodge,
  • Hotel Sojovalo

Day 2 – Transfer to Mount Elgon national park

In the morning after your breakfast, the driver guide will transfer you to sipi falls where you will spend your night prior you hiking, on arrival you will take a walk to visit the most beautiful fall of sipi as well as coffee farms nearby. Thereafter, return to your lodge for an overnight stay


  • Sipi Falls Lodge,
  • Sipi Valley Resort
  • The Crows Nest

Day 3 – Budadiri –Sasa River camp (1250M – 2900M)

On this day, you will report at the park office at Budadiri ready to begin your hike which will focusing to lead you to the highest peak for its view at wagagai. Make your rest stay at Sasa river camp.

Day 4 – Sasa River Camp – Mude Caves Camp (2900m – 3500M)

In the morning after your breakfast, your lead Mount Elgon Hiking Safari guide will continue with you the journey while enjoying the beauty of the mountain and its surrounding to Mude caves camp for the next break, stay at the camp for your overnight stay.

Day 5 – Mude Caves Camp (3500m) – Wagagai (4,321m) – Mude Caves Camp (3,500m)

On the fifth day, after breakfast, continue your exiting hike to Wagagai which is the highest point on this Mountain for the nice view then afterwards, you will return back to Mude caves camp as you descend the mountain for your stay.

Day 6 – Mude Caves camp – Kaajere Camp (3,500m – (3,383m)

Wake up and take your nice breakfast, thereafter continue descending the mountain up to Kajere camp for your next break before you complete your hike.

Day 7 – Kajere Camp – Sipi (3,383m – (1,795m)

On this day, after breakfast, leave Kajere camp and walk to sipi, as you finally complete your hike, You will continue to Sipi, stay at Sipi River Lodge, Lacum Lodge, for you resting night.

Day 8 – Transfer back to Jinja, visit the source of the Nile River.

In the morning after breakfast, you will be driven to Jinja town, continue with the Mount Elgon Hiking Safari and take a visit to the source of the world’s longest river the Nile, visit Speke monument, local markets then check-in to your hotel for an overnight


  • Jinja Nile Front Cottages
  • 2 Friends Guest House,
  • Surgios Guest House

Day 9 – Transfer to Kampala or Entebbe departure back home.

Drive to Kampala or Entebbe Airport if it’s your scheduled flight as you mark the end of your trip.


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