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Hiking Safari to Mountain Elgon

This 8 Day Hiking Safari to Mountain Elgon will lead you to a city tour first; where you will see attractions like the Kasubi tombs, Namugongo shrine, Uganda museum and the craft village among others. You will then head to Jinja the origin of the River Nile and you will have a stopover at Mabira Forest and enjoy a walk through and see different primates, birds and butterflies.


You may as well visit the source of the Nile, Bujjagali falls where you can float on the rapids and also relax on the shores of the Nile. We shall go through Mbale the town at the foot of Mountain Elgon with fascinating culture and heritages and later reach at the Sipi falls and do the hiking and also climb the water falls. You will also see the bamboo, moorland and the heath along the Kapkwata trail. Then will also hike the rim of caldera and see some rare plants like the giant Lobelia Elgonensis as well as visit the mountain Elgon slopes; you will visit the hot springs. You will also go through the Sasa trail to Budadiri and travel back to Mbale you may as well visit Uganda Wildlife Education Centre and view some rare animals.

You will be welcomed by the company guide from Love Uganda safaris be transferred to your respective hotel in Kampala.

Depending on the time of your arrival, you will have a city tour and enjoy beautiful cultural and ancient attractions that date back in centuries ago, including the Kasubi toms, Namugongo shrine, Uganda museum and the craft village etc. After that, you will be transferred back to the hotel for resting.

Dinner and overnight at Cassia Lodge or any other alternative

Have your breakfast and after, you will leave the capital and head to Jinja, where the mighty Nile River begins its 5000 km distance to Mediterranean sea. You will have a stopover at Mabira forest and take a nature walk through this beautiful lush forest, with different primates, birds, butterflies. There are also many options on this day, visiting the Nile source, Bujjagali falls, floating on the rapids and also relaxing on the shores of the Nile.

Dinner and overnight at Jinja Nile Resort /The Havens

We shall also depart Jinja and drive to the unknown part of Uganda. We will then pass through Mbale a nice town at the foot of the mountain Elgon. The area is also full of rich heritage and fascinating culture. Later you will reach Sipi village, which is nestled between waterfalls and the mountains. Immediately after lunch at the lodge, you will enjoy a hike to the Sipi falls. You will pass typical African Bandas, banana plantations and the maize fields while you will also climb the waterfalls.

Dinner and overnight at Lacam Lodge

After breakfast, we will transfer to Kapkwata at 2190 meters. It is from thatyou will start the hike following the Kapkwata trail. This is also a scenic route running through the bamboo, moorland and the heath. Then you will arrive at the Piswa camp at 2850 meters.

Dinner and overnight at Piswa Hut campsite

You will hike up to the rim of the caldera through the beautiful columns of the rarest and the endemic plant species including the giant Lobelia Elgonensis. Then you will also have a visit to the slopes of Mount Elgon and find the wild lasting flowers. You will also have a visit to the hot springs and Suam Gorge before descending to the hunters cave camp at 3850 m.

Then finally dinner and overnight at Hunters cave Camp

Morning breakfast and after ascend to the top of the caldera to the Wagagai peak. You will also descend thereafter through the Jackson summit and the Jackson pool to arrive at the Mude Cave Camp at about 3500 meters.

Dinner and overnight at Mude Cave camp

You will descend through the Sasa trail to Budadiri and after you will travel back to Mbale town. You will have lunch. Then you continue to Kampala where you can relax and reflect the climb of the highest summit in Uganda.

Dinner and overnight at Cassia Lodge

Depending of the departure flight, you might opt to visit UWEC in order to view some animals as you wait for the time of the flight.

End of Safari with Love Uganda Safaris


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What is included in this safari:

  • Hiking fees
  • 4 WD Vehicle – with a pop – up roof for scenic viewing
  • A professional English speaking Driver guide
  • Park entrance fees
  • Porter fees
  • Free Wi-Fi internet in the vehicle
  • All ground transportation and fuel
  • Accommodation and Meals
  • All activities / service as per itinerary
  • Drinking water in the vehicle

Exclusions of the safari:

  • Visas
  • International air fares
  • Activities / services not included in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic drinks / wines
  • Laundry and any service of personal nature