5 days Mountain Elgon Hiking

5-days Mountain Elgon hiking safari, Mountain Elgon is located along the border of Uganda and Kenya, which is home to two tribes, the Bagisu and Sabiny, the Mountain has the largest surface area of an extinct volcano with caldera covering a total land of 1145 km2. Named after the significant natural feature with a height of 4321 meters above the sea level and the fourth highest mountain in Eastern Africa, with the second-highest peak in Uganda (Wagagai Peak – 4321 meters). Mountain Elgon contains a crater covering over 40 km at its summit, surrounded by a series of rugged peaks.

5 days Mountain Elgon
Mountain Elgon Hiking

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An itinerary for 5 days Mountain Elgon Hiking Adventure Safari

Day 1 Transfer from Kampala to Budadiri and Sasa Camp 2900 m

After your morning breakfast, our Biiso Africa Safaris driver/guide will pick you up from your hotel to start the 5 days with Mount Elgon safaris heading towards eastern Uganda, a 5-hour journey passing through Mabira Forest to Mbale town and then Budadiri. Simplest and fastest, way up the mountain is the Sasa trail while leaving from Budadiri. Budadiri is 1250 m away from Mbale town, the main gate of the Mountain Elgon National Park. The first morning’s climb is steep and quick which involves the “wall of death” named after the frayed local ropes. Walk to Sasa River Camp 2900 m for dinner and overnight. The distance is about 8 km and takes an average of 7 to 8 hours, 1700 m walk.

Day 2 : Move from Sasa camp to Mude Camp – 3500 m

After morning breakfast, pass through the forest to the summit base camp – Mude Cave Campsite for dinner and overnight. About 4 to 5 hours, 600m elevation movement. Being with limited time, and a tight budget, you can trek straight up to Mude, have a rest for the night and next morning proceed to the Wagagai summit.

Day 3 : From Mude Camp to Wagagai Peak 4321 m then return to Mude

Have your morning breakfast, thereafter walk through the moorland zone to Wagagai, and return to the Mude campsite for dinner and overnight. 8 to 9 hours of elevation movement. While descending, you can opt to use the Sasa Trail route or proceed to the caldera.

Day 4: From Mude Camp back to Budadiri

After your breakfast, descend to Budadiri and later on transfer to Sipi Falls. Dinner and overnight at the booked accommodation.

Day 5: Transfer from Sipi falls to Kampala / Entebbe

Take your morning breakfast, check out the lodge/hotel as you prepare to be returned to Kampala / Entebbe or your preferred destination.

5 days Mountain Elgon Hiking adventure Safari includes:

  • Pick up and drop off
  • Pure bottled drinking water
  • Privates 4WD safaris vehicle
  • Services of professional English speaking driver/guide

5 days Mountain Elgon Hiking adventure Safari excludes:

  • International flights
  • Uganda visa (USD 50)
  • Tip to local while trekking
  • Personal insurance
  • Luxury drinks