This spectacular journey of discovery and adventure takes you into eastern Uganda for a mountain hiking experience along the Mount Elgon. For those who seek a true wilderness experience, this adventure provides a close-up view of the natural world as you hike along the mount Elgon, a dormant volcano in Eastern Uganda, discovering caves, peaks, calderas and hot springs.
A climb on Mt. Elgon’s deserted moorlands unveils a magnificent and uncluttered wilderness without the summit-oriented approach common to many mountains: the ultimate goal on reaching the top of Mt. Elgon is not the final ascent to the 4321m Wagagai Peak, but the descent into the vast 40km² caldera.
Leave Kampala for Mount Elgon National Park. On your way to the park, stop off at Mbale for a four-hour hike to the Khauka caves. Alternatively you can go to the viewpoint through Nabuyoga loop where you can see Jackson summit and Wagagi peak. Arrive at the park and check in to your choice of accommodation.
After a hearty breakfast drive to Kapkwai Forest Exploration Centre for one of the many nature walks. You could combine the 7km bamboo trail to Kapkwai Cave with the 3km ridge trek to the beautiful Chebonet Falls. Or take the full-day hike moving through tropical and bamboo forest to the Tutum Cave. You will see primates, birds and wonderful flora such as the Elgon tik and Elgon olive.
Depending on how energetic you’re feeling, take a long or short community-organized walk to Sipi Falls. For a different view of this magnificent cascade, how about abseiling alongside the 1st waterfall? Keen anglers can try their hand at fishing at the 3rd waterfall.
Discover the local culture! Visit the Sipi Widows Group for a guided walk around the coffee plantation as you learn how to plant coffee, pick, grind, store and clean the beans. Along the way, you will meet the residents, learn about life of the Sabiny people and participate in traditional weaving. African cooking demonstrations will give you the chance to prepare and taste traditional dishes.
Alternatively, you may hike from Budadiri to the Mudange cliffs, known as the “walls of death”, at the boundary of the national park.
After breakfast, embark on your return trip to Kampala. If missed Jinja Tour, you can visit the Source of the Nile in Jinja, Mabira Forest & Sezibwa Falls.
This tour ends in Kampala at approximately 17:00 hrs. We can book you post-tour accommodation at any of your preferred hotel if required. If you are planning to fly tonight, please contact us for free airport transfer to Entebbe Airport.
End of the Hiking Safari