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.

Trip Highlights

  • Hike Mount Elgon.
  • See wild game in Mount Elgon National Park
  • Visit the Sipi Falls
  • Visit the Source of the Nile.
  • White Water Rafting in Jinja

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Kampala – Mount Elgon

Our guide will pick you from the airport / your hotel of residence for a transfer to Mount Elgon, located in Eastern Uganda. You will drive through Jinja the adventure capital of Uganda. If time allows, visit the Source of the Nile, the world’s longest river. Continue to Mbale town and connect to Budadiri from where you will start your hike onto the the 4,000km² Mt. Elgon, the world’s largest volcanic base. Arrive at the park and check in to your choice of accommodation.

Day 2: Sasa River Camp

Start your hike early this morning. You will ascend via the Sasa trail and then descend via the Piswa trail. This journey takes approximately 4 hours. From Budadiri take on the trail that leads to Sasa River Camp and this may take approximately 2 hours. Dinner and overnight at UWA campsite

Day 3: Ascend from Sasa River Camp to Mude Cave

From Sasa River camp climb to Sasa Patrol Hut (2 hrs). Take on one hour climb from Sasa patrol hut to Mude Cave campsite. If you are experienced / stronger climber, you may leave Mude and continue climbing up to Jackson’s summit 4,192 m (2 hrs climb). Dinner and overnight at Mude Cave

Day 4: Wagaggai Peak

Early in the morning, from Mude Cave climb hike to the Wagaggai Peak (4,321 m).This hike takes approximately 4 hours. After some rest, return to Mude Cave for an Overnight.

Day 5: Hunters Cave Camp

From Mude Cave descend to the Caldera and Hot Springs (4 hrs). Camp at the Caldera to Hunter’s Cave after a 4 hours journey.

Day 6: Piswa Patrol Hut

From the Hunter’s Cave Camp trail head to Piswa Patrol Hut. This takes about 6 hours.

Day 7: Return to Kampala

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.

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Mount Elgon, Eastern Uganda