8 Day Mt.Elgon Hiking

TOUR CODE: JEH8-ELGON

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Hiking mountain elgon will give you that opportunity to view the largest crater on top of the mountain. The journey will take you to Kampala, Jinja to visit the source of the Nile, Mabira forest the only surviving tropical forest in central Uganda before transferring to Mbale for your mountain Elgon climbing exercise.

Hiking Mt Elgon Brief

  • Day 01: Arrival for Elgon climb and transfer to Kampala or Jinja for overnight.
  • Day 02: Before Elgon trekking, Visit source of the Nile or Mabira Forest.
  • Day 03: Jinja to Mt Elgon via Mbare Town
  • Day 04: Mountain Elgon Hiking
  • Day 05: Elgon Mountain Climbing
  • Day 06: Mt Elgon climb and trek
  • Day 07: Transfer to Kampala
  • Day 08: Depart to Entebbe International Airport.

MT ELGON HIKING -8 DAYS

Day 1:

Elgon Climbing Arrival

Jehovah Tours representative will pick you and depending on the time of arrival you can directly head to Jinja or you may spend the night in Kampala. If your flight arrives in the morning, you are advised to change money this day as you get familiar with the city. You can visit some exciting places in Kampala or Jinja town with our tour guide depending on where you may have arrived. The places in Jinja may include; The Source of the Nile and Bujagali Falls. Dinner and overnight at Jinja Nile Resort.

Day 2:

Before Elgon Hiking, transfer to Jinja – Eastern Uganda

After early breakfast, hikers will enjoy visiting Mabira Forest for an interesting forest walk, have a picnic and also take lunch. The group will then enjoy traditional dances by a local women dancing group. There are many options this day, such as swimming, boat rides, floating on the robust and mighty Nile. In the evening return for dinner and overnight at Jinja Nile Resort.

Day 3:

Jinja – Mt. Elgon trekking

After early breakfast, tourists will en route to Mbale Eastern Uganda and leave for Mt Elgon. You will then be transferred to Sipi Falls. After lunch, hike to the falls and return to your camp next to Sipi Falls for dinner and overnight.

Day 4:

Mountain Elgon Hiking

Take breakfast and then resume the hike following the Kapkwata Trail. A scenic hike through the bamboo, heath and moorland gets you to the Piswa camp at 2850 meters. Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the mountains.

Day 5:

Trek Mt. Elgon to the Calderas

Trek up to the verge of the calderas through beautiful columns of Lobelia Elgonensis. Visit Hot Springs and Suam Gorge before descending to the hunters cave Camp 3850m.

Day 6:

Climb Elgon to the Wagagi Peak

Take breakfast and ascend to the top of the calderas to the Wagagai Peak at 4321m. Descend thereafter through the Jackson summit and the Jackson pool to overnight at Mude Camp 3500m.

Day 7:

Descend Mt. Elgon through the Sasa Trail

Early morning, descend through the Sasa trail to Budadiri then travel to Mbale town. En route to Kampala for your departure. Have the last Dinner and overnight at Speke Hotel Kampala

Day 8:

End of Elgon trek and Departure

The clients may choose to visit places they didn’t go to on arrival. This may include the Uganda museum, Kasubi Tombs, National Theatre to buy arts and crafts, and many more with the help of our driver/ guide. But this will depend on your time of departure. Later you will be transferred to the Airport at your convenient time.

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