5 DAYS MOUNT. ELGON HIKING SAFARI.
One of the interesting eastern Uganda safari is this 5 days Mount. Elgon hike where you will explore the beautiful mountain which standards at an elevation of 4,321 metres above sea level.
Also, this safari takes you to view the Sipi River with the romantic Sipi Falls, enjoy the caves and the source of river Nile in Jinja which is visited by cruising with a boat. Attractions en route include the Mabira forest with its primate life like olive baboons and Vervet monkeys, tea plantations and roadside Nyama-Choma.
Day 1: Kampala-Budadiri to Sasa Camp.
Start the safari immediately with a pick up from the hotel in Kampala with the help of a driver guide and head to Mbale using Kampala - Jinja road. The journey is synonymous with attractions like the Mabira natural forest, tea plantations in Lugazi and photo moment at the Cable Bridge in Jinja.
Head to Budadiri area where you will be welcomed by park rangers, book some porters to help you carry the luggage and after attending the briefing exercise, start the hike which takes you through the plantations of coffee, and local communities then proceed to Sasa camp where you will have your dinner and Camp for a night.
Day 2: Hike from Sasa camp to Mude Camp.
Immediately proceed with a hike after breakfast passing through the forest vegetation to Mude camp which takes about 4 or 5 hours. The distance covered here is 600m and the night will be spent at Mude hut.
Day 3: Hike Mude Camp to Wagagai Peak - then return to Mude.
This day hike rewards you with the best opportunity of reaching Elgon’s highest peak, Wagagai. The hike covers a distance of about 9 kilometres taking about 7-8 hours. On reaching the summit, enjoy the beautiful breath from the mountains. Then descend back to Mude camp for your dinner and night stay.
Day 4: Mude Camp back to Mbale city.
Here you can use any trail that’s impressive enough to make the hike more enjoyable. One of the trails can take you to Sipi to enjoy thunderous and scenic Sipi falls, Sipi caves, Sipi River and there after transfer to Mbale where you will spend a night.
Day 5: Mbale to Jinja and to Kampala after source of the Nile visit.
Enjoy an early morning breakfast and transfer to Kampala with a stopover in Jinja where you will enjoy a boat cruise to the source of River Nile. While on the cruise, spot some birds, hippos and crocodiles.
View where the longest river starts its journey as it separates from Lake Victoria. Then proceed to Kampala and you will be dropped at the airport or hotel and this will be the end of the safari.