3 Days Mount Elgon Hiking Safari

Positioned in the East of Uganda, Mount Elgon is the fourth tallest mountain in East Africa and the eighth in the African Continent. However, it was once the tallest in Africa far higher than Kilimanjaro before it was eroded to its current position. The mountain is gifted with the largest Mountain Caldera in the whole world stretching to 42km2 and has the largest Volcanic base in the while world covering 4000km2. Thus undertaking 3 Days Mount Elgon Hiking Safari is a rewarding encounter that a traveller on a safari in Uganda can prioritize to venture into. Its towering peak Wagagai rises up to 4321m above seas level. The safari also takes you the surrounding Bagisu Communities locally known as the Bamasaba who have got great attachment to the mountain.

Safari Highlight:

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Mount Elgon. Encounter the Bagisu local communities in the afternoon of arrival

Day 2: Spend the entire day hiking Mount Elgon

Day 3: Transfer from Mount Elgon to Kampala and a boat cruise to the majestic Source of the Nile along the way.

Description:

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Mount Elgon. Encounter the Bagisu local communities in the afternoon of arrival

Transfer after breakfast at your place of stay in Kampala to head to the East of Uganda. You will drive through Mabira Forest with amazing fresh air before continuing to pass through the town of Jinja perched at the Source of the Nile proceed to encounter the lush country side with extensive wetland system in Iganga. The views of the rice fields and the sugarcane plantations are also amazing. Arrive in Mbale in time for lunch 250km about 3 hours’ drive from Kampala after which you embark in the visit the Bagisu communities exploring their traditions including stories about the Imbalu festivities, the coffee plantations and the general community landscapes. You will retire for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Mbale Resort (Upmarket/Luxury) Mount Elgon Hotel (Midrange/Standard) or Kapkwai Forest Cottages (Budget)

Day 2: Spend the entire day hiking Mount Elgon

Embark on the hike of the Mount Elgon after an early breakfast. You gather at the mountain headquarters where you are accorded the respective ranger guide to embark on the hike of the mountain. The Mountain towers to 4321m above sea level and is the fourth tallest in East Africa. The impressive flora and fauna not forgetting magical sceneries of the cliffs, caves and other features combine to make the hiking experience memorable. The whole day hike will see you back by 5:30pm after which you will transfer to your respective lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Mbale Resort (Upmarket/Luxury) Mount Elgon Hotel (Midrange/Standard) or Kapkwai Forest Cottages (Budget)

Day 3: Transfer from Mount Elgon to Kampala and a boat cruise to the majestic Source of the Nile along the way.

Transfer back to Kampala after breakfast driving past the amazing landscapes of eastern Uganda arriving in Jinja in time for lunch and relaxation after which you can embark on a thrilling boat cruise to the Source of the Nile exploring this ancient site that was surrounded by great mystery in the Roman times. From here you proceed to Kampala to mark the end of the safari.

End of Safari