3 day Mount Elgon National Park $80-$2000
This terminated well of the volcano is one of Uganda’s most established physical highlights, first emitting around 24 million years prior.
Mt Elgon was at one time Africa’s most noteworthy mountain, far surpassing Kilimanjaro’s present 5,895m. Centuries of disintegration have lessened its tallness to 4,321m, consigning it to the fourth most astounding crest in East Africa and eighth on the landmass.
Mt Elgon is home to two clans, the Bagisu and the Sabiny, with the minimized Ndorobos compelled to abide profound inside the timberland of Benet.
The Bagisu, otherwise called the BaMasaba, consider Mount Elgon to be the exemplification of their establishing father Masaba and allude to the mountain by this name.
At 4,000km² Mt. Elgon has the biggest volcanic base on the planet. Situated on the Uganda-Kenya fringe it is likewise the most seasoned and biggest lone, the volcanic mountain in East Africa. Its tremendous frame, 80km in width, rises more than 3,000m over the encompassing fields. The mountain’s cool statures offer relief from the hot fields beneath, with the higher heights giving shelter to vegetation.
Mount Elgon National Park is home to more than 300 types of flying creatures, including the jeopardized Lammergeyer. The higher inclines are secured by national stops in Uganda and Kenya, making a broad trans-limit preservation region which has been announced a UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserve.
A jump on Mt. Elgon’s left moorlands divulges a heavenly and uncluttered wild without the summit-arranged methodology normal to numerous mountains: a definitive objective on achieving the highest point of Mt. Elgon isn’t the last climb to the 4321m Wagagai Peak, yet the plummet into the huge 40km² caldera.
Day 1: Kampala – Mount Elgon.
After breakfast, we start the journey from Kampala heading for eastern Uganda. A 5-hour journey past the Mabira Forest Drive past local communities, tea, sugarcane plantations and colourful fruits along the roadside. Stop over at Ssezibwa Falls for a cultural feel of Uganda. Continue to Mbale town located on the foothills of Mount Elgon. This area has got a rich heritage and culture. Have lunch and continue to Sipi Village located between beautiful hills and waterfalls. Overnight stay at the second camp.
Day 2: Mount Elgon.
In the morning after breakfast, go for a hike to the Mt. Elgon forest exploration centre for guided walks. The same nature walk will provide you with views of regenerating forests, fields of colourful flowers, extensive stands of bamboo and the chested bee-eater. Two different day hike areas allow you to explore Mt. Elgon’s diverse montane forest. The popular forest exploration centre trail loop site can make one enjoy the cool mist at Chebonet falls, Kapkwai cave, the talking tree and a spectacular viewpoint, which lies just beyond.
Along ‘arm’ of Mt. Elgon bears the Wanale trails loop site. It has vertical cliffs of the ridge and several cascading waterfalls that make a very scenic drive. Look for petrified wood in the Khauka caves as you enjoy the splendid panoramic view over the plains of Eastern Uganda.
These two-day hike areas have short walk trails ranging between 3km and 11km that offer an excellent opportunity to experience Mt. Elgon’s unique plants and wildlife in a short time period. Jungle walking shoes and rain gear are recommended in addition to extra cells for your torch if you plan to explore the caves. Have a quiet afternoon, relaxing after lunch. Dinner and overnight at the camp on the top of Mount Elgon.
Day 3: Mount Elgon – Kampala.
You will then depart Sipi falls after breakfast, to visit the source of the River Nile in Jinja. Have lunch in Jinja then continue to the Bujagali falls for beautiful views of the waterfalls well-known for white water Rafting, as well as cultural activities like Acrobatic, Dances, etc. Depart for Kampala and arriving back in the evening.
- Photography and touring
- Chimpanzee & Gorilla trekking permits
- Full board accommodation,
- Full-time English speaking professional driver/guide
- All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary
- Bottled water while on safari
- Transport (4X4 safaris van with pop up, Wi-Fi and Ac)
- Kampala hotel fees( the eve of the safari and the night after the safari)
- Laundry services
- Hiking fee
- Beverages/ drinks
- International flights
- Items of a personal nature
- Optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary