4 Days Mt Elgon Hike

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Overview

This 4 days hiking adventure on Mount. Elgon is a way of exploring Uganda’s highest volcanic mountain, admire the majestic scenery, and experience lush vegetation zones, candid primates and mammal species on the slopes of Mount Elgon.

Detailed tour

Day 1: Leave Kampala for Mount. Elgon


Morning pick up from the airport or at a hotel in Kampala, you will commence a journey to eastern Uganda after breakfast.

This journey traverses Mabira forest, tea plantations in eastern Uganda and Sezibwa falls where you may have a short tour and learn about the legendary cultures of Baganda people. Continue via Jinja where you will have lunch, take a boat cruise to see the source of river Nile.

After this experience, continue on your journey to the slopes of Mount. Elgon for accommodation and dinner.

Day 2: Hike via Kapkwai Trail


Wake up to the beautiful sunrise over Mount. Elgon, have breakfast and with your lunch box, begin the hike through Kapkwai trail.

The trek begins from Chebonet valley at Kapkwai exploration center, proceed through a mountain trail covered with bamboo plantations. Cross the 7kms loop that bisects the lower slopes of Mount Elgon joining a river and the southern rim of the gorge.

This is a long day walk and you will retire in the evening, as you slumber at a rest camp for dinner and a camp fire in the night.

Day 3: Hike via the Sasa Trail


This is another full day of trekking and hiking as you admire the dramatic scenic landscapes, charming terrain and moorland flora as viewed from high altitude.
You will finish hiking in the evening and rest at a camp for overnight stay and dinner.

Day 4: Forest discovery and return to Kampala


Have breakfast and set off to a short forest walk on the lower slopes of Mount. Elgon. Spot numerous forest residents including primates, mammals and birds.
After return to Kampala for departure.


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