8 Day Source of the Nile visit /Hike of Mt Elgon- one of Africa’s extinct volcano

Day 1: Elgon Climbing Arrival: You will be picked by your tour guide from your accommodation 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.


Mt Elgon

Mt Elgon

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.

Elgon Wagagai

elgon Wagagai

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: Mt Eigon – Kampala

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.

Included: Accommodation as stated on the program, all Ground transport on 4x4WD car, All park entrance fees as per the program above, English speaking guide, Ranger guides, Bottled mineral water while on safari, A walk to the sipi falls.

Excludes:  -Optional activities, Tips, Laundry services, Beverages/Drinks in the restaurants while on safari, International flights and domestic chatter flights, Visas, Items of a personal nature and any other extras personal nature.


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