4 Days Mount Elgon Hiking Safari Uganda
Mount Elgon is a 4,321m high extinct volcano that in prehistoric time stood taller than Mt. Kilimanjaro does today. Although the mountain straddles at the Kenya border on its loftiest peak, Wagagai lies within Uganda and is best ascended from the Ugandan side which makes mount Elgon hiking safari in Uganda more interesting.
Spectacular scenery is the main attraction for hikers on this oft-neglected and relatively undemanding mountain. Attitudinal vegetation zones range from montane forest to high moorland studded with the other-worldly giant lobelia and groundsel plants.
There are a variety of forest monkeys and small antelopes while the bird checklist topples 300 species hence mount Elgon hiking safaris Uganda is amazing and experiential.
Safari Day by Day of the 4 Days Mount Elgon Hiking Safari Uganda
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport
4 Days mount elgon hiking safari Uganda starts with a warm welcome on arrival at the airport by our experienced tour guides, who will be there to make you feel at home as he guides you to your hotel for an overnight stay.
He will give you briefings about Uganda and your travel itinerary hence getting you ready for the 4 Days mount Elgon hiking safari Uganda.
Dinner and overnight stay at Kampala Serena Hotel (Up market) or Makerere University Guest House (Budget facility) Meal plan (D) according to the booking plan.
Day 2: Drive from Kampala to Elgon
Our 4 Days mount Elgon hiking safari Uganda kicks off with an early breakfast then drives to Mbale the home of Embalu(male initiation ceremony). Where boys are circumcised as an initiation into manhood.
Reach Mbale early enough to check in to the hotel get ready for dinner then after relaxing as you prepare for mount Elgon hiking safari Uganda experience.
Dinner and overnight stay at either Mbale resort hotel or Protea Hotel Mbale (Up market) or Lacam Lodge Bandas (Budget facility) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 3: Trail Mount Elgon and Sipi Falls
Our 4 Days Mount Elgon Hiking Safari Uganda will start with an early breakfast then hike the biggest volcano with the largest caldera in the world. 4 Days mount Elgon hiking safaris Uganda will enable you set on the Kenyan border near Mbale, it encompasses the 4,321m mountain for which it is named.
It has the largest base of extinct volcanoes in the world. 4 Days mount Elgon hiking safaris Uganda enables you to encounter a lush mosaic Afro-mountain forest, grasslands, and more land habitats that make this Mt. Elgon is a highly rewarding destination for hikers and other natural history enthusiasts. It is the fourth highest mountain in Africa, after Mt.Kilimanjaro, Mt.Kenya, and Mt.Rwenzori.
A day hike will allow you to explore Mount Elgon’s diverse mountain forests. The popular forest exploration trail, Sipi trail can make one enjoy the cool mist at Chebonet falls, Kapkwai cave, the talking tree, Jungle walking shoes, and rain gear are recommended.
Dinner and overnight stay at either Mbale resort hotel or Protea Hotel Mbale (Upmarket) or Lacam Lodge Bandas (Budget facility) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Day 4: Bird walk Elgon (bird watching)
The trip starts with an early breakfast then check out of Mbale resort hotel and drive to Lake Bisina, disband from the car and walk to the stronghold of the Fox’s Weaver as well as papyrus dwellers such as the shoebill stork and the papyrus Gonolek.
Have lunch and drive back to Kampala for night stay, hence marking an end to our 4 Days mount Elgon hiking safari.
End of 4 Days Mount Elgon Hiking Safari Uganda
Safari Inclusions and Exclusions
- Airport transfers
- Transportation in fueled safari vehicle
- Guides allowances
- Park fees
- Full board and meals during the hike
- Accommodation as per the itinerary
- Guide and one porter, carrying max 18kg
- Park Entrance fees
- Bird walk
- Sipi hike
- Equipment for the hike (hiking trip)
- Extra Luggage
- Changes in the program itinerary
Required equipment for mount Elgon hiking safari Uganda.
- Sleeping bag for low temperature and sleeping mat
- One plate
- Trekking shoes
- Poncho or raincoat
- Heavy worm jacket
- Hand gloves
- Scarf and hat
- One jumper
- A torch and some tablets
4X4 LUXURY SAFARI LAND CRUISER
We have luxury latest Land cruisers each driven by professionally trained driver guides and fuel. They have pop-up roofs for proper game viewing and photography. They come with a small fridge for cooling your drinking water while on safari (which is always included while In the Vehicle). They have inverters for charging small gadgets such as smartphones and cameras. They can seat five to a maximum of seven people and each client is guaranteed a window seat.