6 Days Hiking Mountain Elgon Tour Uganda

6 Days Hiking Mountain Elgon Tour Uganda to the peak of Mount Elgon, an extinct volcano in Eastern Uganda. Mount Elgon is a 4,321m high extinct volcano that in prehistoric times stood taller than Kilimanjaro does today.

Hike to the Wagagai peak on this 6 Days Complete Circuit Trail while enjoying the spectacular scenery on this oft-neglected and relatively undemanding mountain. Also, there is a variety of forest monkeys and small antelope, along with elephants and buffalo and over 300 birds including many species not recorded elsewhere in Uganda.

6 Days Hiking Mountain Elgon Tour Uganda Summary

Day 1: Transfer to Mbale, Budadiri Tourism Center

Day 2: Hike to Sasa Camp (2,900m)

Day 3: Hike from Sasa to Mude Camp (3,500m)

Day 4: Hike from Mude Camp to Wagagai Peak (4321m)

Day 5: Descend from Mude Camp to Budadiri. Stay at Lacam Lodge

Day 6: Return Trip to Kampala

6 Days Hiking Mountain Elgon Tour Uganda Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Mbale, Budadiri Tourism center.

Day 2: From Budadiri to Sasa Camp (2.900m)

In the morning you reach Budadiri (1250 m), nearby Mbale town, at the gate of the Mount Elgon National Park. After arranging the guide and porters, with food and camping gear, you start walking to Sasa River Camp (2.900 m) for dinner and overnight. The distance is about 8 km. and takes an average 7 to 8 hours to walk.  Altitude in a day: 1.700m.

Day 3: From Sasa camp to Mude Camp (3.500m)

After breakfast at the camping site, proceed through the forest to Mude Cave Campsite for dinner and overnight. It will take you 4 to 5 hours walk to reach the campsite. Altitude of the day: 600m.

Day 4: From Mude Camp to Wagagai Peak (4321 m) and return to Mude

After breakfast you walk through the moorland zone up to the main peak, Wagagai, and return to the Mude campsite for dinner and overnight. The distance is 8 to 9 hours walk Altitude of the day: 820m.

Day 5: From Mude Camp back to Budadiri

After breakfast, I descended to Budadiri and transferred to Sipi Falls. Overnight at Lacam Lodge.

Day 6: Departure

End of the 6 Days Hiking Mountain Elgon Tour Uganda

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Safari Inclusions and Exclusions

Safari Inclusions

  • 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
  • Cook
  • Park Entrance fees
  • Bird walk
  • Sipi hike

Safari Exclusions

  • Equipment for the hike (hiking trip)
  • Extra Luggage
  • Changes in the program itinerary

Required equipment for mount Elgon hiking safaris Uganda.

  • Rucksack
  • Sleeping bag for low temperature and sleeping mat
  • One plate
  • Cutlery
  • Mug
  • Knife
  • Trekking shoes
  • Poncho or raincoat
  • Heavy worm jacket
  • Hand gloves
  • Scarf and hat
  • One jumper
  • A torch and some tablets


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.