7 day Mt Elgon tracking will take you on a great adventure, trekking Mount Elgon, an extinct volcanic mountain. The exciting thing about this trekking is the beautiful flora and fauna that you will come across at every level you accomplish.
You Must Know when Booking
✓ Group Size : Minimum One traveler
✓ Transport 4X4 Safari Vehicle / Van or Minibus
✓ Accommodation : Safari Lodges types ( Budget, Mid – Range or Luxury )
Note: For Booking and Confirmation, a 50 % initial deposit is required in order to secure the Entrance Fees slot
Detailed itinerary for 7 days Mount Elgon Hiking
Day 1 : Travel from Entebbe / Kampala to Mbale
After breakfast, you will be picked up to begin the journey to Mount Elgon National Park driving through Jinja, with a stop at the source of the Nile, have lunch and continue to Mount Elgon for dinner and overnight.
DAY 2: KAPKWAY – TUTUM CAMP (2667 M)
After your breakfast drive via Sipi falls to Kapkway Exploration Center, UWA headquarters for briefing and with your food and camping gear, set out to Tutum Cave Camp
(2667 m) through Montane and bamboo forest. When you get to this Cave, you will set up your tents, dinner and overnight.
DAY 3: TUTUM CAMP – KAJERI CAMP (3383 M)
After breakfast, you will hike to Kajeri Camp (3383m) for dinner and overnight.
DAY: KAJERI CAMP-MUDE CAMP (3.500M)
After breakfast walk slowly head to Mude cave Camp (3.500 m), where you join the Sasa Trial. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 5: MUDE CAMP TO WAGAGAY PEAK (4321 M)
After breakfast you will walk through the moorland zone up to the main peak, Wagagay, and return to the Mude campsite for dinner and overnight. Distance of the day: 18km. Altitude of the day: 820m.
DAY 6: MUDE CAMP DESCEND TO BUDADIRI
This Elgon trekking will end descending to Budadiri, the gate of the national park near Mbale. Dinner and overnight in Mbale.
Day 7: Travel back from Mbale to Kampala
Wake up to a delicious breakfast, check out of the safari lodge and drive to back to Kampala. Drop off at your desired location. Meal plan: H/B
Required equipment and organization of the hike
Rucksack, sleeping bag for low temperature and sleeping mat, one plate, cutlery, mug, knife, trekking shoes, poncho or raincoat, heavy warm jacket, hand gloves, scarf and hat, one jumper, a torch and some tablets.
Package for 7 day Mt Elgon trekking includes :
- Airport transfers
- Guide and one porter carrying max 18kg
- Full board and meals during the hike
- Park Entrance fees
- Camping tent and camping gear
Package for 7 day Mt Elgon trekking excludes :
- Uganda Visa
- Extra Luggage
- Equipment for the hike
- Personal shopping bills and cigarettes
- Any other item not mentioned