3 Days Mount Elgon Hiking Safari Uganda

This 3 Days Mount Elgon Hiking Safari Uganda offers an itinerary to the east of Uganda to Mount Elgon, Uganda’s second-highest mountain for hiking. The 3 days of Mount Elgon hiking safari can be accompanied by a visit to the beautiful Sipi falls as well as community walks. Mount Elgon is an amazing feature found in the east of Uganda and also shared with Kenya, it is said to be the 4th highest East African Mountain standing at 4,321M high, and it’s an extinct volcano with the main activity of hiking. The mountain is protected by Mount Elgon National Park.

Mount Elgon Hiking Safari Uganda

Brief 3 days Mount Elgon Safari Uganda

  • Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Mount Elgon (Sipi Falls).
  • Day 2: Hiking Mount Elgon.
  • Day 3: Transfer back to Kampala.

Destination: Mount Elgon National Park

3 Days Mount Elgon Hiking Safari Uganda Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 of the 3 Days Mount Elgon Hiking Safari Uganda: Transfer to Sipi Falls in Mount Elgon National Park

Early in the morning after your breakfast at your hotel in Kampala, your experienced driver-guide will pick you up for transfer from Kampala to Mbale town and then continue to Sipi Falls in Mount Elgon National Park in Eastern Uganda. You will also have a stopover en route to Namawojollo well known for roasted road chicken and roasted plantain is popularly known as Gonja. Other features to spot on your way include; mbira forest, tea plantations, Lake Victoria, River Nile, Owen falls dam, and Jinja town.

At Mabira forest you can make a stopover. Here you will get a chance to see different tree species and take some pictures. You will have lunch en-route and will arrive in Mbale City early afternoon. Go to the Uganda Wildlife Authority offices in Mbale town for registration and later transfer to sipi falls for your accommodation. Here you will have time for relaxation while hearing the sounds of the falls, dinner, and overnight stay.

Accommodation Options:

  • Luxury: Mount Elgon hotel/Mbale resort /Sipi River lodge.
  • Midrange: Kayegi hotel/Wash and wills country home Mbale.
  • Budget: Masha hotel/Noah’s ark hotel/Mount Elgon view hotel.

Day 2 of the 3 Days Mount Elgon Hiking Safari Uganda: Hiking Mount Elgon

Wake up early in the morning and have breakfast. After breakfast, set out a packed lunch. Meet the park guides who will brief you and be ready to guide you through the trails in the mountains, there will also be porters that can help you carry your luggage just in case it’s heavy.

You will start with any trail such as kapkwai, kapkwata, or Budadiri Forest exploration Centre. During the hike, you will have a great adventurous time. Later, return to the hotel in the evening for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 of the 3 Days Mount Elgon Hiking Safari Uganda: Transfer Back to Kampala

Start your day with a lovely breakfast as you are ready to set off for Kampala. On your way, you will have a stopover in town and head to different attractions around such as Itanda Falls, bujagali falls and the source of the Nile, Masese fish landing site, and jinja sailing club among others. Also, have your lunch there and continue to Kampala.

End of the 3 Days Mount Elgon Hiking Safari Uganda

3 Days Mount Elgon Hiking Safari Uganda

Safari includes:

  • Transportation in a tour van/Land cruiser
  • Service of an English -speaking tour guide/driver
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Park admissions
  • Accommodation on full board
  • Entrance fees to all destinations as per the program
  • Transfer to and from the airport

Safari exclusions

  • All activities not mentioned in the program
  • Phone calls bills
  • Tips
  • International transfers
  • Gratitude to tour guides
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal effects of any nature
  • Hotel fees before and after the safari