Uganda is blessed with beautiful peaks for hiking and among them is Mount Elgon which is transboundary with Kenya. Mt Elgon is 4,321meters above sea level and the eighth highest mountain in Africa. The mountain has the world’s largest intact caldera and the second largest freestanding volcanic base rising more than 3000m above the surrounding plains. This 3 days Uganda safari to Mount Elgon National Park is one of the short safaris in Uganda that offer a tourist a chance to tour this pre-historic feature. Here are different ways in which a 3 days Uganda safari to Mount Elgon national park are planned;
3 Days Uganda safari to Mount Elgon National Park itinerary highlights
Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Mount Elgon National Park
After an early morning breakfast, your driver will pick you up as early as 7:00am to start on your journey to Mount Elgon national park. 80km from Kampala, you stop at Jinja source of the Nile and experience the rushing waters of the Nile river. At Jinja source of the Nile, you do a boat cruise and after continue to Mount Elgon national.
Day 2: Visit Sipi falls
After an early morning breakfast, your driver takes you for a Sipi falls hike. The Sipi falls is a combination of 3 falls surrounded with a beautiful greenery back drop. The hike involves a visit to the community plantations and cave exploration. After the hike you return to your hotel for dinner and an overnight.
Day 3: Return to Kampala
The drive back to Kampala starts in the morning after breakfast. You can decide to stop at mabira forest 80km to Kampala where you do a nature walk in the tropical forest. You arrive to Kampala late evening.
End of 3 days Uganda safari to Mount Elgon National Park
Alternatively, you can decide to plan your 3 days Uganda safari to Mount Elgon National Park this way;
Day 1: Drive from Kampala to Mount Elgon National Park
You drive to Mount Elgon national park from Kampala early morning after breakfast. With a lot of beautiful sceneries, you even have a chance to stop at the source of the Nile River in Jinja.
Day 2: Sipi Falls tour
You spend the day enjoying the beautiful Sipi falls and hike to the top of the falls. In the evening you return to your prior booked accommodation in Mount Elgon National Park.
Day 3: Do a morning nature walk and return to Kampala
On the last day of your 3 days Uganda safari to Mount Elgon National Park, you do a forest exploration at Kapkwai forest. During the exploration, you come along numerous caves and can decide to hike the 3km ridge to Chebonet falls. You then return to Kampala arriving late in the evening.
This 3 days safari to Mount Elgon National Park is basically for travelers heading to the beautiful Sipi falls. Sipi falls are in Kapchorwa district and this is where you will spend all your 2 nights 3 days safari.
Other activities that can be done in Mount Elgon National Park
- Mountain biking
- Forest exploration
- Cultural encounter especially during the imbalu season
All these activities can be customized for you when you contact tour operators in Mount Elgon National park
Plan your safari today to one of the best hiking destinations in Uganda and have the best memorable hiking experience.