Overview of the 5 Days Mountaineering safari in Uganda Mount Elgon National Park
5 days mountaineering safari in Uganda Mount Elgon National Park is a popular safari in Uganda that is much suitable for high adventure seekers looking for lower altitude slopes with several activities rather than hiking. A Uganda safari to Uganda’s Mount Elgon National Park features a hike to mount Elgon, hiking the 3 sipi falls, forest exploration, plantation visits and a boat cruise at Jinja source of the Nile.
Mount Elgon is lower than all the other hiking destinations in East Africa making it most suitable for family hikes. At altitude 4,321m, Mount Elgon national park is home to rare species including the endangered Lammergeier bird. There over 300 bird species in the park, small antelopes, forest monkeys, elephants, Deffasa waterbuck, oribi, bushbuck, duiker, forest hog, serval cats and buffalos also live on the mountain side.
Tour highlights of the 5 Days Mountaineering safari in Uganda Mount Elgon National Park
Day 1: Your professional driver guide will ensure to drive you safely from Kampala or Entebbe international airport to Mount Elgon national park.
Day 2: On this second day, you will go for Kapkwai Forest Exploration in Kapchorwa district.
Day 3: Hiking the beautiful sipi falls is the highlight of this 3rd day of your safari.
Day 4: The whole day will be spent hiking mount Elgon.
Day 5: You will be driven back to Kampala or Entebbe international airport for departure.
Detailed itinerary of the 5 Days Mountaineering safari in Uganda Mount Elgon National Park
Day 1 of your 5 Days Mountaineering safari in Uganda Mount Elgon National Park
Your professional Uganda safari guide will pick you up at 7:00am in Kampala or your time of arrival at Entebbe international airport and embark on a drive to Mount Elgon national park. You will drive past the very diverse tropical forest of mabira arriving in the evening for dinner and an over at your preferred accommodation in Mount Elgon national park.
Day 2 of your 5 Days Mountaineering safari in Uganda Mount Elgon National Park
On this second day of your safari, you will go for a forest exploration at kapkwai. For this nature walk, you can opt to combine the 7km bamboo trail walk to Kapkwai Cave with the 3km ridge trek to the beautiful Chebonet Falls. You can rather choose to take the full-day hike moving through tropical and bamboo forest to the Tutum Cave. This beautiful hike offers you the chance to see several flora and fauna species.
Day 3 of your 5 Days Mountaineering safari in Uganda Mount Elgon National Park
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 will be returned to your hotel for dinner and an overnight.
Day 4 of your 5 Days Mountaineering safari in Uganda Mount Elgon National Park
Be ready to flex some muscles on this day as you hike either Kapkwai or Sasa trail according to your preference. The hike takes a full day with picnic lunch and return to your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay in Mbale. During this hike, you will see several attractions in Mount Elgon national park including primates like monkeys and bird species.
Day 5 of your 5 Days Mountaineering safari in Uganda Mount Elgon National Park
After your last breakfast in the “bamasaba” land, you will be driven by your guide back to Kampala. A stop is done at Jinja for a boat cruise to the source of the Nile River. After the boat cruise, you continue the drive to Kampala or Entebbe international airport for departure.
Hiking is one of the popular activities in Uganda alongside mountain gorilla trekking safari in Uganda to Bwindi impenetrable national park or Uganda gorilla trekking tour to Mgahinga gorilla national park.
Don’t miss this great hike and if you want to have the most of it plan this safari with your family, you won’t regret.