7 Days Uganda mountaineering safari Mount Elgon & Jinja source of the Nile tour

Overview of your 7 days Uganda mountaineering safari Mount Elgon & Jinja source of the Nile tour

This 7 days Uganda mountaineering safari Mount Elgon National Park & Jinja source of the Nile tour or 7 days Mount Elgon mountain hiking safari Uganda & tour to Jinja source of the Nile is a hiking and adventure trip. The safari offers you a hiking experience to Mount Elgon National Park and a boat cruise to the source of the Nile in Jinja. It features a Sipi Falls hike, a hike to the peak of Mount Elgon with camping and a boat cruise to the source of the Nile.

From Uganda’s capital-Kampala, your safari starts with a transfer by a professional Uganda safari guide, to Kapchorwa where you have lunch and hike sipi falls in the evening. You start the hike the next day at Kapkwai center for hiking then head to tutum caves and spend the night at tutum camp. The next day you continue to kajeri then to Mude on the fourth day of your Uganda mountain hiking safari. You reach the peak of Wagagai on the 5th day of your 6 days mount Elgon safari then return to sasa river camp for an overnight. Early morning the next day, you descend from Sasa camp to Budadiri then relax at your lodging facility. After early morning breakfast, you are driven to Jinja for a Jinja source of the Nile tour as you cruise to the source of the Nile.

Highlights of your 7 days Uganda mountaineering safari Mount Elgon & Jinja source of the Nile tour

Day 1: From Kampala, your driver guide will transfer you to kapchorwa where you check into a booked hotel, have lunch and go for a sipi falls hike in the evening.

Day 2: Your driver guide will transfer you to Kapkwai hiking center after breakfast where you will have briefing and start the hike to Tutum caves.

Day 3: From tutum camp, you continue the hike kajeri where you spend the night.

Day 4: After breakfast, you continue from Kajeri to Mude camp and spend the night here.

Day 5: From Mude camp, you hike to the peak at Wagagai then after return to Sasa river camp where you spend the night.

Day 6: You descend from Sasa camp to Budadiri hiking center then relax at your lodging facility for the rest of the day.

Day 7: After breakfast, your driver guide takes you to Jinja where you take a boat cruise to the source of the Nile then return to Kampala.  

Day by day itinerary of the 7 days Uganda mountaineering safari Mount Elgon & Jinja source of the Nile tour

Day 1 of your 7 days Uganda mountaineering safari Mount Elgon & Jinja source of the Nile tour

7 days Uganda mountaineering safari Mount Elgon National Park & Jinja source of the Nile tour

A knowledgeable safari guide will pick you up as early as possible to start the drive to Kapchorwa in Mount Elgon National Park. Upon arrival, you will check into your booked hotel, have lunch and then go for a sipi falls hike in the evening. Hiking to the top of the sipi falls offers you an opportunity to go past beautiful plantations during this safari in Uganda. In the evening, you return to your prior booked close accommodation in Mount Elgon National Park for dinner and relaxation.

 

Day 2 of your 7 days Uganda mountaineering safari Mount Elgon & Jinja source of the Nile tour

7 days Uganda mountaineering safari Mount Elgon National Park & Jinja source of the Nile tour

After early breakfast, you are transferred to Kapkwai for the start of the hiking experience after briefing that take about 30minutes. For about 7-8 hours you will be hiking to reach sasa river camp though it depends on your physical strength. Your guide will arrange the ranger guide, camping gear, food and the porters then you will hike to Tutum caves. You spend the night at tutum camp with meals prepared by a porter. Because of the installed sturdy staircases by Uganda Wildlife Authority, this hike is easier as you go past the steep rainforest and bamboo forest landscapes.

 

Day 3 of your 7 days Uganda mountaineering safari Mount Elgon & Jinja source of the Nile tour

After breakfast at the Tutum camp, you will proceed with the hike through the beautiful landscapes to Kajeri. You will have meals prepared by a porter and you camp through the night at kajeri.

Day 4 of your 7 days Uganda mountaineering safari Mount Elgon & Jinja source of the Nile tour

From Kajeri, you have breakfast then continue with your hiking tour in Uganda to Mude camp. Going past several physical features of the mountain, you will arrive to Mude camp where you spend the night.

Day 5 of your 7 days Uganda mountaineering safari Mount Elgon & Jinja source of the Nile tour

You will walk through the moorland zone from Mude camp to Wagagai peak 4321m above sea level. It is recommendable to reach the peak before midday when the peak isn’t covered by cloud cover. After reaching the peak, you return to sasa river camp for an overnight.

Day 6 of your 7 days Uganda mountaineering safari Mount Elgon & Jinja source of the Nile tour

After breakfast, you descend from sasa river to Budadiri where you will have a meal and relax for the rest of the day and spend the night there.

Day 7 of your 7 days Uganda mountaineering safari Mount Elgon & Jinja source of the Nile tour

After a relaxed breakfast, you are driven to Jinja where you have a boat cruise to the source of the Nile later on. After a cruise to the source of the Nile, you are driven back to Kampala.

End of your 7 days Uganda mountaineering safari Mount Elgon & Jinja source of the Nile tour

Enjoy a hike to Mount Elgon national park and take a cruise to the source of the Nile in a single tour. Away from only hiking, Uganda offers the greatest wildlife encounters when you plan a Uganda gorilla trekking safari to Bwindi impenetrable national park or go to Mgahinga gorilla national park for a gorilla trekking safari in Uganda.

Hike along with your family to this amazing mountain and later cruise to the source of the Nile in just 7 days.

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