8 Days Mount Elgon mountain hiking safari in Uganda & Jinja source of the Nile tour/8 days Uganda mountaineering tour

Overview of your 8 days Mount Elgon mountain hiking safari in Uganda & Jinja source of the Nile tour

Your 8 days Mount Elgon mountain hiking safari in Uganda & Jinja source of the Nile tour is a wholly 8 days Uganda mountaineering tour and Jinja source of the Nile tour on a boat cruise. This Uganda safari features a Sipi falls hike, a hiking experience to the summit of Mount Elgon National Park and a boat cruise to the source of the Nile in Jinja.

From Entebbe international airport, a Uganda safari driver guide picks you up for a transfer to a hotel/lodge in Kampala-Uganda’s capital. The next morning, 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 8 days Mount Elgon mountain hiking safari in Uganda & Jinja source of the Nile tour

Day 1: You arrive at Entebbe international airport, then your driver guide transfers you to a hotel/lodge in Kampala

Day 2: 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 3: 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 4: From tutum camp, you continue the hike kajeri where you spend the night.

Day 5: After breakfast, you continue from Kajeri to Mude camp and spend the night here.

Day 6: From Mude camp, you hike to the peak at Wagagai then after return to Sasa river camp where you spend the night.

Day 7: You descend from Sasa camp to Budadiri hiking center then relax at your lodging facility for the rest of the day.

Day 8: After breakfast, your driver guide takes you to Jinja where you take a boat cruise to the source of the Nile then return to Entebbe international airport for departure. 

Day by day itinerary of the 8 days Mount Elgon mountain hiking safari in Uganda & Jinja source of the Nile tour

Day 1 of your 8 days Mount Elgon mountain hiking safari in Uganda & Jinja source of the Nile tour

Knowledgeable about Uganda safaris, a professional driver guide will welcome you to Uganda and start the drive to booked hotel/lodge in Kampala where you will spend the night. A few kilometers from the airport, you arrive, check in, relax, have dinner and spend the night as you prepare for a drive to the calm countryside the next morning.

Day 2 of your 8 days Mount Elgon mountain hiking safari in Uganda & 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 3 of your 8 days Mount Elgon mountain hiking safari in Uganda & 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.

8 days Mount Elgon mountain hiking safari in Uganda & Jinja source of the Nile tour

Hiking Mount Elgon

Day 4 of your 8 days Mount Elgon mountain hiking safari in Uganda & 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 5 of your 8 days Mount Elgon mountain hiking safari in Uganda & 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 6 of your 8 days Mount Elgon mountain hiking safari in Uganda & 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 7 of your 8 days Mount Elgon mountain hiking safari in Uganda & 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 8 of your 8 days Mount Elgon mountain hiking safari in Uganda & Jinja source of the Nile tour

After a relaxed breakfast, you are driven by your safari guide 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 Entebbe international airport.

End of your 8 days Mount Elgon mountain hiking safari in Uganda & Jinja source of the Nile tour

When the mountains lower down for the people, you can’t be the one who misses out on this opportunity. Hike along with your family to Mount Elgon national park this holiday.

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