6 Days Hiking Mt.Elgon (Sipi Trail) Via Kapkwai

Daily Tour 6 days Availability: September 30, 2020
Mount Elgon, Mount Elgon National Park, Uganda Mount Elgon National Park

Overview 


ARRIVAL/RETURN LOCATION
Entebbe International Airport (Google Map)

DEPARTURE TIME
Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.

INCLUDED
  • Transportation
  • Meals(dinner+breakfast)
  • Accommodation
  • All tour activities highlighted  in the itinerary,
  • Accommodations
  • Professional guide

NOT INCLUDED
  • Personal requirements
  • Porters
  • Airticket and Visa.
  • Community Tours

 

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Jinja

In the morning, Have breakfast at your lodge then depart to Eastern Uganda a few kilometres from Mukono town to Ssezibwa Falls. You will have a stopover in Kayanja trading centre after Mukono town and branch off from the main road. The falls are known for the spiritual activities that are carried out around the river/falls. People both the locals and people outside visit the place for their cultural purposes since it s said it’s a river for blessings. The place also hosts beautiful species of birds which is a chance to bird lovers. You will relax and have refreshments at the nearest lodge as  you get gazed at the beautiful waterfall.” Ssezibwa.” After this tour, you will embark on your safari and drive to the main road Jinja-Kampala highway passing through the Mabira forest. If you with enough time, you will take a guided nature walk through the forest to trek some primates and birding as well. Upon arrival in Jinja, you will take a short nature walk to visit the source of the river Nile. Have some shoots at the source and after you proceed to Mbale town located in the eastern part of Uganda 225km away from Kampala taking about 5hrs and 28 minutes drive. On the way, You will have a scenic view of sugar plantations, and a thick forest, crossing to Eastern Uganda. After arriving in Mbale town, you will be able to view the spectacular scenery of Mount Elgon and its ridges. You will continue driving taking Mbale -Soroti road passing through  Namusi town where you branch off taking Kapchorwa road via Namagumba trading centre. Upon arrival at Sipi Valley Resort, This will be evening time, you will have an epic view of the Second Waterfall on the grounds of Sipi Valley Resort. Dinner and overnight at the resort.

Day 2:Transfer from sipi- kapkwai then to Tutum Cave(2,667m)

Early morning, you will have breakfast at the lodge, later drive to Kapkwai which is situated approximately 13km away from Sipi town. The Sipi trail starts at 2,667m. Your hike will begin from Kapkwai heading to Tutum Cave. This hike will take approximately 4-5 hrs passing through a mountain forest, here the forest is thick with beautiful plant species like remnant Anigeriassp and podocarpus. On the way as you hike, you will find excellent viewing points of wildlife like baboons, waterbucks, monkeys and among others. Again you will meet stunning waterfalls like Chebonet Falls and caves like Kapkwai. After this tour, you will go for dinner at Tutum Cave and later overnight.

Day 3:Tutum to kajeri Camp(3,383m)

Here, have breakfast at Tutum cave as you prepare for a long journey passing through the thick bamboo forest. This journey will take approximately 5hrs and 3o min. Later dinner at Kajeri camp or even overnight.

Day 4: Kajeri Campsite to MudeCampSite(3,500m)

After having your break at the cave, prepare for a hike to Mude cave camp. This is the longest distance considered to other routes on the Sipi trail. The hike will take 7hrs passing through the Kajeri River, Sipi River, Mubiyipeak, Dirigana Falls, Rock sculptures and other features will be viewed. You will view different plant species like LobeliaElgonesis, Senecio and many more. Dinner and overnight at Mude Cave.

Day 5:Mude Cave Campsite to Wagagai Peak.(4321m)

Breakfast in the morning then descends to the made cave. This will be your starting point to hike Wagagai Peak the highest peak of Mount Elgon. After you will continue descending to Mude Cave campsite for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Return (Descend)Transfer to Sipi Falls.

Breakfast in the morning at the cave and then transfer to the incredible, spectacular waterfall in Uganda” Sipi Falls”. From here you will descend hiking back to your lodge. And finally back to Kampala.

This remarks your 6 days hiking Mt. Elgon.

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