The spectacular mount Elgon area provides some of the most incredible country side in Uganda. The mountain is said to have one of the largest surface areas of any extinct volcano in the world and is peppered with cliffs, cave, gorges and waterfalls. The caldera covers some 40 square km at the top of the mountain. And the Sipi falls in the foothills of the mountain happens to be the most beautiful and romantic waterfall in the country.
Day 1: Kampala -Jinja
Depart Kampala and travel to the Source of the Nile, view Bujagali falls. Over night at Nile resort in Jinja.
Day 2: Jinja –Mbale & start the hike
Travel to Mbale. After breakfast, we will take a full day trip on the Sasa trail to see the dramatic landscapes from the high altitude heath and moorland, we have a full day to explore the country side. We’ll visit the forest Exploration Center at Kapkwai in the Chebonet valley and take the mountain Bamboo Trail traversing a 7km loop across the river and to the southern rim of the gorge. Picnic lunch, overnight at Craws nest camp.
Day 3: Visit Sipi Falls
View Sipi falls! Spectacular scenery is the main attraction for hikers, a variety of monkeys and small antelopes, along with elephants and buffalos can be seen. To the keen birders, a checklist topping 300 birds includes many species not recorded elsewhere in Uganda. Other attractions include ancient cave paintings and hot springs within the crater. Over night at Sipi falls camp.
Day 4: Return to Kampala
After breakfast there will be a short time for a walk before we depart for Kampala, returning late in the afternoon.
Includes: 4×4 vehicles with a driver/tour guide, all park entry fees, full board accommodation, potter fees
Excludes: Lunches en route, refreshments, drinks and bar bills, tips and disbursements of a personal nature.