6 Days Hike Mt. Elgon National Park

6 Days Hike Mt. Elgon National Park

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Day 1: Kampala- Mbale. (Approx. 270 Km) About 6 Hours:

After your breakfats you will depart for Eastern Uganda crossing the river Nile at Jinja and proceeding to Mbale town. Mountain Elgon is a 4,321 metre high. Spectacular scenery is the main attraction for the hiker on this mountain with a variety of forest monkeys, small antelopes, with elephants, buffalo and about 300 bird species.

Day 2: Sasa River Camp- Mude Cave (11 km). About 5 Hours:

Sasa trail is the most direct route to the peaks and the shortest to climb. Its trailhead is Budadiri gate which lies at 1,250M above sea level. You will go by car as far as Bumasola trading center (1,770m) and start walking from there or walk right from Budadiri via Bumasola. The Trek from Bumasola to Mudange Cliffs is a relatively stiff climb of 2km 2/3 hrs walk, you will ascend to the Mude cave camp where you will spend the night.

Day 3: MudeCave-Wagagai Peak-Mude Cave. (18 km) about 8 hours:

Early in the morning, hike from Mude Cave climb to Wagagai Peak (4,321 m). Later descend to Mude Camp for the night.

Day 4: Hunters Cave Camp. (16km) about 4 hours

From Mude Cave, descend to the Caldera and Hot Springs. Later arrive at the Hunter’s Cave

Day 5: Hunters Cave Camp-Piswa camping grounds(17 km) about 5 hours:

From the Hunter’s Cave Camp trail descend to Piswa Patrol Hut a scenic hike through the Bamboo, heath and moorland.

Day 6: Piswa Patrol Hut- Kapkwata(11 km) about 3 hours:

From the Piswa Patrol Hut descend to Kapkwata where the tail ends. You will then meet up with your guide and drive to Kampala via Jinja. Later on arrive in Kampala/Entebbe.