Overview of the 5 Days Mount Elgon Mountaineering Safari Uganda Safari / 5 Days Uganda Mountaineering Safari in Mt.Elgon National Park
This 5 days Uganda mountaineering safari gives you an opportunity to visit Mount Elgon National Park and engage in epic hiking experience as you scale the Elgon mountain which rises to 4321m above sea level.
This Uganda safari takes you to Mt. Elgon National Park Uganda which is found in eastern Uganda along Uganda Kenya borderline. In Uganda, this park traverses the districts of Mbale, Budadiri, Kapchorwa, Kween and Bukwo on the Ugandan side. Mt.Elgon park overs a landmass of 1110sqkm in Uganda and this includes the higher slopes of Mt.Elgon. Mount Elgon is a quite a unique mountain as it has the largest base for a single mountain in the entire world which spans to over 4000sqkm. At the top of this very mountain, you will meet the largest caldera in the world. On this Uganda safari tour you have an opportunity to encounter numerous attractions that are found in the Elgon National Park and this includes the De brazza monkeys, blue monkeys, vervet monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys and other mammals include the serval cats, spotted hyenas, forest elephants and forest buffaloes, duikers and leopards to 300 bird species like Moorland francolin, moustached green tinker bird, Jackson francolin, Black-collared Apalis, Black-shouldered kite, Tacazze sunbird and the endangered Lammergeyer bird. You will also have a chance to meet the 2 tribes of people on this Uganda wildlife tour to Elgon National Park and these are the Bagisu and the Sabiny people who have a rich culture.
Highlights of the 5 Days Mount Elgon Mountaineering Safari Uganda Safari / 5 Days Uganda Mountaineering Safari in Mt.Elgon National Park
Day1 of the 5 Days Mount Elgon Mountaineering Safari Uganda Safari; Transfer from Kampala to mountain Elgon with a zip lining experience in Mabira forest.
Day 2 of the 5 Days Mount Elgon Mountaineering Safari Uganda Safari; Hike from Budadiri to Sasa camp
Day 3 of the 5 Days Mount Elgon Mountaineering Safari Uganda Safari from Sasa camp to Mude camp
Day 4 of the 5 Days Mount Elgon Mountaineering Safari Uganda Safari: From Mude camp back to Budadiri
Day 5 of the 5 Days Mount Elgon Mountaineering Safari Uganda Safari; Return to Kampala with a short break in jinja for a stunning boat cruise.
Detailed itinerary of the 5 Days Mount Elgon Mountaineering Safari Uganda Safari / 5 Days Uganda Mountaineering Safari in Mt.Elgon National Park
Day 1 of the 5 Days Mount Elgon Mountaineering Safari Uganda Safari: Kick off this Uganda wildlife safari with an early morning pick from your hotel by our guide who picks you up in any of our wide fleet of safari cars such as the 4×4 land cruisers for hire in Uganda, 4×4 safari vans for hire in Uganda, 4×4 super customs for hire in Uganda. This leads to a Uganda tour road adventure that sees enjoy 6-7 spectacular hours on the road that is so fascinating given the various road sightings and stops that will make this tour Uganda road adventure so interesting. These sightings begin right from where to realize that although Kampala is Uganda’s capital there room for so much green as there are many trees in the city which make it an ecofriendly city. After about 1.5-hour drive have a stop at Namawojolo where you get a chance to be covered in a swarm of people in blue coats who are holding a variety of Uganda’s purely organic and sweet fruits with each of them trying to persuade you to buy from them. If you a food adventurer, this stop on your safari Uganda adventure also gives you an opportunity to taste Uganda’s tastiest version of KFC which is roasted chicken on sticks and its absolutely amazing. From here transfer to Mabira for a zip lining experience which gives you an opportunity to have your sensory organs awakened during this spectacular event. Proceed to Jinja for a lunch break before finally making your way to Mbale where you will have dinner and an overnight stay.
Luxury: Sipi River Lodge,
Midrange: Mbale Resort
Budget: Chepkui Cottages and Annex, Kapkwai Forest Camp, UWA Bandas and Cottages.
Day 2 of the 5 Days Mount Elgon Mountaineering Safari Uganda Safari: The second day of this Uganda mountaineering safari begins with a morning breakfast then transfer to Budadiri for a short briefing then begin your ascent to Sasa camp which is located at an altitude of 2900m and this takes about 7-8 walking hours covering about 8km.
Day 3 of the 5 Days Mount Elgon Mountaineering Safari Uganda Safari: Wake up in the morning for a nice cup of coffee which is freshly brewed from the Arabica coffee that is grown on the lower slopes of this very mountain which are fertile. After breakfast, today’s hike covers 5km and takes about 4-5 hours walk getting you to Mude camp which is located at an altitude 3500m. have dinner here as well as an overnight stay.
Day4 of the 5 Days Mount Elgon Mountaineering Safari Uganda Safari wake up in the morning an enjoy a nice cup of tea with bites then start your return journey back to Budadiri where you will be welcomed back by our guide who transfers you to your lodge for lunch. After lunch, you can relax in the immaculate gardens of the lodge as you rest your body from this tour Uganda hike. Have dinner and an overnight stay here.
Day 5 of the 5 Days Mount Elgon Mountaineering Safari Uganda Safari: This is a relaxed day as you get to have a morning breakfast that isn’t rushed then begin your return journey back to Kampala which has a stop in Jinja for lunch. After this nice lunch transfer to the Jinja jetty for a stunning boat cruise to the source of the Nile which is the longest river in the world. From here continue with the rest of your journey back to Kampala or Entebbe for your flight back home. Although you have had a splendid safari in Uganda with this short Uganda wildlife visit to Mt. Elgon National Park, this was just the tip of the iceberg, because destination Uganda still has more to offer you. The nest time you come back to Uganda, visit Kibale National Park and have an amazing time with man’s closest relatives the chimpanzees who we share with 99% of our DNA with. Kibale national park is home to over 5000 chimpanzees which will give you a warm welcome on your Uganda wildlife safari to Kibale Forest National Park. During your short Uganda wildlife safari in you will get to meet numerous Uganda safari attractions in Kibale National Park which include over 350 bird species, other 12 primate species such as Vervet monkeys, Black and white colobus monkeys. Activities you can engage in while in Kibale national park include chimpanzee trekking, birding, nature walks and cultural encounters. You can get to Kibale National Park by using road transport means which take you on a Uganda road safari covering about 305km or 4-5 hours of drive. While in Kibale National Park you can choose to stay in any of the numerous lodging facilities which include luxury safari lodges like Primate Lodge Kibale, Crater Safari Lodge, Ndali Lodge, Chimpanzee Forestguesthouse, Kibale Forest Guest House, Kibale Forest Camp, Rweteera Safari Camp
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