Mount Elgon Sipi Falls

8 Days Sipi & Budadiri

8 Days Mount Elgon Sipi Falls climbing tour

The 8 Days Mount Elgon Sipi Falls climbing tour to the peak starts from the north east in Kapkwata and ends in Budadiri. Mount Elgon formed after a volcanic eruption. It is however not active.
Highest peak: Wagagai 4,321m The main attractions are the waterfalls, hot springs and wide caldera (8 kilometres wide).
Finally the best Months to climb is from June to August, and December to February

Tour Summary

Day 1: Airport EBB – Arrival at Entebbe
Day 2: Entebbe to Mt Elgon 265km 5hrs
Day 3: Sipi Falls to Piswa Camp (2850m) 4hrs -5hrs hike
Day 4: Piswa Camp to Hunters Cave (3870m) 6hrs-8hrs hike
Day 5: From Hunters Camp to the Caldera and to Mude Cave Camp (3500m)
Day 6: Climb to Wagagai Peak then to Sasa River Camp (2900m) 3 hrs hike
Day 7: Sasa River Camp (2900m) to Budadiri Ranger Station (1250m)
Day 8: Mbale to Kampala and departure 215km 5 hrs

The above Price Include

Ground transfers.
4×4 custom built safari vehicle with knowledgeable driver/guide and fuel.
Bottled drinking water.
Accommodations with mentioned meals.
Entrance fees to the National Park and sites.
The following activities: Hiking, camping in the mountain, bird watching.

The Above Excludes

All activities not mentioned in the Itinerary
Mountain hiking equipment
Insurances
Flights and visa for Uganda
All Meals and drinks not according to the accommodations
Tips and personal expenses such as laundry and communications

Ground transfers
4×4 custom built safari vehicle with knowledgeable driver/guide and fuel
Bottled drinking water
Accommodations with mentioned meals
Entrance fees to the National Park and sites
The following activities: Hiking, camping in the mountain, bird watching

Mount Elgon Sipi Falls

Day 1: Airport EBB – Arrival at Entebbe

You are warmly received and transferred to the hotel for overnight rest
Overnight stay: Lake Victoria View Guest House (BB) or The Boma (BB)

Day 2: Entebbe to Mt Elgon 265km 5hrs

After breakfast and briefing, we drive eastwards through Jinja town and the Mabira forest. Visit the source of the river Nile and the old industrial town along the way. Have lunch in Mbale town and continue to Sipi Falls at the bottom of Mount Elgon. In the afternoon, have a nature walk around the falls. The landscape has beautiful views of the plains below.
Overnight stay: Noah’s Ark (FB) or The Sipi Lodge (FB)

Day 3: Sipi Falls to Piswa Camp (2850m) 4hrs -5hrs hike

After an early breakfast drive to Kapkwata (2190m). At the ranger station, you are received by the Guides and porters and begin the hike of Piswa Trail. Climb gently through woodland and forest with primates and birds until you reach the first camping site for the night with spectacular views of the plains and hills.
Overnight stay: Dinner and Camping at the Piswa Camp (FB)

Day 4: Piswa Camp to Hunters Cave (3870m) 6hrs-8hrs hike

After breakfast begin the days with a long, steep hike to the cave located below the caldera. Here are beautiful landscapes below and above the camp. After dinner enjoy a cup of tea or coffee around the camp fire as you gaze at the stars in the African sky. The night may be cold with temperatures below zero. (FB)
Overnight stay: Dinner and Camping at the Hunters Cave Camp (FB)

Day 5: From Hunters Camp to the Caldera and to Mude Cave Camp (3500m)

In the morning, make the short hike to the rim of the caldera and enjoy the magnificent view. We trek through the marshy crater covered with streams and rivers. Continue on to the hot springs. Relax here and soak the feet in the warm water. We then join Sasa Trail through the middle of the caldera. The volcanic landscape is breathtaking. Along the way, you encounter animals of the park. Descend to Mude Cave.
Overnight stay: Dinner and Camping at the Mude Cave Camp (FB)

Day 6: Climb to Wagagai Peak then to Sasa River Camp (2900m) 3 hrs hike

After early breakfast we hike directly to the summit at 4321m. The Wagagai Peak is the second highest in Uganda after Margherita (5,109m) on the Rwenzori mountains. The climb is not very steep and therefore the peak can be reached after about three hours. The top has magnificent views of the crater and across the border in Kenya. From Wagagai Peak, we descend back to Mude Camp and on to Sasa River Camp.

Overnight stay: Dinner and Camping at the Sasa river Camp (FB)

Day 7: Sasa River Camp (2900m) to Budadiri Ranger Station (1250m)

In the morning, we leisurely take a long, steep and slippery trail descending the “Wall of Death”. In the background are beautiful terraced hills below the mountain. We walk through homesteads and local farms, to Budadiri park information centre (1250m). Transfer to Mbale town.

Overnight stay: Mbale Resort Hotel (FB)

Day 8: Mbale to Kampala and departure 215km 5 hrs

Leisurely wake up to breakfast and proceed to Kampala. If time allows and you have interest, have a tour of the city and shop for souvenirs. Transfer to Entebbe airport for your departure.

Mount Elgon Sipi Falls

TOTAL PRICE 2018-2019 (Medium range accommodations- Bed & Breakfast)

2 persons: USD 1465 per person (double/twin sharing) based on a private tour
4 persons: USD 1285 per person (double/twin sharing) based on a private tour
6 persons: USD 1215 per person (double/twin sharing) based on a private tour
USD: 45 single room supplement outside the double/twin room

TOTAL PRICE 2018-2019 (High Budget accommodations- Full board)

2 persons: USD 1725 per person (double/twin sharing) based on a private tour
4 persons: USD 1510 per person (double/twin sharing) based on a private tour
6 persons: USD 1415 per person (double/twin sharing) based on a private tour
USD: 140 single room supplement outside the double/twin room

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