7 Days mountain hiking

7 Days mountain hiking Uganda and White rafting Safari will take you to Mount Elgon for mountaineering, Sipi falls for hiking to encounter the 3 spectaculars falls and go to River Nile in Jinja for white water rafting adventure. 

7 Days mountain hiking

Mount Elgon is situated in the Eastern Uganda at the extreme end on the border of Uganda and Kenya. It is the 2nd highest in Uganda, 4th highest in East Africa and then 8th on the Africa continent standing at 4,321m. It was once the highest mountain in Africa but due to millennia erosion, its height reduced. This 7 Days mountain hiking Uganda and White rafting Safari will take you to climb Mount Elgon to its summit called Wagagai. During your Mount Elgon hiking, you may encounter some wildlife species such as the huge Elephants, Buffaloes, some primates, antelope species and many bird species.

Day 1- Entebbe international airport / any hotel in Kampala – Transfer to Mountain Elgon national park

After nice breakfast at your hotel or on your arrival at Entebbe international airport, you will be met by our company representative who will be your English speaking driver guide for pick up and briefing about your 7 Days mountain hiking Uganda and White rafting Safari, then start your drive to Mount Elgon national park with an en-route to explore Sezibwa falls one of the Uganda’s hidden treasures that is so much attached to Buganda Kingdom. In Buganda Kingdom, it is believed that the Sezibwa River was born by a woman called Nakkungu Tebatuusa and her husband was Nsubuga Sebwaato who as it will be narrated by the local site guide. The drive will take you through Mabira rainforest reserve which is the only biggest forest in the central Uganda, many sugar canes and tea plantations. You will go through Jinja and Mbale cities plus many villages while seeing indigenous people on their plantations and farm with an en-route stop in Mbale city to have lunch, do shopping and then drive to Budadiri the starting point to check in at your booked lodge to relax, dinner and an overnight.

Accommodation; Rose’s Last chance camp
Meal plan; Lunch /Dinner

Day 2; Budadiri – Hike to Sasa Camp (2.900m)

After having your heavy fantastic breakfast, you will start your hike from Budadiri (1250m). You will have a porter who will help you to carry the required supplies during your hiking so, it better to pack minimal bag, UWA ranger guide who will be your guide during your mountain hiking. On this day you will stop at Sasa camp to relax, dinner and an overnight. During your hiking, you may encounter numerous wildlife species and your guide will be able to brief you about everything that you will encounter. The trail from Budadiri to Sasa camp is about 8km longs, you will cover an altitude of 1700m.

Accommodation; Sasa Camp

Meal plan; Breakfast/Lunch/dinner

Day 3; Sasa camp – Hike to Mude Camp (3.500m)

After having your healthy breakfast continue with your hike for the second day from Sasa river camp to Mude camp where you will spend your night. Today’s hike will take you through a lovely forests on the mountain where you will be thrilled with melodies of birds that will stay in your minds for life and your guide will be able to identify many of them for you. Check in at your overnight camp. On day’s hike you will cover an altitude of 600m.

Accommodation; Mude Camp

Meal plan; Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 4; Mude Camp – Hike to the Wagagayi summit (4321 m) – return to Mude camp

This will be your climax day to reach at the summit of Mount Elgon “Wagagai summit” after having your tasty breakfast, you will proceed with your hiking that will lead you to the peak of the Mountain. Wagagai summit is the highest point of Mount Elgon. While at the peak, you will enjoy the breathtaking view of the Moorland zone, take as many photos as you would want then descend back to back to Mude camp site to relax, dinner and an overnight. The day’s hike lasts up to 8 hours and you will be at the altitude of 820m.

Accommodation; Mude Camp
Meal plan; Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 5; Mude Camp – To Sipi Falls

After having breakfast, continue descending to Budadiri hiking starting point and then drive to Sipi falls to spend your evening relaxing at your reserved lodge. Dinner and an overnight

Accommodation options; Sipi River Lodge (Luxury), Rafiki Lodge sipi (Mid-range), Lacam Lodge (Budget)

Meal plan; Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 6; Explore Sipi Falls – Transfer to Jinja city – Visit the source of river Nile

Rise up early in the morning to have breakfast and then leave your lodge to go to explore the Sipi falls with a morning hike. The hike will take you the Arabica coffee plantations. Sipi falls are divided into three spectaculars waterfalls. After exploring the falls, return to your lodge to check out and drive to Jinja city to explore the source of the river Nile. On your arrival at your hotel in Jinja, you will check in, have refreshments, lunch and then go to explore source of the river Nile which is the longest River in Africa and second longest in the world following through several countries up to Mediterranean Sea. At the source of the River Nile, you take a boat cruise from Lake Victoria to exact point where the Nile River separates from Lake Victoria. Return to you hotel for dinner and an overnight.

Accommodation option; Wildwaters’ Lodge (Luxury), Source of the River Nile hotel (Mid-range), Pearl on the Nile hotel (Budget)

Meal plan; Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

7 Days mountain hiking

Day 7; Jinja City – Half day white water rafting – Drive back to Entebbe international airport

After having your heavy morning breakfast, leave your lodge and drive to the meeting point to join other guests for briefing on how to conduct your day activity and safety training and then go to start your magical half day, white rafting on the river Nile in Jinja city. You will start on the flat water towards Pyramids, the first easy 2 grades will be to train you up and stimulate your appetite before the water becomes so crazy with high pyramids. Half day will take you up to grade 5 and by the time you will complete all the 5 grades you will be feeling like a professional instructor. White water rafting is a physical activity which requires you to have a heavy breakfast. After your half day white water rafting, return to the starting point to have refreshments, lunch and later embark on your drive back to Entebbe international airport to meet your return flight or may spend a night in Kampala or Entebbe. End of your 7 Days mountain hiking Uganda and White rafting Safari

Meal plan; Breakfast / Lunch

The package includes;
  • Transportation for 7 days in 4X4 WD and air-conditioned safari vehicle (Safari land cruiser/Safari van)
  • Fuel for 7 days
  • English speaking driver guide for 7 days
  • Bottled mineral water throughout your safari
  • All en-route meals
  • Accommodation for 6 nights
  • Full board meal plan (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
  • All park entrance fees and activities
  • All government applicable taxes
  • Porter/helper
  • UWA ranger guide
  • A visit to Sezibwa falls
  • 5 days Mount Elgon mountaineering
  • A visit to Sipi falls
  • Half day white water rafting
  • The source of the river Nile

The package excludes;
  • Domestic and international flights
  • Tips
  • Souvenirs and gifts
  • Laundry and telephone services
  • Travel insurance
  • Travel entry visa

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