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A Date with Mount Elgon
Experience the beauty and variety of trekking up Uganda’s
most famous mountain.


Climbing Mount Elgon

A Date with Mount Elgon
Experience the beauty and variety of trekking up Uganda’s most famous mountain.


Mountain Elgon is a 4,321m extinct volcano, which in pre-historically stood taller than Kilimanjaro does today. It first erupted 24 million years ago. Spectacular scenery is the main attraction for hikers on this undemanding mountain with a variety of forest monkeys, small antelope, elephants, buffalo and about 300 bird species not recorded elsewhere in Uganda.




Your Program

Day Destination Plan/Activities Accommodation
Day One

Entebbe – Kampala

Arriving at the airport you will be warmly welcomed by a Churchill Safaris representative, and transferred to your hotel in Kampala. An optional tour of Kampala and the surrounding areas can be arranged for interested parties.

Your Accommodation

Day Two

Kampala – Mountain Elgon

Drive to Mountain Elgon, stopping in Jinja to visiting the source of the Nile and Bujagali falls, arriving in Mbale in the afternoon.

Mbale Resort

Day Three

Mountain Elgon

Drive to Budadiri park headquarters to begin the 4 hour hike walking through slopes of montane and bamboo vegetation, and arriving at the Sasa River Camp in time for lunch.

Sasa River Camp.

Day Four

Mountain Elgon

After breakfast, continue to ascend through landscape of extraordinary moorland vegetation. The climate and vegetation often changes with altitude until you arrive at the Mudde Cave.

Mudde Cave

Day Five

Mountain Elgon

After breakfast, proceed to Wagagai, the highest peak. You will have spectacular views of rare high altitude vegetation and the Jackson summit. Many photo opportunities.

Mudde Camp Site.

Day Six

Mountain Elgon

Today you will trek from Mudde Cave to the Caldera and the hot springs, a journey of three hours. From the caldera, continue to Hunter’s Cave Camp, a three hour trek.

Hunter’s Cave Camp.

Day Seven

Mountain Elgon

If you are keen about exploring more, you would proceed to the famous Tatum Cave with ancient cave paintings, a trek of two hours.

Tatum Cave Camp.

Day Eight

Sipi Falls

Trek from Tatum Cave Camp to the Park headquarters about 4 hours and later transfer to Sipi Falls and take a walk to the caves on the opposite side of the falls. Sipi Falls is lovely to behold and is where the Sipi River gushes down a steep 50-metre (160 foot) cliff. You can even enjoy a swim at the base of the falls.

Your Accommodation

Day Nine

Sipi Falls – Kampala

Depart for Kampala arriving in Jinja in time for lunch. Relax in the afternoon, and later transfer to Kampala for the night.

Your Accommodation

Day Ten


This morning you will go for a city tour and later transfer to the airport to catch your flight back home.


Budget Accommodation



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Premium Accommodation



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Luxury Accommodation



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  • Overland Travel & flights

    A 4×4 vehicle with viewing hatch and driver will be provided for all trips and journeys.
    Optional Domestic flights.

  • Guided Tours

    Our guides are the same professionals, whichever package you choose.

  • Accommodation

    A choice of luxury hotels and lodges across the country, with 24hour concierge.

  • Meals

    All meals are specially prepared by the first rate chefs at your chosen hotel or lodge.*

QUOTE: Prices start from as little as $1,000 p.p. Remember, as we build your perfect safari we can add the bits you really want and remove the bits you don’t to help you manage your budget.

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