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6 Day Mount Elgon Hike & Source Of River Nile

Tuesday 13 November 2018, by admin

Day
1
Welcome to Uganda

When you arrive at Entebbe International Airport, you will be picked up by our guide/driver who will transfer you to your hotel where you’ll spend the night.
Distance from airport to hotel:5 minutes
Hotel options:Protea Hotel by Marriott Entebbe

Day
2
Drive to Mount Elgon, Mbale

In the morning after breakfast, you’ll embark on a five-hour journey to Mount Elgon National Park, which lies 235 kilometres west of Kampala, Uganda’s capital.
You’ll make a stopover in Jinja, halfway through the journey, and check out the source of River Nile, the world’s longest river. This is a spot that is bound to elevate your Instagram with some very colourful shots. After a visit to the source of the Nile, you’ll continue your journey to Mbale on the Uganda-Kenya border, home to Mount Elgon, where you’ll be a guest at Sipi River Lodge.
Distance from Entebbe to Mbale:5 hours
Hotel options:Sipi River Lodge

Day
3
Kapkwai – 2,900m

After breakfast, guides and porters in tow, you’ll begin your Mount Elgon excursion from the exploration centre at Kapkwai in the Chebonet valley. Today you’ll followthe steep and straight Mountain Bamboo trail, which traverses a seven-kilometre loop across the Sasa River and through a rainforest.
You’ll walk for between seven-eight hours (2,900 metres) before you reach the Sasa River Camp for dinner and overnight.

Day
4
Sasa camp to Mude Camp – 3,500m

After breakfast, you’ll continue your excursion up to the Mude Cave Campsite. The distance from Sasa Camp to Mude Camp is 600 metres and takes about four to five hours to cover.
You’ll stay here for dinner and overnight and prepare to strike out for the summit tomorrow morning, just in time to catch the first rays of the sun.

Day
5
Hit the summit Wagagai – 4,321m

After breakfast, you’ll trek through the moorland zone up to Wagagai, from where you are guaranteed breathtaking views across neighbouring Kenya and northern Uganda.

You will return to the Mude campsite, but you also have the option to descend down to the Sasa Camp for dinner and overnight. It may take between 8 to 9 hours to cover the distance.

Day
6
Departure

After breakfast, take a short forest walk and head back to Kampala or Entebbe for your flight back home.

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