3 Days Mount Elgon national park tour

The 3 Days Mount Elgon national park tour takes you to the Eastern part of Uganda where you will participant in mountain climbing on East Africa’s fourth highest mountain standing at a height of 4,320 meters, to reach to the peak requires about 4 to 5 days however the 3 days Mount Elgon national takes you to the slopes of the mountain and visit to Sipi falls. This safari starts from Kampala through Jinja and ends in Kampala or Entebbe depending on your schedule. Drive through Mabira then Jinja which is the source of River Nile town ; take the junction that branches off the route to Busia. The journey with reward you with great views of the landscape, Mabira forest, tea and sugar plantation in Lugazi and Jinja, the newly constructed Jinja bridge on the Nile River, Lake Victoria and the people of the land. It takes about 5 to 6 hours’ driving from Kampala to Mbale/Sironko district and the return journey equally takes the same time

Highlight of the 3 days safari

  • Day 1: Transfer to Mount Elgon national park
  • Day 2: Mountain hiking
  • Day 3: Return to Kampala/Departure

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Mount Elgon national park – Sipi falls

After early morning breakfast at your hotel in Kampala, depart Kampala at around 7 am and embark on your journey to Mbale with en-route views of the beautiful landscape and the rewarding plantation and Lake Victoria. Have your hot lunch in Mbale town before you proceed to Kapchorwa where we find magnificent Sipi falls taking about 2-3 hours on the zig-zag road to the hill. On arrival at the Sipi fall office, get a local guide who will guide you to the Sipi falls. There are 3 levels of Sipi falls, the highest fall being at 100 meters, second at 85 meters and the third falls at 75 meters. Depending on the time, you may visit all of the falls or one or two of them before night fall. Return to the starting where you will meet your driver to connect to your accommodation for dinner and overnight stay;

  • Sipi River lodge for Luxury
  • Noah’s Ark lodge for mid-range
  • Lacum lodge for budget

 Day 2: Hike Mount Elgon

Wake up to a delicious breakfast and the morning views of the landscape. Thereafter transfer to the park headquarters and take the short drive Kapkway Exploration centre with your packed lunch and trekking gears. Meet your ranger guides and porters to lead you through the trail. Hike through the montane and bamboo forest with sights of different bird species, animals you may find in the park, Chebonet falls, Kapkwai caves and this hike has short trails of about 3 km and 11 km. Return from the hike in the evening where your guide will be waiting for you to connect to Mbale town. It’s an approximately 1-2 hours through the beautiful roads. Dinner and overnight stay at;

  • Mbale Resort Hotel for luxury
  • Wash and Wills for mid-range
  • 2 Seasons Hotel for budget

Day 3: Return to Kampala/Departure

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then check-out of the hotel to embark on your journey back to Kampala. En-route stop in Jinja to visit the source of the Nile and lunch before you proceed to Kampala. The safari guide will either drop you off at a location you advise or take you to Entebbe airport for your evening flight back home. End of 3 Days Mount Elgon safari

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