8 Or 7 Day Mountain Elgon Trekking
Picked from your hotel residence from Kampala. Drive to the eastern part of the country stopping in Jinja and continue to Mbale town. Visit Mt. Elgon National Park offices in Mbale for briefing, after lunch carryout food shopping in town to supplement what you have and proceed to Budadiri. Check in at Rose Last Chance Hotel.
After breakfast clear with park offices, rangers, porters before starting the climb. You will follow the Sasa trail, which is the less difficult and convenient trail to access the peaks. The trail passes through the largest area of bamboo forest in the park, continue through the Mude cliffs and crosses River Sasa. Overnight will be at Mude Cave Camp.
After breakfast, continue with hiking. The climb takes you over Jackson’s pool before making it to Wagagai peak (4321m) or Jackson peak (4165m). This will be one of your longest days while on this trail as you struggle to reach the summit. Return to Mude camp for overnight.
Visit the Caldera with collapsed peaks on top of the mountain stretching over 40 km. This is believed to be one of the biggest caldera in the world. Descend to overnight at Kagyenyi camp or any other camp depending on the guide’s advice.
Hike to the hot springs and Suam gorge and descend to overnight Mude camp.
Descend following the Sasa trail. It may be steep but it will not be long. Overnight at Rose Last Chance Hotel in Budadiri town.
After breakfast drive to Mbale for lunch. After lunch drive to Jinja , visit the source of River Nile and proceed to Kampala. End of safari.