5 Day Mount Elgon National Park Safari

5 Days Mount Elgon National Park Safari

SAFARI DETAILS

Private Safari – 5 Days
Price: From – USD $$$ PP Tailor-made
Drive : Ebb – Safari Parks – Kampala
Minimum age is 15 years.
Solo traveler prices are available upon request.

5 Days Mount Elgon National Park Safari

SAFARI OVERVIEW

Mount Elgon National Park is home to over 300 species of birds, including the endangered Lammergeier. Small antelopes, forest monkeys, elephants and buffalos also live on the mountainside. The higher slopes are protected by national parks in Uganda and Kenya, creating an extensive trans-boundary conservation area which has been declared a UNESCO Man & Biosphere Reserve.

At 4,000km² Mount Elgon has the largest volcanic base in the world. Located on the Uganda-Kenya border it is also the oldest and largest solitary, volcanic mountain in East Africa. Its vast form, 80km in diameter, rises more than 3,000m above the surrounding plains, The mountain’s cool heights offer respite from the hot plains below, with the higher altitudes providing a refuge for flora and fauna.

The 5 Day Mount Elgon National Park Safari is your choice of safari to adventure both the wild on the ground and also hike the heights. Enquire about this safari now, talk to an expert.

ITINARARY

DAY 1 | ENTEBBE TO MBALE

On your way to Mount Elgon national park from Kampala, stop off at Mbale for a four-hour hike to the Khauka caves. Alternatively you can go to the viewpoint through Nabuyoga loop where you can see Jackson summit and Wagagi peak. Arrive at the park and check in to your choice of accommodation.

DAY 2 | NATURE WALKS

After a hearty breakfast drive to Kapkwai Forest Exploration Centre for one of the many nature walks. You could combine the 7km bamboo trail to Kapkwai Cave with the 3km ridge trek to the beautiful Chebonet Falls. Or take the full-day hike moving through tropical and bamboo forest to the Tutum Cave. You will see primates, birds and wonderful flora such as the Elgon tik and Elgon olive.

DAY 3 | SIPI FALLS

Depending on how energetic you’re feeling, take a long or short community-organized walk to Sipi Falls. For a different view of this magnificent cascade, how about abseiling alongside the 1st waterfall? Keen anglers can try their hand at fishing at the 3rd waterfall.

DAY 4 | COFFEE TOUR OR BUDADIRI HIKE

Discover the local culture! Visit the Sipi Widows Group for a guided walk around the coffee plantation as you learn how to plant coffee, pick, grind, store and clean the beans.

Along the way, you will meet the residents, learn about life of the Sabiny people and participate in traditional weaving. African cooking demonstrations will give you the chance to prepare and taste traditional dishes.

Alternatively, you may hike from Budadiri to the Mudange cliffs, known as the “walls of death”, at the boundary of the national park.

DAY 5 | RETURN TO KAMPALA

INCLUDES
  • Meals and accommodation as per itinerary
  • All road transfers as indicated in the itinerary
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • Private professional English speaking safari guide
  • Transportation with exclusive use of 4X4 safari vehicle as per itinerary
  • Complimentary bottled water while on safari

EXCLUDES

  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Beverages with the exception of all inclusive hotels
  • Premium brands whilst all inclusive
  • International Flights

Accommodation

Ishasha Wilderness Lodge

The booking with the accommodation mentioned in the program depend on availability. Reservations will only be made after your booking.

In case the mentioned accommodation is not available during the requested period, we will do our utmost best to book one for you in the same class (of course we will only do this after consulting you).

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