Uganda & Kenya




5 days


Mount Elgon (4,321 meters) is an extinct volcano located at the border between Uganda and Kenya.it is the 4th highest mountain in East Africa. Mt. Elgon has a collapsed crater Calder that covers more than 40 kilometers at the summit and this is the largest known natural crater.


Day 1: Transfer to Mbale

Day 2: Hike to Piswa Camp

Day 3: Hunters Cave Camp

Day 4: Mude Cave Camp

Day 5: Sasa Trail


  • Park Fees
  • Meals
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • A professional driver/guide
  • Return Transport to Nairobi
  • Bottled mineral water in the vehicle
  • Porter Fees
  • Mountaineering Gear
  • International flights
  • Visa Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips or Personal Purchases (souvenirs, drinks, )

Day by Day

We set off early morning for the town of Mbale in Eastern Uganda.

Journey Time: +4 hrs

Meal Plan: Not Included

Accommodation: Rose`s Last Chance 

After breakfast, we will transfer you to Kapkwata at 2190 meters, from where you start your hike of Mt Elgon. It is a scenic route running through the bamboo, heath, and moorland, arriving at the Piswa Camp at 2850 meters. Today’s hike will not be too steep, enjoy the different vegetation covers as you ascend to Piswa camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Camping

Hike up to the rim of the caldera through beautiful columns of the rarest and endemic plant species like the giant Lobelia Elgonensis. This is a beautiful trip through this vegetation only found at this height in Uganda, look out for the ever beautiful wild Everlasting flowers. On this route, you will pass by the hot springs which make for a good stopover. On the same trail, you find Suam Gorge with beautiful views of the mountain. After the gorge, you hike the last leg to Hunters Cave Camp at 3850 meters.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Camping

The goal today is to ascend to the top of the caldera at the Wagagai Peak which is at 4321 meters. The views from the caldera are worth the hike up the mountain. Thereafter we will descend through the Jackson summit (4200 meters) and the Jackson pool to arrive at Mude Cave Camp at 3500 meters overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Camping

Today after an early breakfast you begin the descent through the Sasa trail to Budadiri. We choose to take a different trail so that you can experience more of the mountain using a different route. We arrive in Budadiri where our representative guide will pick you and transfer you back to Kampala or Entebbe with a stopover in Mbale for lunch.

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: Not Included


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