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$1950 Kid Friendly

6days Mountain Elgon Trekking

ItineraryDay 1: Pick up from Airport and Proceed to mbaleStop At: Airport Transfer Entebbe, Kampala, Central RegionPick up at 06:30 hours and proceed east, past Mbale to Mount Elgon that straddles the border with Kenya. Mbale lies 3-4 hours from Kampala along a good tarmac road.Mt. Elgon is a 4,321m high extinct volcano which in prehistoric times stood taller than Kilimanjaro does today. Although the mountain straddles the Kenyan border, its loftiest peak, Wagagai, lies within Uganda and is best ascended from the Ugandan side.Mt. Elgon is an important watershed, and its slopes support a rich variety of altitudinal vegetation zones ranging from montane forest to high open moorland studded with the other-worldly giant lobelia and groundsel plants.Spectacular scenery is the main attraction for hikers on this often neglected undemanding mountain, but there is also a variety of forest monkeys and small antelope, along with elephant and buffalo. A checklist topping 300 birds includes many species not recorded elsewhere in Uganda.Proceed to the trailhead at Budadiri and prepare for the climb: Camping at Bunamasifu (1250m). Lunch and dinner.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Camping at BunamasifuDay 2: Sasa routeStop At: Mount Elgon, Mbale, Eastern RegionSteep and rugged climb of Sasa Route; Camping at Sasa River Camp (2900m). Breakfast, lunch and dinner.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Sasa river campDay 3: WagagaiStop At: Mount Elgon, Mbale, Eastern RegionWalk up to Jackson’s Pool or Jackson’s Summit or Wagagai: Camping at Mudda Cave Camp (3500m). Breakfast, lunch and dinner.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Camping at Muda cave CampDay 4: Hunter's CaveStop At: Mount Elgon, Mbale, Eastern RegionWalk across the crater, camping at Hunter´s Cave Camp (3600m). Breakfast, lunch and dinner.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Hunter's Cave CampDay 5: PiswaStop At: Mount Elgon, Mbale, Eastern RegionWalk to Piswa Camp: Camping at Piswa Camp (2850m). Breakfast, lunch and dinner.Duration: 1 dayStop At: Mount Elgon, Mbale, Eastern RegionDescend to Kapkwata and onwards to Kampala via Sipi Falls. Breakfast and lunch.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Piswa camp

$6000 Cultural & Theme Tours

Uganda Safari Wildlife and Cultural Tour 18 Days 17 Nights Tour

Itinerary  • Day 1- On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, our representative will meet, greet and transfer you to your Hotel for the overnight.  • Day 2 - The Source of the river Nile Transfer to Mbale, east of Uganda driving through Jinja , the second largest town and Industrial district of Uganda. It is characterized by the Asian architecture, the brewery industries and the colourful gardens. Visit the Source of the Nile on Lake Victoria and then proceed to the spectacular “Bujagali Falls” on the river Nile a few kilometres from the source. Optional: try the unforgettable emotion of white water rafting or bunji jumping, which is one of the main attractions in Jinja. Lunch at Bujagali, where local food is served. In the afternoon drive to Mbale for dinner and overnight.  • Day 3 - The Sipi Fall The activities for this day start with the nature walk to the spectacular waterfalls on the river Sipi, which originates from Mount Elgon. The starting point is at Crow’s Nest, a camping and lodging site. You will see the caves, plantations of coffee, matooke and sugarcane plantations along the way. We ensure that you have packed lunch for the day. Return to Jinja in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight.  • Day 4 - The rhinos of Ziwa sanctuary • Day 5 - The Murchison Falls National Park • Day 6 - The boat cruise on the river Nile • Day 7 - Fort Portal at the foothill of the Mountains of the Moon • Day 8 - The Semliki Hot Springs • Day 9 – Queen Elizabeth National Park • Day 10 –The Kyambura Chimp Trekking • Day 11 –climbing lions of ishasha. • Day 12 -The encounter with mountains gorillas • Day 13 – The wonderful Lake Bunyonyi • Day 14 - Lake Mburo National Park • Day 15 - Departure Optional Extension: • Day 15 - The Ssese Islands of Lake Victoria • Day 16 - The Islands tour • Day 17 - Ecological Nature walk and Bugala Village tour. • Day 18 - Kampala City Tour

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