Mt Elgon Cross Over

Tour Highlights

This unique route approaches Mt. Elgon National Park from the Kenyan side allowing us to explore the park’s wildlife and visit the Kitum caves where elephants scrape the cave walls for mineral salt lick. After conquering Koitoboss Summit, the trek proceeds with the Ugandan crew to Wagagai along the caldera rim.

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Itinerary Details

Day 1
A Kibo Slopes Safaris representative will be at hand to meet us upon arrival at Entebbe Airport. After brief introductions we drive via Kampala city to Jinja, the Source of the Nile, situated directly at Lake Victoria. The rest of the day will be at leisure with optional excursions depending on our arrival schedule. Dinner and overnight will be at the 2 Friends Guesthouse.
Accommodation: 2 Friends Guesthouse.
Meal Plan: D B

Day 2
After breakfast we check out and start the day’s adventure with a visit to the Bujagali Falls. Here we shall enjoy the beautiful scenery with optional white water rafting on the thundering rapids of the river Nile. We then drive to the Malaba border where we cross over into Kenya and drive on to Mount Elgon National park. Dinner and overnight will be at Mt Elgon Bandas. .
Accommodation: Mt Elgon Bandas.
Meal Plan: D B

Day 3
This day is set for exploration the National Park by car and on foot. There is buffalo, elephant, leopard and several antelope species available here. The greatest attraction however are ancient caves, the largest being the Kitum. Here elephants and buffaloes visit regularly for a mineral lick. A lunch will be served at one of the scenic picnic sites before returning to the Bandas in the late afternoon. In the evening we pack our mountain gear for tomorrows cross-over hike. .
Accommodation: Mt Elgon Bandas.
Meal Plan: B L D

Day 4
After breakfast we shall be transferred to the forest edge from where we start our hike. A 4 hours’ hike accompanied by rangers takes us to the road head at 3400m, where our crew will have pitched tents. There will be a lunch stop on the way. Dinner and overnight will be in a fly camp. .
Accommodation: Fly Camp.
Meal Plan: B L D

Day 5
Today’s hike starts with a 4 hours walk, accompanied by Kenya Wildlife Service escorts, leading to Koitoboss (4155m), the highest peak on the Kenyan side before crossing the caldera over to Uganda. At the border we will be received by armed Ugandan Wildlife Authority Rangers who will accompany us on the Ugandan trail. Diner and overnight will be in a fly camp at the Mude Caves (3500m). .
Accommodation: Mude Fly Camp.
Meal Plan: B L D

Day 6
This is the day of our Elgon Summit challenge hiking to Wagagai (4321m), the peak of Mt. Elgon. The trek leads along the rim of one of the world’s largest calderas as we approach the summit. Here are several of small lakes left behind by glaciers of the last ice age. We will return to Mude Caves Camp for dinner and overnight rest. .
Accommodation: Mude Fly Camp.
Meal Plan: B L D

Day 7
Time to make the final descend. After breakfast we hike through the moorland which gives way to forest at 3000m. On the way we are likely to encounter troops of black and white colobus as well as the blue monkeys and a variety of bird species. We shall have a lunch stop on the way. We soon enter the small scale farmlands zone and descend further on to Bumasola (1770m) in the mid-afternoon. After bidding the crew goodbye we join our driver for transfer to Mbale town. Dinner and overnight will be at the Elgon Lodge. .
Accommodation: Elgon Lodge.
Meal Plan: D B

Day 8
After breakfast we check out of the lodge and transfer via Jinja to Kampala. Depending on our onward departure schedule we may have an optional lunch and sightseeing tour of Kampala city before being dropped off at the airport in Entebbe for departure.

  • Tour Days: 8
  • Price Guide:
    PRICE GUIDE 2019
    No of PeoplePrice in USD $ Per Person Sharing
    1pax $ 4,244/=
    2pax$ 2,877/=
    3pax $ 2,377/=
    4pax and more$ 2,127/=
  • Important:

    Included:

    - Meal plan as specified –BB (bed and Breakfast), HB (Half board; breakfast and dinner), FB (Full board; breakfast, lunch and dinner) in the hotels. .
    - Airport transfers and safari on 4x4 vehicles.
    - English speaking driver guides.
    - Park Fees.


    Excluded:

    - International arrival and departure.
    - Drinks in hotels and lodges/ telephone/ laundry/visa fees/ tips

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