Join our 6 days Mt Elgon Trek safari taking you to hike along the easiest trail the Sasa Trail. The actual hiking days needed are 4 days and the other two extra days are for transfers from Kampala to Mt. Elgon national park. Hike one of the largest calderas to Wagagai Peak in just 6 days.
6 days Mt. Elgon Trek- Sasa Trail.
Day 1: Kampala – Budadiri to Sasa Camp 2900m
At 7am the guide picks you up from your Hotel in Kampala to drive and transfer to Mt Elgon in Eastern Uganda. On the way you will visit the Ssezibwa falls and then Nile, to arrive in the afternoon. Overnight at Protea Hotel Mbale.
Day 2: Transfer to Budadiri to start your Trek. Trekking time 7 to 8 hours
On arriving the park headquarters you will be further briefed about the hike and what to expect and along with your porters, cooks and park rangers you will start the trek at 1,250m. This is a steep and quick and involves the “wall of death“ that is named so because you had to use ropes to climb up. However of recently the Uganda wildlife Authority installed sturdy staircases. Above the “wall of death “ is a steep path that takes you through the rain-forest and baboon zone before you retire to Sasa River camp that is at 2900m.
Day 3: From Sasa camp to Mude Camp – 3500m 4 to 5 hours
Have breakfast at the campsite, before you proceed the forest to the summit base camp called Mude cave. This is an elevation of 600metre and we usually advise that you rest here foe the night and wait for the mornings for betters views at the summit. Overnight at Mude Camp.
Day 4: Wagagai Peak 4321m
In the morning righter breakfast, you will trek through the moorland zone upto the Main Peak Wagagai and then later return to Mude Camp. The round trip would take around 8 to 9 Hours and it is at an elevation of over 800m. Overnight at Mude Camp.
Day 5: From Mude to Budadiri
In the morning after breakfast, you will trek back to Budadiri and then transfer to Mbale for an overnight. Overnight at Protea Hotel.
Day 6: Transfer back to Kampala
In the morning right after breakfast, you will drive to transfer back to Kampala/ Entebbe to arrive in the afternoon. Drive to proceed to airport to catch your onward flight. End of 6 days Mt. Elgon Trek.