Sipi-Sasa Trail Hiking

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7 Days
Kampala / Entebbe
Wagagai Peak - Mt. Elgon
Min Age : 16
Max People : 7
Tour Details

A 7 Day Uganda Sipi sasa Trail hiking on Mt. Elgon is Incredible.

Mount Elgon is a 4,321m high extinct volcano which in prehistoric times stood taller than Mount Kilimanjaro does today. Hike to the Wagagai peak on this 7 Days Complete Circuit Trail while enjoying the spectacular scenery which is sometimes neglected by many. A variety of forest monkeys and small antelope, elephants, buffaloes and over 300 birds are waiting for You, the description is indescribable. Just let yourself be surprised on your arrival.

Departure & Return Location

Kampala / Accomodation

Price Includes

  • All transfers o Full board
  • Complete mountain team (mountain guides, assistants, cooks and porters)
  • All national park fees and local taxes
  • R + V travel price security certificate
  • Mountain tour, accommodation and meals as described

Price Excludes

  • Visa fees ($ 50 to $ 100) can be applied for online
  • International flight and exessive bagage
  • Travel and all types of insurance .(Yellow fever and Corona vaccine)
  • Additional meals and drinks
  • Appropriate clothing and equipment during the mountain tour (hiking sticks, sleeping bags, etc.)
  • Tips o Articles for personal use needed:

1 day rucksack for all the things you need every day during the mountain tour (to carry yourself)
1 sleeping bag for low temperatures (-7 ° C to -10 ° C)
1 pair of hiking shoes (already worn in)
1 pair of hiking sticks (can also be borrowed)
1 pair of gaiters to protect the shoes from mud etc.
1 water filter
1 set of thermal underwear (shirt and pants)
1 Light towel
1 warm wool sweater
2 pairs of thermal socks
1 sleeping mat (as a sleeping pad)
1 pair of warming gloves
1 wool hat
1 tracksuit (top and bottom)
1 pair of sunglasses
1 warm scarf
1 bandana
1 wide-brimmed hat
1 waterproof jacket
1 balaclava
1 drinking bottle
1 alarm clock
1 camera (including films / memory and sufficient batteries)
1 sunscreen with a high SPF (sunblock)
1 lipstick with sun protection
1 roll of toilet paper
1 quick drying towel
1 small mirror
1 sewing kit
1 pack of multivitamins (including iron and zinc)
Toothbrush, toothpaste, shaving kit, etc.

Complementaries

  • Drinking Water
  • Climbing Stick
What to Expect
  • Find out more about the culture of Ugandans through hiking.
  • Mountain viewing and forest walks
  • Cultural Encounters
  • Bird Watching
  • Craft Market
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival and Airport pick up kampala (Entebbe) - Sipi

The day starts with a big smile as you will be picked up in the Morning at your hotel in Kampala (or from the airport) and drive via Jinja, where you will stop for lunch, to Mbale, you will reach the town of Sipi and your dinner will be waiting for you.
Accomodation / Rafiki Logde sipi

Day 2kapkway to Tutum Camp

Early in the morning, After having breakfast you will drive to the kapkway Exploration Center where you will meet your mountain team. There is a short briefing and after all the preparations have been made, the hike goes through mountain and bamboo forests to the Tutum cave, which is at an altitude of 2,667m.
Daily distance / hiking time: 11km / 4 to 5 hours
Maximum high distance on this day: 1000m
Accomodation / full board: Tutum camp

Day 3Tutum camp to Kajeri camp

With energy and braveness:
Today the hike leads through a vegetation zone, which is characterized by low vegetation with different grasses and mountain flowers. You reach the Kajeri camp located at 3,383m after a march of about 5 sin.
Daily distance / hiking time: 17 km / 4 to 5 hours
Maximum high distance that day: 800m
Accomodation / full board: Kajeri Camp

Day 4Kajeri Camp to Mude Camp

On this day you have quite a long hike, which in large parts also goes downhill as soon as you have passed the Mude Camp in the direction of the Sasa Trail.
Daily distance / hiking time: 25km / 8 to 9 hours.
Maximum high distance on this day: 120m
Accomodation / full board: Mude Camp

Day 5Gifelsturm on Wagagai Peak

Here you will start the hike through the raised moor zone around 7:00 a.m., pass Jackson Peak and Jackson pool.
From the ridge you have a fantastic view of the optimal visibility. After the picnic lunch at the summit, hike back to Mude camp for dinner.
Daily distance / hiking time: 18km / 7 to 8 hours
Maximum high distance on this day: 820m
Accomodation / full board Mude Camp

Day 6Mude Camp to Budadiri

From today the descent back to camp 3 begins. First it goes back to the Kachope Lakes and further along the Bamwanjara Pass, where you might be able to observe a few rock hyraxes in front of the catchy caves.
Daily distance / hiking time: approx. 4 hours
Accomodation / VP: Roses last chance

Day 7Return to Kampala / Airport / Entebbe

After breakfast transfer back to Kampala or Entebbe, from where you start your journey or continue with a follow up program after with early inquiry follow-up program. There is a possibility of touring Jinja and doing a boat ride on the nile on day 7 only after inquiry with our team so that the extension of the stay/jouney is done on time.

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