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6 Days Mount Elgon & Sipi

Guesthouse in Entebbe


It is possible to stay the night before the trip in our Guesthouse in Entebbe and also on the day coming back from the trip.

The price is $ 82 for a double room and $ 70 for a single room. In this price the breakfast is included and transport to or from the airport.
In our beautiful tropical garden you will enjoy a delicious meal and drink. See over 50 bird species and dream away with the noises of the African evening.

It is possible to stay the night before the trip in our Guesthouse in Entebbe and also on the day coming back from the trip.

Additional activities in and around Entebbe

 


Detailed Itinerary

Have breakfast and set off for Kapchorwa district where Sipi River Lodge is located. Sipi falls is a series of three waterfalls in Eastern Uganda. The waterfalls lie on the edge of Mount Elgon National Park near the Kenyan border, have lunch in Mbale and drive to the lodge where you can relax.

Day 1 and 2
Accommodation: Sipi River Lodge

On this day you have a variety of activities to choose from i.e hike to the Sipi water falls or guided walks around the Sipi village and learn about the culture of the people. The people in this area are called the Bagisu who speak a dialect of the Lumasaba language called Lugisu, which is fully understandable by other dialects, and is also understood by the Bukusu.The Bagisu or Bamasaba undergo a circumcision ritual called the Imbalu. The ritual is held every two years during August.

This trip is for those people short on time. After a night at the lodge we drive you to the trail head at Budadiri / Bumasola, and from there you start your ascent.

The first stretch on the trailhead snakes up through the hillside communities above Budadiri. Ascending further, the trail enters the National Park and straight away climbs the Wall of Death! Although conjuring horrifying images, this is simply a steep section where UWA has constructed a series of ladders, ramps and boardwalks through the cliffs

A strenuous first day leaves you to rest and make camp at Mude caves camp. (1770m – 3500m)

On the second day you leave the camp for the summit at Wagagai and then back to the camp. (3500m – 4321m – 3500m) The Wagagai peak is the unobvious high point of the Caldera, the edge of the crater rim and requires walking a few km around the rim with spectacular views out towards Kenya and across the expansive, echoey plains of the Caldera. The walk back to Maude camp is fairly short allowing the opportunity to soak up the peaceful atmosphere and explore lake pools dotted around the hill.

On day 3 you head back to Bumasola where we will pick you up and drive you back to the lodge for a hot shower some hearty food and a well deserved drink!

Accommodation: Sipi River Lodge

Early in the morning after breakfast you will travel back to Kampala through Jinja. You will have a stop over at the Sezibwa falls for lunch before arriving in Kampala in the late afternoon.

Return flight or an extra night in our Airport Guesthouse for just $ 82 a double / $70 a single (including BB and airport transfer)

Required equipment for the hike: rucksack, sleeping bag for low temperature and sleeping mat, one plate, cutlery, mug, knife, trekking shoes, poncho or rain coat, heavy warm jacket, hand gloves, scarf and hat, one jumper, a torch.

How the hike is organized: The group or the individual person is accompanied by a Guide and by one “porters”, who has the duty of transporting some of the luggage for up to 18kg per person (the rest is extra luggage and it will be chargeable at extra cost).


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